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The Excellence of Daughters

____________________________________________________________________________________________________ ASSALAMU-ALAIKUM! by Yoosuf ibn ‘Abdullaah Al-‘Areefee The encouragement to seek children covers both sons and daughters, and along with this general encouragement Islam has given special merits to seeking and bringing up girls – contrary to the thinking of the people of ignorance (age of ‘Jaahiliyyah’) of the past …

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Object of Despair

By Fahim Firfiray From: Faiza Iqbal OBJECT OF DESPAIR Emma is a lawyer And so is Aisha too Colleagues going into court At circa half past two Its 1 O’Clock right now They grab a bite before the trial They chat about this and that Conversing with a smile Aisha …

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Parenting: Swimming Against the Current

by Umm Reem muslimmaters.org We are living in a strange time of rat races, struggling to keep up with others around us. This race is not only limited to our wealth, status, or any other type of materialism, but also includes the way we carry out many of our daily …

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People Pleaser

Have you ever been pulled in so many directions, so many obligations, invitations, and commitments that you are unable to give any of them their haqq (due)? You run late for events because you were too busy juggling three projects while making cupcakes from scratch, all so people will think …

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The journey of a lifetime!

The journey of a lifetime! By :Abu Muhammed At this point in time if one were to look at an air traffic flow chart one would find that at an increasing rate there is a flow of traffic towards what scientists/geographers have confirmed is both the centre and naval of …

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The Five Languages of Love

The Five Languages of Love by Sh. Abdullah Hasan Love is a quality that all human beings desire to inculcate within themselves. Whether we are husbands, wives, fathers, mothers, sons, daughters, etc. we all desire to love and to be loved. Married or single, every adult has an emotional love …

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The Muslim Woman’s Achilles Heel

By Irum Sarfaraz The wise have said that no matter how strong a person is, he definitely has one Achilles heel. Compared to women of any other society and religion, I consider Muslim women no less an epitome of wonder women. And their Achilles heel? Their husband’s second marriage. Its …

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A Wake-Up Call For Muslim Parents

A Wake-Up Call For Muslim Parents By Sadaf Farooqi Bismillah Out of all the hi-fi, over-hyped, glamorized, overpaid and stereotyped careers that make news today, peppered with extensive media attention such as red-carpet awards, talk-shows, exclusive interviews and photo-shoots, the single most important and pivotal occupation a person – especially …

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50 Laws pertaining to hajj by Mufti Elias part 2 continued

51. It is masnoon to make Ramal (for men) in that Tawaaf which is followed by Saee. 52. In Muzdalifah, the Maghrib and Esha Salaats are read with one Adhaan and one Iqamat. Jamaat is not a pre-condition. 53. No Tahajjud performance in Muzdalifa. (Hajjatul – Allaahu Baligha) (from Kitaabul …

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