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On Mockery

  Our modern culture has embraced mockery of anything and everything to the extent that nothing is off limits as the idea of the Sacred has by and large been discarded. The elders, parents, teachers, religion, prophets, and even God Himself have all become regulars on comedy sketches on television …

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Problems, Problems, Problems…

  By Sister S Bemath eislam PROBLEMS. . . how we hate them! The time and energy we waste, stewing over problems instead of tackling them cheerfully and constructively, recognising them as the growth points of life and progress. Life can expose us to a series of problems. Problems evoke …

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How a Lifeless Object has become Our ‘Most Beloved’!

  By M.B. Ahmed THE SMARTPHONE Almost 30 years ago a digital device called the SMARTPHONE was invented! In a short period of time this lifeless entity has taken the entire humanity by storms! In fact its popularity is so widespread that there almost isn’t a single human being who does not know …

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Intergenerational Baggage

  I had a long conversation with an older relative, a loosely-practicing Muslim gentleman in his seventies. His life has got me reflecting on the issues we inherit and pass down through the generations. Let’s call him Nabil. Nabil, as a young man in his mid-twenties, deliberately missed his beloved …

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The Best of…

The Prophet (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wasalaam) said: “The best of the Muslims is he from whose hand and tongue the Muslims are safe.” (Muslim) “The best of people are those with the most excellent character/manners/behaviour.” (Tabarâni, Sahîh)  “The best of marriages are the easiest ones.” (Abu Dâwûd, Sahîh)  “The best prayers …

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True Love?

  In today’s world, a lot of young people are afflicted by a serious illness that is even more deadly than any virus or bacteria. It is an illness that affects the heart and will cause its death, if not treated. This illness is none other than love before marriage …

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The Spiritual Sickness – Greed

  Advice of Shaykh Moulana Maseehullaah Khan Rahimahullaah Allah Ta’aala says: “Do not cast your eyes on those things which We bestowed as an enjoyment to different kinds of people.” (Suratul  Hijr , verse 88) Rasulullaah Sallallaahu alaihi wasallam said: “Man becomes old, while two things of his increase: greed …

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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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The Cure to Black Friday/Cyber Monday

Black Friday is the sacred festival of one of the world’s fastest and most aggressively spread new religions. This religion has its holy places, its towering shopping cathedrals lit with decorations and promises of salvation. This religion has its rituals, its recurring pilgrimages, its devout followers engaged literally in qiyām al-layl as …

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