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Seeking Dunya

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  Our Prophet (صلی اللہ علیہ وسلم) was blessed with concise speech. He would say a single sentence and it had the depth as deep as that of an ocean. One such profound hadith which struck me is the following: “Two hungry wolves let loose among sheep are not more harmful than a person craving after wealth and status is ... Read More »

From Ms to Mrs., Do I need to change my surname?

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By Ayesha Bint Abrar Sharjah, U.A.E   When a woman gets married, she changes her surname from her father’s to her husband’s. She is then recognised by the name of her husband’s father and his progeny. She leaves her home, her beloved parents and siblings, and joins her new home with a new identity. This changing of a woman’s surname ... Read More »

And my Jar remains empty

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By Huda Farooq Sharjah, UAE   Few days ago, I found this amazing activity on Pinterest where the kids would decorate a used jar & name it “My Good Deeds Jar”. They would then pen down every good deed they did on a slip of paper and put it into the jar. This activity was designed to motivate kids to ... Read More »

My journey back to Islam

The Sultan Ahmet Mosque, popularly known as The Blue Mosque, in Istanbul, Turkey. 
"In 2012, one of my best friends, who is a Palestinian-Jordanian by nationality, took me to a mosque in Sharjah, which is the replica of the Blue Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey."

By Samaa Dubai, UAE Since my childhood, I never believed in multiple gods. Hinduism is based on the ideology of idol worship so I used to ask my parents questions such as: “How can a man-made idol be worshipped by man himself?” or “Which God should be worshipped?” My family used to call me an atheist because I never believed ... Read More »

Death is not the end of our journey

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By Neda Shams, Dammam, Saudi Arabia   Every beginning has an end, every start a finish, and there’s no journey without a destination. Imagine if we could attain immortality, what would our aims be? What would be the force that would drive us to actions and achievements? Would we make each day, each minute, as useful as we do now? ... Read More »

Forgive those who wounded you

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By Sahlah Bint Nayyar Chennai, India   Aysha bint Abu Bakr (radhiyallahu anha), the mother of the believers, the one whose innocence Allah (Subhanahu wa ta’ala) revealed about, went through a great test and was accused of wrongdoing. The slander of Aysha (radhiyallahu anha) was so widespread in Madinah that everyone there was talking about it, and this happened due ... Read More »

5 Tips to Benefit from Your Halaqah

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 By Christal Williams Birmingham, UK Gaining knowledge is an obligation on every Muslim according to the hadith in Tirmidhi (74) and there are so many ways you can benefit. In the story of Musa (عليه السلام) and Khidr narrated in Surah Al Kahf, Musa (عليه السلام) travels extensively to gain knowledge from Khidr on whom Allah had bestowed mercy. Allah ... Read More »

Hayaa’ under attack

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Shyness in these times is considered a weakness. Why is hayaa’ no longer treasured by us? By Fathima, Ajman, UAE For a girl, I think the most prized possession she owns after Islam is her hayaa, her dignity, and her repute. I’ll say this again and again – if a girl is in the right frame of mind, the most ... Read More »

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The true qualities of students of knowledge – right intention, right attitude

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The true qualities of students of knowledge – right intention, right attitude  Knowledge is that which benefits, not which is only memorised By Abeera Siddiqui Sharjah, UAE I study, even others do. I have been a ‘student of knowledge’ for more than a decade and nearly all of us share somewhat similar journeys. But does it give us a license ... Read More »