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Jan23

Being the best neighbour

By: Sana Gul Source: productivemuslim.com Aisha raḍyAllāhu ‘anha (may Allāh be pleased with her) reported: “I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace be upon him, say, ‘Jibreel, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, kept on recommending that I treat neighbors well until I thought that he would order me to treat them as my heirs’ “[Bukhari]. “And worship Allah and do not ascribe any partner to Him … the neighbor who is near of kin, the neighbor who is a stranger … Indeed Allah does not like anyone who is a swaggering braggart” (Quran chapter 4, verse 36). A neighbor is one who lives near or next to another. Al-Hasan was asked about the neighbor and said, “The term ’neighbor’...

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Jan22

A sacred sense of beauty vs. the need for “likes”

By: Sister Sumaiyah Seedat Source: eIslam.co.za How many times have we posted a picture that we thought to be something great and to our surprise the picture receives a meager 10 “likes”? Instant removal! In our quest to boost our self-confidence, we have become egotistical and as fake as the filters we apply to our pictures on social media. Sadly, our lives have come down to us needing constant validation from others, some of whom are complete strangers to us! This is unhealthy because we build unrealistic views on life and suddenly what Allah Ta’ala has given to us is not enough. We find fault with our complexion, our weight, height even the colour of our hair requires some sort of...

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Jan22

Nikah: a partnership of goodness and self-improvement

By: Uswatul Muslimah Source: Uswatul Muslimah There are many different partnerships in this world, and each has its own purpose. The purpose of a business partnership is to make money, while the purpose of a political partnership is to gain dominance, power and rulership. Similarly, nikaah is a life-long partnership which has multiple objectives. If raising the Muslims of tomorrow and gaining financial and social security are considered as objectives, then one of the primary objectives of nikaah, without a doubt, is definitely that of the imaan and Deen of the spouses to become complete and remain protected. Hence, a marriage in which each passing day finds the religious condition of the...

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