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Talaaq Explained

In spite of the numerous articles, lectures and programs on Talaaq, it seems that the Muslim public has not come to grips with the concept of Talaaq, its proper implementation or its disastrous consequences if abused. In light of this, we attempt to present “Talaaq” before you in as simple …

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Balance Sheet

Balance Sheet   The end of the financial year brings along a flurry of activity in the business world. Stocktaking, preparing of financials and other related aspects aregiven top priority. The crucial question at the end of the exercise is: “What am I worth?” If the balance sheet indicates huge …

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Dr. Aafia Siddiqui

BACKGROUND Dr. Aafia Siddiqui was born on 2 March 1972 in Karachi, Pakistan. She is one of three siblings.Aafia’s father Mohammad Siddiqui was a UK-trained doctor and her mother, Ismet, is ahomemaker. Aafia has three children: Ahmed (b. 1996), Maryam (b. 1998), and Suleman (b.2002), the latter of whom remains …

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Nikaah

Nikaah Islam is a natural way of life. It accommodates all the needs of a human being. Hence, it fully accommodates the human need to express joy and happiness on various occasions, including the time of nikah. In fact, one is encouraged to express joy and happiness on such occasions. …

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Significant places in Madinah Munawwarah

Significant places in Madinah Munawwarah Monday, 16 January 2012 06:40 The entire city of Madinah Munawwarah is blessed. Just as the soil of Madinah Munawwarah is sacred, likewise the skies above Madinah Munawwarah are also blessed. The city which was chosen to be the residence of the Greatest of all …

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Freedom or Destruction?

Freedom or Destruction?   From all corners of the globe, slogans of freedom are constantly chanted. The call for freedom of speech, children wanting their freedom, women demanding freedom, etc, are commonly heard. The demand for freedom has spiralled out of proportion to such an extent that children want ‘freedom’ …

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HOLIDAYS

Holidays Your teenage son attends school. You pay his fees, buy his uniform, provide him with his text books and stationery, arrange for his transport and give him whatever else is necessary for his education. However your son is not truly dedicated to studying. His main purpose of attending school …

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Nasiha & Hadith Of The Day

Nasihah (Advice): Deliberate before making any worldly commitments Live your life in this world with moderation and always deliberate before making any commitment. In short, don’t bite off more than you can chew. Hasan al-Basri (Rahimahullah) said: “Beware of your commitments that you make in this world, for the world …

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In the Lizard’s Hole: Television, Televangelism and Muslims

In the Lizard’s Hole: Television, Televangelism and Muslims By Khalid Baig Posted: 1 Rabi ul-Thani,1432, 6 March 2011 When television was introduced in the middle of the 20th century, Muslim scholars nearly unanimously opposed it, just like the film before it. They were concerned about its potential social, cultural, and …

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WASAWIS The Whisperings of Shaitaan

  Wasawis is the plural of Waswasah. Wasawis can be loosely translated into “doubts” and these are generally, the whisperings of Shaitaan.   Wasawis are of various categories and affect a person in different aspects. Some are more common than others but the cause of all are the same and …

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