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Why Muslim Women Must Wear Hijab

“Just do things bit by bit”, they said. “Take it at your own pace”, they said. “Islam is about what matters inside”, They. Said. “It’s your intention that counts”. I’ve seen this conversation plenty of times since becoming Muslim, in online and offline revert support spaces and Muslim groups. Whether it’s with prayer, or fasting, …

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How To Seek Islamic Knowledge

بِسْمِ اللَّهِ الرَّحْمَنِ الرَّحِيم Bismillahir Rahmanir Raheem Seeking knowledge is an essential part of our Islam. Whatever our context; as converts or born Muslims, using informal or formal methods; we seek knowledge of our religion in order to know how to please our Lord and fulfil our obligations as Muslims. This article outlines why learning the religion …

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20 different ways to give charity or sadaqah

Giving in charity is an essential part of our faith as Muslims and we are obliged to give part of our wealth in zakat. Zakat is a prescribed giving of a certain percentage of wealth for specific purposes. You can find lots of information about zakat from the National Zakat Foundation here. Sadaqah is other charitable giving which …

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My child isn’t involved in the Christmas concert

“I just wanted to be clear that there aren’t any religious connotations in the songs that they’ll be singing” I was told on the phone after requesting to withdraw my daughter from the school’s Christmas concert. But there was. It speaks to a major level of faith illiteracy when a school in a location that is around …

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The importance of prayer and thoughts from Imam Ghazali | Living a better life: Part 1

Do you want to live a better a life in 2019? This 8 part series will share tips explaining how to live a better life this year, categorised by our spiritual, physical, psychological and material needs. These tips have been broken down into 8 articles which give motivation to make the year ahead better the last and challenge …

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Examples of dhikr and the value of kinship in Islam | Living a better life: Part 3

Welcome to part 3 in the Living a better life series. This week we’re looking at the value of dhikr, reading the Qur’an and maintaining kinship in Islam. We’ll explore the methods of remembering Allah found in the Qur’an and in hadith, how to learn Arabic quickly at home and why we should keep in …

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