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Bearing the Burdens of Others

One of the greatest privileges and favours which ‘Ali (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) enjoyed from Allah Ta‘ala was that he was raised in the care of none other than Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam). The circumstances which led to him entering the care of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) are as follows: Before Rasulullah (sallallahu …

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Selfies—Living in the Era of Filtered Photographs

Susruthi Rajanala, BA1; Mayra B. C. Maymone, MD, DSc1; Neelam A. Vashi, MD1 JAMA Facial Plast Surg. Published online August 2, 2018. doi:10.1001/jamafacial.2018.0486 We live in an era of edited selfies and ever-evolving standards of beauty. The advent and popularity of image-based social media have put Photoshop and filters in everyone’s arsenal. A few swipes on Snapchat can give …

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Smile

The Messenger of Allah Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “To smile in the company of your brother is charity. ” (Bukhari) It seems that nothing has more power to elevate a mood than the impact of a genuine smile. The benefits of a smile extend not only to the recipient …

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20 tips to becoming a better person

  ONE of the things we constantly try to do is be a better person. That’s because we know that being a better version of ourselves will help them be more successful in life. In this article, we’ll take about 20 tips that will help you be a better person. They …

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Hardships & Calamities – Inspirational

ibnumasood.co.za Instability: The world is something that is never stable. One can be rich today, poor tomorrow, healthy today, sick tomorrow, happy today, and sad tomorrow. There is absolutely no certainty of any comfort or luxury lasting. Disbeliever: Since this world is all that the disbeliever has to live for …

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The New Addiction – Cell Phones as Cigarettes

DIANE FRANCIS Smartphones are every bit as annoying, addictive, and dangerous to our health as are cigarettes—and the second-hand consequences are alarming. Cell phone usage is becoming the new smoking. These devices are every bit as annoying, addictive, and dangerous to our health as are cigarettes. People now remain glued …

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Why Forgive Others This Ramadan?

You know you’re right. You know what I’m referring to – those times when you get into an argument(s) with a family member, friend, boss, employee, coworker, classmate, teacher or whoever. You know your facts are right or that you’ve been wronged with an insulting remark, sarcastic comment or rudeness. …

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The World of Kibr (Pride) part 1

  Kibr is the name of a psychic state in which a person feels a sense of superiority and behaves high-handedly with others. Its signs are discernible in his actions and its symptoms are clearly noticed by others by which they know that he is proud.Kibr is something different from …

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Emotional Detox during Ramadan

As you are in the midst of Ramadan you need to make sure that you are completely cleansed in every aspect.  Many of you have prayed long rakats sincerely asking  for forgiveness,  read Qur’an while shedding many tears and engaged in many acts of charity feeling renewed.  The one area …

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9 Practical Tips to Rebuild Our Ties of Kinship This Ramadan

 Never has a religion emphasized the importance of maintaining the ties of kinship and building strong bonds with one’s relatives/family than the religion of Islam. With verses revealed on this topic, and many ahadith narrated about this virtue, it is ironic to see Muslims today far from this practice and …

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