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A Life of Gratitude

When you scroll through Instagram, Facebook and you look at the picture perfect life of your family, friends and random people remember they are fighting battles and facing challenges you may know not of. They also have dark days, worries, stress, pain and tears masked behind a beautiful smile. Yes …

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The Story of Prophet Musa : A Story of Optimism

The Birth of Mūsā  The Prophet Mūsā  is the most commonly mentioned prophet in the Qur’an. His story is repeated numerous times and his names appears from the very first juz’[part] to the very last juz’ of the Qur’an. In fact, his name is mentioned from the very beginning of the prophethood of the Messenger Muhammad . …

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Poor yet Rich

“This car is too slow!” complained one person. “This food is too salty!” moaned another. “This house is too dark!” muttered a third. “This water is too cold!” exclaimed a fourth. “This clothing is too hot!” groaned a fifth.   Show the first person a child in a rural area …

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A Letter to Allah

  Dear Allah Ta’ala,   It hailed here in Karachi last month, and as surprising and exciting as it was, it left me with a terrible, sinking feeling in my heart. Because of the sudden harsh weather, the girl who helps with the household work at our place could not …

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Living my Dream

  Assalaamu ‘alaikum In the name of Allah, the Most Kind, the Most Merciful. My journey into purdah was not an easy one. I left school at the age of 14 and went to madrasah. It was my father’s dream for us, his daughters, to be in purdah and become …

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Just one “A”!

By Abdur Rahmaan Umar   It had been a long two weeks thought Taheera as she stole a moment to gulp down her now lukewarm tea. Yes, it had been two long weeks of covering books, sharpening pencils and struggling to make up sets of pencil colours from leftovers of …

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The Importance of the MAKTAB (after school Islamic Education)

The first word revealed of the Quran is “Iqra” READ! Seek knowledge! Educate yourselves! Be educated.   “Read and your Lord is Honourable, who taught(to write) with the pen taught man what he knew not, Those of His servants only who are possesses of knowledge fear Allah; Surely Allah is …

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Enter people’s homes blind and leave it deaf.

One friend asked another friend :   “What did your husband gift you to celebrate your child’s birth?”   The friend replied that he did not give her anything.   The first friend was surprised and questioned her friend as to whether this was a good thing. She asked her …

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