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Lack Of Sexual Intimacy In Marriage

 RAISING AWARENESS IN THE MUSLIM COMMUNITY   It’s not often that we hear of an intimacy-starved marriage, where it is the wife who suffers. A sister shares her struggle.   By Umm Ayoob   It is any woman’s worst nightmare to find out that her husband is not attracted to …

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Sayyidah Zainab bint Jahsh Part 8

Mothers of The Believers Series Name and lineage   Zainab bint Jahsh ibn Rubab ibn Ya’mar al Asadi. Her father was the leader of the Banu ‘Abd al Shams. She was from amongst the first group of Sahabah who migrated. Her mother was Umayah bint ‘Abd al Muttalib ibn Hashim, …

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10 deeds that repel evil from your business and home

By: Moulana Muhammad bin Haroon Source: Al-Miftah At times we have the opportunity of purchasing a new home or business, we become eager to start it off on the right foot. We therefore turn to various forms of dhikr, recitation of Quran and du’a for barakah (blessings). In the Hadith references …

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Endless Greed and Desire

  Sayyiduna Anas (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “If the son of Aadam has two valleys of wealth, he will desire a third valley (of wealth), and nothing will fill the belly of the son of Aadam besides sand (of the grave), and Allah Ta‘ala forgives …

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Sayyidah Safiyyah bint Huyay Part 7

 Mothers of The Believers Series   Name and lineage   Safiyyah bint Huyay ibn Akhtab ibn Sa’yah  Huyay ibn Akhtab was the chief of the Banu al Nadir. Her lineage links up with Lawi, the son of Allah’s Prophet Ya’qub ibn Ishaq ibn Ibrahim (asm), and then later on again …

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Just Friends Part 2

  BUT…   “WHAT’S SO WRONG ABOUT IT?” That question is usually followed by excuse after excuse, yet each reason that is always given has many flaws. NON-MAHRAM FRIENDSHIPS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN ISLAM, NO MATTER HOW MUCH ONE MAY TRY TO JUSTIFY THEM BY SAYING, “BUT…”   “It’s a …

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Equity, not Equality – Feminism / Islam

(By Khalid Baig) “You are the best of peoples evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah.” [Al-i-‘Imran 3:110] Muslims have been given the task to be the witnesses to Truth for the entire mankind and to stand up for what is right. …

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Feminism and Islam

Islam is not in need of feminism. Islam in itself grants women the most just place and role. The place in which the woman is most at ease and comfort. The role in which only the woman can excel and perform to perfection. In fact, feminism has been responsible for …

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Just Friends Part 1

  A day of hard work with your peers on a project, a sister suggests that all of you hang out at the pizza place nearby for a late lunch. The problem is, your group of peers is made up of both guys and girls. “But we’re all friends!” protests …

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