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Confessions of an Ex-Feminist – Femininity, Not Feminism

  Here are the hard-won lessons that I’ve learned Alhamdulillah through my journey into and out of feminism: Femininity: I’m no longer uncomfortable with the concept of femininity. Femininity is the natural mode that a woman is in when her fitra is sound and healthy, just as masculinity is men’s. …

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A Promised Land – to the Nation of Truth & Justice – Palestine/ Aqsa

Posted by: Ahmed Hammuda Abrahamic traditions recognise the centrality of Palestine. It is God’s ‘Promised Land’. It is ‘Bayt al-Maqdis’, derived from ‘qudus’, or the ‘Home of Purity’. In a hadith, it is referred to as “Allah’s chosen land, to which His best servants will be gathered”.[1] It is thus bequeathed to …

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Back To School…But What About Islamic Education?

Education is the most important and powerful tool which you can use to change the world. An educated nation begets educated children which equals a harmonious environment on earth provided it is used constructively. With the new school year just commencing a few days ago, have today’s parents and students …

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The Madrasah System – The Pride of our Community

  The Christian community has the Church, the Jewish community has its Synagogue, the Hindu Community has it’s Mandir, the Sikh community has the Gurdwara and the Buddhists have their Temple and so on…..But the Muslim community not only has the Musjid but also the educational Madrasah.   Al-hamdulillah, Allah …

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Stop avoiding afternoon madrassa!

  Guest contributor, teenager herself, Fatima Moolla of Timeless Teenz reminds us not to dodge afternoon maktab, no matter how busy we think we are.   We’re at a crises level with so many parents thinking that they don’t need to send their children for Islamic education. All these excuses: “It …

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The Madrasah: A Dying Legacy…

  The difference between those who know and those who do not know is as glaring as those who can see as opposed to those who are blind. Islamic Knowledge gives us the vision to see right from wrong, good from bad; it helps us discharge our obligations; it assists …

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Our Home Test Kit for Social Media Sickness

Posted by: Shaykh Ali Hammuda In the past, communication was primarily conducted through the mode of oral transmission. The alphabets would later be founded along with pictographical accounts engraved in stone tablets. To ensure the recording of information, bones were initially used, followed by leather parchments; scrolls were then used in …

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The Subtle Influence

Accents are rather strange and fascinating. People speak the same language, and utter the same words, yet it sounds completely different. Different syllables are emphasized and various vowels are intonated and pronounced differently. In some cases, the foreign accent may sound so strange that it may even be mistaken for a foreign …

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Till Death Do Us Part: On Valentine’s Day

  ON 14th Feb, I sometimes receive Valentine’s day messages or mails from people wishing me love and good cheer. I take it as an opportunity to inform them of my ‘extremist’ views that have no room for birthdays, New Year or Valentine’s Day. Sometimes I do it apprehensively as …

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