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Reflections from Sūrah al-Tahrīm

Sūrah al-Tahrīm, ‘The Prohibition’, is a Medinan Sūrah comprised of 12 verses, with an underlying theme of tarbiya al-awlād: family relationships and how to nurture them.  Sūrah al-Talāq and Sūrah al-Tahrīm, which appear side by side in the Qur’ān, both start with the words “yā ayuha al-nabi” (O Prophet), directly addressing the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi …

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When the Ummah is tested: Causes & Solutions (Part 1)

  By: Mufti Muhammad Fārūq Meeruti (Rahimahullah)   “Verily Allah does not change the condition of a people unless they change it themselves.” (Qur’an 13:11) The Muslim is daily faced by a host of new problems and difficulties. Their lives, property and self-respect is trampled upon and worse than that, …

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IVF with egg donor

Question Assalamu alaykum , please give me fatwa in my situation. Me and my husband married for 13 years, we love each other, but we do not have any child. Doctors proved that it is my fault, i am infertile. Doctor said that the only way to get pregnant is …

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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 us …

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‘Pornography Is What the End of the World Looks Like’

  “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the book and the movie, is a celebration of the sadism that dominates nearly every aspect of American culture and lies at the core of pornography and global capitalism. It glorifies our dehumanization of women. It champions a world devoid of compassion, empathy and love. …

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Safe and Secure​

In an age of crime and danger, where hijackings, burglaries, hold-ups, murders, rapes and kidnappings are rife, people are understandably worried about their safety and security. Effective safety and security can be acquired through making du‘aa to Allah Ta‘ala to protect us and reciting the various du‘aas of protection mentioned …

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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. 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 against Islam. Hereunder are seven ways to …

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The Barakah of Surah Baqarah​

Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Do not make your homes into graveyards – indeed Shaitaan flees from the home in which Surah Baqarah is recited.” (Saheeh Muslim #1824) Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah (radhiyallahu ‘anhu) reports that Rasulullah (sallallahu ‘alaihi wasallam) said, “Do not make your …

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