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The Manners of Welcoming the New-Born Child in Islâm

by Abu Rumaysah Children are a source of delight and an adornment for the world granted by Allâh to their parents, they give vigour to the hearts, joy to the souls, pleasure to the eyes. They are the fruit from whom good is to be hoped for when they frequently …

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50 things you need to know about marital relationships

As taught by Shaykh Waleed Basyouni, Fiqh of Love 1. Great relationships don’t just happen; they are created – you have to work on it 2. If your job gets your best energy, your marriage will wither – if you only come home tired and sick, your marriage is in …

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Hijaab is not a personal choice

Contrary to whatever you may believe, Hijaab (Islamic covering) is not a free personal choice. As a Muslim woman, you are not free; you are a slave of Allaah The Almighty. What is the relationship between freedom and uncovering parts of your body, adorning yourself, and uncovering your face? Does …

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A woman’s aspirations/Role Models

So remarkable is this incident that it has always had an inspirational impact on all those that ever came to hear of it. The story is of Umme Sulaym (radhiallahu anha) – the mother of Hazrat Anas (radhiallahu anhu) the blessed companion who served the holy Prophet (salallahu alaihi wasalam) …

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Mould your child

Question: There are parents who allow or insist on their children studying subjects, after school, that are not appropriate for Muslims, e.g. Ballet, Modern dancing, Drama, Band, Piano, Cheer-leading etc.There are parents who allow or insist on their children studying subjects, after school, (not required, but optional), that are not …

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Marriage Mail

Question:I am married for 22 years. My husband enjoys me showing him love, but he doesn’t like to show me the same kind of love towards me. There are many places in which they say you must show your love to your wife, and even tell her that you love …

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Women’s Liberation

And They Called it Women’s Liberation How Women Were Lured Out of the Home in the USA By Areeba bint Khalid From the 1800s to the present day, family life in the West has remarkably changed. While the West calls this change part of the women freedom movement, a look …

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Excellent piece of advice for Females

It would not be far from the truth to say that these words deserve to be inscribed in gold ink. ———– ‘Abd al-Malik (RA) said: “When ‘Awf ibn Muhallim al-Shaybani, one of the most highly respected leaders of the Arab nobility during the jahiliyyah, married his daughter Umm Iyas to …

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Does Islam Oppress Women?

Fourteen hundred years ago Islam gave women rights; rights that could not have been imagined by European counterparts.  Bold words!  Words that have been spoken repeatedly, especially in the last two or three decades by Muslim converts, and Islamic writers, academics and educators across the globe.  Women’s rights, responsibilities, and …

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The Debauchery of American Womanhood

The Debauchery of American Womanhood On my wall, I have a picture of a Muslim woman shrouded in a burka[1]. Beside it is a picture of an American beauty contestant, wearing nothing but a bikini. One woman is totally hidden from the public; the other is totally exposed.  These two …

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