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    Be sincere in your interactions The Prophet ﷺ (may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) taught us, “Truly, actions are according to their intentions.”1 All interaction with God’s creation is a reflection of our interaction with the Creator. When a person truly relies on God and seeks Him first and foremost, they let go of the need for approval from others and seek it only from Him (swt). As a result, the way they work with others has to do with God’s approval, not that of others. When we deal with the opposite sex, it’s important to make sure we are not *needy for some form of approval from them, and especially the kind that should only be sought from a spouse (ie: sexual attention, seeking their admiration). However, God loves for us to love and respect our brothers and sisters. If we’re seeking God’s approval in our interactions, then we open our hearts in a noble way towards one another with the best of manners. Facial expressions, body language, tone of voice and the general energy brought into interactions should be respectful and professional. One who is sincere in seeking only Allah’s approval and not wanting something from the people will find it very natural to follow the rest of the guidelines. Make your interaction purposeful and professional There’s an Islamic legal maxim that states, “The origins of things is permissibility.” In other words, unless there is something that is expressly prohibited when it comes to interactions and worldly issues, it is allowed. However, when it came to the issue of gender relations specifically, some scholars used a different maxim: “The origin of inter-gender interactions is impermissibility, unless expressly permitted.” In other words, inter-gender interaction, unless there was an absolute necessity, major benefit attained, major harm prevented, or something not considered harmful in a particular cultural context, would generally be avoided. These scholars also cited the principle of sadd al-tharee’ah—that whatever leads to a prohibited act in and of itself becomes prohibited. In this regard, cultural context becomes increasingly important. This is because in some cultures, specific actions may be misunderstood as an invitation to something prohibited, while in others, it is simply a respectful interaction. Cover your ‘awra (nakedness) An important point of clarification is needed here. When we think of a woman’s public dress in Islam, the Prophetic understanding was that it was a level more modest than that of men. There is an incident where the Prophet ﷺ gives a companion a thawb (dress) and later sees that companion and asks him why he does not wear it. The companion says he let his wife wear it. To this the Prophet encourages him to tell his wife to wear something under it because he fears that her form would show if she wears it without a layer under it (the way a man would). In other words, the ‘awra of a woman requires an additional standard of looseness. Lower your gaze God commands the believing men and women to lower from their gazes in the Qur’an.5 The imperative word here is “from.” Scholars have commented that looking at each other in and of itself is not prohibited, for if it was the word “from” would have been omitted in the command. However, the command indicates there are some gazes that are not allowed, and this based on Prophetic guidance includes the lustful gaze as well as looking at what is considered ‘awra. Yet, it is common practice for men and women in Muslim activist settings to avoid looking at one another directly in the eyes or in the face, and they are dressed modestly. Some scholars have mentioned that this is praiseworthy as a form of respect. However, in the greater western context, not making eye contact is usually considered awkward and can be seen as distrustful and in an instance like this, we can take our general cultural custom to inform the way we interact within the aforementioned Islamic boundaries. Keep it public The Prophetﷺ taught us “…Satan is the third person in an isolated area (khalwah) where there is only a man with a (non-mahram) woman…” (Ibn Al-Atheer – Sahih). This narration indicates that being alone with one person of the opposite gender equality in Islam who is not a direct relative (mahram) is prohibited in Islam. Being alone constitutes any space which is locked and opaque, or open but totally isolated. Protect your reputation At the outset, it must be stated that the concept of a reputation is misused at times. Sometimes, parents do not allow their daughters specifically to do certain things that they consider immodest or immoral within a specific cultural context due to a fear of what others may say about them. This sometimes causes young women to feel angry and frustrated and often blame Islam for being restrictive when in reality, it’s a specific concept their family has about what is and isn’t appropriate. Misusing the concept of protecting one’s honor has negative and unnecessary ramifications. And yes, people should make 70 excuses for what they see or hear about others. However, at the same time, there is a place in Islam for protecting our reputation and not putting ourselves in situations where another believer may feel concerned about us. No touching The Messenger ﷺ stated, “It is better for an iron rod to be driven into the head of a man, than for him to touch a woman who is not permissible for him.” (Mu’jam al Kabir) Though the word ‘touch’ here is understood by some scholars to be a euphemism for fornication, generally the principle is applied for all unnecessary (non-medical, etc.) touching, as derived from the Prophetic biography. God tells us, “And do not come near unlawful sexual