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The Stranger Danger​

In an age where kidnapping, child-trafficking, child-abuse, drug addiction, gangsterism and other societal scourges are on the rise, almost every parent will, at some point, stress and emphasize on their children the danger of strangers. Parents warn their children to never take a lift with a stranger, never speak or disclose …

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Surrogacy. Permissible or not?

QUESTION Dear Sheikh, Assalamoalykum Wa rahmatulla hi wa barakatahu… May Allah be agree with you. I would like to ask , is surrogacy allowed in Islam ? Jazakallaha Khair. (Question published as received) ANSWER In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh. It is …

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Reflections from Sūrah al-Tahrīm

Sūrah al-Tahrīm, ‘The Prohibition’, is a Medinan Sūrah comprised of 12 verses, with an underlying theme of tarbiya al-awlād: family relationships and how to nurture them.  Sūrah al-Talāq and Sūrah al-Tahrīm, which appear side by side in the Qur’ān, both start with the words “yā ayuha al-nabi” (O Prophet), directly addressing the Prophet (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi …

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‘Pornography Is What the End of the World Looks Like’

  “Fifty Shades of Grey,” the book and the movie, is a celebration of the sadism that dominates nearly every aspect of American culture and lies at the core of pornography and global capitalism. It glorifies our dehumanization of women. It champions a world devoid of compassion, empathy and love. …

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Planning for our Children’s Future

It’s only usually a matter of time before our worries with regards to our children begin to kick in. We are desperate to secure their Islamic future, but in a world that is rapidly changing, where exposure is unmanageable, where governmental policies are affecting what our children are taught in …

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Bursting the Bubble​

As exhausted as she was, she put in the extra effort. “Never mind if I’m tired, I’ll do it for my hubby,” she thought to herself. She wore attractive clothing and jewellery, applied perfume, prepared his favourite meal and dessert and even lit candles, hoping to please her husband by …

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Was Khadeejah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) a “Working Woman”?

Question: Assalaamu ‘alaikum Respected ‘Ulama I shared this article on your website, regarding women working, with some of my friends. Someone then mentioned that since Khadeejah (radhiyallahu ‘anha) was a merchant and used to work, it should be fine for Muslim women to work as well. What is the correct answer to …

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It’s our offspring at stake!!!

Upbringing our children in current times is truly challenging. If nothing is done soon, one cannot imagine how worse it could get. There’s nothing more sad than “losing” your child. Tips by Khalifah ‘Umar ibn’Abdil ‘Aziz I feel that Khalifah ‘Umar ibn ‘Abdil ‘Aziz’s (rahimahullah) advice below is very apt and …

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