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When He Said My Friend Was Ugly

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When He Said My Friend Was Ugly

Before I begin the story I want to ask, which women do we think are most valuable? Which women should we try to be like? There is a beautiful hadith: “Many men attained perfection, but only three women attained it: Maryam, the daughter of ‘Imraan [Jesus’s mother], Aasiyah, Pharaoh’s wife, and Khadeejah bint Khuwaylid.” (Ibn Mardooyah) Do we seriously take them as our true role models? When I remember the story I am about to narrate, I usually feel a sting in my heart. In fact, I think it would be more befitting if I should cry.

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Flowers at My Grave

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Flowers at My Grave

The most dangerous disease that will ever strike man is procrastination. As humans, we tend to carry this trait dominantly. I remember an incident that happened to a fifth grade peer. She was a year older than me, and even though we didn’t know each other very well, we were distant friends. Lana* was around 10 years old. She went to my same school in Saudi Arabia, and I looked up to her because she began wearing hijab that year. Lana was smart and beautiful, unique, and particularly funny. I especially admired Lana for finding the courage to wear the hijab at such a young age.

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Read

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Read

Being that this was the first commandment given to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), the prominence of attaining knowledge in Islam is quite evident. The rewards of reading the Quran can be seen in the following hadith: The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said, “Whoever reads a letter from the Book of Allah, he will have a reward. And that reward will be multiplied by ten. I am not saying ‘alif, lam, meem’ is a letter, rather I am saying that ‘alif’ is a letter, ‘laam’ is a letter and ‘meem’ is a letter.” (reported by al-Tirmidhi and al-Hakim) Whether you are into reading about the stories of the Sahaba, catching up on contemporary issues, or if you are an avid poetry reader, pick up a book and read!

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The Ideal Muslimah: ♥ Hijab Month Project ♥

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The Ideal Muslimah: ♥ Hijab Month Project ♥

Bismillah. We recently learned about The Ideal Muslimah, a Facebook fanpage for sisters, with amazing posts and reminders for the journey we’re all on to try to become better Muslimahs. December is their Hijab Month Project! Join their fan page for some inspiring hijab stories coming up at the end of this month, insha’Allah.

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A Year Ago Today

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A Year Ago Today

A year ago today, by the hijri calender, we launched IGIC. It was December 29th, 2008, corresponding to the 1st of Muharram, 1430 AH. Today is December 17, 2009, and (according to some calculations) it corresponds to the 1st of Muharram, 1431 AH.

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