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Your Family is Your Garden! Part 1

  By: M.B. Ahmed What is a garden? In most dictionaries the meaning of the word ‘garden’ is given as, “a piece of land, usually in a yard next to your house, where you grow flowers and vegetables.” However, if you view a garden from a different perspective then you …

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The Blessed Month of Rabiul Awwal

THE MONTH OF RABIUL-AWWAL SAW THE BIRTH OF THE GREATEST FREEDOM FIGHTER “We have come to liberate mankind from the worship of mankind to the worship of the Rabb of mankind; from the oppression of “isms” (religions) to the justice of Islam; from the constraints of the world to the …

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Rizqy Business: 12 Ways To Increase Rizq

  I’ve worked in and around the City for around 15 years now and one of the aspects of working in one of the financial capitals of the world I’ve really noticed is, the impact that the fiercely competitive environment has on an individual, and how they measure their own …

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A Leap of Faith

There was once a youth in the Banu Israaeel who was blessed with such beauty that people had never before set eyes on anyone as handsome as him. This youngster would sell baskets for a living. One day, while he was going about selling his baskets, a woman emerged from the …

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The Dignity of Domestic Staff

From gardeners to domestic workers and drivers – many homes employ one or even multiple staff to fulfil the household needs. These staff may be South African or from another country, they may be old or young, they may be educated or uneducated, and they may be skilled or unskilled. Regardless …

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Problems, Problems, Problems…

  By Sister S Bemath 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 in us a great …

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Women working pay a high price

  “The cost of living has increased EXACTLY BECAUSE women have entered the workforce in droves. Cape Town’s Ibtisaam Benzoin says it is widely recognised that “housing prices especially have been driven up by the emergence of the dual income household”. She explains that two incomes can afford double the …

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Making her Dream a Reality

(Mother of Moulana Muhammad ‘Umar Paalanpuri [rahimahumullah] –) It had always been the aspiration and desire of the mother of Moulana Muhammad ‘Umar Paalanpuri (rahimahullah) that her son should become an ‘Aalim of Deen, and Allah Ta‘ala made this dream of her’s a reality. Maryam Khaalah had once narrated the hadeeth …

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Appreciating the men around us

  In the current exposé climate we live in, it is easy to become swept up in the furore of public outrage and condemnation. However, as reflective and forward-thinking people, we should always scrutinise a bandwagon before jumping on it. It is frustrating to see how different problems and issues …

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What is Sabr?

  Sabr literally means ‘endurance’ or more accurately ‘perseverance’ and ‘persistence‘. It teaches us to remain spiritually steadfast and to keep doing good actions in the personal and collective domain, specifically when facing opposition or encountering problems, setbacks, or unexpected and unwanted results. It is patience in face of all unexpected and unwanted outcomes. Sabr does not only mean …

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