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Sacred Tranquility in Our Age of Distress & Anxiety

The 6 Ayaat for Anxiety and Stress The main thrust of this piece is a short discussion from Ibn al-Qayyim concerning how his shaykh, Ibn Taymiyyah, would recite the six “Verses of Tranquility” in the Qur’an whenever he would feel under pressure or find himself in straightened circumstances. Ibn al-Qayyim …

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Cleaning Your Inner-self – Gossiping – Gheebah

  Backbiting Yet another kind of inner-filth that is commonly witnessed in today’s society is backbiting. Given below is a common scenario witnessed today: Two people are sitting somewhere, busy discussing something. Enters a third person and he is warmly welcomed by the first two. After some time the third …

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What to do at the time of Adversity

  By Shaykhul-Hadith Mawlana Muhammad Saleem Dhorat hafizahullah Allāh Subhanahu wa Ta’ala has granted His servants such tools through which they can alleviate any problem, big or small: Tawbah & Istighfār (Repentance & Seeking Forgiveness) – Sincerely asking Allāh Subhanahu wa Ta’alafor forgiveness of sins will not only erase the sins from …

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Feminism in Islam 

QUESTION Salam What would be the stance on feminism in Islam? Would a feminist be considered a Non-Muslim? My idea is that there are different waves of feminism and first wave feminism was only for voting, so those would be considered fine, but the third wave feminists now take it …

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Exam Time

As the end of the year approaches, the level of concern, worry and anxiety rises. It becomes a time of working hard and burning the midnight oil. Leisure and pleasure are sacrificed. Everything possible is done to achieve the best pass. There is total support and assistance in whichever way …

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Are you a consumerist slave?

Consumerism is making our society a slave to the dollar. We are spending too much money on things we do not need. We are spending more money than we can afford. And we are spending our hard earned money for a lifestyle we cannot keep up with. This is the …

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The Blessed Month of Rabiul Awwal

THE MONTH OF RABIUL-AWWAL SAW THE BIRTH OF THE GREATEST FREEDOM FIGHTER “We have come to liberate mankind from the worship of mankind to the worship of the Rabb of mankind; from the oppression of “isms” (religions) to the justice of Islam; from the constraints of the world to the …

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Halloween: The Chilling Facts

Ebrahim Moosa – Radio Islam  Each year the night of October 31 is commemorated by some in the non Muslim world as Halloween. This is an occasion with unmistakeable pagan roots that has also been co-opted by some Christians. In South Africa, in recent years, with many Muslims having relocated …

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Supermoms

A book, Perfect Madness by Judith Warner, published by Riverhead Books, tells us that during her research, Warner discovered that: “Seventy percent of American moms say they find motherhood today ‘incredibly stressful.’” “Thirty percent of mothers of young children reportedly suffer from depression.” In the lands where all that glitters is …

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