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Premarital Relationships — Why Not?

Premarital Relationships — Why Not?

Why not engage in premarital affairs? How would you answer this question? As a young Muslim, do you feel this question is relevant to you at all? Have you discussed it with your friends? Is it a question you have thought about? Do you understand why not? If you are uncertain about how you would …



Say: Indeed I Am a Muslim

The strangest things have been happening to you lately and you have no idea why. Suddenly, you feel you live in a fishbowl where your every move is watched, where you are being studied from a far and from close by, where your taste in clothes, music, food, books, art, etc., is being analyzed, where …



How to Motivate Ourselves?

Often the most difficult challenge to improving our life, to making a change, or to implement a plan is finding out how to motivate ourselves to take the first step toward a goal and then to remain constantly motivated. Have you given some thought to what motivates you? What gets you going when there are …



Ramadan, Volunteering, and Spirituality

Among so many aspects of Ramadan that are noteworthy, perhaps one particular aspect always poses a challenge, especially when you are young and trying to get accustomed to fasting: achieving spiritual concentration. In this article, there are some practical ways to achieve spiritual concentration during Ramadan, through being charitable with your time, energy, skills, talents, …


Nusaybah bint Ka`b A Woman of Distinction

Nusaybah bint Ka`b: A Woman of Distinction

Surrounding our beloved Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) were men and women of unparalleled faith, commitment, and love for Allah and His Messenger. These men and women were always courageous, charitable, chivalrous, and compassionate.                                                            *-*-*-*-* Although the books on early Islamic history often praise the contributions of the male Companions of Prophet …


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