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May21

The struggle for the soul of the hijab

By: Shazia Ahmad Source: Al-Madina Institute Hijab1 is a frequently discussed topic in our community and a practice dissected and opined over from many different angles. While it is talked about frequently, in many of the most important ways it is little understood. Our discourse on hijab is often devoid of any meaningful consideration of it as an act of devotion, which is its primary purpose. There is also little reflection on the foundational quality from which hijab emanates — haya’ (modesty). These are the heart and soul of hijab that we, individually and as a community, often overlook. The Inward and the Outward Islam teaches that at its core, hijab should be a spiritual act done...

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May16

How to properly dispose of copies of the Quran and Islamic texts

By: Mufti Muhammad ibn Adam Source: Jamiatul Ulama In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful, With regards to getting rid of unwanted religious and Islamic literature, the great classical Hanafi jurist (faqih), Imam al-Haskafi (Allah have mercy on him) states: “Books that are no longer benefited from, one should wipe away the names of Allah, His Angels, and His Messengers, and burn the rest. There is also nothing wrong with casting them into a flowing river as they are (i.e. without wiping away those names) or burying them, and this (burying them) is better.” (Radd al-Muhtar ala al-Durr al-Mukhtar, 5/271) Thus, if one decides to dispose of religious literature, the best thing...

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May15

Getting life in order around the 5 daily prayers

By: Musa Sach Adam Source: HDMS Blog Many of us, if not all of us only have 24 hours in a day to get everything done, before the wheels are in motion once again. In our day the most important task is to pray the 5 daily obligatory prayers within their prescribed time and fit all else that we have to do around these 5 times. Here are some tips in order to make it easy by the permission and grace of Allah (subhana’wata’ala) * Have a set routine of getting one’s night sleep regularly and try and get an amount of sleep as prescribed in this article (if not a night shift worker of course – and if this is the case you have to come up with a plan that suits your individual circumstances) * Know...

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