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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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“Clean Fun”

    uswatulmuslimah.co.za     School had just closed and all the children in the lift club were excited and making plans for their holiday. Little Taskeen barely entered her home, hugged her mother, gave her a kiss and asked: “Mummy! Please can I go?” “Where to my darling?” replied …

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“Rather Safe than Sorry”

uswatulmuslimah.co.za It’s the first day in the life of baby Aamir and he is wheeled into the maternity ward to be met by his over joyous mum. It is her first child and she is bounding with delight. She holds him to her chest, cuddles and plays with him, admiring …

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The Real Price of Beauty

mentalhealthformuslims.com http://mentalhealth4muslims.com/2010/04/21/the-real-price-of-beauty/#&panel1-4 We live in a time and place where the pursuit of physical perfection is a paramount goal for most people. The amount of money, energy, and time the average person spends on their physical appearance is truly unprecedented. Americans spend about $7 billion on cosmetic products each year, …

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Marriage: The Charm of “Thank You”

  Posted by: Umm Reem November 6, 2013 Consider this scenario: A husband buys a house for his family. You ask the wife if she thanked her husband. Wife replies with a surprise, “Why is that necessary?” You answer, “Because he bought a house!” Wife says, “Yes, but its not …

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Campaign:Violence Against Women & Children

Minister Lulu Xingwana (the Minister for Children,Women and people with Disabilities) in collaboration with the National Religious Leaders Council (NRLC) has arranged a “Focus Week-End” this week starting on Friday, 1 Nov – Sunday, 3 Nov 2013 to highlight “Violence against women & children” Various faith groups would participate in …

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