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Sayyidah Juwairiyah bint Harith Part 10

 Mothers of The Believers Series   Name and lineage   Juwairiyah bint al Harith ibn Dirar ibn Habib ibn Khuzaimah al Khaza’iyyah al Mustaliqiyyah. She was a captive in the Battle of Banu Mustaliq, also known as the Battle of al Muraysi’, in the fifth or sixth year after hijrah. …

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Who decides what gender equality is?

  Let me begin with a disclaimer in the best modern tradition of writing that I accept that there’s gender discrimination and that women invariably get the short end of the stick. There is oppression of women, in Muslim societies as much as in others, all the rights that Islam …

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Jamiatul Ulama KZN Skills Development Centre

A most important aspect of community building and poverty alleviation is empowerment.. Jamiatul Ulama KZN has taken up this challenge of empowering Muslim woman giving them a new lease of life and hope.. Moulana Ahmed Mahomedy, President of Jamiatul Ulama KZN gave Salaamedia an overview of this excellent programme Jamiatul …

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Sayyidah Umm Salamah bint Abi Umayyah Part 10

Mothers of The Believers Series  mahajjah.com   Name and lineage   Umm Salamah Hind bint Abi Umayyah (Hudhayfah) al Makhzumiyyah al Qurshiyyah. Her father on account of his generosity was nicknamed Zad al Rakib (provision of the rider) as he would take care of those who travelled with him leaving them with …

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Traditional Islamic Diet was semi Vegetarian

http://www.councilofulama.co.za/ Traditionally Muslims were semi-vegetarians.Meat is not a necessity in Shari’ah.Most meals of our Beloved Prophet (peace be upon him) did not have meat in them.Meat was rarely eaten in the time of the Prophet (peace be upon him).In those days you had to personally sacrifice an animal before you …

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Raise not the Niqaab

  (Hafsah bintu Seereen [rahimahallah]  ‘Aasim Al-Ahwal (rahimahullah), a renowned narrator of hadeeth, mentions the following: We would go to Hafsah bintu Seereen (rahimahallah) (to learn hadeeth). Whenever we would go to her, she would use her jilbaab to cover her face as a niqaab. We once said to her, “May Allah …

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Sayyidah Juwairiyah and Maimunah bint Harith RA Part 9

Mothers of The Believers Series   Name and lineage   Juwairiyah bint al Harith ibn Dirar ibn Habib ibn Khuzaimah al Khaza’iyyah al Mustaliqiyyah She was a captive in the Battle of Banu Mustaliq, also known as the Battle of al Muraysi’, in the fifth or sixth year after hijrah. She …

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Concept of child-free life

  Question As-salamu aleikum. What is Islamic view for being “childfree”, voluntary childless (without reason or with reason like “I will be bad parent due some problems)? Is it haram, might it cause sin, curse from Allah or loosing of rizq/barakhat in life? (Question published as received) Answer   In the Name …

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Safeguarding the Secret

Imagine a woman who possesses an exquisite piece of jewellery. She values it, cherishes it and guards it, always fearful for its safety. One day, in a moment of negligence, she confided in a person whom she had wrongfully regarded as a friend, informing her of the jewellery, its location …

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Are YOU a cannibal?

She looked straight into the eyes of her latest victim. She drank every drop of information like a blood thirsty vampire as her dear friend poured her heart out about her impending divorce as well as her husband’s infertility issues. The expression on her face was that of sympathy and …

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