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20
Jun

My name is Cassie, I am 23 years old

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*The beautiful story of a real-life sister* 

My name is Cassie, I am 23 years old. I graduated as a qualified nurse this year and was given my first position as a home nurse.

My patient was an English gentleman in his early 80s who suffered from Alzheimer’s. In the first meeting I was given the patient’s record and from it could see that he was a convert to the religion of Islam, therefore he was a Muslim. Read more »

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18
Jun

The Smartest Creatures or the Dumbest? Part I

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*Thanks are due to the contributor of this post, who ponders whether as Humans we are the most intelligent of creatures and what the answer to that question means for a Muslim.  JazakAllahu khayran.* Read more »

14
Jun

Al-Lihyah: The Brilliant Beard

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Why do Muslim men keep a beard? I can’t claim to speak for every bearded Muslim man out there as I can’t be sure why each keeps his individual beard, but I do believe the reasons of most are similar to mine. So, I’ll tell you why I keep a beard.  

*Post contributed by a bearded-and-proud brother, may Allah reward him.*  Read more »

10
Jun

Feature: Hajj Diary Series, Part 3

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All I remember is sitting on the coach and then nothing after that.

Mum wakes me up and tells me we got to pray Fajr at this mosque.  This leads to some questions.
1) How did I sleep for 8 hours straight on the coach?
2) Why does it take 8 hours?
3) Where the heck am I? Read more »

10
Jun

Buttercream and Deen

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I thought it was about time to populate the recreation category so we’re kicking off with creative and tasty! Read more »

2
Jun

Feature: Hajj Diary Series, Part 2

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We arrive at night 

Mum is crying tears of joy. I have never seen her this excited. The look on her face truly sums up what all of this means to her and how years and years of making dua, crying, sometimes thinking it was never going to happen and then counting down the days for the last six months has come down to this. Read more »