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Can a Real Muslim Be Depressed?

Depression drains our energy, hope, and drive, making it difficult to do what we need to feel better. In today’s world there are many factors contributing to the rise of depression. This depression is common both in the East and in the West, while it is evident among the youth; it also affects the older age brackets, due to the …

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I’m No Longer A Good Muslim

A few years ago, I was a very religious person; I used to pray regularly, I lowered my gaze as I passed by females, and before taking any action, I would consider the wrongs and rights in Islam. I managed to stay religious while living in a corrupt,   but after a while, I felt that I was missing out on …

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Factors Affecting Physical Growth in Children

There is no doubt that different aspects of the human personality are integrated and affect each other. They constitute a cohesive unit and cannot be separated except in the field of theoretical study. From the time a person is born until he fully grows up, the different elements of his formation interact and affect each other, sometimes evidently and at …

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A Call for Harmony and Cordiality Between the Spouses

Marital happiness resembles the honey produced by two bees; the greater their efforts are, the sweeter it will be. There is ‎no doubt that marital happiness is the ‎responsibility of both spouses and this necessitates the existence of ‎love between them.‎ At the same time, we say that the happy house does not only depend on ‎love, but also the …

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Watch Out! These Pitfalls Destroy Brotherhood Relationships

Abu Hurairah (may Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: Beware of suspicion, because it is the most deceptive kind of speech. Do not meddle, spy, or compete with each other. Do not envy, hate, or cut each other off. Be, O servants of God, brothers.(Muslim)    The Prophet prescribed these …

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Surat Al-Hijr: Allah Will Guard His Religion

Surat Al-Hijr delivers a message of support to the believers: Allah will guard His revelation, His religion, and His true servants. So trust Allah, keep on spreading the message and raising awareness about this beautiful Deen, and do not fear the backlash. The Surah has short, inspiring verses that pump energy and faith into your heart by reminding you of …

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Egypt launches women-only buses

A new experiment by a private Egyptian transportation company is seeking to solve issues of harassment in public transportation. The buses are dedicated for women only, driven by female drivers as well. The bus company’s vice president told Al Arabiya the trial has so far been a successful one but that they still face the lack of female drivers as …

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A Smile: The contagious Sunnah

Smiling forces us to remove any anger or harshness from our heart, as Allah says in the Quran:{And if you had been rude in speech and harsh in heart, they would have disbanded from about you.} (3:159) A smile is an instant message to those we know as well as those we do not know. It is received and understood …

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Mutual Rights – Maintaining Chastity

Maintaining Chastity The second right of the two rights that this series of articles pertains to is the overnight stay, which signifies that the spouses help each other in observing chastity. Each of the spouses should fulfill this right for the other. Some scholars have said that the purpose of marriage is that both the man and the woman preserve …

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Patience with Hardship – The Story of Umm Salamah

Imagine yourself in this position. Your beloved husband with whom you have grown in Islam, who has supported you through the difficulties of life, who has helped you raise your dear children and who has provided for you by Allah’s permission passes away. How would you react? Would you be overcome with despair and grief? Would you fret over who …

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