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How about we stop robbing ourselves?

By: Haqqseeker Source: MuslimVillage Some very freakish ‘robberies’ are taking place nowadays and they are really becoming widespread like forest fires! Outwardly these enticing robberies appear harmless, but they have serious repercussions. The weapons used to commit these robberies are the ‘Smartphones’! A person usually commits a robbery for material gains but in these robberies, there are no material gains at all. On the contrary, the culprits committing these robberies are themselves the main victims or losers! Given below are only a few of the robberies that you may be committing with your smartphones. We all know the importance of time in one’s life. Everything, when...

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Fatwa: Honesty and dignity apply on social media too

By: Dar Al-Iftaa (Jordan) Source: Al-Ifta (Jordan) Question : What is the ruling of Sharia on speaking ill of chaste believing women via social media and inciting others to do so? The Answer : All perfect praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds, and may His peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Mohammad and upon all his family and companions. Social media facilitates communication among people and makes their lives easier. Allah, the Almighty, said {what means}, “O mankind! We created you from a single (pair) of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise (each other).” {Al-Hujurat, 13}. In principle,...

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Hajj ‘nap pods’ being tested this Hajj

By: Faima Bakar Source: METRO The hajj pilgrimage to Mecca, Saudi Arabia, that Muslims around the world make every year has just started. Over two million followers of the Islamic faith will be gathering around the holy city, which has seen a 7% rise in visitor numbers this year compared to last year. In past years, there have been devastating stampedes as a result of overcrowding and structures collapsing. Now, Saudi’s cutting-edge logistics and expansion projects are working to help pilgrims have a smoother and safer experience. However, with such large numbers of visitors, hotel overcrowding – and this year’s weather and flood warnings – it can still be difficult for pilgrims to find a...

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