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A Simple Supplication…

February 1, 2014

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So high [above all] is Allah , the Sovereign, the Truth. And, [O Muhammad], do not hasten with [recitation of] the Qur’an before its revelation is completed to you, and say, “My Lord, increase me in knowledge.” (Surat Taha 20:114) “My Lord, increase me in knowledge.” An easy prayer… Short and sweet. I ask you […]

Rabbana Dua #2

November 16, 2013

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    Transliteration Rabbana wajAAalnamuslimayni laka wamin thurriyyatina ommatanmuslimatan laka waarina manasikana watubAAalayna innaka anta attawwabu arraheem Translation Our Lord, and make us Muslims [in submission] to You and from our descendants a Muslim nation [in submission] to You. And show us our rites and accept our repentance. Indeed, You are the Accepting of repentance, […]

40 Rabbana Duas : An Introductioin

November 5, 2013

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The Ideal Muslimah has started a 40 week series to memorize the 40 Rabbana Duas. Please read, reflect and memorize the duas. They will be posted on The Ideal Muslimah website and the Rabbana Duas facebook page. What is dua? Our understanding of many of the concepts of our deen is very superficial. ‘Shukr’ (gratitude) […]

Tricks of a Muhsin #1- Just Duck!

September 18, 2013

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So it is one of those days. You are tired, your spouse is exhausted. The boss has been a pain, the children are about to devour each other. Doors have slammed. Food has burned. There is an inexplicable sticky patch in your kitchen from some mystery, sugary substance that seems to have traveled all over […]

Happily Ever After – Part 1

August 15, 2013

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Originally published at http://www.habibihalaqas.org/2013/08/happily-ever-after-part-1.html She stood very still and watched her daughter’s tear stained face melt into the crowd. The pain of her departure would tear at her heart and soul. The daughter on the other side willed her feet to step in leaden uniformity towards the door, and away from the beloved figure that gazed […]

The Tale of One Fasting Woman

July 16, 2013

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In a corner of the States. Near a beautiful masjid, lives a woman who had a remarkable Ramadan experience. You might not think it was extraordinary in any way but it filled her heart to the brink, shook her soul to the core, and renewed her eman. Ramadan had started the normal way. Shaytaan on […]

My Beloved Ramadan – Mini Ramadan Guide

July 7, 2013

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Originally published at http://www.theidealmuslimah.com/my-beloved-ramadan-mini-ramadan-guide/ Bismillah It is summer and Mashallah many of us have guests visiting from overseas or from out of state. If it is somebody we are fond of, we wait impatiently for their arrival. We count down the days and then the hours and, if they are late we stand by the window […]