Category "General"

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The Essence of Ramadan

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Muslims throughout the world are now observing Ramadan, the Muslim month of fasting in accordance with the dictates of the Qur’an – the Muslim Holy Scripture, in which they are commanded by...

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What Fasting Demands From Us

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What Does “Ramaḍān” Mean? The correct pronunciation of Ramaḍān is with a fatḥah (zabar) on the letter meem (م), i.e. رَمَضَان (Ramaḍān). To pronounce it with sukūn on the letter meem, i.e. رَمْضَان (Ramdan) is incorrect. As...

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7 tips for a simpler Muslim wedding

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Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best wedding is that upon which the least trouble and expense is bestowed” (Mishkat). Yet, every year, we attend or...

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Marriage: How to keep it off the Rocks

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All praise be to Allah the Lord of the Universe. Peace and blessings be on His Messenger Muhammad , his family and companions. Then, Allah said: And among His signs is this: He...

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NEW MOTHERHOOD: WHEN MOM IS SAD

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Becoming a new mother can be one the most rewarding experiences a woman can have in life, but it can also be incredibly challenging and overwhelming. New motherhood is typically...

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The Family Institution in Islam

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Importance of Islamic Family Let’s discuss the subject of Islamic family and its importance for Muslims. I will quote Ismail Faruqi, a great Islamic intellectual who was a professor of...

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The Light in the moonless night

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And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me – indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of the supplicant when he calls upon Me. So let...

Family life

MY MOTHER WAS A SECRET

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A hidden diagnosis and a lifetime of pain My parents married each other in the late 70’s in Karachi. They moved to Brooklyn, NY, where my mother gave birth to...

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How To Reject A Proposal

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Sister Arfa and Sister Fathima Farooqi talk about to reject a proposal in the right way! And yes, there is a right and a wrong way to do that! Learn...