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Humans are social creatures, and love to seek companionship. People with similar values and beliefs tend to associate with each other, and often become best friends. The etiquette of friendship is addressed by Prophet Muhammad SAW in a hadith:  “A

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“None of you truly believes until he loves for his brother (or neighbour), what he loves for himself”, a narration from Prophet Muhammadﷺ also ingrained in almost every faith on earth. How many fond (or otherwise!) memories do you recall of your

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Sunrise at the Sahara Desert

Travel is encouraged in Islam. As Muslims, we travel to search for knowledge, to earn livelihood, and to marvel on Allah’s vast creations. In this modern age, traveling has become very easy – what with cheaper airfare, simple online bookings,

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  “Just walk or swim for 20 mins, then you stop.” “Stop to rest, then continue the workout, right?” “No, stop to finish. Just 20 mins, any extra is bonus.” “What? That sounds like my kind of workout regime! I

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What does your knee feel like? Or your lower back? Or your wrist? Funny how despite them being a part of our being, we don’t actually “feel” our body parts… until they start aching. It’s like they’re sending us reminders

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Like an old friend, she’s back again – Ramadhan, the month of Qu’ran, mercy, serenity… and food (or lack thereof). Today though, we’re just going to talk about one superfood – the date. We are all familiar with the common

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When I started with the first part of this article it was with the intention of reminding myself and the ummah about the simple things in life which we often neglect, that eventually become our undoing. The second part was to

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What else is there to know about fasting? The topic sounded dry to me. What new knowledge could I possibly learn from this course that could change the quality of my fasting? And fiqh?? Sounds like those do’s and don’ts

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There are no words. Sometimes, there are just no words. And that’s when we lower ourselves, to the most vulnerable position – the prostration – and we thank the Almighty with all our heart. Maybe you opened the mail and

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Should (or Will) Shaitan Win? (Part 1) If the answer is no, then why… …do we find it hard to keep clean when Muslims should be the cleanest of all, setting an example? The Messenger of Allah (saw) said: Cleanliness

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