We always compare because we’re always looking for the ideal in everything; in this case, the ideal spouse, the Soul-Super-Mate (SSM). And this attitude is strengthened by overexposure to so many ideal love stories and cute romantic comedies in books and movies...
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- Muslim-Jewish Sisterhood Finds Common Ground
- Denmark Charges Man who Burnt Qur’an with Blasphemy
- Police Investigate Online Threats to Muslim Activist
- I Am What Trump Seeks to Ban
- Alabama Students Host Islam Awareness Week
- Muslims Unite to Repair Vandalized Jewish Cemetery
Be kind to those who do not understand what you are going through, because your paths may cross in the future and you may be able to help them or they help you – and you may learn from each other through each other’s lessons that you have already experienced.
So what can we do? What do we do, right now, to protect ourselves from this negative influence, while also being an agent of positive change?
When should you say your Shahadah? My general answer to this is ‘when your heart feels at peace with your decision’. That will be the time that God has opened your heart and allowed it to know that you are ready to do it. At this time you will be surer than you’ve been of anything that this is the right time.
No matter how difficult things become, remember the importance of your relationship with God. Only God can truly alleviate all forms of hardship from the world. Only God can grant double ease for each hardship.
In the growing air of uncertainty and upheaval that is taking over the world, with families being torn apart due to war, emigration, relocation, and deportation, one of the most effective ways that a Muslim family can attempt to stay together, is to become financially independent and self-sufficient.
If a family truly wants to enjoy a trip, they should shed their self-obligated cultural burdens first, and then plan a trip according to their budget. Keep an open mind and try to make the journey as purposeful and light as possible. You can travel somewhere even for two days...
In this day and age, many people have an agenda to sell oppression for profit, while packaging it to look like it is in fact fairness. But Allah is telling us it is our duty to open our eyes and witness the truth of injustice, to not be fooled by the packaging, to not blindly follow those in power.
Martin Luther King said: “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” He was quoting from the heritage of human wisdom when he said this. Prophet Muhammad had expressed the exact same idea...
So you find that a masjid in Quebec is attacked, killing six Muslims, and the next Friday, a rabbi calls for people at seven places in Toronto to form multi-faith human barriers to protect Muslims praying Jumuah. A sister who went to attend a prayer on the following Monday found one person carrying a sign that said: “We stand UNITED with our Muslim brothers and sisters."
Mahram is basically those relatives or family members that are so close to you that you are never ever allowed to marry them. So that could be by blood relationships, meaning people like your father, brother (I’m taking it from female point of view). Also it could be by marriage, people like your father in law...