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So Much To Do, So Little Time…

By Areeba Altaf Saudi Life “IT’S 9 p.m., and there are still three assignments that need to be submitted by tonight. I have to attend a one-hour lecture at my virtual university, and then there’s dinner. And yes, I had to call a friend who had been waiting for my …

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Good Manners

One of the most beautiful things I found in Islam when I first encountered it was the emphasis on good manners. One quote a shaykh once made in a lecture particularly stuck with me: A Muslim is made by manners. Nowadays something strange is going on in the UK, where …

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The Reality of Sahih (Authentic) Hadith outside Bukhari & Muslim

  The following paragraphs discredit the erroneous claim of some individuals: that only the narrations of Sahih Al-Bukhari and Sahih Muslim are authentic. This rebuttal is summarized in five points. An Outdated Misconception Firstly, in the fourth century of Islam, there existed a deviated sect which – like some individuals …

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Prophet Muhammad(SAW)’s Last Sermon

This sermon was delivered on the Ninth Day of Dhul Hijjah 10 A.H. in the ‘Uranah valley of Mount Arafat’ (in Makkah). After praising, and thanking Allah he(SAW) said: “O People, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether after this year, I shall ever be amongst you …

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A Woman’s Reflection on Leading Prayer

On March 18, 2005 Amina Wadud led the first female-led Jumuah (Friday) prayer. On that day women took a huge step towards being more like men. But, did we come closer to actualizing our God-given liberation? I don’t think so. What we so often forget is that God has honored …

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The Concept of Taqlid Simplified- Madhabs

  by Mawlana Khalid Dhorat Taqlid refers to the practice of an unqualified, lay person (in a specific field of specialization) submitting to and accepting the authority of an expert in that field, without demanding proof and justification for every view, opinion or verdict expressed by such an expert authority. …

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That time of year….Exams

By Abdurrahman Umar For many when we hear the phrase “It’s that time of year again…” we think of year-end holidays and another year gone. For others it’s the dreaded time of exams. Again! A time of fear and anxiety, a time of wishing we had done more during the …

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Examination Do’s and Don’ts

Examination Do’s and Don’ts Do’s 1. Manage your studying. Do not lock yourself away with your books 24 hours a day. If you study for long periods will stop you really absorbing what you read, rather break up periods of studying with periods of relaxation. Reward yourself for your hard …

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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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The decline of a nation

 The decline of a nation   In has been narrated by Abu Hurairah (Radiallahu anhu) that Rasoolullah (Sallallaahu Alaihi Wa Sallam) said: “When my followers will begin to adore the worldly benefits, their hearts will be deprived of the importance of Islam; and when they stop enjoining the good and …

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