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Women attending universities?

Q: Is it permissible for Muslim women to receive secular education and study in universities so that they can earn a degree? Some people argue that it is necessary for a woman to hold a degree so that if she is divorced or widowed, she will be able to earn …

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Who decides what gender equality is?

  Let me begin with a disclaimer in the best modern tradition of writing that I accept that there’s gender discrimination and that women invariably get the short end of the stick. There is oppression of women, in Muslim societies as much as in others, all the rights that Islam …

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Homosexuality and Islam

Question: What is the status of homosexuality in Islam, and how should one cope with it? ——————————————————————————– Answer: Haamidaw wa Musalliyaa At the outset the following should be borne in mind: 1. Our creator, Allah (SWT) has prohibited homosexuality in no uncertain terms. 2. Accordingly it is not natural. In …

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Going for the medical profession?

So you have chosen to become a doctor. It is hoped, at this juncture, that will you have performed Salatul Istikhar before taking this decision. If not, then it is not late yet. You can perform this highly beneficial act at the earliest opportunity. Basically Istikhara means asking Allah to guide …

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Blind Faith in Allah Ta‘ala

http://www.uswatulmuslimah.co.za Sayyidah Zinneerah (radhiyallahu ‘anha), the Sahaabiyah of Nabi (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam), was a slave from Rome. She accepted imaan in the very early stages of Islam. On account of her Islam, Abu Jahal and the other disbelievers would torture and persecute her. After accepting Islam, Sayyidah Zinneerah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) …

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The World’s Fastest-Growing Religion?

  Some months ago, I participated in an interfaith dialogue meeting. There were people from different faith backgrounds there. They spoke about the religion they followed or claimed to follow. Some of them may have also thought that they were present in order to ‘represent’ their faiths. But what about …

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Just Friends Part 2

  BUT…   “WHAT’S SO WRONG ABOUT IT?” That question is usually followed by excuse after excuse, yet each reason that is always given has many flaws. NON-MAHRAM FRIENDSHIPS ARE NOT PERMITTED IN ISLAM, NO MATTER HOW MUCH ONE MAY TRY TO JUSTIFY THEM BY SAYING, “BUT…”   “It’s a …

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Equity, not Equality – Feminism / Islam

(By Khalid Baig) “You are the best of peoples evolved for mankind, enjoining what is right, forbidding what is wrong, and believing in Allah.” [Al-i-‘Imran 3:110] Muslims have been given the task to be the witnesses to Truth for the entire mankind and to stand up for what is right. …

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Just Friends Part 1

  A day of hard work with your peers on a project, a sister suggests that all of you hang out at the pizza place nearby for a late lunch. The problem is, your group of peers is made up of both guys and girls. “But we’re all friends!” protests …

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