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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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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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First to inform people about Ramadan – Fabricated Hadith

   Question: The following Hadith is widespread over the internet and I would like to know whether these are the words of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam): “If one informs another about Ramadan first, then hell fire will become forbidden for that individual” I couldn’t find the reference. Is this Hadith …

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The Perfect Architect

“This [Qur’ān] is guidance. Those who have disbelieved in the verses of their Lord will have a painful punishment of foul nature. It is Allāh who subjected to you the sea so that ships may sail upon it by His command, and that you may seek of His bounty; perhaps …

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Holidays

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 month …

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How do I Save Myself in the Holidays?

Question: I am in high school. Soon the exams will be over and the holidays will commence. Many boys and girls are planning various wrong activities to which I am also being invited. The temptations and the peer pressure are very strong. How do I save myself from falling prey …

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Under Digital Threat: Muslim Children’s Spirituality

Screens are here to stay. Digital technology is entrenched in the way we live. We feel its huge benefits and enjoy its hyper-convenience. In today’s post-COVID world, this is truer than ever. Our work, studies, and socials are powered by Zoom. By now, most of us have heard about the …

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