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Why am I still not married?

  by S Farooq Source: Muslimvillage.com         I remember the chagrin and inner turmoil of being single and hopeful of marriage, back during my early twenties!   Even after almost a decade of marriage, I still vividly remember the constant roller-coaster of emotions that the heart experiences …

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“Clean Fun”

    uswatulmuslimah.co.za     School had just closed and all the children in the lift club were excited and making plans for their holiday. Little Taskeen barely entered her home, hugged her mother, gave her a kiss and asked: “Mummy! Please can I go?” “Where to my darling?” replied …

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“Rather Safe than Sorry”

uswatulmuslimah.co.za It’s the first day in the life of baby Aamir and he is wheeled into the maternity ward to be met by his over joyous mum. It is her first child and she is bounding with delight. She holds him to her chest, cuddles and plays with him, admiring …

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When Love is Not Enough

  http://mentalhealth4muslims.com/2012/02/29/when-love-is-not-enough-reassessing-marriage-in-the-muslim-community/#&panel1-6 *This article is adapted from a presentation Sr. Hosai Mojaddidi prepared for the Grand Mawlid event, held February 5th, 2012 in Santa Clara, California. According to a Soundvision survey conducted in 2010: “If you attended six Muslim weddings this summer, chances are that two will end up in …

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The Real Price of Beauty

mentalhealthformuslims.com http://mentalhealth4muslims.com/2010/04/21/the-real-price-of-beauty/#&panel1-4 We live in a time and place where the pursuit of physical perfection is a paramount goal for most people. The amount of money, energy, and time the average person spends on their physical appearance is truly unprecedented. Americans spend about $7 billion on cosmetic products each year, …

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Marriage: The Charm of “Thank You”

  Posted by: Umm Reem November 6, 2013 Consider this scenario: A husband buys a house for his family. You ask the wife if she thanked her husband. Wife replies with a surprise, “Why is that necessary?” You answer, “Because he bought a house!” Wife says, “Yes, but its not …

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Campaign:Violence Against Women & Children

Minister Lulu Xingwana (the Minister for Children,Women and people with Disabilities) in collaboration with the National Religious Leaders Council (NRLC) has arranged a “Focus Week-End” this week starting on Friday, 1 Nov – Sunday, 3 Nov 2013 to highlight “Violence against women & children” Various faith groups would participate in …

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Beauty Queens Outside and Slobs Inside?

  In the West women dress with looks to kill outside the home and save the sweats and t-shirts for inside. Most women will look very beautiful while going outside of the house, but look like a slob inside the house. One of them spends at least an hour taking …

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Falling in love illicitly comes at a price

Sakeena Suliman – Opinion | 26 September 2013/20 Dhul Qa’dah 1434- cii Girl One was 25 when she met the man she wanted to marry. He was 40 and married yet they became firm friends. Contrary to what many would assume their relationship was an intimacy of two minds and …

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Insight- Women Matters

Yasmin Mogahed Insight #1: The first insight is about the natural emotional cycle of women. Not understanding this can cause many problems in a relationship. “Women are like waves”: John Gray uses the term “waves” to describe a woman’s natural emotional cycle. Like waves, women naturally go up and down …

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