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The Riddle Of Life

  I have pondered a great deal over the rise of nations, and this lead me to notice something truly marvelous – namely that the preparatory phase would always take a very long time, sometimes decades, while the phase of establishment is short and would sometimes hardly exceed a few …

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Needs VS. Wants

When we moved to our first house in Bloomington, IN a few years back, one of our neighbors, a very nice young couple who had a 9/10 year old daughter, knocked our door a week or so after we moved in, holding a home-made cake. They came to pay us a visit, to say …

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My daughter in University! How much do I know?

Question   My daughter  is very interested in higher studies  and  wants to go to UK   to study for a degree in a field where she wants to help the muslim community specifically and the  people in general  The university she wants to go is mixed   but  has …

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Women attending universities?

    Q: Is it permissible for Muslim women to receive secular education and study in universities so that they can earn a degree? Some people argue that it is necessary for a woman to hold a degree so that if she is divorced or widowed, she will be able …

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Sihr and Jinn Obsession

Sihr and Jinn Obsession There are many, many people – especially women – who have the suspicion that someone has done some witchcraft on them, on their children and husbands, or that they are being troubled by some Jinn. There is no doubt that some people may genuinely be afflicted …

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Should Muslim Females attend University?

Opinion Piece (Written by a university graduate who personally experienced campus life)   With the imminent onset of the university year, there is currently a vibrant debate regarding Muslim females attending university to pursue tertiary studies.   Those who support the idea of women studying at university argue that Muslims …

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Women in the Workplace

  For sisters, many of us are either pursuing degrees or academic qualifications for the purpose of securing work opportunities, due to necessity or just to enjoy the much sought after ‘sense of Independence’.   An Islamic consciousness would usually drive a sister to wonder: “To work or not to …

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The Cure to Black Friday/Cyber Monday

Black Friday is the sacred festival of one of the world’s fastest and most aggressively spread new religions. This religion has its holy places, its towering shopping cathedrals lit with decorations and promises of salvation. This religion has its rituals, its recurring pilgrimages, its devout followers engaged literally in qiyām al-layl as …

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Vaping – Getting your Head out of the Cloud

  Teens today are more reluctant to smoke cigarettes than their counterparts nearly three decades ago. BUT . . . hold that collective sigh of relief. A more worrisome trend has taken over – VAPING. The popularity of vaping or smoking of e-cigarettes is rapidly increasing in South Africa, with …

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Brazilian Keratin-Permanent Hair Straightening

Question Is it permissible to undergo the Brazilian Keratin-Permanent hair straightening treatment? Answer Permanent straightening (chemical treatment): The Brazilian Keratin treatment is ironed onto the hair, repairing the damages caused from ironing, blow-drying, dyes, over processing or the environment.  The hair is sealed by flattening the cuticle, which provides the silky, …

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