1. Greet me each day. Greet me with a sincere “Salaam”, and send me off with a “See you tomorrow In-shaa-Allah.” 2. Smile. When you look at me, let me see happiness in your eyes. 3. Give me your attention. Sit and talk with me privately; even if only for a second. 4. Imagine with me. Help me dream of things I might be able to do; not just the things I need to do now. 5. Give me challenging content and assignments. Show me … [Read more...]
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Here are 10 encouraging one liner quotes. They are NOT hadeeth. 1. Give Allah what’s right, not what’s left. 2. Are you wrinkled with burden? Come to the mosque for a face lift. 3. A lot of kneeling will keep you in good standing. 4. Don’t put a question mark where Allah puts a full stop. 5. When praying, don’t give Allah instructions, just report for duty. 6. Don’t wait for six strong men to take you to the mosque. … [Read more...]
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Saying “I love you” should be everyday and not just on a certain day. The commercialisation of it all is ridiculous and a waste of money. Valentine’s Day is a jaahili Roman festival, which continued to be celebrated until after the Romans became Christian. This festival became connected with the saint known as Valentine who was sentenced to death on 14 February 270 CE. This festival is still celebrated today. So what is the problem if … [Read more...]
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The issue on whether make-up (lipsticks; rouge/blush and eye-shadows) are halaal or not has arisen around the women again. The quandary being the ingredients of the make-up and not whether it is lawful or not to wear. The stance of the ’Ulamaa is as it was years ago on the issue of the use of cochineal or carmine extract- that anything which has cochineal or carmine extract in it is haraam. Why? What is cochineal? The cochineal insect … [Read more...]
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I have heard many Muslims saying "Merry Christmas" and "Happy New Year!" of which I don't mean Muharram. Many of them wish each other, some even count down to it and celebrate the "New Year" with merry-making and get-togethers. The subsequent commercialisation of Christmas and New Year, especially in the US and Europe, has opened the door for many Muslims to feel more included in the holiday. Many Muslim Americans see December 25th as a time to … [Read more...]
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Most men have a hard time understanding women. Even a woman they’ve been married to for years. One minute she’s perfectly fine, the next, she’s crying like a baby. She complains about something but when we offer advice on how to fix it, she still isn’t satisfied. After several years of marriage (and counseling) we should learn to not worry so much about what the wife says. Instead, we should worry about what she doesn’t say. 1. Above … [Read more...]