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Mu’awwidhat – Surah Falaq and Surah Naas

  “Rasulullah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) used to seek refuge from the jinn as well as from the evil eye until Surah al-Falaq and an-Naas were revealed. When they were sent down, he utilised them and left other things.” [Tirmidhi] This hadith affirms the reality of the harm that …

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Reciting Ahaadith of Bukhari to repel calamity

Al-Miftah.com It is a famous statement among the Muhaddithun: ‘When reciting Hadith, Allah Ta’ala’s special mercies descend.’ (Tadribur Rawi, vol.4 pg.540) During times of difficulty, fear and hardship, in addition to Quran recital and other forms of du’a etc, one practice of our pious predecessors; recent and ancient is to …

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A Day in the Life of a Syrian Woman

I walked up the stairs along with my daughter Nour in the poorly lit corridor. I entered the room shyly and in broken Arabic greeted all the sisters in the room. A family in this Syrian village had invited me for dinner and I looked forward to such invites. Not …

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Story of The Pearl Necklace

by Dr. Saleh As-Saleh This story is recorded in the book “Gems and Jewels”published by Dar-us-salam Qazi Abu Bakr Muhammad bin Abdul Baqi Ansari is an illustrious personality of Islamic History. He was the most pious person of his time. Even after the lapse of nine centuries, his exemplary life …

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Social Media and the Cyber Youth Crisis Part 2

Social Media and the Cyber Youth Crisis Part 1 Personal data Nothing on the internet is for free. Accessing websites using an internet browser will often lead to a cookie (small piece of data sent from the website to the user’s computer via the browser) being stored on the user’s …

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Social Media and the Cyber Youth Crisis Part 1

    It is hardly surprising that the iconic founder of Apple, Steve Jobs, along with a number of other tech CEOs and venture capitalists would strictly control their children’s screen time.The prefrontal cortex of the teenage brain, that regulates behaviour and evaluates the consequences of actions, continues to develop …

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Everyone Stealing From Just About Anyone

   By Maulana Khalid Dhorat   Morality, religion and values have not only flown out of the window, but it seems that the ceiling has cracked wide open and all traces of shame, decency and Allah-consciousness has simply evaporated into thin air. We are indeed witnessing the time wherein Rasulullah …

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Anger – The True Enemy?

Contrary to popular sentiment, anger is not the bad guy. Like all emotions, anger is the body’s way of getting our attention when we feel threatened or endangered, both literally and hypothetically. Trying to rid ourselves of anger is a losing game, not the least of which because of the …

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