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Bearing the Burdens of Others

One of the greatest privileges and favours which ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) enjoyed from Allah Ta‘ala was that he was raised in the care of none other than Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). The circumstances which led to him entering the care of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) are as follows: Before Rasulullah (sallallahu …

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First woman fined under Denmark’s new niqab ban

Posted by: Habib Momin Following the start of a controversial ban on Wednesday, a 28-year-old niqab-wearing woman is the first to be fined by Danish police. The incident took place on Friday in Horsholm city, in the north-eastern area of Nordsjælland, after police were called to a shopping complex. The woman …

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Selfies—Living in the Era of Filtered Photographs

Susruthi Rajanala, BA1; Mayra B. C. Maymone, MD, DSc1; Neelam A. Vashi, MD1 JAMA Facial Plast Surg. Published online August 2, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2018.0486 We live in an era of edited selfies and ever-evolving standards of beauty. The advent and popularity of image-based social media have put Photoshop and filters in everyone’s arsenal. A few swipes on Snapchat can give …

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Finding a Husband Online

Question: Assalaamu ‘alaikum Please forgive me for sending such a long message. I went to an Islamic co-ed school and I also went to university. I have always worn the abaya and hijaab/scarf. I left university after taking the advice of a few local ‘Ulama. This is how all the …

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Giving Deen the ‘Green Light’ to enter our homes

  Allah Jalla Jalaluhu has endowed us, Muslims with a great gift in the form of the Deen of Islam. Allah (Subhanhu wa Ta’ala) says in Qur’an Kareem: Today I have perfected your Deen for you, completed My bounty upon you and chosen Islam as your Deen. [Qur’an 5:3] It is now our duty to see that …

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From Idols to Islam

Assalaamu ‘alaikum Bismillahir Rahmaanir Raheem My intention is to share my journey from being a Hindu to accepting Islam. I hope that my story will be an inspiration to the Ummah. I was born into a devout Hindu home, where the normal activities included attending the temple which was built …

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Why I Am Not a Feminist

Muslims have committed acts of terror. They have murdered and bombed and caused all manner of heinous death and destruction. Western political groups have taken these crimes as an opportunity. They insisted that these acts of terror were not isolated incidents. No, these were just the tip of the iceberg. …

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Suicide in Islam

باسمه تعالى   عن الحسن، حدثنا جندب رضي الله عنه – في هذا المسجد فما نسينا وما نخاف أن يكذب جندب على النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم – قال: ” كان برجل جراح، فقتل نفسه، فقال الله: بدرني عبدي بنفسه حرمت عليه الجنة ((بدرني) استعجل الموت ولم يصبر حتى أقبض …

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