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Women Deserve Better

  From the beginning, we tell young girls they can do anything they want to do, they can be anyone they want to be. They are given access to great education, encouraged to further their studies and attain higher degrees. We push them to push themselves, to break boundaries, to …

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Seerah Series Part 12: The Expedition to Khaybar

REWARD FROM ALLAH: Allah – glory be to Him and may He be exalted! promised those who had made the Pledge at Hudaybiyyah the reward of coming victory as well as booty. The Qur’an says: Allah was well pleased with the believers when they were pledging allegiance to you under …

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The Riddle Of Life

  I have pondered a great deal over the rise of nations, and this lead me to notice something truly marvelous – namely that the preparatory phase would always take a very long time, sometimes decades, while the phase of establishment is short and would sometimes hardly exceed a few …

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Seerah Series Part 11: Inviting the Kings and Rulers to Islam

AN INVITATION: Peaceful conditions followed the treaty of Hudaybiyyah and the Messenger(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) of Allah wrote letters to foreign sovereigns and to Arab chieftains, inviting them to accept Islam. He took great care to select a suitable messenger(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) for each king and the letters were painstakingly prepared. …

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Seerah Series Part 10: The Peace Treaty of Hudaybiyyah

THE MESSENGER(SALLALLAHU ALAIYHI WASSALLAM) OF ALLAH’S DREAM: The Messenger(sallallahu alaiyhi wassallam) of Allah dreamt that he entered Makkah and did tawaf around the Ka’bah. His Companions in Madinah were delighted when he told them about it. They all revered Makkah and the Ka’bah and they yearned to do tawaf there. …

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Needs VS. Wants

When we moved to our first house in Bloomington, IN a few years back, one of our neighbors, a very nice young couple who had a 9/10 year old daughter, knocked our door a week or so after we moved in, holding a home-made cake. They came to pay us a visit, to say …

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My daughter in University! How much do I know?

Question   My daughter  is very interested in higher studies  and  wants to go to UK   to study for a degree in a field where she wants to help the muslim community specifically and the  people in general  The university she wants to go is mixed   but  has …

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Women attending universities?

    Q: Is it permissible for Muslim women to receive secular education and study in universities so that they can earn a degree? Some people argue that it is necessary for a woman to hold a degree so that if she is divorced or widowed, she will be able …

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Seerah Series Part 8: Battle of the Trench

THE BATTLE OF THE DITCH: The Battle of the Ditch took place in Shawwal 5 A.H. It was a decisive battle but it presented to the Muslims grave trials that they had not previously experienced. Allah says in the Qur’an: When they came against you from above you and from …

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