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Viral video of marriage proposal in front Holy Kaaba sparks outrage

Marriage etiquette has changed over the generations and of all the headline-grabbing proposals from around the world, TRT reporter Yusuf Akyön may have taken the cake when he popped the question to his girlfriend this week. Every culture has its own unique marriage traditions — many Muslims, for instance, prefer to propose to their significant others in the presence of …

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Curbing Domestic Violence in Islam

This is one of those subjects that goes unaddressed around the World in the Muslim communities and unfortunately it is real in some our households. Time and time again we have women who are too scared to come forward and seek help and protection. Just recently I received a string of messages from women around the World asking questions that …

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Malaysia: Government religious body rules “hot dogs” must be renamed

Food outlets selling hot dogs in Malaysia have been asked to rename their products or risk being refused halal certification. The Malaysian Islamic Development Department, a religious government body, said it adopted the ruling after complaints from Muslim tourists. Director Sirajuddin Suhaimee said the name might cause “confusion”. “In Islam, dogs are considered unclean and the name cannot be related …

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Rewards for a Man Spending on Wife and Children

Generally speaking, man is responsible for spending on his wife and children according to his means. There is a direct order for that in the Qur’an as Allah Almighty says, “Let the rich man spend according to his means; and the man whose resources are restricted, let him spend according to what Allah has given him.” (At-Talaq 65:7) Such spending entails a …

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Dental Health: Help your Kids Learn

Did you know that sugary sweets and sodas not only pose a danger to your child’s waistline? They can have detrimental effects to your child’s teeth as well. In many parts of the world, rising rates of tooth decay among young children are a direct consequence of the consumption of sugary drinks and snacks. In fact, the World Health Organization …

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Dates – The Healthiest Fruit On This Planet That Can Cure Many Diseases!

The high natural sugar content in dates is what makes them a great alternative for ordinary sugar. Apart from being easily metabolized, they’re also filling and satisfy hunger. Abounding in nutrients, dates are an excellent fruit choice for both children and adults. Plus, dates are extremely beneficial for treating various conditions and illnesses such as anemia, high cholesterol, and even …

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Muslim fashion designer makes history with hijab collection at New York Fashion Week

A Muslim fashion designer has made history as the first ever designer to feature hijabs in every outfit on a New York Fashion Week catwalk. Indonesian designer Anniesa Hasibuan, 30, delighted crowds with her Spring Summer ’17 collection D’Jakarta. Models wore flowing trousers and skirts in silk, lace and chiffon in an array of pastel colours. One stand-out garment included an …

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Haute History Made: First Muslim Designer To Showcase On New York Fashion Week Mainstage

It’s an interesting time to be a hijab-wearing Muslim woman right now. In between flashes of political turmoil on TV, hate crimes, burkini bans and endless condemnation posts on social media, there’s a lot going on in the life of a “hijabi” these days. Despite learning how to navigate this tricky landscape, I’m optimistic. At no other time in recent memory …

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How Halal Food Became a $20 Billion Hit in America

Sometimes, culinary trends move in sync with political ones. Sauerkraut was renamed “liberty cabbage” when the U.S. was at war with Germany, and a more recent falling-out with the French led to the invention of “freedom fries.” But sometimes they move in mysterious ways. In an election season dominated by Donald Trump, Muslims haven’t always been made to feel welcome in …

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It’s ‘digital heroin’: How screens turn kids into psychotic junkies

Susan* bought her 6-year-old son John an iPad when he was in first grade. “I thought, ‘Why not let him get a jump on things?’ ” she told me during a therapy session. John’s school had begun using the devices with younger and younger grades — and his technology teacher had raved about their educational benefits — so Susan wanted …

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