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Meditations on Menstruation

Most Muslims today are generally familiar with the rulings of purification and menstruation in Islam, but there is often much to be desired in how we, as a community, discuss these rulings and …

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Despair and Suicide in Islam

Instances of suicide or self-killing have been known throughout recorded history. It was known and discussed in the ancient Greek and Roman civilisations; it has been noted in the …

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The Debt We Owe to Religion

The Arabic word commonly translated as "religion" is deen. "Religion" is a fairly good translation, but as many will point out, there is a problem in the modern idea of religion that diminishes the value of…

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THE VIRTUES OF PREGNANCY IN ISLAM

After some time has elapsed, the couple desire that Allah Taa’la bless them with a child and thus through marital consummation Allah Taa’la grants their wish. The first stage that follows is…

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Satanism: What do Satanists believe? Part 1

What exactly is Satanism? The Google dictionary defines it as, “The worship of Satan, typically involving a travesty of Christian symbols and practices, such as placing a cross upside down. The website wordnetweb.princeton.edu defines …

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Polygamy Survival Guide

Polygamy is often seen as the end of a happy marriage, but it need not be that at all. Take it from me, I’m a happily married first wife and I’m friends with…

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Righting a Wrong

I sped through the parking lot. I was late for my early morning final and I was willing to compromise speed limits, especially when there were …

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Young Muslims' Guide to Sex Education

Growing up, coming of age: an Islamic website using code language to talk about human sexuality? Coming of age indeed! You know what those words mean. Yes, when you have stopped giggling shyly, let's get started talking about…

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The World Has Gone Crazy

No really, take a look around. Everything is in complete chaos, nothing seems to make sense. It seems that with every coming day things just keep getting …

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