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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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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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Jan17

Duas and etiquette of going to bed

By: Jamiatul Ulama Source: Jamiatul Ulama The following are some of the etiquette and duas from the Sunnah associated with going to bed: Be in a state of purity: “If you come to your bed, then perform Wudoo’.” [Bukhari] Sleep on our right side: “…. Then lie down on your right side.” [Bukhari] Place the right hand under the right cheek: “When he (Allah bless him and grant him peace) went to sleep, he placed his right hand under his right cheek.” [Bukhari] Dust the bed: “When one of you goes to bed, let him dust the bed because he does not know what comes into it before or after him.” [Bukhari] Recite Surat Al-Kāfirūn, from its benefits: “It frees the person from Shirk.” [Abu Dawud and...

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