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The Muslim Woman

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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Strive to be Simple in Five

 http://uswatulmuslimah.co.za In this day and age, there are very few places that we can frequent without encountering posters, billboards and flyers advertising “CONSOLIDATE YOUR DEBT!” “BLACKLISTED? WE CAN HELP!” Even more surprising than the amount of debt aid agencies that have sprung up is the amount of people that flock …

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Turmoil of the tongue – the ferocious five

There is an English phrase ‘You are what you eat’. I beg to differ. I believe it should be ‘You are what you utter’. Give me the next few minutes to explain why. The boneless tongue has the ability to make peace and end wars. It has the ability to …

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“Even if I Die Trying”

  Sayyiduna Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) owned a slave whose work was to earn an income for Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu). One night, the slave presented Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) with some food that he had earned. As soon as the food was placed before him, Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) …

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Societal Acceptance

Imagine a person respected in society who is caught stealing from old, vulnerable widows, leaving them penniless and destitute. He is apprehended red-handed, and before long, the news of his heartless crime is broadcasted to the public. Obviously, this person’s dignity and reputation will be in complete shreds – if …

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Female Islamic Dress-Code

Question:   Many women, who wear the Niqab, also wear such clothing which clearly shows their waistline. Is this permissible? Also, what are the Principles in general with regards to a woman’s dress?   Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,   The Qur’an and Sunnah have …

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Consumer or Consumed?

Smash burgers, freak shakes and Wagyu steaks… Just 10-15 years ago, these words would have been meaningless to most people. Yet, with the passage of time and progression of social media, there are now few people who are NOT acquainted with these words. Not too long ago, eating takeout food …

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How to Overcome Sadness

Many of us have a black and white understanding of mental health. Sadness is often attributed to weakness in īmān or committing sins; however a person must understand that just as one can be bruised physically, one can also be bruised emotionally. How did the Prophet (sallAllāhu ʿalayhi wasallam) advise …

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The Bitter Pill with Sweet Results

For everything in life, there is both a procedure and price. If a person wishes to build a house, he understands that the structure will cost him a substantial sum of money and that it will not spring up overnight. Similarly, if a person wishes to become a highly qualified …

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A Trial of Women Liberation and Freedom

By Maulana Syed Muhammad Yusuf Banuri Compiled By: Mufti Umar Anwar Badakhshani Islaminsight.org Honor and respect for women and Islam Another cause of anxiety and mental anguish for the new generation is linked to the fairer sex is their insistence on an incorrect course of action. The honor and respect …

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