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Ready, Set, Go! Food & Nutrition for a Healthy Ramadan

By Karimah Bint Dawoud- Muslim Chaplain & Clinical Nutritionist Welcome Ramadan Alḥamdulillāh, all praise is due to Allah the Creator of the heaven and earth and everything in between.  It’s the perfect time to take our deen, our Islamic lifestyle, to another level that includes nutrition. Farewell to Fried Foods …

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The One Who Engages in Anal Intercourse is Cursed

THE ONE WHO ENGAGES IN ANAL COURSE IS CURSED Question: Is this Hadith reliable? Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) relates that the Messenger of Allah (sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said, “Cursed is he who enters his wife in her anus.” Answer: Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah (radiyallahu ‘anhu) reported that Rasulullah (sallallahu …

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Help Your Kids Confront ‘The-P-Word’: Pornography,

“Hina?” The voice on the other end of the line was ragged; it was obvious the caller had been crying. I felt panic rise in my chest. “What’s wrong? What’s happened?” Pause. Deep breath. And then: “It came into my house last night.” And there it was. Without any need …

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Works and supplications during pregnancy

By: Mufti Yusuf Shabbir Source: Nawadir There are many actions and supplications that have been mentioned by scholars based on the experience of the pious people of the past. They include the following: Actions Remain punctual on the five obligatory Ṣalāh and perform as many non-obligatory prayers. (Click here for …

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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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