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A Trendy Saturday

Sometimes you have to turn things down a notch and go to an informal gathering. Mixing up the trend of skirts and making it hijab friendly with a pair of jeans can take you right out of the mall into the mosque for prayer. Add a few flashy accessories and finish with a patterned hijab…

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Why is Sinning Easier for Me?

When we are born, two faculties are created alongside us as challenges to make us vulnerable to committing crimes: Shaytan and Nafs. Shaytan, or Satan, has existed even before the Creation of Man and it is his job to invite us to do sinful things until our death. To further describe his duties, he is to coax you into following your nafs.

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Paradise and Difficult Things

Prophet Muhammad (SAW) said: When Allah (SWT) created Paradise, He said to Jibreel (AS), ‘Go and look at it.’ Jibreel (AS) went, and returned, saying, ‘O Lord! By Thy might, no one who hears of it will fail to enter it.’ Allah (SWT) then surrounded it with disagreeable things, and said, ‘Go and look at…

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Formal suit, frilly dress!

Lately, a lot of runways and notable female celebs have been rocking “feminized” mens’ suits. It definitely works for a classic look, and there is no better time to wear the get-up than on a night out with friends and family. With a few extra touches, it’s easy to make the outfit modest. Check out…

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Observing Hadith on Consistency

Assalam alaikum, dear sisters, my name is Asra and I will be posting these Daily Hadith columns. I will quote the source of all these Hadith, they are mostly from Sahih Bukhari or Sahih Muslim. So, here is the first: Consistency Abu Huraira narrated from the Prophet (SAW) that once, a man was travelling in…

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The Banner of Peace

These are tough times.  Our values, outlooks, beliefs, lifestyle, and even our clothing are being attacked and ridiculed.  Each headline in the news, from about a mass murderer to a taxi driver, is being innacurately blamed on Islam, rather than a faulty human being.  There is no doubt that these are tough times for Muslims…

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Etiquettes of Prayer

Salah is incumbent upon us and contains certain guidelines without which it becomes invalid. I have outlined some of the common mistakes you might be making in your prayer and hope that you will find it useful as a reminder in your quest to become a better Muslim:

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My Hijab is for You, Too

Why do you wear the hijab? Muslims and non-Muslims alike have asked me the same question countless times.  While it is true that Islam, in addition to the spiritual enlightenment, has preferred women to wear the hijab for their safety and modesty, there are additional important reasons worth mentioning. I wear the garment for a…

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To Eat the Flesh of His Dead Brother

Sitting with my mother on the sofa with a remote control in my hand, I had the honor of watching an incredibly powerful and deeply moving lecture. This opinion might not be shared by everyone, but my life changed within the thirty minutes of the scholar speaking about two of the Major Sins which we…

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Words of Wisdom from the Holy Qur’an

From the Im a Muslim & Im Proud! Facebook Page. 1. Respect and honour all human beings irrespective of their religion, color, race, sex, language, status, property, birth, profession/job and so on [17/70] 2. Talk straight, to the point, without any ambiguity or deception [33/70] 3. Choose best words to speak and say them in…

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Remarkable Hadith Qudsi

Whoever returns to Me, I accept him no matter how far he is, and whoever turns away from Me, I approach him and call on him. Whoever leaves a sin for my sake, I reward him with many gifts, and whoever seeks to please Me, I seek to please him. Whoever acknowledges My Will and…

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The Man Who Reads the Entire Qur’an Everyday

This post was contributed to Flashy Friday by user bajooka. There was a beautiful woman who wanted to get married, and desired to have a very pious husband. She decided that she’ll marry the man who recites the whole Qur’an every single day, fasts for the whole year, and stays awake and worships Allah (SWT)…

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“My Own Affair”

This post was contributed to Flashy Friday by user naeima. Could it be the manner in which I speak? Do you disapprove of the clothes I wear? Is it the fact that you can not see my hair? Maybe it’s because you believe I’m weak Well I for one find fault in your critique My…

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Coping with your Period During Ramadan

The last ten nights of Ramadan are upon us and I am sure all of us are aware of the virtues of these blessed nights. Here is a list of some actions Prophet Muhammad (SAW) used to partake in during these last nights as a reminder to all of us because Allah (SWT) says in…