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Do you want to have a meaningful Ramadan?

Author: Bilal Memon, founder of Quran Academy

Abu Hurayrah reported that the Messenger of Allah (peace and blessings be upon him) said the following: “Every action a son of Adam does shall be multiplied—a good action by ten times its value, up to 700 times. Allah says: With the exception of fasting, which belongs to Me, and I reward ...

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The secret of staying healthy in Ramadan

Author: Omam Khalid

The month of Ramadan is here and so are the scorching sun and the hot summers in most parts of the world. Fasting requires a lot of energy and commitment on part of each individual, especially when Ramadan is being accompanied by a recurring heat wave. To not fall sick due to dehydration and the demands ...

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Beating Bad Breath This Ramadān

Author: Dr Zahid Siddique (BDS,Mpharm)

Introduction The holiest month in the Islamic calendar has arrived. Ramaḍānis the ninth month of theIslamic lunar calendar. Every day during this month, Muslims around the world spend the daylight hours in a complete fast. The Holy Qur’ān says with regards to fasting inSūrah Al-Baqarah:“You ...

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Are your children fasting this Ramadan?

Author: Abu Haneefah

Advice to parents with children who are fasting this Ramadān Allāh taught parents in the Qur’ān to make a remarkable invocation for their children: And those who say: “Our Lord! Bestow on us from our wives and our offspring who will be the comfort of our eyes, and make us leaders for the ...

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The Ramadan Guilt Trip

Author: Sister Nur Fadhilah Wahid

I’ll let you in on a little secret: Last year’s Ramadan left me feeling guilty when Eid arrived. I had intended to complete many things during Ramadan — memorise some surahs from the Qur’an, complete several readings of the entire Qur’an, and to pray Taraweeh in congregation ...

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It’s Time To Change Your Life (Ramadan Series)

Author: Kareem Elsayed

[Aiming for an Awesome Ramadan Series - Part 1] Ramadan can be one of the most dramatic, life-shifting 29 to 30 days of a Muslim’s life, if we know what to do with it. Throughout this five-part series, In sha Allah I will share with you many tips and techniques to make this your most awesome Ramadan ...

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10 Tips to Study Smart and Save Time

Author: Scott H Young

I recently got my marks back from University. My grade point average was a 4.2 out of a possible 4.5, resting between an A and a perfect A+. In itself, this isn’t an incredible achievement. But I managed to do this while spending only a fraction of the time studying than many of the people I knew. ...

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7 Musts for Misbehavior of Children with Special Needs

Author: IOU

“Shut up! I hate you! You’re stupid!”–Of course, these words aren’t spewing through the hallways, doors, and windows of a Muslim family home. Muslims don’t talk likethat. And they certainly must not be firing out of the mouth of a Muslim child. Muslim children respecttheirparents. ...

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Exams Tips for Students

The Muslim student puts his trust in Allaah when facing the tests of this world, and he seeks His help whilst following the prescribed means, in accordance with the words of the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): “The strong believer is better and is more beloved to Allaah than ...

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Marriage - Part 2

Author: Umm Hayaat (Eidgah Shareef)

“And among His signs is that He created spouses for you from yourselves for you to gain rest from them, and kept love and mercy between yourselves; indeed in this are signs for the people who ponder." (Surah Ar-Room 30:21) The Beloved Prophet SalAllahu Alaihe Wasallam has said: “Shall ...

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Marriage - Part 1

Author: Umm Hayaat (Eidgah Shareef) / Modified by HKIYA, 2011

Assalam-o-‘Alaikum Wa Rehmatullahe Wa Barakotohu! What is marriage all about? What makes some marriages successful, and others fail? How do we know if our intended marriage will work? How can we save a marriage that is not working? Why is the divorce rate so high? These are questions that many ...

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Words Count Against Him and Not For Him

Beloved Nabi Muhammad (Sall Allahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: "All of a human being's words count against him and not for him, except commanding the right, forbidding the wrong, and the mention of Allah Most High." [Tirmidhi] The importance of keeping guard over what our tongue utters is so ...

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12 Tips for Muslim Youth

Why should you, a young Muslim, be helping to bring your friends closer to Allah? After all, you've got your own struggles to deal with: trying to explain why you pray to hostile teachers, Hijab discrimination, standing up in class when the professor attacks Islam, dealing with parents who think ...

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Duty Towards Parents

Author: NooreMadinah Network

In accordance with Islamic teachings, the status that is given after Almighty Allah and His Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) is that of parents. If one's parents are pleased with him or her, then that person has gained the Pleasure of Almighty Allah and His Rasool (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam). ...

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Bad Breath

The Prophet (Sall Allahu Alayhi Wasallam) said: "When a person tells a lie, the bad smell that comes out of the lie keeps the angels one mile away." [Tirmidhi] Keep in mind that you are pushing the angels that protect you away from you when you tell lies. Many are the lies that we are aware ...

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Basics of islam Intention The Haq path starts with the heart; the heart is the decision centre. The absolute decision of the heart is called intention. Intension comes before any action or deed; intention is superior to any deed. Intention is sincerity and sincerity is the key of all the deeds. Allah ...

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A Good Example at Home

Author: Imaam al-Haramain Abdul-Baaree ibn ‘Awad Ath-Thubaytee

Today the Muslim family faces a grim offensive aimed at shaking its very foundations, by undoing the family ties, spoiling the women’s characters, discarding family values, and calling towards nudity, mixing of the sexes and dis-inhibition. And if the family is destroyed, will there then remain ...

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