Health

If only you knew your true worth

  I have realised that self-worth – or lack thereof – is a battle that needs to be spoken about. When people feel a lack of self-worth, they often skim over it, placing their mind elsewhere and focussing their energy into something else so that they don’t end up at …

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The benefits of (constructive) boredom for children

  Most parents view ‘boredom’ negatively and may rush to keep their children busy. This is because they see boredom as a parental failure, which has unfortunately led to the childhood of their children being stolen from them. Many of us with parents who were first-generation (and essentially working-class) immigrants …

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Indian Silence

EPITOMES READ AT SUHBAS  Not far from the Red Sea town of Marsa Alam, the road turns left toward the maqam of Imam Abul Hasan al-Shadhili. For the next seventy miles, there are a handful of cars, and the only inhabitants are a few Nubian families, housed in small shacks …

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Individualism & the Destruction of Community

    By Ilham Ibrahim An epidemic of loneliness and emptiness is sweeping across the Western world. Increasingly considered by doctors and policymakers as a public health concern, it is feared it could lead to a rise of numerous health problems, ranging from heart attacks to cancers.  Last year British Prime …

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Halal or haraam? You are what you eat

    Imaam Abu Muhammad Al-Juwayni (رحمه الله) was a great ‘aalim (scholar of the Religion) who possessed an extremely high level of caution and concern regarding the consumption of halaal and haraam. The level of his concern was such that it prompted him to earn by working with his …

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Obsessive–Compulsive Disorder

It has been noted by some of the counselors from our Cyber Counselor service that there seems to be a growing number of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) cases surfacing amongst the Muslim communities around the world. This article is intended to provide some information about OCD to those who are suffering …

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Dr. Zakir Naik & The Fatwa on masturbation

QUESTION Muhtaram Mufti We have come across a video by Zakir Naik wherein he gives a lengthy discussion with regards to masturbation. After reviewing the video, one is left with the strong impression that masturbation is permissible. Till now, the youth knew it to be Haram. However, this has created …

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Under Digital Threat: Muslim Children’s Spirituality

Screens are here to stay. Digital technology is entrenched in the way we live. We feel its huge benefits and enjoy its hyper-convenience. In today’s post-COVID world, this is truer than ever. Our work, studies, and socials are powered by Zoom. By now, most of us have heard about the …

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