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Dressing

Al-Haadi Vol. 9 Issue No. 4 Every human is born with several basic needs. Among them is the need for clothing. To cover one’s body is not just a need; it is part of human nature that a person wants to conceal parts of his body from others. Nevertheless, despite …

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Cleanliness is a Part of Your Faith

by Sumayyah bint Joan Not that long ago, when Europe was in its Golden Age, civilization, it seemed was at its peak and perfection. It was also during this time of pomp and pageantry, that it was not uncommon for men and women of the aristocracy to wear lice and …

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Attitude of Gratitude: Psychology Behind Shukr

SHE opens her wardrobe. Two dozen dresses of red, yellow, orange, pink and you-name-it colour are hanging in there. After a cursory glance, she bangs the door shut. “Mom, I have ‘nothing’ to wear for the party. I’ve been begging you to take me shopping for ages. You never listen …

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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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Watering the Root

The main reason for being unable to solve the many problems the Muslim community is facing presently is that we are misdirecting our energies by ‘watering leaves’, when in actual fact, the ‘root’ is in dire need of water. …We are not getting to the root of the problem, since …

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60 tips from the Holy Quran for daily living continued

31. Do not backbite one another [49/12] 32. When you meet each other, offer good wishes and blessings for safety. One who conveys to you a message of safety and security and also when a courteous greeting is offered to you, meet it with a greeting still more courteous or …

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A Short History of the Kabah

A Short History of the Kabah It is definitely known that it was Ibrahim al-Khalil (peace and blessings be upon him) who built the Kabah. The residents around it at that time were his son, Ismail, and the tribe of Jurhum (originally from Yemen ). It is an almost square …

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Haraam Fantasizing

by Hazrat Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah alayh) There is no shortage of complaints when it comes to giving up sins and the struggle which ensues between individuals and their nafs, as well as Shaytaan. This battle is inevitably on-going – till our dying day. There is no other way …

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