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  • Adolescence Requires Understanding

    Adolescence Requires Understanding Adolescence is the stage when the person moves from childhood to adulthood. It is considered one of the most difficult transitional stages as it is accompanied by rapid physiological changes in the physical and mental growth of the individual. It is also accompanied by many mixed psychological feelings. One of the.. More

  • Choosing a mate

    BY SAFIYYAH YUFENU Discussions with a close friend were once dominated by her excitement and continuous expressions that she wanted to get married. She told me she had a brother in mind that captivated her with his charm, intelligence, and handsome looks. She said that he was interested in her as well. She spoke about many things about him, but none.. More

  • Young Boys and Girls - Who is Your Role Model?

    If a person suddenly asks you who your role model is, how would you react? Will you answer truthfully because you know your role model well? Will you think about a satisfactory answer, which sounds good even if it is not true? Will you consider the question to be insignificant and not think about answering it in the first place? Will you be frank and.. More

  • With determination and faith, midlife becomes a gift, not an affliction

    Anxiety, fatigue, weight gain, hot flashes and decreased libido are signs of menopause. While this “third age” of a woman is generally dreaded, Muslims consider it “the age of maturity” that must not induce despair. Indeed, with her will and faith, a woman can overcome the possible physical and psychological changes perimenopause.. More

  • Bad Language: A Destructive Habit

    There’s a disconcerting new trend among young Muslims: they are increasingly becoming compulsive users of bad language. A section of our youth feels that using wrong grammar or imitating aggressive ‘ghetto’ or ‘gangsta’ speech and talking in a tough manner with others makes them sound “cool”. Almost everyone.. More

  • The Company We Choose to Keep

    Allah has blessed me with many wonderful friendships throughout my life. Most have served as a comforting, healing balm that has pulled me through some of the more difficult times of my life. Others have created so much drama and turmoil that I couldn't cut them loose fast enough! I have friendships that have followed me from childhood until now, as.. More

  • Mary: An Inspiration for All Times

    Many non-Muslims get surprised when they hear Muslims speak of their respect and love of Mary, the mother of Jesus, may Allaah exalt their mention. Revering Mary and believing in Jesus, her son, as a Messenger of God—and not His son—is an essential part of the Muslim faith. The Quran portrays Mary as a very devout woman whose belief in.. More

  • Follow their Footprints

    There have been people who insisted on leaving their imprints on life, and this is why history has immortalized their mention. They formed the civilization of their Ummah (nation); their renaissance became a source of goodness and light for the entire world, and they were the lanterns which lit the way for the West during their age of darkness. Al-Hasan.. More

  • Make Your Mark

    When we're little, our parents are our heroes. We look up to them and get impressed by everything they do. We watch their every move and try to follow them. In our rooms, we play house; we pretend that we're cooking, cleaning, even raising our own (Cabbage Patch) kids. We're amazed at how much they know and we're impressed by all that they can do... More

  • Milestones on the path of dutifulness to parents

    There is no doubt that parents play an effective role in preventing their children from being undutiful. As it is known that prevention is better than cure, we advise noble parents who play the greatest role in this important process, to prepare youth and prevent them from being undutiful. The family is the first incubator where the adolescent grows.. More

  • Help your loved ones stop smoking

    A fifth of the world's population is Muslim, and most Muslims live in areas where the prevalence of smoking is high and increasing by the day. According to statistics, it is estimated that out of the five million people who die due to smoking related causes every year, one million are Muslims. Yet, thanks to media influences and advertising,which erroneously.. More

  • A Gleam on the Way

    How effective was the first generation of the Ummah (Islamic Nation)? What is the importance of positivity in the life of a Muslim? How has the Quran recorded this effectiveness? These are important and serious questions about the value of positivity and effectiveness and what they represented in the life of the youth who established the civilization.. More

  • Organizing a study circle

    Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “Allah has supernu­merary angels who rove about seeking out gatherings in which Allah’s name is being invoked. They sit with them and fold their wings round each other, fill­ing that which is between them and between.. More

  • The enduring bond of sisterhood

    BY DR. AISHA HAMDAN The Prophet, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said, “Whoever possesses the following three qualities will taste the sweetness of Eman (faith): One to whom Allah and His Messenger become dearer than anything else, whoever loves his brother (or sister) solely for Allah’s sake, and whoever hates to revert to disbelief just.. More

  • Youth loved by Allah - II

    Voluntary acts of worship means: They are Sunnah (Prophetic tradition), recommended and voluntary acts of worship. An example of the first category is the “Fixed voluntary prayers”: They are ten Rak‘ahs (units of prayer) if the person is not travelling. It is narrated that the Messenger of Allah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam,.. More