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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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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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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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Should Muslim Females attend University?

Opinion Piece (Written by a university graduate who personally experienced campus life)   With the imminent onset of the university year, there is currently a vibrant debate regarding Muslim females attending university to pursue tertiary studies.   Those who support the idea of women studying at university argue that Muslims …

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Women in the Workplace

  For sisters, many of us are either pursuing degrees or academic qualifications for the purpose of securing work opportunities, due to necessity or just to enjoy the much sought after ‘sense of Independence’.   An Islamic consciousness would usually drive a sister to wonder: “To work or not to …

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Vaping – Getting your Head out of the Cloud

  Teens today are more reluctant to smoke cigarettes than their counterparts nearly three decades ago. BUT . . . hold that collective sigh of relief. A more worrisome trend has taken over – VAPING. The popularity of vaping or smoking of e-cigarettes is rapidly increasing in South Africa, with …

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Sisters: The Only Liberation Is From ALLAH

    Allah revealed an entire Surah by the name of Surah An-Nisa’ – the Women. And another by the name of – Maryam. And a third by the name of Al-Mujadalah – the women who pleads. It is in enlivening this Sunnah that today this speech shall be addressed …

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Shisha: The ‘Muslim Drug’

The rights a Muslim has over another are well documented and remembered in aḥādīth mentioned by the Prophet (sallAllāhu ʿalayhi wasallam), but we often forget our rights to ourselves; especially the duties upon ourselves to take care of our health. Allāh has bestowed upon us a trust in the form …

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Shaytaan: “See you at the Matric Farewell Party”

    Matric is a critical year in your schooling career; indeed, it’s a turning point in your life. We all know the matric year is met with intense study sessions, a whole lot of cramming and really high stress levels coupled with anxiety. When that hard work pays off, …

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