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Be mindful in your treatment of women!

Abu Muhammed The recent violent rape and mutilation of a 17 year old girl in the ‘sleepy’ town of Bredasdorp in the Cape Province of South Africa sparked country wide outrage and anger. While this incident has placed South Africa squarely in the international limelight as being the ‘Rape Capital’ …

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What can we do in one minute?

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “When I say ‘Subhaan Allaah, wa’l-hamdu Lillah, wa laa ilaah ill-Allaah, wa Allaahu akbar (Glory be to Allaah, praise be to Allaah, there is no god except Allaah, and Allaah is Most Great)’, this is more beloved to me …

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Revive a Sunnah – Eat Together

Muslims are encouraged to engage in social acts and acts of worship together: prayer in congregation is encouraged, going out on the day of “Eid” and giving salam to one’s fellow brothers and sisters is required, smiling at one’s brother or sister in Islam is a highly meritorious act, and …

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Achieving a Strong Marriage Bond

Marriage is considered an ‘ibaadah, an act that is pleasing to Allah Ta’aala. It is in accordance with His commandments that husbands and wives love each other and help one another to rear their children as true servants of Allah Ta’aala. Most spouses start out with hopes and rosy dreams; …

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How Prophet Muhammad reprimanded children

by Sadaf Farooqi “Go away!” “Stop it, you nuisance!” Is it not considered ‘normal’ in most societal circles today for adults to address minor children in such a tone, and with derogatory words? Parents, teachers, and other caregivers can lose their patience with the naughty mischiefs of children very quickly, …

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I want to look like a doll

by Murisa Hasanovic Source: MuslimVillage.com I am known as someone who doesn’t wear make up. As I usually like to do, while travelling on the Melbourne-slow-as-snail-trams I was exploring the streets and shops we passed. If anything caught my eye I’d try and remember where it was so that I …

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The Essence of Islam: Are We Missing the Point?

    To some, a Monet is only a collection of dots. To others, it is a perfect masterpiece. To some, Islam is nothing but a code of rules and regulations. But, to those who understand, it is a perfect vision of life. As Muslims, we often focus so much …

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MAJOR SINS Part 1

Being ungrateful Ibn ‘Abbas (Radiallahu anhu) narrated that the Messenger of Allah (Sallallahu alaihi wasallam) said: “I was shown Hell and found that the majority of its inhabitants were women who were ungrateful,” It was said, “Do they disbelieve in Allah? [Or are they ungrateful to Allah?]” And he replied, …

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Allah’s mercy and the fragile world we live in

  OF THE 99 beautiful names of Allah, it is Ar-Rahman and Ar-Rahim that we use most frequently in our prayers and du’aa. Ar-Rahman and Ar-Rahim are both derived from the same Arabic root word, rahma, meaning “mercy, compassion.” Pickthall translates Ar-Rahman, Ar-Rahim as “the Beneficent, the Merciful,” “the Most …

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