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Women’s Guide to the Masjid

It’s that time of the year again, Taraweeh. It’s a time that people rush to the masajid eagerly. Women and children who hardly attend prayers throughout the year also go to the Masajid in Ramadan and for Eid. Praying behind an Imam has some rulings that need to be known so that we avoid falling…

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3 Comprehensive Duas

Ramadan, the month of Quran, the month of worship, the month of Dua. At times, there are so many Duas you want to ask Allah, desperate for His Mercy, for Jannah, so many things to achieve in this Dunya that you need to make Dua for, yet when you reach sujood, you can’t think of…

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A Mother’s Ramadan

4 days of Ramadan had passed and I hadn’t fasted a single fast yet. And I had intended to fast this year eagerly awaiting its arrival. And I did try. I woke up, ate suhoor, prayed Fajr slept, woke up in the morning and that’s when the nausea began. I kept running upstairs to the…

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The 3 Fundamental Principles | الأصول الثلاثة وأدلتها | Part 1

ثَلَاْثَةُ الأُصُوْلِ وَأَدِلَّتُهَا لِلْشَّيْخِ الْإِمَامِ الْمُجَدِّدِ مُحَمَّدَ بْنِ عَبْدِ الْوَهَّابِ رَحِمَهُ اللهُ The 3 Fundamental Principles by Sheikh al-Imam, the Reviver, Muhammad Ibn Abdul Wahab, may Allah have Mercy upon him. – The basis of this book are the 3 famous questions that every person is going to be asked in the grave. مَنْ رَبُّكَ Who…

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Basic Fiqh of Menstruation | Part 1

Menstruation comes from the word meaning movement of water on the ground. Hayd literally means to flow. The Arabs used it to refer to the water that comes in a valley and takes away everything. As per the Shariah, it is the natural blood that comes from the lowest part of the womb at a…

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Matn al-Sakhawiyyah: Unlocking The Quran | Part 2

In the previous article of this series “Matn al Sakhawiyya”, six lines of the poem and their corresponding mutashabihat were discussed. This article proceeds with the next few lines, bi idnillah. To recall what was previously discussed: 1.The difference between Surah Al Baqarah and Al-‘A`raf in a couple of verses. 2. The word أبى is…

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Journeying with the Quran

We all know that the purpose of Revelation of the Quran is Guidance – to bring people out of darkness and into the Light. And yet, even as we consider it a universal guidance for all of mankind, we must also understand the significance of the Quran as a guide for each and every one…

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Smile Brighter This Ramadan

With Ramadan around the corner and preparations in full swing, most of us have mentally drafted spiritual, physical or social checklists; be it the number of juz we wish to memorize, the charity organisation we want to be part of, the number of kilos to shed, or even how many samosas to unsuccessfully stop at….

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Will This Ramadan Be Different?

“I feel nervous”, “How will I do it?” and other such phrases have crossed my mind just a few weeks ago, as I pushed through the working days in a fast-paced, on-the-go, on-your-feet-all-day kind of job in a kindergarten. While the excitement for Ramadan fills the air, while the countdown begins, while the pre-Ramadan workshops…

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Amidst Clouds

As the plane takes off like a bird from the ground leaving the world behind raising higher and higher till the world becomes nothing but a passing sight, some thoughts come to mind. They may make sense to some and maybe not to others. Maybe its shaped by our experiences, but here goes. Start off…

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