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My Love Story

It wasn’t love at first sight. That would have been impossible, considering I’ve never ever seen Him. But I know Him, far better than anyone I might have met in person. We speak a lot lately. Sometimes, He’ll talk to me for over an hour and I’ll simply sit and …

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Islam & Mental Health

What is Mental Health? Mental health is our emotional, psychological, and social well-being. Mental health does not only affect the way we think, feel, and act but also how we handle stress, relate to others, and make choices. Mental health is not limited to emotional problems. For instance, if a …

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The Journey of Science

Throughout history, mankind has always continued to progress in the field of science and technology. From the invention of the wheel to the discovery of gunpowder, the advancements were slow but steady. The last one or two centuries have been different though, as in this period, technology suddenly progressed in leaps …

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A Personification of Patience

Inspirational Advice Khalaf Al-Birzaalee mentions the following incident: On one occasion, a man with leprosy who was also blind and had lost his arms and legs was brought to me. I thus took him and kept him with the other lepers. I thereafter forgot about him for a few days. When …

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Misunderstanding three Talaqs (divorces)

Misunderstanding that a marriage permanently ends only when three Talaqs are issued at once QUESTION Assalam walekum I want to know if my nikkah is still valid or the divorce has taken place. Ive been married for 15 years and have 2 kids. My wife and i always fight and …

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The Power of Forgiveness

  The act of forgiveness is a strategy to become neutral, to reset the game, to start fresh. Forgiveness is a decision, an intention to get out of guilt, to clear all the debt and baggage that keeps us stuck in self-destructive patterns. Forgiveness does not mean that you condone …

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Envy – Destroy it Before it Destroys You

The Messenger of Allah (sallallahu `alayhi wa sallam) said: “Do not hate one another, do not envy one another and do not turn your backs on one other. But O’ slaves of Allah, be brothers!” (Saheeh Al-Bukhaari) Abu Hatim: The intelligent one must avoid envy in every circumstance, for indeed …

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Does a civil divorce equate to a Sharee Talaaq?

QUESTION Assalamu alaikum Dear Mufti saheb, what is the shariah ruling in the fpllowing devorce case where a couple applied for a mutual devorce in the court and they had to sign anaffidavit under oath, affidavit says as follow,   ” There is no possibility of reconciliation between us.”   …

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