Lifestyle & Culture

Sharing the Message of Karbala with Children

As many communities prepare to commemorate the life of Imam Hussain (as),  many questions are being asked by those in positions of power. Who will the speakers be? Where will programs be held? However, while focusing on such details, we are often  neglecting how topics such as Ashura, the battle …

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Study: Wearing Hijab Helps Body Confidence

British Muslim women who wear the hijab feel generally better about their body image than those who don’t wear the hijab suggests research published in the British Journal of Psychology today. The research, conducted by Dr Viren Swami from the University of Westminster and colleagues looked at body image issues …

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Cutting Relations with Family

The institution of family is one of the most sacred of establishments to mankind from a human as well as from a moral and religious perspective. No one can dispute the value and superiority of blood relations which unite two individuals together as they recognize that the blood which run …

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Effects of Pornography in Marriage

The Holy Quran states: “Tell the faithful men to cast down their looks and to guard their private parts. That is more decent for them. Allah is indeed well aware of what they do. Tell the faithful women to cast down their looks and to guard their private parts, and …

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Harmonizing Motherhood With Spirituality

Ramadan is often a time when mothers, especially those with young children, feel at a loss and unable to maximise on themonth. Nazmina Virjee talks about this spiritual vacuum and how to still connect with Allah despite the challenges: “Motherhood is a role much emphasised in Islam, be it the …

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Trust Thyself

“You won’t make it. You won’t achieve it. It’s impossible. Why even try. Who are you to even try? Just settle you’re getting too old. I don’t approve. You can’t do it”. Are these sentences familiar to you? If they are, firstly I just want to empathize with you. You’re …

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Healthy Ramadan: Eat and Live Well

Fasting during the month of Ramadan can be good to your health if it’s done correctly. Benefits of fasting during Ramadan include:  Fasting promotes weight loss Rests digestive system Resolves inflammatory diseases and allergies e.g. arthritis and skin conditions such as psoriasis Reduce blood glucose level Reduce cholesterol level Reduce …

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Hijab: A Personal Choice?

‘Hijab’ literally means a veil or cover. Islam requires men and women to observe Hijab in their own ways. The question arises to whether Hijab is just a personal deed or does its observance or violation affect the society. In other words, can we really say that Hijab is one’s …

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