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On Dark Days: The Illuminating Lamp

I struggled to select the traits in you I loved the most and so I complained to God of my weaknesses. I wonder for the one who has just heard your names, is it Al-Amin (the trustworthy one) or Ahmad (the praiseworthy one), that will sow the seed of love …

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Allah Loves it When We Ask for Things

When we ask people for too many favours, eventually they will deny us any help. Allah loves it when we ask for things over and over again. Allah is different. No matter how many times we ask Allah for something, Allah loves it. Allah’s treasures are limitless. But human’s will …

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Is Dying Hair Black Allowed in Islam?

In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: 1- It is permissible for men dye their hair any color provided it is void of anything prohibited such as imitating the immoral or if …

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My Take on When to Divorce

These opinions have been forming in my head long before I can put all the words together to actually write it. And Allah knows best.  While it is true that none of us get married only to divorce, it is sometimes the only necessary thing left for us to do …

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Khadija bint Khuwaylid – Reflection Of Values

Misconception and misinformation are omnipresent, so is about the conceptions in Islam. To many, Islam is a scary religion that leaves Muslim women oppressed and uneducated. I don’t think we should disparage the traditionalist. They are merely responding on what they know. I believe the more true knowledge people have …

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To Give Up Or Not to Give Up?

Does anyone still encourage this smart boy don’t give up?! We are always hearing the saying “Never give up!” People say “You only fail when you stop trying.” They also say: “Practice makes perfect.” Like my friend always likes to tell me: “Fake it until you make it.” But what does it …

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A Grasp of Tawheed

It was still so vivid in my memory. The first time I ever stepped on a plane to travel to a foreign country, unclear of what’s ahead of me. I would say at that time I was so impulsive that I don’t care if I leave everything behind to try …

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The Meaning of Suffering

Many people reject religion based on the following rhetorical question: “If God is so good and all powerful why is there so much suffering?” The implication of this question is that if we have power to prevent pain we would if we are being good. This, however, ignores the value …

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