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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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  “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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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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Have you ever seen someone place a chair, cushion, water bottle, handbag, or anything else, in front of them before they begin solah (prayer)? Or maybe they chose to pray facing a pillar or wall despite the large space available?

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Rain rain go away, come again another day – we were taught to sing in kindergarten. Growing up in tropical Malaysia where it rains pretty much every week (and almost every day during the three month monsoon!), I could really

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Amongst the noblest of human pursuits, Is to embark upon the journey of Ilm-ul-Deen, Primarily as a means of increasing Ubidiyyah, Purifying intentions and avoiding Riyyah, Redirecting your energy and efforts on Akirah, Cleansing one’s hearts, soul and mind as

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People say life changes in a heartbeat. I used to scoff at that notion. Changes happen over time; and only when you effect it. How humbling then my experiences in these past two months, since I last penned my first

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