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Sabr or Shukr, the Worry Stops Here

by Muhammad Alshareef Aasiyah, the wife of Fir’own. Her Eeman in Allah thrived under the shadow of someone that said, “I am your Lord, Most High!” When news reached Fir’own of his wife’s Eeman he beat her and commanded his guards to beat her. They took her out in the …

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Aspire, Believe, Strike!

Its not that we can’t do something; the problem is that we believe we can’t do it. This is the problem. It is a psychological problem. We do not dream of glory. We do not entertain thoughts of glory. Our aspirations have weakened. We do not desire what the students …

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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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Smile Away Sadness

_ A pleasant countenance is also one of the bounties of Allah Ta’ala. A simple way of removing ones grief and keeping happy is to smile at everyone. It is obvious that a woman is not permitted to smile at a strange man. In fact, smiling at strange men will …

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THE COLOUR OF HAPPINESS

  WE all evidently want happiness although most of us have no idea what it actually looks like. How many of us would recognise happiness in its purest form if we came across it? Today, most of us would define happiness as something money can buy. Money can buy many …

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The Muslim Woman “Unveiled”(poem)

By Izdehar Albowyha   You look at me and call me oppressed, Simply because of the way I’m dressed, You know me not for what’s inside, You judge the clothing I wear with pride, My body’s not for your eyes to hold, You must speak to my mind, not my …

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The Blessings of Gratitude and Shukr

ASSALAMU-ALAIKUM! Gratitude (shukr) is about expressing thanks and appreciation to those who do any favor to us. Obviously, none can come close to our creator, Allah, who gave us everything. As the Quran states:“Who created you, fashioned you perfectly, and gave you due proportion” [Infitar 82:7]. As humans, Allah has …

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Attitude of Gratitude: Psychology Behind Shukr

SHE opens her wardrobe. Two dozen dresses of red, yellow, orange, pink and you-name-it colour are hanging in there. After a cursory glance, she bangs the door shut. “Mom, I have ‘nothing’ to wear for the party. I’ve been begging you to take me shopping for ages. You never listen …

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The Plight of the Kite

The Plight of the Kite The colourful kite is flying high up in the sky. Attached to it is a string which goes all the way down to a man standing on the ground, who is controlling it. Everyone see’s and admires the kite whereas it is the man behind …

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Life Orientation for Success in Both Worlds

No subject has caused as much confusion, concern and conflict upon its introduction into the syllabus of South African schools as did the subject ‘Life Orientation’. Educators were confused because they had little or no idea what the new subject was all about, and parents were concerned because the little …

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