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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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Indian Silence

EPITOMES READ AT SUHBAS  Not far from the Red Sea town of Marsa Alam, the road turns left toward the maqam of Imam Abul Hasan al-Shadhili. For the next seventy miles, there are a handful of cars, and the only inhabitants are a few Nubian families, housed in small shacks …

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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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‘As Long as it Makes You Happy…’

“You can’t have your cake and eat it.” The above is a popular expression in the English language, and it means that a person cannot have two things that are contradictory at the same time. Rather, he will have to choose between them, as the existence of one automatically negates the other. …

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Safety in Silence

http://uswatulmuslimah.co.za (Tie the Tongue Series – Part 4) The blessed speech of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is a miracle, with his every statement brimming with wisdom and meaning. From the treasure of hadeeth, just one example of the profound speech of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) is when he said, “He …

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Truth or Lie …?

http://uswatulmuslimah.co.za (Tie the Tongue Series – Part 3) “LIAR!” – From all the accusations that could be leveled against a person, this is definitely among the worst. This word is not a mere accusation – it is a sword that slices through one’s integrity, honesty and truthfulness, leaving them no …

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Pleasant in Speech

http://uswatulmuslimah.co.za (Tie the Tongue Series – Part 2) Did you ever see a wealthy person emerge from the business-class lounge empty handed? Similarly, did you ever see a wealthy person decline when offered a free gift with a purchase? The answer is that most wealthy people, as well-off as they …

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Blinded by the Log

 http://uswatulmuslimah.co.za (Tie the Tongue Series – Part One) Associating and interacting with people is a basic need of human nature. When meeting and interacting with people, the chosen method of communication is normally that of speech. However, what is the topic that we choose to discuss? Some may discuss the …

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