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The Dignity of Domestic Staff

From gardeners to domestic workers and drivers – many homes employ one or even multiple staff to fulfil the household needs. These staff may be South African or from another country, they may be old or young, they may be educated or uneducated, and they may be skilled or unskilled. Regardless …

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Women working pay a high price

  “The cost of living has increased EXACTLY BECAUSE women have entered the workforce in droves. Cape Town’s Ibtisaam Benzoin says it is widely recognised that “housing prices especially have been driven up by the emergence of the dual income household”. She explains that two incomes can afford double the …

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Making her Dream a Reality

(Mother of Moulana Muhammad ‘Umar Paalanpuri [rahimahumullah] –) It had always been the aspiration and desire of the mother of Moulana Muhammad ‘Umar Paalanpuri (rahimahullah) that her son should become an ‘Aalim of Deen, and Allah Ta‘ala made this dream of her’s a reality. Maryam Khaalah had once narrated the hadeeth …

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Appreciating the men around us

  In the current exposé climate we live in, it is easy to become swept up in the furore of public outrage and condemnation. However, as reflective and forward-thinking people, we should always scrutinise a bandwagon before jumping on it. It is frustrating to see how different problems and issues …

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What is Sabr?

  Sabr literally means ‘endurance’ or more accurately ‘perseverance’ and ‘persistence‘. It teaches us to remain spiritually steadfast and to keep doing good actions in the personal and collective domain, specifically when facing opposition or encountering problems, setbacks, or unexpected and unwanted results. It is patience in face of all unexpected and unwanted outcomes. Sabr does not only mean …

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Ten Effective Stress Solutions

“The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another.” -W James The American Medical Association links stress to 60% of all human illness and disease.  Stress can impact your entire body and cause many health problems such as insomnia, emotional and behavioral problems, ulcers, lack …

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7 Steps to Becoming Debt-Free

Many people, at some point in their lives end up in financial debt. Nobody likes it, but it just happens sometimes through no fault of the person. Taking loans is perfectly permissible in Islam, as long as it doesn’t entail riba (usury) and it isn’t for a purpose that is …

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Looks in marriage?

QUESTION Salaam, I hope you are well inshaAllah. I recently got “engaged” and my wedding is slightly delayed to the current covid situation. The girl to whom I am engaged is righteous and I really get along with her in terms of our personalities and our plans for the future …

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Intermingling between Family Members .

  Closer to home, we have the brothers-in-law, who are taken as family members. As a result it’s free for all. It is as if a woman marries all her brothers-in-law. There is just no shame, no modesty, no hijaab and segregation. The brother-in-law is perhaps the most dangerous individual …

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Evil Eye

It is real and you need to know about it, because it can greatly affect both your physical and spiritual productivity. What is it? It is the evil eye. In this week’s central ayah Allah says: And indeed, those who disbelieve would almost make you slip with their eyes when …

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