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Seeking Forgiveness for Backbiting

  Nasihah (Advice): Backbiting and slandering Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said, “Do you know what is backbiting?” The Companions said: “Allah and His Messenger know better.”He said, “Backbiting is talking about your (Muslim) brother in a manner which he dislikes.” It was said …

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To date or not to date?

    Girl meets boy, and life seems so sweet. Now that he is in her life, no one else exists. All day long he is the number one feature of her daydreams; the star of the show. She checks her Facebook to see if he has posted on her …

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Janaazah Salaah for Women

  Question and Answer:   Can a woman perform Janaazah Salaah in the Haram behind the Imaam? I see many South African women not performing Janaazah Salaah behind the Imaam in the Haram.   (Question published as received)   There is no obligation on women to perform Salaah in the …

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My Kind, Cruel Mother

Every cook, from a celebrity chef to a humble homemaker, relies on a few essential ingredients. Safely nestled within their ‘masala dubbah’ (spice box) are powders and pods which though small in quantity, are potent in taste. It is on the foundation of these vital ingredients that the cook exercises her …

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The Unforgiving Reality of Adultery/Infidelity

    We as Muslims in this country have an attitude that we are immune to certain calamities or illnesses and so we don’t need to learn about these issues because it will never affect us. This amongst other things is the ignorant attitude that is allowing these problems to …

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Islam and the Gym Culture

    Question:   Many men go to gym. Other members are wearing inappropriate clothing and loud music is blaring. Females also frequent the gyms.          a) Can the parents stop the male children from going to the gym?          b) Can the wife …

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Marrying two Sisters Concurrently

    Nasihah (Advice): Fostered (Suckled) Siblings   Sayyiduna Uqbah Bin Haaris Radhiyallahu Anhu reports: I married a woman and then a black woman came to us and said, “I have suckled both of you (your wife and you).” So, I came to Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and said, “I married …

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Why Must I Obey My Husband?

Question: I am a Muslim female who is a feminist and believes Islam does and shouldn’t subjugate and degrade women. Lately I have been getting a lot of questions in my mind. I want to know why in Islam a wife has to obey her husband. Just them being strong …

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Living my Dream

  Assalaamu ‘alaikum In the name of Allah, the Most Kind, the Most Merciful. My journey into purdah was not an easy one. I left school at the age of 14 and went to madrasah. It was my father’s dream for us, his daughters, to be in purdah and become …

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