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The Muslim Woman

Safeguarding the Secret

Imagine a woman who possesses an exquisite piece of jewellery. She values it, cherishes it and guards it, always fearful for its safety. One day, in a moment of negligence, she confided in a person whom she had wrongfully regarded as a friend, informing her of the jewellery, its location …

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Are YOU a cannibal?

She looked straight into the eyes of her latest victim. She drank every drop of information like a blood thirsty vampire as her dear friend poured her heart out about her impending divorce as well as her husband’s infertility issues. The expression on her face was that of sympathy and …

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Sayyidah Hafsa RA in the Eyes of Sunnis and shias

http://www.twelvershia.net She is Hafsa bint Omar bin Al-Khattab bin Nufail bin Abd Al-Uzza bin Rabah bin Abdullah bin Qurt bin Razah bin Adi bin Ka’ab bin Lu’ay Al-Qurashiyya. She is the elder sister of Abdullah bin Omar. Her mother is Zainab bint Math’oun, the sister of Uthman, Al-Sa’ib, and Qudama, …

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Is It Best for Women To Offer Salah at Home?

Question Are there any authentic virtues in the Hadith for women to perform Salah at home? If yes could a few please be quoted?   Answer 1. Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) said to Umm Humayd (radiyallahu’anha) who expressed her desire to offer salah behind Rasulullah (sallallahu’alayhi wasallam) [in the masjid]: ‘Your …

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House or Home?

http://www.uswatulmuslimah.co.za “Home is where the heart is” forms a well-known phrase which we often hear. However, we seldom hear a person say “house is where the heart is”. The reason is simple – the word ‘house’ generally refers to just the structure, be it of brick and concrete or stone …

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Shaking hands with one’s son in law

    Question: What is the Islamic opinion on the permissibility of a mother in law shaking hands with / hugging / kissing her son in law and vice versa. Similarly, what is the Islamic opinion on the permissibility of a father in law shaking hands with / hugging / …

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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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