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Strengthening the Bonds of Kinship

  Just imagine: if a close relative hurls insults at you us in a very nasty manner, what would be your reaction?   Most of us would obviously react in any one of the three of manners given below: If you are an extremely hot-tempered individual you would at once …

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The Month of Rabi’ al-Awwal

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم الحمد لله نحمده ونستعينه ونستغفره ونؤمن به ونتوكل عليه، ونعوذ بالله من شرور أنفسنا ومن سيئات أعمالنا، من يهده الله فلا مضل له ومن يضلله فلا هادي له، وأشهد أن لا إله إلا الله وحده لا شريك له، وأشهد أن سيدنا ومولانا محمدا عبده ورسوله صلى …

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Your Family is Your Garden! Part 2

  Keeping Your Children Safe from ‘Weeds’, ‘Pests’ and ‘Plant Diseases’. Weeds The bad company the children keep act like weeds. You have to keep them safe from growing in competition with these weeds. You have to ensure that they have the right kinds of friends who are not possessing …

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Your Family is Your Garden! Part 1

  By: M.B. Ahmed What is a garden? In most dictionaries the meaning of the word ‘garden’ is given as, “a piece of land, usually in a yard next to your house, where you grow flowers and vegetables.” However, if you view a garden from a different perspective then you …

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The Blessed Month of Rabiul Awwal

THE MONTH OF RABIUL-AWWAL SAW THE BIRTH OF THE GREATEST FREEDOM FIGHTER “We have come to liberate mankind from the worship of mankind to the worship of the Rabb of mankind; from the oppression of “isms” (religions) to the justice of Islam; from the constraints of the world to the …

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Rabi’ul Awwal And Seerah

Question:  There has been much discussion with regards to celebrating 12th Rabī al-Awwal. You must be well aware of all the academic arguments in that regard. Without delving into academic gymnastics, your brief thoughts on this issue will be well appreciated. Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, …

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Rizqy Business: 12 Ways To Increase Rizq

  I’ve worked in and around the City for around 15 years now and one of the aspects of working in one of the financial capitals of the world I’ve really noticed is, the impact that the fiercely competitive environment has on an individual, and how they measure their own …

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A Leap of Faith

There was once a youth in the Banu Israaeel who was blessed with such beauty that people had never before set eyes on anyone as handsome as him. This youngster would sell baskets for a living. One day, while he was going about selling his baskets, a woman emerged from the …

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The Dignity of Domestic Staff

From gardeners to domestic workers and drivers – many homes employ one or even multiple staff to fulfil the household needs. These staff may be South African or from another country, they may be old or young, they may be educated or uneducated, and they may be skilled or unskilled. Regardless …

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Women working pay a high price

  “The cost of living has increased EXACTLY BECAUSE women have entered the workforce in droves. Cape Town’s Ibtisaam Benzoin says it is widely recognised that “housing prices especially have been driven up by the emergence of the dual income household”. She explains that two incomes can afford double the …

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