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What is the minimum age for a boy to become mature (Baaligh/puberty)?

Nasihah (Advice): Three people whose actions are not recorded   Sayyiduna Ali Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Nabi Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “There are three persons whose actions are not recorded: a sleeping person until he awakes, a child until he/she reaches puberty and an insane person until he regains sanity.” …

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“Game Over”

Playing is a natural activity for a child and is even important for the correct, healthy development of a child. For a child, playing is not merely a pastime. Rather, it is a developmental and educational process through which the child learns many basic principles such as cause and effect, …

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The Key for Every Lock

A woman in distress once came to the renowned student of Imaam Ahmad bin Hambal (rahimahullah), Baqiyy bin Makhlad (rahimahullah), and begged him for help. She cried to him saying, “My beloved son has been taken prisoner by the Romans. My grief at his loss and yearning to meet him …

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Wrongly Titled

By Maulana Khalid Dhorat Many days and weeks of the year of the modern calendar are dedicated to remembering the plight of the oppressed and the most vulnerable in our society. Unfortunately, all of them are wrongly titled. We have “National Labour Day,” it’s wrongly titled. We have “National Women’s …

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Everybody on His Own

By Khalid Baig  Disturbing trends in Western societies today, as also Islam’s own prescription for social security, quite clearly state that men are responsible for the affairs outside the home and the women are responsible for taking care of the home. This division is not a relic of some dark …

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Consequences of sending explicit pictures to a stranger

QUESTION Assalaamu Alaikum Respected Mufti I have a family friend who is in a dilemma. The family is a reputable and deeni inclined family. Recently his teenage daughter was dating a man from a foreign country. The boy manipulated her and within a month of their relationship she sent explicit …

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Child Custody Epidemic

  The central goal Islam seeks to achieve is establishing justice, through worshipping and obeying Allāh. All sins, despite their diversity and multitude, can be traced to injustice and causing mischief. Allāh reminds us: إِنَّ اللَّهَ يَأْمُرُ بِالْعَدْلِ وَالْإِحْسَانِ وَإِيتَاءِ ذِي الْقُرْبَىٰ وَيَنْهَىٰ عَنِ الْفَحْشَاءِ وَالْمُنكَرِ وَالْبَغْيِ ۚ يَعِظُكُمْ لَعَلَّكُمْ …

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Fatherless Homes

Bilal Muhammad I didn’t quite understand the significance of fatherlessness until I became a teacher. I have taught hundreds of students now, and every single student with a missing father (either due to divorce, work, or death) noticeably struggled in school. They struggled with behaviour, academics, responsibility, authority, relationships with …

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