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Riba, Women, and the Western Education System

  I know two young women who have exorbitant amounts of college loans with no way to pay them back. There are lots and lots of people like this in the US (that’s why it’s called the college debt crisis), but these two particular people are in my own life. …

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Love for your Brother/Sister what You Love for Yourself

It is undoubtedly an uncomfortable reality, but nevertheless it is the truth. This is in reference to the reality which states that not all those who meet Allah on the Day of Reckoning with Iman will be granted instant access to paradise. Certain deficiencies in Iman may mean that paradise will not be the …

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Positive Thinking

Moulana Ravat gave a lecture on Positive Thinking in which he mentioned that in the world today, anxiety, fear, worry and negative thinking has overwhelmed many of us. Individuals are brought down by negative thinking, that results from financial problems, their health, their profile and so on. All of these …

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Why the Suffering?

by Shaykh Maulana Yunus Patel  (rahmatullah alayh) Many ask the question : Why is the Ummah suffering so much, despite millions making dua throughout the world, and millions making dua during Haj and Umrah? Why is there no change? The answer can be understood by way of an analogy : …

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Housewife or stay-at-home Mom?

Why do some modern women look down on being a housewife or stay-at-home mom? Because they actually have no clue what the job entails. We understand that in order to do a specific job, you have to be trained for it. You go through some kind of education, a practice …

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Reason for Muslim Suffering Worldwide

“I think there’s a place in the human mind where we hide when there’s nowhere left to go. And perhaps there’s a part of the human heart where we relive forever unthinkable tragedy. However, for the people in Syria and Palestine today, that tragedy is not just an image of …

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Mothers’ Milk

The Prophet Muhammad [ saw ] was born at a time when it was customary among the wealthy of the Quraysh tribe to have their babies nursed by Bedouins around Makkah. It was believed that a Bedouin wet-nurse gave a strong physical constitution to the child, as well as the …

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 Six Signs of a Hypocrite

The longest Sūrah of the Qur’ān is Sūrah Al-Baqara. It is introduced by giving the characteristics of three different categories of people. The first four verses speak in description of the people of Īmān. It then goes on to describe the disbelievers in just two verses. The verses then go …

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