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November 2020

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…

Realities of Our Time

The "Don't Judge Me" fallacy We hear this phrase many times. People use it and send it out on social media. It also sounds nice, but is has nothing to do with Islam. We make judgements everyday of our lives. I make a…