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Introductio​n to A Muslimah’s Guide

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Thursday, 25 October 2018 16:28

“A Muslimah’s Guide to Living a Blissful Life” by Sayyidah Khairun Nisaa (rahimahallah) #1

For quite some time, I have been deliberating over writing a book that will not only be interesting and appealing, but will also be filled with guidance and advice. However, until now, this thought and ambition never materialised. The challenges of life occupied me to the point where they left scant opportunity for me to attend to anything else.

While seated at home one day, I began to think to myself, “What benefit is there in letting my life pass by without achieving anything? I must try to engage myself in some good work!”

For some days thereafter, I considered keeping a few young girls with me so that I could teach them, groom them and see to their upbringing. However, I neither have the strength of heart nor the mental energy that I previously possessed. How could I then take up such a demanding task?

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Taking Guidance from One’s Parents in Choosing a Spouse

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Tuesday, 23 October 2018 10:00

Question:

Assalaamu ‘alaikum

Respected ‘Ulama

I have been trying to convince my parents to get me married to a certain boy that I have known since childhood as we both like each other and would like to get married. However, my parents are very judgemental and seem to hate him because he is not from a high-status family.

They do not want to listen to me or any of the ‘Ulama that we have spoken to regarding this marriage. I was even told that I would never get married to him – even if it means staying unmarried for my entire life! I have received proposals from other boys, but I am simply not interested in anyone else.

Please help me and tell me what I can do.

Jazakallah

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Uninfluenced by Others

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Monday, 22 October 2018 10:00

There was once a man who intended travelling to a certain place for some work. However, his neighbours, for some reason, did not want him to leave home.

In order to achieve their goal and keep him at home, the neighbours went to his wife and attempted to influence her saying, “How can you allow him to leave you and travel? He hasn’t even left any expenditure for you!”

The wife calmly replied, “Ever since I’ve known my husband, I’ve known him to be the means through which the food comes home – not the one who actually provides the food. The One who provides for me is my Rabb, Allah Ta‘ala. If my husband, who is only the means of the food coming home, is not here, then Allah Ta‘ala who provides the food is still here to provide for me (and He can send it home through some other means).

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Struggling to Success​

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 13:53

A little boy was once playing in the garden when he noticed a cocoon hanging from the branch of a tree. As he watched, he was surprised to see a tiny hole appear in the wall of the cocoon. After some time, he noticed that there was something inside, struggling to make its way out. Slowly, with great effort and much struggling, it pushed at the hole, until part of its body had emerged. At that point, the little boy realised, with great delight, that it was a butterfly!

Eager to assist the struggling butterfly, he ran home, entered the kitchen, found a pair of scissors, and raced back to the cocoon, cutting at the hole until he had enlarged it sufficiently. Now that the hole was bigger, the butterfly emerged with ease, tumbling out of the cocoon onto a branch below. However, there was something wrong with the butterfly.

Its wings were shrivelled, while its body was engorged and swollen. The butterfly was unable to fly and remained where it was, weak and frail.

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A ‘Makeover’ for my Imaan

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Wednesday, 17 October 2018 13:39

Assalaamu ‘alaikum

I am thirty years old, and for the last ten years, I have been chasing the world and developing my career as a makeup artist. Alhamdulillah, I have now changed my life and would like to share my story so that others may be inspired. ‎

At the age of twenty, I qualified as a makeup artist. I was exceptionally talented and was ready to take the world by storm! My first ‘big break’ as a makeup artist was when I worked on the Jay Sean concert during his trip to South Africa. From there, things got better and better, until I opened my own makeup studio.

I was married at the age of twenty two, and had my son at twenty four, but I was still focused on my career. I was consumed by my work and was completely caught up in the dunya. I would tell people, “I want my son to become a haafiz of the Quraan.” Not once did I think, “How will my son become a haafiz when his mother is so consumed by dunya and fame?”

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