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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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Jan20

Two small phrases

By: Anonymous Author Source: MuslimVillage He had never prayed two rak`ah (units of prayer) in his adult life.  Born and raised in Egypt, he had continuously heard the adhan (call to prayer) and the iqama (second call to prayer) rolling through the streets, calling the believers to prayer, but he had never voluntarily accepted the call. This included refusing to pray at the Masjid (mosque) on the first floor of the apartment building in which he lived; He passed by it day and night, on his way to work, on his way to spend hours at the local Hookah Café with his friends, and on his way home to his wife and children, only to start the routine of neglecting his prayers again the following...

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