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Q. Is it permissible to take the medication like the pill (contraceptive) throughout the month of Ramadaan to avoid getting one’s period in order to keep all the fasts as it is very difficult to keep the missed fasts?

Q. Is it permissible to take the medication like the pill (contraceptive) throughout the month of Ramadaan to avoid getting one’s period in order to keep all the fasts  as it is very difficult to keep the missed fasts? A. Though it is permissible, it is best not to do so. It could have side effects like tampering with one’s ...

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Eid Message – Bi Ismihi Ta’ala

We feel a sense of great sadness as we depart this blessed month of Ramadaan, its beautiful days and its fragrant nights. We will soon leave the special month of the Qur’an, the month of piety, patience, mercy, and forgiveness. May the departure of Ramadaan find us as better individuals than we were at its commencement. The Day of Eid is ...

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The Umbilical Cord …

When we emerge from the womb at birth we are attached to our mothers by the umbilical cord. The first thing the doctor or midwife does is to sever this cord so that we can make it on our own in the world. However, the umbilical cord has significance besides the purely physical. This metaphorical connection to our birth mother ...

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Submission

The days of Haj are with us. Those who undertake this momentous journey will be constantly reminded of Sayyidina Ebrahim (alaihis salaam), his wife Hazrath Hajra (alaihas salaam) and his son Hazrath Ismail (alaihis salaam). The Ka’ba Shareef that the Haji will perform tawaaf of was built by this illustrious father and son. The seven rounds between mount Safa and ...

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Marriage: The Charm of “Thank You”

Consider this scenario: A husband buys a house for his family. You ask the wife if she thanked her husband. Wife replies with a surprise, “Why is that necessary?” You answer, “Because he bought a house!” Wife says, “Yes, but its not for me. He lives there too!” You remind her, “Yes but what’s wrong with being grateful?” Wife says, ...

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The World within..

In nearly every culture, people use metaphors that directly or indirectly allude the heart. We call people ‘hard hearted’ because they show no mercy. Likewise people are said to have ‘cold hearts’ or ‘warm hearts’. When someone’s words penetrate our soul and affect us profoundly, we say that person ‘touched my heart’. When people fall in love supposedly, they speak ...

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Labour of Hands

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “The cleanest food is that which a man earns by his own hands.” [Bukhari]   The most pure food, in terms of its being Halal and making its consumer’s body befitting for Paradise, is food that is earned with one’s physical labour. Once Imam Auzai saw Ibraheem bin Adham carrying ...

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