Yearly Archives

2020

HALAL OR HARAM

Halal or haraam? You are what you eat Abu Muhammad Al-Juwayni (رحمه الله) was a great Aalim who possessed an extremely high level of caution and concern regarding the consumption of halaal and haraam. The level of his concern…

LIVE EVERY DAY LIKE A HOLIDAY

Live Every Day Like a Holiday Every person’s idea of the ideal holiday is different. Some people find the idea of caravanning across the country to be appealing, while others are attracted by the concept of camping in the…

Simple Practices for Barakah

﷽ *SIMPLE PRACTISES FOR BARAKAH* A Sahabi رضي الله عنه once complained to Rasoolullah ﷺ regarding his needs and wants. Rasoolullah ﷺ advised him as follows: 1."When you enter your home, make salaam . 2.Then recite Salaat and…

HOME IS WHERE THE HEART IS

House or Home? “Home is where the heart is” forms a well-known phrase which we often hear. However, we seldom hear a person say “house is where the heart is”. The reason is simple – the word ‘house’ generally refers to just…

THE FUSED BULB

A high-ranking senior executive had to retire, and so he shifted from his palatial home to the senior housing society, where he owned a flat. He considered himself *high and mighty, and never talked to anyone. Even while walking in the park…

THE DIFFERENT TYPES OF MAHR

One of the many rights of a woman upon a man at the time of Nikah is Mahr (Dowry). Allah Ta’ala states in the Quran, “And give to the women (whom you marry) their Mahr (Dowry) with a good heart.” (Surah Nisaa; V: 4) Hereunder are…

My Heart is Clean

"My heart is clean" - But is it really? Some people are bold enough to claim that "my heart is clean". They use this as an excuse when their wrong is pointed out. For example, when they are discouraged from intermingling of the genders…

Mothers Love

If you are a mother who is raising her children at home, you are doing a very good thing. Don't worry about people's petty accusations of you "wasting your potential." Don't pay attention to others' demands that…

The Dignity of Domestic Staff

From gardeners to domestic workers and drivers – many homes employ one or even multiple staff to carry out these household chores. These staff may be South African or from another country, they may be old or young, they may be educated or…