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Ya Ummi: Difficulties at Home

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Ya Ummi: Difficulties at Home

Assalamu alaikum wa rahmutullah, sisters. I badly need help from any of you… please… I started practicing Islam 3 years ago after I finished 12th grade, whereas my family were just cultural Muslims. They loathed my wearing hijab, practicing Islam. As a family, we’re really close to each other, but since I turned to Islam, they all started accusing every mistake, big or small, that I do… they blame Islam. My mom and I have fights often…

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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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Ya Ummi: In Need of Du’aa

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Ya Ummi: In Need of Du’aa

None of us know if we’ll be upon guidance or misguidance during the next day or in the next moment. We ask Allah to protect us all, and to keep us firm upon the path. We received the following request about one of our sisters — please make du’aa for her:

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Ya Ummi: Searching for Naseeha

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Ya Ummi: Searching for Naseeha

When a Muslim seeks naseeha, or advice, it is best to seek that advice from people of knowledge. This can include people with the knowledge of Islam, but it can also include people with knowledge of the situation you are seeking advice for and people whom you trust. So I am personally coming to you, the readers, for naseeha. Although I may have an idea on how to approach this situation, the best advice can sometimes only come from those who have actually experienced it.

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