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The Importance of Kinship

By Khalid Baig “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him maintain the bonds of kinship” (Bukhari) The young man went to attend the weekly hadith lecture of Sayyidna Abu Huraira, Radi-Allahu anhu but the routine opening announcement stopped him. “If anyone sitting here has severed any ties …

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Rabi-ul-Awwal

Rabi’ul-Awwal is the most significant month in the Islamic history, because humanity has been blessed in this month by the birth of the Holy Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam. Before the birth of the Holy Prophet, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, not only the Arabian peninsula, but also the so-called …

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A forgotten healing: Hijaamah/cupping

Hijaamah comes from the root al-hajm, which means “sucking”, and is used of the action of draining the breast when an infant is suckled. Al-hajjaam is the name given to the cupper, and hijaamah is the name given to this profession. Al-mihjam is the name given to the tool in …

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Dreams are dreams

Posted on March 25, 2012 by Mufti Faraz al-Mahmudi Every winter is followed by a summer. Every night brings with it day. Every death is simultaneous with life. The sun may set in one area but rises in another location. Likewise, every problem and pain brings about an opening in …

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Interesting article on Cancer

AFTER YEARS OF TELLING PEOPLE CHEMOTHERAPY IS THE ONLY WAY TO TRY (‘TRY’, BEING THE KEY WORD) TO ELIMINATE CANCER, JOHNS HOPKINS IS FINALLY STARTING TO TELL YOU THERE IS AN ALTERNATIVE WAY . Cancer Update from Johns Hopkins: 1. Every person has cancer cells in the body. These cancer …

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Eight things you can do to counteract the effects of stress

1.Increase dhikr (remembrance of Allah): “Those who believe, and whose hearts find satisfaction in the remembrance of Allah: for without doubt in the remembrance of Allah do hearts find satisfaction (Qur’an, 13:28).” 2. Increase prayers: “O you who believe! Seek assistance through patience and prayer; surely, Allah is with the …

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The Weapon of a Believer

Abu Muhammed As human beings, our life in this world is one characterised by fluctuating conditions that make us happy and those that are a means of causing us sadness. No one experiences perpetual bliss and neither are problems never ending. Life by its very nature is a test. In …

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Advice to those who are undutiful to their parents

A Scholar was asked: O Shaykh, what advice do you give to those children who may have some problems with their parents – some of the Muslim children who do not have good manners and etiquettes when they talk or deal with their parents? The following are some Advices the …

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Islam Explained – Part 2

Muslim Family and Social Life The family is the foundation for Islamic society. The peace and security offered by a stable family unit is greatly valued and is considered essential for the spiritual growth of its members. A harmonious social order is created by the existence of extended families; children …

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