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I fail.

Sameera Hameed She embraces me like she’s receiving me for the first time every time I come home. Says ‘Ah! It wasn’t nice without you!!You went away for sooo long!’ Hugs me tight and lets me in. When actually, I had only been out for a few hours…I thought it …

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Valentine Day, Birthdays, and Other Daze

  What commercial and cultural propaganda presents as beautiful is rooted in ugly paganism but most blind followers do not know. By Khalid Baig There is a group of practices that we can consider as the twin sister of bid’ah. Like bid’ah they flourish on the twin foundations of ignorance …

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UNCOVERED! – Why More Women Are Taking Off Their Hijab

Posted on January 26, 2015 by Ink Of Faith   “Oh My GOD! You’re still wearing the veil! Congratulations!” That’s the new greeting my friends and I share now. We joke about it, but coming to think of this newly disclosed trend, I suddenly realize it’s so NOT funny! Off …

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The Harms of Bridal Showers

        Have the norms of society made marriage too difficult? Or have we mistaken culture with religion? Guest Contributor Fatima Moolla explores the subject of bridal showers.   Allah Ta’allah states in the glorious Qur’an:   ” And among His signs is that He created for you …

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Valentine Daze and Other Pagan Customs

There is a group of practices that we can consider as the twin sister of bid’ah (innovation). Like bid’ah they flourish on the twin foundations of ignorance and outside influence. Like bid’ah they entail rituals. But unlike bid’ah the rituals have not been given an Islamic face. They are followed …

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Valentines of Lies & Heartbreak!

      Every February, the Media goes into hyperdrive promoting love and affection. The actual reality is that they care little about increasing love between husband and wife, but more about promoting Zina. It is simply a western concept of legitimizing Zina and a marketing strategy to fleece you …

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Muslims and Birthday Parties – Into the lizard’s hole?

Bint Ahmed Sulaymaan – Cii Radio | 15 Rabi uth Thani 143606 February 2015 “Spoiler Alert – Children’s birthday parties are getting more and more extravagant.” A heading from an article onSlate.com recently read after a five year old British boy was sent an invoice to cover the cost of his nonappearance …

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The Colour of Happiness

  WE all evidently want happiness although most of us have no idea what it actually looks like. How many of us would recognise happiness in its purest form if we came across it? Today, most of us would define happiness as something money can buy. Money can buy many …

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13 Sahabah who were of African origin

Cii Radio | 14 Rabi uth Thani 1436/05 February 2015 A discussion on companions of the Messenger Muhammad SAW of African/black origin almost inevitably sparks reflection on Sayyidina Bilaal RA, Nabi SAW’s beloved Muezzin and stalwart of the Deen. While such remembrance of Sayyidina Bilaal RA is a most fitting …

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Part 2 | The First Fire: Parents and In-Laws

Cooling the Fires of Marriage ONE OF THE most emotionally charged topics in marriage is in-laws, which includes our own parents. Most Muslims feel conflicted between their spouses, their parents, or in-laws at some point. Despite what we know to be right about our relationships in a fiqhî (Islamic legal) sense, this fire …

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