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Overcoming Loneliness

Everyone feels lonely at some time or the other. You can be in a room full of people and still feel completely and  utterly alone. Its important to understand that loneliness is not a fact, its a feeling and often this feeling begins somewhere. You might be yearning for company, or feeling abandoned by your loved ones, You might be experiencing change in your environment, eg. you may have moved to a new town, city or country. Here are 10 ways to help deal with the loneliness. Introspect and realize what’s making you lonely. This will enable you can...

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20 Lessons from Divorce for Muslimahs

It is important to afford one’s former spouse and the nikah you had with them the dignity of not running each other down. It’s a noble stance. With that said, the years and life will go on, and you will need to contextualize your marriage and divorce, as well as the post divorce identity. This is what I’ve learnt from my Divorce, and I hope it will be beneficial for those who aren’t yet able to articulate their feelings. 1. Marriage and divorce are very sobering 2. Iddah is bearing. It’s painful.  It feels like forever. It feels like...

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Way to the Quraan- Khurram Murad

Way to the Quran by Khurram Murad. In a word: Amazing. The choice of words resonates in your heart as though you will surrender it (the heart) to the book of Allah. It makes your eyes moist, and your heart tremble and deconstructs the perception of the Qur’aan being revealed ‘Once upon a time’. It takes you back… And makes it current… And makes you yearn to understand the language of the Qur’aan. Lots of great tips for those looking to understand the quraan, or more aptly ‘Create a relationship/ bond with the quraan. Wonderful points and methods for...

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Book Review: His other wife

Trailer Synopsis: Jacob and Deanna are a power couple. Aliyah is Deanna’s best friend…whom Jacob wants to marry. Expanded and continued beyond Umm Zakiyyah’s popular online series by the same name, His Other Wife is a story about love and betrayal, faith and personal crisis, and withstanding deep emotional wounds. Jacob is a successful businessman and college professor, and his wife Deanna is a renowned marriage counselor and author. Together they are their Muslim community’s power couple. Aliyah is Deanna’s recently divorced best friend who has just accepted a position at the college where Jacob works—and who is the...

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eBook: Etiquettes of Marriage

By: Shaykh Muhammad Naasir Ud Deen Al Albaani There are in Islam, certain etiquettes upon anyone who marries and wishes to consummate his marriage with his wife. Most Muslims today, even those who exert themselves in Islamic worship, have either neglected or become totally ignorant of these Islamic etiquettes. Therefore, I decided to write this beneficial treatise clearly explaining these issues on the occasion of marriage of someone dear to me. I hope that it will be an aid to him and to other believing brothers in carrying out what the Chief of the Messengers has ordained on the...

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