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HABITS & RAMADAN – 5 Step Guide to Wean off Bad Habits and Develop Good Habits

Bismillah Rabbi Zidnee Ilman ”My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.” Ramadan is the month of blessings, improving oneself, developing good habits and getting enriched spiritually. Habits pretty much help us run our daily life. Whatever we do is a result of some habit we developed at a point in our …

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RAMADAN DUA LIST – Guidelines, Tips & Dua Suggestions

Bismillah Rabbi Zidnee Ilman ”My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.” One of the reasons most of us are excited about Ramadan is because it is in this beautiful month that we are hoping to get our duas accepted. And honestly truth be told not a single one of us is not …

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The Best Ramadan Journal Guide : How Can it Help you Perform Better Deeds? [Part 1]

Bismillah Rabbi Zidnee Ilman ”My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.” To write or not to write? Nun. By the pen and what they inscribe, {Surah Al Qalam 68: Verse 1} Most people journal to sort out their thoughts, ponder over their lives and set and track life goals. Indeed, journaling …

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The Ultimate Ramadan Dua’ List – Shaykh Navaid Aziz

Bismillah Rabbi Zidnee Ilman “My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.” I looked at the greatest needs we have in this day and age and selected 7 dua’s from the Quran and Sunnah that I feel would be in the best interests of every Muslim. It would be ideal to print …

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[Transcript] To Veil or Not to Veil – Ustadh Mohammad Elshinawy

Bismillah “GEM SHEET FOR BUSY PEOPLE” The greatest honor is to be a Mu’min and a Muslim, and to be ranked among the Ummah that has believed in Muhammad ṣallAllāhuʿalay-hi wa-sallam, a slave of Allāh. Just as one is convinced and made a decision to be a believer, she should …

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Abuse and its Evil Branches : Part 2 (Muslims Against Abuse)

Bismillah  Part 1 What is the Scale of the Problem within the Muslim Ummah? Child Sexual Abuse is so often hidden that the statistics vary widely. Some experts estimate that 1 in 4 girls (25%) and 1 in 6 boys (17%) are sexually abused before their 18th birthdays. This means …

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Should I Forgive or Take Revenge?

Fudayl b. Iyad (d. 187 AH) advised his student as follows:  “If you ever hear someone complaining about his brother in faith, tell him: ‘My dear brother, forgive him, for forgiving will bring you Allah’s blessings.’ If he responds, ‘I cannot see myself forgiving him! My heart only wants revenge, …

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The Chocolate Affair: 4 Goods and Bads of Chocolate

Bismillah Chocolate, Coffee, and Cheese are most definitely the three C’s of life. In limelight, in this article, is chocolate! I’ve streamlined my chocolate research to sum it down to four goods and bads.  In particular, dark chocolate is all that and more. It’s always the tall, dark, and handsome …

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Memorize Rabbana Dua 13 – {Qur’an 3:191}

Transliteration Allatheena yathkuroona Allahaqiyaman waquAAoodan waAAala junoobihimwayatafakkaroona fee khalqi assamawati wal-ardirabbana ma khalaqta hatha batilan subhanakafaqina AAathaba annar Translation Who remember Allah while standing or sitting or [lying] on their sides and give thought to the creation of the heavens and the earth, [saying], “Our Lord, You did not create …

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Practical Qur’an Memorization Tips

Bismillah Rabbi Zidnee Ilman “My Lord! Increase me in knowledge.” 1. Intentions  If it isn’t purely for Allah then your time and efforts go to waste. Not only do you not get rewards, you are in jeporday of earning sins. So it is a BIG deal! You will naturally struggle with …

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