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My honour

Mid-way through this year, just for a week or two, seriously struggling to take care of even the basic needs of my children (due to some temporary health issues), a terrible fear momentarily struck me – what if, for some reason, I was physically unable to care for my children for reasons that were more permanent? 193 more words

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Man’s Best Friend? The Islamic View on Dogs

In my days before Islam, I was never much of a fan of dogs. Some of the guys I ran with had Pits and Rottweilers, maybe trying to look all macho, and my family had a couple dogs, but I never had a dog. 2,197 more words


10 Things That Shouldn’t Happen Once You Become a More Practicing Muslim

We have seen it time and time again. We may have even experienced it.

For so long, you were a Muslim only by name. You did not know much about Islam and its teachings, and you were content with your ignorance. 1,680 more words


Regarding Marital Rape

Question: Is marital rape allowed in Islam?

Answer: As salaamu alaykum,

Thank you for asking this important question which has come to the fore in recent times, and which has been the cause of confusion for many people. 1,711 more words


Hijab is Not to Protect Men, But to Honor Women

As we know, Islam provides a few guidelines on dress code for both men and women. They are designed to promote modesty while still allowing a functioning and healthy society. 1,799 more words


Twelve Ways for Moms to Beat the Routine

 (Part 2)

Part I

This is the second part of this two part series for my fellow mothers to break an unyielding routine and infuse some meaning and order in to it. 1,504 more words



If we can’t get out of Dodge and make it to the wide open spaces and the forest we love, we come to the park. Still enough space and beautiful treasures to find; a place for a peaceful coffee whilst the boys stretch, climb, run, kick a ball and fight. 31 more words

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