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You’re Not Alone: An Open Letter

This article is Part 3 of an ongoing series of articles under the project, ‘Choice: Influencer or Influenced’   Dear Reader,  How are you doing? How are you really feeling these days, amidst these turbulent and uncertain times we are living in? If you’re overwhelmed, anxious, unsure, and confused, I assure you, you are not…

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Zinnirah – A True Slave of Allah

Zinnairah al-Rumiya aka Zinnirah the Roman رضي الله عنها is one of those companions of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم whom we know very little of, but what we know is enough knowledge worthy of a lifetime only if we could internalize it. She did not have a high ranking in society but rather she was…

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The Women of Sirin Household

One of the greatest scholars from amongst the taabi’een was a man by the name of Muhammad Ibn Sirin. He was famous for dream interpretation where he combined his wisdom, experience and knowledge to become a teacher and an asset to his community, the same way Yusuf عليه السلام was to his people when he was…

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The Abominable Touch

*Madinah, Saudi Arabia* Perhaps around 8-10 years ago, I and the elder sister walk into a small local store while our madre waited out in the car. Although it was the only one open in the area, it was also quite close to the Masjid and presumably ‘safe’. It was unoccupied and while we separated,…

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Warm Whispers Of Istighfaar

I am in love with Istighfaar. Every time I hear this term, torrents of words instantly flow in my mind: Forgiveness, Comfort, Opening, Hope, Broken, Needy, Du’aa, Abundance! These words, then, help me to reflect deeply upon the beauty of istighfaar and on its constant companionship during the highs and lows of life. Thus, I…

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Safiyyah Bint Huayy – Our Mother

  Safiyyah bint Huyayy was one of the wives of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, and was a Jewess before she married him. Her lineage became an immense test of her patience and restrain, thus beautifying her character even more رضي الله عنها, as we shall go on to see. Lineage and Early Life…

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