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Book Review: ‘Don’t Be Sad’

Life isn’t simple. We’re constantly being tested, whether it’s in significant, life-changing ways or minor ones. Sometimes we feel like the whole world is against us – and then there are moments in which we feel we have conquered the entire world, yet we are still unsatisfied with our accomplishments. While at times we may…

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Linda Sarsour Says There’s More Work To Be Done

At some point in our lives, we’ve all had to make a choice about where we stand in certain situations. Whether that be political, for a cause we’re passionate about, or for people that we support unconditionally; our choices make us who we are. And for Linda Sarsour, her choices have always been quite clear….

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Does the “Evil Eye” Really Exist?

There has always been chatter and discussion about the “evil eye” in our communities. We hear our elders warning us to take care of our prized possessions in case someone casts an evil eye on them. We get advised to reduce speaking about our accomplishments or achievements to others because they might get jealous and…

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5 Halal Summer Holiday Destinations

Summer has finally returned to the Northern Hemisphere of the world, and that means holidays! People from all over the globe are gearing up to take the trip of a lifetime, and after living in lockdown and going through a global pandemic, everyone is ready to put on a pair of sunglasses and board the…

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What We Can Learn From the Story Of Hajar

There are several moments in our lives when we feel helpless and question why things are happening the way they are. Perhaps we have experienced a job loss or witnessed a very close family member going through a challenging moment. Problems and difficulties come to us in a variety of different forms. Most of the…

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What Is Hajj and Why Is It Important?

Each year, millions of Muslims from all over the world set out to Makkah for the sacred pilgrimage known as Hajj. Hajj occurs once every year during the 12th month of the Islamic calendar, Dhul Hijjah. It is a five day long pilgrimage and should be completed by every able Muslim at least once in…

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7 Scriptures on Oppression From Quran & Hadith

It’s quite unfortunate that we live in a world where the oppressed are continuously being oppressed without any end and justice has become a word that we can only ever say, but never physically or successfully see come into fruition. From Palestinians fighting for their rights, lands, and homes, to young women being denied the…

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4 Tips to Maximise Staying Fit & Active While Fasting

We’re just a day away from the most blessed month of the year. And it’s around this time that everyone begins worrying about their health, questioning how they’re going to boost staying fit and active while fasting when all the progress will eventually vanish with constant inundation of delicious food. To others, this may seem…

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Israel and Indonesia to Confirm Diplomatic Ties

Israel has been a military powerhouse for decades, strengthening and making relationships with foreign countries since its formation. And while many countries all over the world have formed strong relations with the state, there were still quite a few that did not recognise Israel. A high-ranking Israeli official has confirmed that Israel has been working…

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5 New Year’s Resolutions to Consider

2021 is almost at an end, and I think we can all collectively agree that this year has also been one rollercoaster of a year. The pandemic is still ruling over the majority of the world and while things have somewhat resorted back to normal, we are still a long way away from living life…