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Will the Real Muslim Men please stand up?

Bint Ahmed Sulaymaan – Comment Chivalry is dead. And so is femininity. They died when the exploitation of women and feminism were born. Their murder was prolonged and painful, like that of cutting steak with a butter knife. We’re living in a world of too many pseudo men (feminists and the like), men in touch with their feminine side, metrosexual men ...

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The cycle of “War” within our homes

Adults must model the kind of behaviour and world that they want for their children. It requires them to look at themselves in a very deep and responsible way and make changes that will help them not to pass on their own old injuries onto their children. What the parents share are children. When parents continuously fight the house becomes ...

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Muslim girls have eating disorders too

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The article hereunder was submitted by a sister who requested its publication for the benefit of the Muslim community.   When I was put to the task of writing an article related to counseling, I wracked my mind for an idea. What could I write, after possibly, a five year academic hiatus? I trawled articles, blogs and websites on the ...

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A True Love Story

She was one of the noblest women around, coming from a very prominent family. She was also quite beautiful and the holder of a considerable amount of wealth, being a prominent businesswoman. To marry her would have been a great feat for any man, and indeed, quite a few of the most prominent and wealthy men in society had asked ...

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A Woman’s Reflection on Leading Prayer

On March 18, 2005 Amina Wadud led the first female-led Jumuah (Friday) prayer. On that day women took a huge step towards being more like men. But, did we come closer to actualizing our God-given liberation? I don’t think so. What we so often forget is that God has honored the woman by giving her value in relation to God - not in ...

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Daughters in Islam

“The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: ‘Whoever supports two little girls until they come of age, will be on the Day of Judgement as close to me as this,’ and he brought two fingers together.” [Muslim] It wasn’t only fourteen centuries ago that daughters were considered a burden. Many cultures across the globe today also abort female foetuses ...

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Words of remembrance for morning and evening

All praise is due to Allah alone, and peace and blessings be upon Mohammed after whom there is no other Prophet. Reference: Anas (RA) said that he heard the Prophet (SAW) say: “That I sit with people remembering Almighty Allah from the morning (Fajr) prayer until sunrise is more beloved to me than freeing four slaves from among the Children ...

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Mother- a gateway to Jannah

Mother- a gateway to Jannah (heaven)…….so beautifully written. Over the years we have noticed the level of respect drop for our parents. we are now giving more rights to our friends and partners then so to our parents. This is written  not only to remind myself of their favours but to also remind us all of how the favours of ...

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