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20: Searching for the Night

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20: Searching for the Night

~ * ~ * ~ * ~ This Ramadan… ~ * ~ * ~ * ~ The article below is a repost from a few Ramadans ago, titled “I Wore My Best Hijab Today.” Our sincere thanks to our reader who suggested it be republished, and our sincere hope and prayer that all of us […]

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19: Exceptionally Kind

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19: Exceptionally Kind

“Kindness does not become a part of anything except that it beautifies it, and harshness does not become a part of anything except that it disfigures it.” [Muslim]

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10: Towards Good

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10: Towards Good

The Messenger, salla Allahu alayhi wasallam said, “Whoever calls others to guidance will have a reward like the rewards of those who follow him, without that detracting from their reward in any way…” [Muslim]

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If This Is Worship: Du’aa, Submission and Ramadan

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If This Is Worship: Du’aa, Submission and Ramadan

Ramadan is just around the corner, and our hearts eagerly await its return. Wasn’t it just yesterday that we parted from the beloved month in tears? Has a whole year already gone by? What do we have to show for the passing of a year, and how will we greet this Ramadan? What have we done to prepare for it?
Ramadan is about renewing our relationship with Allah – reading the Qur’an and interacting with it anew, letting Allah’s words pour over our hearts to transform us. Ramadan is about perfecting our prayers and increasing our nawaafil; it’s about seeking His forgiveness and pardon, and saving ourselves from the Hellfire. Ramadan is about fasting and taqwa…

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Ya Ummi: Is it Too Late?

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Ya Ummi: Is it Too Late?

As I was looking across the list of terms for that particular day, it was this string of words that caught my eye: “Too late to put the hijab back on?” Like I said, there’s no way for us to know who made that search, and the anonymity provided by the internet can be a blessing. But somewhere out there, it seemed, is a person – a sister, perhaps – wondering if it’s too late for her to put her hijab back on. Maybe she’s young, and maybe she’s old. Maybe she wore the hijab for years before taking it off, and maybe just one day. Whatever her circumstances, she’s wondering now if there’s any way back.

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