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Waqf in Islam

Waqf is defined as a permanent dedication of the corpus of the valuable property by a Muslim to the ownership of Allah for religious, charitable, and pious purposes. The term waqf literally means to prevent (habs) or restrain. In legal terms it means to protect a thing or to prevent it from becoming the property…

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Why I Left Social Media

“Oh! You’re no longer on Facebook?” This is a regular question that I am faced with whenever conversations about if I have seen or heard this or that on Facebook arise. I cannot say I have absolutely no clue what social media is, but I can say for certain I have absolutely no idea what…

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A Traveler’s Guide

18 years of living in a Muslim country had me taking the Islamic way of life for granted and when I moved to a predominantly non-Muslim country for higher studies, my happy-go-lucky life took quite a 360° jerk. The new-found freedom away from family, the excitement of delving into a new culture, the modified version…

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To Gilded Mountains

A beautiful connection dawned upon me during my Tafseer class. Long ago, when we did the Tafseer of Surah Al-Fatihah, we connected it to a verse in Surah An-Nisa’. The verse ‘Siratallatheena an’amta alaihim’, is explained as ‘The path of those whom you have bestowed your blessings upon’. It is said that ‘An’amta alaihim’ (those…

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Everything Will Fall

When the Prophet ﷺ died, people were in shock. The shock for everyone was very severe. Some sat and couldn’t stand, others became silent and couldn’t speak, and others outright denied that he ﷺ had departed from this world. Even the second caliph ‘Umar رضي الله عنه‎‎ fell into denial to a degree that he said,…

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A Shining Example – Saudah Bint Zam’ah

Oftentimes, when we speak of the Ummahatul Mu’mineen (Mothers of the Believers), we talk about powerhouses like Khadijah, ‘Aisha, Hafsa, Zaynab bint Jahsh (رضي الله عنهن) etc; about those who were outspoken and emerged as the leaders among women because of their powerful personalities. However, we sometimes tend to forget about those silent pillars that…

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How To Keep The Ramadan Spirit Alive

  You’re expecting another cliché article, aren’t you? Like the ones with the rhyming titles we read every year about a week or two after Eid: “7 Ways To Maintain Your Eman” “Don’t Let Ramadan Fly And Let Your Faith Die” “Reason Number Five To Keep Ramadan’s Spirit Alive” Let me tell you a little…

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Don’t Be Like That Smelly Guy

Okay, pull your trainers on, and get ready for the race of the year! Ramadan! Our beloved guest is here and we’ve got some serious training to do. And I’m here to help you shape up. Now, what’s really interesting is that most people don’t realize that Ramadan is a race. From the first sighting of…

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