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Eat smart this Ramadhaan!

  By Umme Faatimah (B.Dietetics Univ. of Pretoria) eislam.co.za Many of us have developed a culture of indulgent eating… lavish five course Sunday lunches, daily indulgent snacks and more! The Holy Quraan states: “…..and eat and drink but do not waste by extravagance, certainly HE (Allah) does not like those  …

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Is the milk which is vomited from a newborn pure or impure?

  Nasihah (Advice): Cleaning oneself with the left hand Sayyiduna Abu Hurayrah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said:“When anyone of you cleans himself, he should not clean himself with his right hand. Let him clean himself with his left hand.” (Sunan Ibn Majah) ______________________________   Question and Answer: …

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The benefits of (constructive) boredom for children

  Most parents view ‘boredom’ negatively and may rush to keep their children busy. This is because they see boredom as a parental failure, which has unfortunately led to the childhood of their children being stolen from them. Many of us with parents who were first-generation (and essentially working-class) immigrants …

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Valentine Daze and Other Pagan Customs

What commercial and cultural propaganda presents as beautiful is rooted in ugly paganism but most blind followers do not know. By Khalid Baig Courtesy: Al Balagh – www.albalagh.net 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 …

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Stop avoiding afternoon madrassa!

  Guest contributor, teenager herself, Fatima Moolla of Timeless Teenz reminds us not to dodge afternoon maktab, no matter how busy we think we are.   We’re at a crises level with so many parents thinking that they don’t need to send their children for Islamic education. All these excuses: “It …

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The Madrasah System – The Pride of our Community

  The Christian community has the Church, the Jewish community has its Synagogue, the Hindu Community has it’s Mandir, the Sikh community has the Gurdwara and the Buddhists have their Temple and so on…..But the Muslim community not only has the Musjid but also the educational Madrasah.   Al-hamdulillah, Allah …

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Keep our Maktabs Alive

The cry in the hearts of the concerned parents in Palestine is for the recommencement of the Maktab System. The system of the Muslim schools has failed in preserving the spirit of Islam in the Palestinian children. Such emphasis has been placed on secular subjects that in the entire week …

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The Importance of the MAKTAB (after school Islamic Education)

The first word revealed of the Quran is “Iqra” READ! Seek knowledge! Educate yourselves! Be educated.   “Read and your Lord is Honourable, who taught(to write) with the pen taught man what he knew not, Those of His servants only who are possesses of knowledge fear Allah; Surely Allah is …

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