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Islam Does Not Accept Domestic Abuse

Posted by on Mar 20, 2012 in Domestic Affairs, Family, Islamic Matters, Journal, Marriage & Family, Prophet Muhammad, Relationships, Spouse, Yasmin's Online Journal | 3 comments

To those who tell you to be silent and have ‘patience’ about abuse, know that the Prophet (pbuh) said:”Help your brother if he is an oppressor or oppressed.” A man said, “Messenger of Allah, I can help him if he is oppressed but tell me how I can help him if he is the oppressor?” He said, “Prevent him from oppressing. That is helping him.” [Sahih Bukhari]

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This is Love

Posted by on Jan 3, 2012 in Before Marriage, Family, Featured, Gender Relations, Marriage & Family, Men, Personal Development, Reflections, Relationships, Spiritual Purification, Spirituality, Spouse, With the Divine, Women | 86 comments

This is Love

This is love. And so there are some who spend their whole lives seeking. Sometimes giving, sometimes taking. Sometimes chasing. But often, just waiting. They believe that love is a place that you get to: a destination at the end of a long road. And they can’t wait for that road to end at their destination. They are those hearts moved by the movement of hearts. Those hopeless romantics, the sucker for a love story, or any sincere expression of true devotion. For them, the search is almost a lifelong obsession of sorts. But, this tragic ‘quest’ can have its costs—and its’ gifts. The...

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People leave each other. But do they return?

Posted by on Nov 13, 2011 in Before Marriage, Children, Family, Featured, Overcoming Hardships, Parents, Reflections, Relationships, Spouse | 59 comments

People leave each other. But do they return?

  Why Do People Have to Leave Each Other? Part I | Part II Leaving is hard. Losing is harder. So a few weeks ago I asked the question, ‘why do people have to leave each other?’ The answer took me into some of my life’s deepest realizations and struggles. But it has also led me to wonder: After people leave, do they ever return? After something we love is taken from us, does it ever come back? Is loss permanent—or just a means for a higher purpose? Is loss the End itself, or a temporary cure for our heart’s ailments? There’s something amazing about this life. The very same...

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Toiling…and the Light at the End of the Tunnel

Posted by on Mar 1, 2010 in Children, Family, Overcoming Hardships, Personal Development, Reflections, Spiritual Purification | 3 comments

It’s amazing what motherhood teaches you. Three weeks ago today, I took my turn in one of the greatest struggles a woman endures. It was an experience that would forever change my life. Three weeks ago, I gave birth. The pain of childbirth is certainly called labor for a reason. But in that struggle, and perhaps even more so in the struggle of child-rearing that follows, we are taught an invaluable life lesson. They tell you that the ‘best things in life are free.’ But of all the untruths we are told, that cliché is perhaps one of the biggest. Nothing in life is free. And most...

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