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Imam of the Makkah Haram, Sheikh Mahir al Mu’ayqili – KZN Programme

Maher Al-Mueaqly (Arabic: ماهر المعيقلي) (born in 1967) is the imam of the Grand mosque in the Islamic holy city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. His full name is Sheikh Maher Bin Hamad Al-Mueaqly. Sheikh Maher’s mom and dad moved to Madinah of Nabi (SAW) and he was born there as well. He memorized the whole quran in Madinah and he was taught in the class of many scholars who are respected worldwide in Madinah. He began his Sheikh career in the North of The Kingdom Of Saudia. He was taught extensively in mathematics until he began teaching it as...

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Niqab for Beginners: Dealing with Prejudice

Guest Post by Zaakirah Kadwa More in this Series:  Deciding to Wear the Niqab and Steps to Wearing the Niqab Depending on where you live in the world, often donning the niqab is subjected to a great deal of prejudice and responsibility. The beauty of the niqab and the reason for which is is worn, is often not fully understood by everybody. Non-Muslims especially and surprisingly many Muslim too…. Both men as well as women – Are often confused about the niqab. Questions which are often asked: 1. Why do you wear it? 2. Do you wear it at...

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Niqab for Beginners: Steps to wearing the Niqab

Guest post by Zaakirah Kadwa See our first post:  The Decision to wear the niqab It is preferable not to rush into wearing the niqab without  acknowledging the responsibility that wearing it entails. It is a means of placing a physical curtain  or screen between you and men, distancing yourself from unwanted attention as well as a manifestation of your spirituality. The benefits are numerous but most essentially you are adopting the niqab, to honour and uphold the islamic practise of segregation between the genders. By concealing your beauty you are protecting yourself from lustful gazes, molestation and being...

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Niqab for Beginners: I WANT to wear the Niqab / Purdah

Guest post by  Zaakirah Kadwa Congratulations, my dear sister for intending to adopt the Niqab! Alhumdulillah, it is solely due to the grace, Rahma and love that your creator has for you that he has chosen you to embark on this this noble and admirable journey… A journey wherein you discover yourself from a new perspective.  This, my dear sister, is the beginning of a beautiful relationship with your Muslimah identity. Being brave enough to  move forward in the direction of donning the niqab indicates that you are earnest to  nurture this deep  respect for Allah’s rules of segregation...

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