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The Gift of Me’raj

  On the twenty seventh of Rajab the Musjids will be full. People will gather to listen to talks being delivered regarding the great incident of Me’raj. After the talks are over, by and large we return home with the miracle of Me’raj and its message forgotten until the following …

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The Simple Solution

‘Abdullah bin Mas‘ood (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) narrates the following incident: A certain Sahaabi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) of Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) once encountered a male jinn. On meeting the jinn, the Sahaabi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) engaged him in a wrestling match and beat him! After beating the jinn, the Sahaabi (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) remarked, “I …

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The Illusion of Perfection

  A well – known actress confirms:   “So, for every teen girl leaning into her bedroom mirror, wondering why she doesn’t look like a celebrity: Please know that nobody wakes up like this. Not me. Not any other actress.   Here’s the real deal: Before each public appearance, I …

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Pornified

untotheone.com Pornography has become an epidemic. At least 66% of men aged eighteen to thirty-four indulge in porn; 41% of women have intentionally watched it online; 90% of teenagers who are regular internet users have viewed it; and prepubescents are being treated for pornography addiction. There are now over one-quarter …

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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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Take it in Your Stride

Every person has some idea of their ideal life in mind. Ask a child in school, and even that child will have an idea of the ideal life that he wants to lead. Likewise, even a person opening a business will have an ideal outcome projected. Generate x-amount of income …

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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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