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Am I Normal???​

We are all familiar with the terms ‘normal’ and ‘natural’. However, if asked to furnish a definition for normal and natural, how would we respond? In the modern world, ‘normal’ is often defined as that which conforms to the norms of society and is deemed acceptable by society at large. However, …

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Seven Messages For Those Who “Leave Islam”

There is an Arabic expression along the lines of, “aslamat Sāra, lā zād al-Muslimūn wa lā qalat al-nasārā”, which literally means: “Sara has converted (to Islām), neither increasing Muslims nor reducing Christians”. The expression is sometimes said when a person leaves Islām, as an idiomatic “who cares?”. In any case, it is not …

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Females attending Universities

Question: What is the ruling on Females attending Universities? Answer: 1.         Education is important for all individuals, male or female. The Hadith often quoted in this context is, “The seeking of knowledge is obligatory on every Muslim.” (Ibn Majah) Yet the understanding of this Hadith is often lacking. The commentators …

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Remain Content with your Life

The most positive women I know were not those who had no problems in life, but who were able to stay calm during them and reaped benefits from them. Our Islamic history gives us numerous examples of women who were the epitome of confidence, piety, and positivity. If you ever …

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Back2…?​

With the holidays at an end, ‘back2’ season has arrived. ‘Back2work’ and ‘back2school’ promotions are aplenty as most people are mobilizing for their return to daily routine. At this time, it’s not uncommon to see a person with the typical stationery checklist in hand, ticking off items as they peruse …

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In Vitro Fertilization (IVF)

Question Salam, I want to do ivf ( test tube baby). I have 2 kids before but after that I could not get pregnant. I tried for many years and then I did IVF with one female doctor but it failed. Actually I have developed some complicated immunological issues. I …

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The Delight of Selflessness

  By Abu Muhammad Yusuf eislam.co.za Sacrifice is part of nature. The excruciating pain a mother endures patiently at childbirth, the years a teacher spends in educating children, the medical personal who attend to accident scenes in the dead of night, the police who patrol the streets during odd times …

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Lessons from Surah Falaq – Daybreak

WE SEEK REFUGE IN THE LORD OF DAY BREAK Uqbah ibn Amr Al-Juhani reported: The Prophet, salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam said, “Allah has revealed verses the like of which you have never seen: Say, I seek refuge in the Lord of the people (Mankind) (114:1) and: Say, I seek refuge …

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Food – Reduce the intake to increase the spiritual uptake

Addictions Anonymous:   The stomach is the worst pot to fill. And we fill it, three sometimes four times a day. Food is so important to us, our kitchens have a special cupboard just for recipe books. Their crumpled pages bear testimony to how often they’re consulted. In the 21st …

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