Is Social Media helping us?

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In the next 10 years, social media as we know will go the way of the 8-track tape, disposable camera, and fax machine. And I can't say that I'm sad. It's not that I don't enjoy interacting with online friends -- or that businesses haven't made a valiant effort to listen to their customers online. But here's the thing: Every morning, my eyes pop open with the thought, "I need to post." Not I need to eat, call home, pray -- but post. The experts … [Read more...]

Remembrance Of Allah At All Times

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Remembrance Of Allah At All Times   Sayyiduna Ibn 'Abbaas رضي الله عنهما narrated that he was once riding behind the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم on a mount when the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said to him: "O youth! Do you not wish that I should teach you some advice that Allaah سبحانه و تعالى will benefit you with?" I responded, "Yes!" The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم then said: "Protect (the commandments) of Allaah, and Allaah will … [Read more...]

Business Laws – (Option) Condition of Taking an Appro

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Business Laws Q: What is the ruling regarding the option of placing a condition (i.e. ‘Taking on appro') for the buyer or seller? A: This option is valid for both the buyer and the seller. Q: Is there a limit placed on this? A: The limit of option depends on whatever duration is placed by one of the parties, with the happy consent of the other. Q: Two persons contracted a sale, the seller himself specifies a duration of option, and the … [Read more...]


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One of the thieves said: “Friends, I have a special gift in my ears, that whenever a dog barks, I fully understand what he says.” The second one said: “I have a special gift in my eyes, that whatever I see in the darkness of night, I am able to recognise it in the light of day”. The third one said: “I have this specialty in my arms that through the strength that lies in my arms, I can make a hole in the strongest wall, to enter a … [Read more...]

Reading from the transliteration

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  Question       Reading from the transliteration of the Qur'ân, is it as if one has read from the Arabic text ?   If the words are pronounced correctly, but is read from the transliteration (for example using the below Turkish transliteration table, and learning first the correct pronunciation of each transliteration letter) will be the same as if he read them from the Arabic … [Read more...]

test her to read Quran

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Question   When a girl is in haiz are you allowed to test her to read Quran for exam purposes?   Answer Muhtaram / Muhtaramah   In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.   It is not permissible for women to read the Quran majeed even though it may be for “exam purposes”. If a women is experiencing her haidh then she should consult with her mu’allima(female educator) … [Read more...]