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Homosexuality and Islam

  Homosexuality and Islam – An Islamic Perspective There has been a lot of discussion lately on the issue of Homosexuality. There is a tendency, ever so slight, among some of us to make this behavior acceptable in the name of fairness and tolerance. On the other hand there are …

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The optimism of the early Muslims

Part 1  Part 2 Part 3   Optimism in the Companions and Pious Predecessors Knowing that he would not live with us forever, the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) was very eager to inculcate the value of optimism within his companions and indeed he would succeed in doing so wonderfully. The …

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Sighted yet Blind

We possess eyes, yet we still tend to be blind This is an account of a man named Rasheed, He tells his story as follows… I was not more than thirty years old when my wife gave birth to our first child. I still remember that night. I had stayed …

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Choosing Your Friends

Bismillahir’rahman’nir-rahim. Allahumma sali’ala sayyiddina Muhammadin wa ‘ala alay sayyiddina Muhammadin wa barik wa salim. “The example of a good companion and a bad companion is like that of the seller of musk, and the one who blows the blacksmith’s bellows. So as for the seller of musk then either he …

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Beware the Green Collar criminals

by Moulana Khalid Dhorat Criminals don’t look like criminals anymore. They have mastered the art of disguise. Before, you could spot a thief by the type of clothes he wore and by his suspicious manner or walking. But nowadays criminals drive expensive cars, dress elegantly and can even speak better …

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Do not believe everything you read!

Home ‘Don’t believe everything you read’ – These were the words of wisdom of the great Shaykh ‘Abdullah Sirajuddin (rahimahullah), the senior Teacher of my Honourable Shaykh, Al-Muhaddith Muhammad ‘Awwamah (may Allah protect him). He offered this advice to Shaykh ‘Awwamah in his early days of study, after he approached …

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Divulging sins: Don’t reveal what Allah SWT Chooses to conceal

  What is mujahara? Mujahara refers to a person who commits a sin and then makes it public. This is one of the most prevalent things available on Instagram,Facebook, Twitter, Tiktok and other social networks, teaches Ustad Ali Hammuda from rememberaday.net. Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said, as was narrated by …

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After Ramadaan-Avoiding Sins

by Shaykh Maulana Yunus Patel  (rahmatullah alayh) The Holy month of Ramadaan came like seasonal rain and passed by. This rain did not water the plants and crops -it showered upon the hearts of believers. It is sad, but true, that the hearts of the majority of Muslims are stricken …

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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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