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Seven Benefits of Fasting

The month of Ramadan is upon Muslims once more. A month described in Islamic literature as better than a thousand months, when Satan is locked in shackles and the doors of Heaven are wide open – for those who wish to enter. The Holy Qur’an lays down the main purpose …

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Tips for a happy kitchen in Ramadan

Every day in Ramadan is a challenge for Muslim wives, those who get occupied with how to prepare their kitchens, so cooking Iftar becomes an easy mission for them. However, it is somehow tricky for some women to keep high spirituality and Ibadah on track while committing to a non-stop …

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Prophetic medicine: Vinegar

During the time of the Prophet, vinegar was generally prepared from grapes and dates, and was known as khal al-‘inab, khal al-khamr. According to the Prophet Muhammad, “The best vinegar is made from wine.” On one occasion, he exclaimed: “How good a condiment is vinegar.”1 He also said: “O Allah, …

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A realistic Ramadan plan – By: Amira Murphy

It usually hits me around the 10th night of Ramadan, when the first third of the month, the days of Mercy, have passed. The month is not nearly over, but I find myself looking back and feeling under-accomplished. The Ramadan “Plan” that I had written up during Sha’ban was a …

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