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Is it permissible for a woman to trim her hair?

Question: what is the ruling for a woman who has long hair and split ends in her hair is it permissible for her to trim her hair? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. According to us, it is not permissible …

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Your Due Date and Inductions

FROM the first moment a woman realizes she’s pregnant she wonders, “When am I due?” In fact, this may be the most anticipated piece of information that her care provider will tell her during her first prenatal visit. Additionally, it is probably the most frequently asked question she will hear …

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A Different Take on Why We Need to Exercise

As a personal trainer, when asking potential new female clients what their reasons and motivations are for starting an exercise programme, all too often the response is “I hate my body; I need you to help me make it look right”. Only to see them lose heart and motivation halfway …

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Ten Tips of Parenthood

PARENTHOOD comes with a never-ending “to do” list. In fact, I could probably keep this Parenting column running indefinitely, just discussing the obligations and duties that come with the job. But this week I’d like to keep it light. So I’ve used the word “PARENTHOOD” as an acronym for ten …

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Ten Preconception Recommendations

WHEN you consider the physical exertion of labor and birth you realize that it’s never too early for the expectant mother to start training for the big event. Additionally, the more time you have to learn about pregnancy, labor, birth, and breastfeeding, the better prepared you will be, insha’Allah. All …

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When to Potty Train

LET me start out by saying that potty training is not my strong point! In fact, I’d say I’m quite lazy about it. I find it far easier to just wait until the child can communicate and clearly control their bodily functions. It is simply more convenient for me to …

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Battle of the Wills: First Five Steps to Positive Parenting

By Aisha Al Hajjar, AMANI HAVING babies is blessing from Allah (SWT). Raising them, however, is a serious charge of responsibility. Narrated ‘Abdullah bin ‘Umar: Allah’s Apostle said, “Surely! Everyone of you is a guardian and is responsible for his charges: The Imam (ruler) of the people is a guardian …

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Beauty is Skin Deep

Beauty is Skin Deep Question: I am going to be getting married shortly.The girl that i am proposed to is pious and Deeni conscious,however im not too sure of getting married to her because she is not as good looking as my friends wife and others.What should i do? Answer: …

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Woman+Mother=Jewel

If I teach a child to read at school, I’m called a Teacher. If I teach my child to read Qur’aan n his sunnah Du’aaz at home, then I’m just a mother. If I plan lessons for a class, I’m called a Curriculum Coordinator. If educate my child home, then …

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