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Sweet Sixteen

  The bright neon needles of the German-engineered deafening clock shone on the dressing table of my unusually‘cold’ and eerie room. Half the night had passed without even a wink of sleep. Spending the entire day at the mall, where I ‘shopped till I dropped’ … I was exhausted, weakened and drained. So …

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The painful truth: Islam and body piercings

  Gone are the days when women would chat to their friends about the fear of getting their baby daughter’s ears pierced after six months. It is a well known practice to put baby girls through the sting then rather than when they are older. A more common practice today …

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Points to assist a Declining Marriage

islaaminfo.com The Hadith questions the manhood of a person who beats his wife up during the day and derives pleasure from her during the night. Good marriages require patience, kindness, humility, sacrifice, empathy, love, understanding, forgiveness, and hard work. Following these basic principles should help any marriage to improve. The …

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Modesty is not for the dead

  Every single thing about a woman is beautiful. Her feminine facial features, small shoulders, and waist line. Her hands and fingers. Her legs and feet. Her smooth skin and shiny hair. Even her voice has a softer inflection. All these features of a woman are created by Allah SWT …

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Till Death Do Us Part: On Valentine’s Day

  By Hafsa Ahmed 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 …

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Inculcate the love of Salaah early

  The first of his actions for which a servant of All Mighty Allah SWT will be held accountable on the Day of Resurrection will be his prayers. If a believer’s Salah is sound, then all his deeds will be sound, but if it is lacking, then all his deeds …

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Women working pay a high price

    “The cost of living has increased EXACTLY BECAUSE women have entered the workforce in droves. Cape Town’s Ibtisaam Benzoin says it is widely recognised that “housing prices especially have been driven up by the emergence of the dual income household”. She explains that two incomes can afford double …

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Travelling without a Mahram: Why do Muslim women do it

  Sakeena Suliman – Cii News | 16 January 2014/14 Rabi ul Awwal 1435 New means of communication have rapidly turned the world into a global village. A village easily accessed by advanced modes of transport increasing the number of people who travel to a scale never witnessed before. Today …

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Why am I still not married?

  by S Farooq Source: Muslimvillage.com         I remember the chagrin and inner turmoil of being single and hopeful of marriage, back during my early twenties!   Even after almost a decade of marriage, I still vividly remember the constant roller-coaster of emotions that the heart experiences …

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