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The Punishment for Disobedience to Parents is Meted out Without Delay

Question What is the authenticity of the following Hadith? Sayyiduna Abu Bakrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Nabi (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said: “While the punishments for other sins are delayed till the Hereafter, the punishment for disobeying parents is meted out even before a person leaves this world”     …

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Ramadaan – TV Free Month

Ramadaan : Understanding Television What Can Be Done? By Khalid Baig Television has spread like a wild fire in the world, including the Muslim world. It seems to have overcome the limitations of space and time. Consider place. In Saudi Arabia, one can find the imprints of Hollywood only a few …

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Is the milk which is vomited from a newborn pure or impure?

  Nasihah (Advice): Cleaning oneself with the left hand Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said:“When anyone of you cleans himself, he should not clean himself with his right hand. Let him clean himself with his left hand.” (Sunan Ibn Majah) ______________________________   Question and Answer: …

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The Simple Solution

‘Abdullah bin Mas‘ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates the following incident: A certain Sahaabi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) once encountered a male jinn. On meeting the jinn, the Sahaabi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) engaged him in a wrestling match and beat him! After beating the jinn, the Sahaabi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) remarked, “I …

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TV: Your mind. Controlled.

  Are large segments of the American public literally walking around in a hypnotic trance? Michael Snyder, of The American Dream, wrote this almost two years ago: “Our society is rapidly coming apart at the seams and people are seriously starting to lose it… Way too many Americans seem to …

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If only you knew your true worth

  I have realised that self-worth – or lack thereof – is a battle that needs to be spoken about. When people feel a lack of self-worth, they often skim over it, placing their mind elsewhere and focussing their energy into something else so that they don’t end up at …

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The benefits of (constructive) boredom for children

  Most parents view ‘boredom’ negatively and may rush to keep their children busy. This is because they see boredom as a parental failure, which has unfortunately led to the childhood of their children being stolen from them. Many of us with parents who were first-generation (and essentially working-class) immigrants …

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Individualism & the Destruction of Community

    By Ilham Ibrahim An epidemic of loneliness and emptiness is sweeping across the Western world. Increasingly considered by doctors and policymakers as a public health concern, it is feared it could lead to a rise of numerous health problems, ranging from heart attacks to cancers.  Last year British Prime …

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The Madrasah: A Dying Legacy…

  The difference between those who know and those who do not know is as glaring as those who can see as opposed to those who are blind. Islamic Knowledge gives us the vision to see right from wrong, good from bad; it helps us discharge our obligations; it assists …

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