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Will You be Suffering From “SELFITIS” This Eid? 

  TAKE THE TEST NOW BY MAULANA KHALID DHORAT It didn’t come as a surprise to me that the Oxford Dictionary has named ‘Selfie’ as the Word of the Year: 2013. Since then, its usage has apparently increased by 17 000% over the past 18 months! So, what’s a “Selfie”? …

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“Super Foods”…for Ramadaan

Bismihi Ta’ala “Super Foods”…for Ramadaan By Umme Faatimah (B.Dietetics Univ. of Pretoria) The modern world has swept us off our feet in so many ways… our dressing, our lifestyles and most noticeably our eating habits. We have so casually adapted the western culture of unhealthy eating, moving further and further …

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Emotional Detox during Ramadan

As you are in the midst of Ramadan you need to make sure that you are completely cleansed in every aspect.  Many of you have prayed long rakats sincerely asking  for forgiveness,  read Qur’an while shedding many tears and engaged in many acts of charity feeling renewed.  The one area …

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The Stranger Danger​

In an age where kidnapping, child-trafficking, child-abuse, drug addiction, gangsterism and other societal scourges are on the rise, almost every parent will, at some point, stress and emphasize on their children the danger of strangers. Parents warn their children to never take a lift with a stranger, never speak or disclose …

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Pornography, an XXXtremely degrading addiction

Addictions Anonymous P6 –  Pornography (porn) is abhorrent. It is degrading, not just for the one carrying out the act but also for those viewing it. Like every other sin, pornography is a violation against one’s own self and is displeasing to Allah SWT. Ulama describe it as “a technological …

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Never Lose Hope

During the Battle of Uhud, one of the painful tragedies suffered by Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) was the martyrdom of his beloved uncle, Sayyiduna Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). The person responsible for killing Sayyiduna Hamzah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) was none other than Sayyiduna Wahshi bin Harb (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). At that time, he was …

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The Coffee Cup

  FAILING senior year, a best friend moving a continent away, a fight with your mom, death in the family, that horrible accounts teacher. What do all these have in common? Tests. Tests from Allah, set upon us. To evaluate us, to help us progress, to help us grow. To …

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Remedy For Whispers (Waswaas) from Shaytaan

  Shaytaan tries to trick us in different ways. When we speak about Waswasah (Satanic Whispers), we think it only happens to make us sin, and perpetrate something forbidden. Others think it’s to make our faith weak, yet many fail to realise that some are to destroy our lives. Hence, Waswasah happens: …

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Cannabis use for pancreatitis

  Nasihah (Advice): The reward for the one in pain   Sayyidah Aaisha Radhiyallahu Anha narrates that Rasulullah Sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam said, “The believer is not afflicted by the prick of a thorn or something worse (or greater) than that, except that by it Allah raises him in rank and removes …

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‘Pornography Is What the End of the World Looks Like’

  “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the book and the movie, is a celebration of the sadism that dominates nearly every aspect of American culture and lies at the core of pornography and global capitalism. It glorifies our dehumanization of women. It champions a world devoid of compassion, empathy and love. …

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