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Holidays

uswatulmuslimah.co.za The word ‘holiday’ comes from the Anglo Saxon halig daeg, or holy day. However, holidays to a great extent have become anything but holy. A Christian once observed that in their most auspicious month, December (holiday time), the most amount of crime and evil is committed. Contrary to this, in the most blessed …

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Mothers’ Milk

The Prophet Muhammad (saw) was born at a time when it was customary among the wealthy of the Quraysh tribe to have their babies nursed by Bedouins around Makkah. It was believed that a Bedouin wet-nurse gave a strong physical constitution to the child, as well as the easy manners …

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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’ from their aged parents. …

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Too many Cooks Spoil the Broth!

  Ever wondered what in the world that meant? Especially when you walk into a world class buffet and take in the spread of food. Hot and cold cereals and porridges, freshly baked rolls and breads of countless varieties stacked neatly in wicker baskets, pastries, crepes, crumpets, pancakes and waffles …

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The Story behind the Story

Most of us have grown up listening to “Jack & the beanstalk”, ”Snow White and the 7 dwarfs” and “Hansel and Gretel”. We tell these stories to our children before bedtime and feel we are such good parents. We are fulfilling our parental duties, spending quality time with the young …

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A Destructive Education

  In the past few years, the Muslim community has been celebrating and rightly so, the tremendous achievements young Muslims have had in securing their qualifications nationwide. The London borough of Newham, known for its socio-economically challenged demographic, has received much fanfare due to the success chiefly of two schools: …

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Parents indoctrinating/alienating children against the other parent

[LISTEN] ML Sulaiman Moola: “Tragic that Parents Indoctrinating Children Against Other Parent After Divorce”   Esteemed scholar Ml Sulaiman Moola says while divorce has become the norm among Muslim communities, parents are using children to attack each other in a show of defiance and malice. Ml Moola was rendering a …

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Can homosexual behaviour be justified in Islam?

  Nasihah (Advice): The evil act of homosexuality Sayyiduna Jaabir Radhiyallahu Anhu who reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said, “There is nothing I fear more for my Ummah than the deed of the people of Lut (Alayhi salaam).” (Tirmidhi) ________________________________________   Question and Answer: Q. I am a …

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Is it the responsibility of the son to send his parents for Hajj?

Nasihah (Advice): The pleasure and displeasure of one’s parents   Sayyiduna Abdullah Bin Umar Radhiyallahu Anhuma reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said,“The pleasure of Allah lies in the pleasure of the parent. The anger of Allah lies in the anger of the parent.” (Al-Adabul Mufrad) ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   …

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Life Has No Second Innings

Moulana Imran Khamissa In a world enveloped in entertainment, games and social media, people have become paralyzed and transfixed to their television screens and handheld gadgets, closely following the progress of players and teams as if their very existence depended on the result. The present craze “ The Cricket World …

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