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Once Upon an Actress

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Once Upon an Actress

The world of movies and acting is an enticing one to many, full of bright lights, fancy clothes, and promises of fame and happiness. Even some Muslims are so busy staring into the lights, they’re blinded to the reality of it. Hala Sheha is a contemporary sister of our times – and until a few years ago, she was also a famous Egyptian actress. In a recent television interview her husband did on an Egyptian channel, Hala called in to the program to tell her story, and give a few words of advice.

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A Short Note About Hayaa’

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A Short Note About Hayaa’

“If hayaa’ is beautiful in a man, it is even more beautiful in a woman. If it is virtuous in a man, it is even more virtuous in a woman, as it only increases her in elegance. So, the pinnacle of good in a woman is her hayaa’, and the pinnacle of evil in a woman is her boldness and forwardness.

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All the Blood Came Down

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All the Blood Came Down

I underwent open heart surgery. And the next day, I woke up from the surgery, and the stitching and everything had been completed. The doctors were passing by, those supervising patients in the intensive care unit. And this was immediately after my waking up from the anesthetic, after 24 hours from the operation. The nurse in charge of me noticed a matter – something in the blood – so he informed the doctor on duty. So the doctor asked another doctor, and this other doctor asked a third doctor, until there were nearly 14 people, doctors and others in charge of patients, gathered.

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Building Homes in Jannah

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Building Homes in Jannah

Specifically to our sisters who may not be praying or fasting at this time, don’t lose hope, for this is a matter Allah has written upon the daughters of Adam. You can still take advantage of your time. Make du’aa. Plan out your day. And keep your tongue moist with the dhikr of Allah:

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How a Pearl Protects Itself

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How a Pearl Protects Itself

Dear sister, after all this, ask a non-Muslim what it is that he wants from you? Does he want you to be liberated? Liberated from what? From Allah and his Messenger? From the Qur’an and the Sunnah? From Jannah? From this deen that Allah chose for you? And what is he going to give you in return? Happiness? By Allah, he does not own any happiness to give. Is he going to give you love and protection from punishment in the grave and from the gatekeepers of Hellfire and from death? Why is it that they want to liberate young beautiful women? Why don’t they liberate the seniors? Why don’t they liberate the indigenous? Why don’t they liberate the inmates? Why is their target audience young and skinny and tall women (their definition of beauty) between the age of 13 and 28? And why is their first call for you to take off your hijab?

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