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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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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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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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Your Time is Your Most Valuable Asset

Work is the vocation of the living; idleness is death. Time idly wasted, according to Imam Ibn Al-Qayyim, is even more severe than death: “Wasting time cuts you off from Allah and the hereafter, whereas death cuts you off from worldly life and its people.” This world is people’s farm, whose yield they harvest in the hereafter; those who sow …

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First Somali-American Muslim Lawmaker on Time Cover

MINNEAPOLIS – Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American Muslim woman to be elected legislator has been featured on the cover of Time magazine, as one of 46 influential women to break barriers. “My family called me the “why kid” growing up. I always needed to know why something is happening, why I had to do something, why whatever,” she said in …

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Woman of Courage: Lessons from the story of Hajar

Muslims from all around the world flock to Makkah to perform Umrah and Hajj every year although many centuries back, you would not find a single person in the lonely valley of Makkah. Surrounded by rock mountains and with a bed of sand for ground, it offered no vegetation and no water. Yet, this was about to change. The change …

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Who is the Woman who Founded the Rites of Hajj?

The days of Hajj are a remembrance of great events- The rites of our pilgrimage have their roots deep in the history of God’s noble Prophets from the time of Abraham to the time of Muhammad (peace be upon them all). Our Hajj, as a consequence, affirms in our hearts the strong connection that exists between all of the Prophets …

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An Offer You Cannot Refuse

As I sat in the Prophet’s (sall Allāhu ʿalayhi wa sallam) masjid, trying to relax to prepare for Tarāwīḥ, I noticed an old man praying beside me. A while later, he came next to me to lie down and apologized and said, “Excuse me, but I’m 80 years old and my body is weak”. By Allāh, he did not lie …

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Maximizing Intentions for Hajj

As we approach the final month of the lunar calendar, the sacred month of Dhul-Hijjah, millions of Muslims around the world are preparing to embark on the most important journey of their lives – Ḥajj; the major pilgrimage to the blessed land of Makkah Al-Mukarramah. As previously mentioned regarding having multiple intentions whilst reciting the Qur’ān in Ramaḍān,  our beloved …

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Imagine this were your story

Imagine that you have reached old age, living with your spouse. You have children and, as they were growing up, you lavished upon them every possible advantage and luxury that you could afford, having worked hard to do so during the best years of your life. You were ‘good’ parents. You had them educated in either a grammar or independent …

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