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Women Deserve Better

  From the beginning, we tell young girls they can do anything they want to do, they can be anyone they want to be. They are given access to great education, encouraged to further their studies and attain higher degrees. We push them to push themselves, to break boundaries, to …

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Needs VS. Wants

When we moved to our first house in Bloomington, IN a few years back, one of our neighbors, a very nice young couple who had a 9/10 year old daughter, knocked our door a week or so after we moved in, holding a home-made cake. They came to pay us a visit, to say …

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Should Muslim Females attend University?

Opinion Piece (Written by a university graduate who personally experienced campus life)   With the imminent onset of the university year, there is currently a vibrant debate regarding Muslim females attending university to pursue tertiary studies.   Those who support the idea of women studying at university argue that Muslims …

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Sisters: The Only Liberation Is From ALLAH

    Allah revealed an entire Surah by the name of Surah An-Nisa’ – the Women. And another by the name of – Maryam. And a third by the name of Al-Mujadalah – the women who pleads. It is in enlivening this Sunnah that today this speech shall be addressed …

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The Mother’s Lap – The Best Creche

Bint Assalaam There has been shock and outrage after pictures and video footage emerged of a 21 month old baby girl, bound and gagged with packaging tape, at a Johannesburg Day Care Centre. The horrific images of the toddler trying to free herself from her bonds in the crèche’s bathroom …

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Matric Farewell, Islam Farewell

By Maulana Khalid Dhorat   After spending 13 or 14 cumbersome and grueling years in school, some in private Muslim schools, the Grade 12s finally reach the end of a long journey – a journey that heralds the start of a new academic phase in tertiary education, and another journey …

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Robbing Children of their Childhood!

  Allah Ta’ala has endowed human beings with a very special period called the childhood period. Childhood is undoubtedly the most beautiful and the happiest phase of human life. The joys of childhood can never be substituted by anything else! It is the period when one is free of all worries and responsibilities. It is the period when one loves playing games. It is this period …

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The Position of a Father In Islam

  A Father in Islam – Responsibilities The importance of the father is not less important than the mother. In Islam’s view, the father’s role is as the head of the family who is responsible to both his wife and children. The presence of a father figure is vital in …

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Halloween: The Chilling Facts

Ebrahim Moosa – Radio Islam  Each year the night of October 31 is commemorated by some in the non Muslim world as Halloween. This is an occasion with unmistakeable pagan roots that has also been co-opted by some Christians. In South Africa, in recent years, with many Muslims having relocated …

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