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What’s The Matter?|My Brother’s Wife and My Husband Exchange Friendly Glances

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Question: I am happily married to my husband for 11 years. We have three children together. My siblings and I usually get together along with our spouses. We are a practicing family. My brother and his wife are less practicing. When we gather, we try as much as possible to sit separately. However, sometimes it happens where we are all ... Read More »

Purification Of The Soul – Mufti Ismail Menk

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Lecture by Mufti Ismail Menk | Transcribed by Hayley B. [The following is the video and transcript of Mufti Ismail Menk's lecture entitled 'Purification Of The Soul.' The transcript includes slight modifications for the sake of readability and clarity]. A`ūthu billāhi min ash-shaytānir rajeem. Bismillāhir Rahmānir Raheem.                       [Surat Al-Qasas ; 76-78] ... Read More »

Celebrating the Prophet

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By: Abu Aaliyah (Surkheel Sharif) There have been times throughout history whereby the heavens have opened and the celestial light cleansed certain human souls, who, as a result, were divinely invested with prophethood (nubuwwah) – the highest condition possible for any human being. For a prophet is a bridge, as it were, between heaven and earth; Creator and creation, helping us to recall our purpose ... Read More »

In Pursuit of Ikhlas

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By: Abu Abbaad Sizing up Sincerity As one prepares their luggage to meet the Lord of the worlds, there is nothing more vital to check for than ikhlâs (sincerity). The Most High says: “…So whoever is hopeful for the Meeting with his Lord – let him do righteous work and not associate in the worship of his Lord anyone.” [Surah Al-Kahf, ... Read More »

How Do I Deal with My Escapist Mentality

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Question: I hope by the will of Allāh you guys can help or offer some suggestions. My problem since I was younger is that I have an escapist mentality. Whenever things would get rough I would idealize this perfect world, in which I was beautiful, strong, confident, perfect. Fast-forward 20 years later, I still have this problem, I want to ... Read More »

A Guide for Studying Arabic and Quran in Morocco

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Going abroad to study Arabic is one of the best ways to learn the language. With a vibrant culture and a rich intellectual heritage, Morocco is naturally a destination of choice for students from across the globe. What follows below is a guide for those looking to go there to study Arabic and Qurʾān. It is based on my experiences ... Read More »

The Shaykh and the Ustadh Defined

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Guest post by Abdul Wahab Saleem (Facebook/Twitter) I received a question on my Facebook page recently about what the difference between a Shaykh and an Ustādh is. This is a question that I remember being confused about over a decade ago. I remember growing up as a child wondering, “Who is a Shaykh? What defines an `Ālim? Why do we ... Read More »

Kaafir, the New F-word

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It was something I learned very young: Never say the word kaafir. I didn't know Arabic at the time, but I knew it was worse than a curse word. It was the most evil word you could possibly utter. Call a person anything you want, but never this. A kaafir was evil. A kaafir was a monster. A kaafir was ... Read More »

Please the One, Not the Many

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You're not expected to try to make everyone happy, nor is it possible. That's not Islam. Respect for others is vital, but in the end we answer to Allah. Read More »

MuslimKidsMatter | How It Changed Me

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How It Changed Me By Hufsa Lodhi Shaking hands. Sweaty palms. Endless butterflies gnawing at your stomach. Defined as the typical feeling of nervousness, it has many causes. Whether it's a taking a big test or walking into a crowd for the first time, anxiety is subjective. Positive or negative, it can contribute a great deal to either push you ... Read More »

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