solat on beach

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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A husband and wife were driving home when they passed by a civic centre that was filling up with people. Husband: Do you know what is happening in there? Wife: I heard the local councillor Norin Izzy is having a

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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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Intoxicants

[Two old friends meeting up after a hiatus of two years. They were best buds, inseparable, living by the ‘Bro Code’ until eventually one of them moved because of work. Now, James was in town for business and a family

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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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Many Muslims are fortunate enough to go through life without encountering that wayward invisible species mentioned in the Quran – the disbelieving jinn. In fact, for those of us living in secular Western cultures, the topic of jinn possession rarely

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Bismillahirahmaninrahiim. AREES Training Centre was established in collaboration with AREES University on June 11th 2014 and is located in Kota Damansara, Kuala Lumpur.  The programs offered currently are a Diploma in Islamic Studies, an Advanced Diploma in Islamic Studies, and

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A typical Monday morning. Crawling through traffic; I swear there were more vehicles on the road than usual. It’s like somehow 20% more people go to work on Monday compared to other days. Or does everyone just go out earlier

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Disclosed book on table at library

  It had been a long day at the office dealing with laborious monthly reports, meetings going around the mulberry bush, and elevator rides where we stand with our eyes glued to the mobile phone instead of trying to connect with

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