Health

From Make-up to Niqab: The Journey of a Muslim Woman

  by Bint Kashmir.   For many young women, their desire to wear make-up usually starts in high school. As young women, we often see our friends doing something that is considered “cool” or “grown-up” and just follow suit. However, this change is usually much to the dismay of our …

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Never Lose Hope

  الحمد لله والصلاة والسلام على رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم وعلى آله وأصحابه أجمعين All Praises are for Allah and Peace and Blessings upon the Messenger of Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam, his family and his companions. Allah, The Exalted Said: وَلَنَبْلُوَنَّكُم بِشَيْءٍ مِّنَ الْخَوْفِ وَالْجُوعِ وَنَقْصٍ مِّنَ الْأَمْوَالِ …

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Positive Thinking

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 anxieties over time adds up and kills our optimism. It is so easy …

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Cautiousness in the Matter of Ḥalāl and Ḥarām

Shaykh Mawlānā Muhammad Saleem Dhorat ḥafiẓahullāh In light of the recent meat contamination issue that has shaken the world and Europe, I would like to touch upon the subject of ḥalāl and ḥarām. For a Muslim, life revolves around doing only what is permissible (ḥalāl) and refraining from the impermissible …

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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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The Cure to Black Friday/Cyber Monday

Black Friday is the sacred festival of one of the world’s fastest and most aggressively spread new religions. This religion has its holy places, its towering shopping cathedrals lit with decorations and promises of salvation. This religion has its rituals, its recurring pilgrimages, its devout followers engaged literally in qiyām al-layl as …

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Concealing Mental illness from a Potential Spouse

Nasihah (Advice): Fulfil your Trusts   Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radiyallahu anhu reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “Fulfil the trust of those to whom they are due, and do not be treacherous to the one who betrays you.” (Sunan Tirmidhi) _______________________   Question and Answer:   A relative of …

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“Why me?”

Duzak.org   By Maulana Khalid Dhorat A sign of perfect belief is when one is happy with his Lord in good times, as well as bad times. Both these conditions should be equal to a true believer. If they are not, this is a sign of hypocrisy: hypocrisy in the …

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10 Steps to Mindfulness

  1.  Do one thing at a time. Single-task, don’t multi-task. Doing just one thing at a time, gives us time to enjoy what we are doing. 2. Do it slowly & deliberately. Don’t rush whatever you’re doing. Instead, take your time. The world wants us to rush, rush, so …

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Antidepressant Addiction

It boggles the mind how many modern people rely on drugs, medication, antidepressants just to function. What is the percentage of people taking daily antidepressants? Anxiety meds? Mood stabilizers? Is this number higher in high-tech secular western countries or in “third-world” traditional countries? How many have become completely dependent on …

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