7 ways you might be backbiting…

Backbiting is a major sin in Islam and should never be taken lightly. The clear warnings against backbiting in both the Quran and Sunnah are severe enough to make us take heed of every word, facial expression and even gesture we make. Some of us are oblivious to exactly what constitutes backbiting while many consider it as something insignificant. The Prophet (ﷺ) straightforwardly said, “A Qattat (backbiter) will not enter Paradise.” (Bukhari 6056) ________________________________________________ So what exactly is considered backbiting? Let us together shed some light on the types of backbiting we should avoid at all costs. 1. The Common  Backbiting The messenger of Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) once asked the

Sihr and Jinn Obsession

read time: 3 min There are many, many people – especially women – who have the suspicion that someone has done some witchcraft on them, on their children and husbands, or that they are being troubled by some Jinn. There is no doubt that some people may genuinely be afflicted with Sihr or Jinn, who may require some treatment. However, the opinion, assumption and diagnosis that every ailment, difficulty or problem stems from sihr and jinn has become a fixation and an obsession for so many. The solution that many people then resort to is visiting the many Aamils who frequent our shores. Whilst there are some very sincere and pious Aamils,

Women in the Workplace

read time: 3 minFor sisters, many of us are either pursuing degrees or academic qualifications for the purpose of securing work opportunities, due to necessity or just to enjoy the much sought after ‘sense of Independence’. An Islamic consciousness would usually drive a sister to wonder: “To work or not to work?” So when one of the Shuyookh was asked this question, this was his response: ❝There is a need of women to work at certain times/situations eg. widow,single, divorcee with no male mahrams to care for her or husband not working etc, but where does she work? Amongst men? Does she speak to them and they to her? She laughs with them and

An Important Lesson for Married Couples

read time: 2 min This post is primarily directed at men, however it applies to women also. Sometimes women do not get attracted to the looks of the male, rather they get attracted to his wealth,position,power etc. Once, a man approached a scholar renowned for his profound wisdom and experience, to complain to him, saying: “When I was fascinated by my wife, she was, in my sight the most beautiful thing in this world ever created by Allāh Subhaanahu WaTa’ala.”“When I proposed to her, I began to see others equal to her in beauty.” “When I married her, I saw many others who were more elegant than her!” “A few years after

What to do on your first night of marriage

read time: 4 min Cii Radio We live in a hypersexualised world. Yet, when that hour beckons, many of those who have lived a chaste life would admit to being quite clueless about how to spend those first few jewelled moments in intimacy together. As a complete mode of living, it should come as no surprise that Islam offers solutions for this time and all other occasions and eventualities that may come with marital life. And fully cognisant of the psychologies of both husband and wife, and the natural reservations and inhibitions of two individuals who have barely met each other, Islamic guidelines for the first night pay more attention on confidence building, psychological