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Origins of Gregorian New Year

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” …

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7 Things your wife won’t tell you.

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 …

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Seeking Forgiveness from Allah

“And turn to Allah in repentance, all of you, O believers, so that you might succeed.” (Suratun-Noor, v:31). I like this story of the wisdom of a six year old girl… One rainy afternoon, as …

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5 Advices for Haajis (Pilgrims)

Shaykh Naasirud-Din al-Albani’s (rahimahullah) “The Rites of Hajj and ‘Umrah” from the Book and the Sunnah and Narrations from the Pious Predecessors provides some advice for the pilgrims. These are some pieces of advice and …

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Sprouting the seeds of Imaan

As parents we feel the need to fulfill every requirement of our growing children, be it food, education, leisure time, etc. In terms of physical needs being met, most of us go all out. But …

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Four Poisons of the Heart

Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbabli, Ibn Al-Qayyim al-Jawziyaa, and Abu Hamid al-Ghazali (rahimahumullah) have beautifully written about the diseases of the heart. The four poisons being 1. Unnecessary talking 2. Unrestrained glances 3. Too much food 4. …

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Welcome Ramadaan 1433 AH / 2012

قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وءاله وصحبه وسلم “من صام رمضان إيمانا واحتسابا غفر له ما تقدم من ذنبه”. رواه البخاري. وتقبل الله صيامكم وطاعاتكم. Rasoolullah (Sallahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam) said: “Whoever fasts Ramadaan …

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Haters

“HATERS”. I don’t recall this word as a child, but it’s often heard nowadays. So what is a hater, or rather who is a hater? There are many definitions one could use for the term …

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Simplicity in our lives

I asked my 8 year old students who knew the meaning of the word “simplicity”, as we were doing a seerah lesson (describing the character of Muhammad- Rasoolullah (Sallallahu ‘Alayhi wa Sallam). None of the …

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