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The Start of Thul-Hijjah

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The Start of Thul-Hijjah

“By the dawn * And by the ten nights…” [89:1-2] The ten nights that Allah swears by in Surat al-Fajr are the first ten days of Thul-Hijjah… days, which the Prophet salla Allahu alayhi wasallam teaches us, are the best days of the world. Remember your excitement during the last ten nights of Ramadan? Remember your levels of worship and your commitment to qiyaam and du’aa and reciting Qur’an? It’s time to revive those same sentiments for the season of Thul-Hijjah. Read up below on how to make the most of these days, even if you’re not going for Hajj…

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The Biggest Change

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The Biggest Change

I used to believe that hijab wasn’t an important issue. That it limited my freedom. So I decided I would never wear hijab as long as I lived. Although my mother wears hijab, she never forced my sisters or I to wear it. She felt that we had to believe in hijab in order to practice it, or else we would take it off as soon as we were away from her. And that might be true in some ways. Or maybe not having your daughters wear hijab when they are younger just makes it more difficult for them to wear it when they are older.

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Shine On

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A Time for Healing

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A Time for Healing

Insha’Allah in this episode we are going to be talking about utilizing the month of Ramadan as a month of healing and recovery. You know it has been a very long year, and some of us have experienced all sorts of trials from divorce to death in the family to maybe falling out with some friends. Maybe people are having issues in this economy finding employment issues with their kids. Maybe people are suffering from different types of addiction. Maybe they are just unhappy.

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Ya Ummi: She Won’t Understand

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Ya Ummi: She Won’t Understand

Ya Ummi,

I belong to a cultural Muslim family, and about a month ago I decided to wear the hijab. When I started, my father was pleased with my decision but my mother didn’t take it too well.

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