The Prayer, and Divorce

By | Relationships, Reminders, Tafsir | 8 Comments

  In the middle of the verses pertaining to divorce, Allāh the Most High says: حَافِظُوا عَلَى الصَّلَوَاتِ وَالصَّلَاةِ الْوُسْطَى وَقُومُوا لِلَّهِ قَانِتِينَ Take care to do your prayers, especially the middle prayer, and stand before Allāh in devotion. (2:238) I think that we have an indication here that there…

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Go, For You Are Free

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  Allah jalla wa ‘alā says: ثُمَّ كَانَ مِنَ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالصَّبْرِ وَتَوَاصَوْا بِالْمَرْحَمَةِ “And then to be one of those who believe, and urge one another to patience and urge one another to mercy.” (90:17) Allah ‘azza wa jall in this verse combines the enjoining of one another…

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Keep Or Release, But In A Good Way

By | Fiqh, Relationships, Reminders | 2 Comments

Allah jalla wa ‘alā says: الطَّلاَقُ مَرَّتَانِ فَإِمْسَاكٌ بِمَعْرُوفٍ أَوْ تَسْرِيحٌ بِإِحْسَانٍ “Divorce can happen twice, and [each time] wives either be kept on in an acceptable manner or released in a good way.” (2:229) Allah jalla jalālahu also says: وَإِذَا طَلَّقْتُمُ النَّسَاء فَبَلَغْنَ أَجَلَهُنَّ فَأَمْسِكُوهُنَّ بِمَعْرُوفٍ أَوْ سَرِّحُوهُنَّ بِمَعْرُوفٍ…

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The Hijab vs The Beard

By | Fiqh, Reminders | 9 Comments

It’s very difficult not to get irritated by those men who try to equate the challenge of wearing hijab with their own “challenge” of keeping a beard. The fear being of course that men might belittle the believing women and look down upon them, and conflate the difficulty of what women face with what…

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