intercourse.” Not touching is a preventative measure as to what can come that’s greater. The Prophet ﷺnever shook hands when he took the Pledge of Aqaba from the female companions, though he did with the men. This shows at the very least that touching, even by shaking hands with the opposite gender, is not generally encouraged. There should be no casual high fives, no hugs, no physical interaction between sexes who are not closely blood related or married. Not even if you’re “promised” to one another and going to be married soon. Unless you have your written marriage contract (known as the “katb al-kitab” or “`aqd” or “nikah” in different cultures and sometimes considered an engagement after the contract is signed), no physical touching should happen. Be respectful of people’s personal space and levels of comfort We deal with different Muslims from different backgrounds. We do not want to impose our gender interaction cultural norms on them. We should try to engage them with what is comfortable for them, without giving up our own rights. This is just basic consideration for how others feel, male and female. Once the Prophet ﷺ even changed the way he was sitting out of his consideration for the modesty of Uthman (ra): Aisha reports: The Prophet ﷺwas lying down in his house with his thighs or his calves exposed. Abu Bakr asked permission to enter and was permitted while the Prophet ﷺ was in that position and he came in and spoke with him ﷺ. Then, Umar asked permission to enter. He was granted permission and came in and spoke with him ﷺ while in that position. Then, Uthman asked permission and the Prophet ﷺ sat up and straightened his clothing. He was then permitted and came in and spoke with the Prophet ﷺ. After he had gone, Aisha said: Abu Bakr entered and you did not get up for him or worry about him and Umar came in and you did not get up for him nor worry about him but when Uthman came in, you straightened out your clothing! The Prophet ﷺ said: “Should I not be shy of a man around whom the angels are shy?” (Muslim) Speak in a decent manner Perhaps there is no single behavior that more clearly defines our manners than speech. Allah (swt) has many commands about speech in the Qur’an. Its content should be good and decent (2:235). Its tone should be straight-forward (33:70). It should not be made soft on purpose (33:32). It should not be loud and arrogant (31:19). There should be no vain or excessive speech (23:3). This is interesting as 90% of communication is non-verbal, and most perception comes from our tone of voice. And nothing affects tone of voice like intention. When the intention is good, speech is naturally unaffected and straight-forward, good in both content and delivery. The best way to examine our own hearts sometimes is to use our speeches as a window to ourselves so we can ask, “What is going on inside?”
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    There were times in the person history when only men were measured the center of making and the world, while the women were considered lesser beings with no human or social rights whatsoever and who only served as a means of sexual satisfaction and subservience to men. Though, the situation was first changed fourteen hundred years ago when Islam came into view in the land of Arabia. From its first days, Islam worked on creating parity among people and tried to get rid of the dissimilar barriers created by people that distinguished them from one another and let them feel better or inferior. Among the different segregations in the culture, the one Islam targeted the most was women segregation, who at that time were considered a different part of the civilization with no living standards whatsoever. Islam in order to make a passive and balanced culture entailing good Muslims, considered women an equal body and claimed their status as a productive and imperative part of the society and did whatever probable to make sure that women experienced and t00k pleasure in the same respect in culture like men. Read More Here about Great Women Role Model in Islam
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    Try to think that the salah you are praying is the one that Allah will question you about on the Day of Judgment. You can also consider the prayer as your last one. This will help you focus more on the prayer and allow you to perform it with extreme devotion. With these tips, in mind – we hope that you can achieve a quality salah and make your connection with Allah stronger. The more quality time you devote to Allah, the more bountiful your lives will be. Give it a try and let us know how you succeed! Resource: Pray Quality Salahs
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    Women's Responsibilities in Islam

    Islam arrived as leadership for all mankind and as a catalyst in the exist of women, transforming their position overnight. The privileges of women, an idea before unheard of – or even consideration about – were being upheld and sheltered. From being just a mere product in the households, wives grow to be a source of self-respect. The Companions saw the Prophet (saws)’s love for his daughters and his warm actions with them and were astonished at the information that it was even probable to illustrate females such love. The Prophet (saws) taught them that there is no dissimilarity in the worth between believers on the foundation of gender. Both take pleasure in the same rights and duties to study and educate. Women have the same duty as men to hold back themselves and others from evil and encourage themselves and others towards good. Islam placed Paradise under their feet when they became mothers; they became the cause why fathers would enter paradise, and also such an essential part of a husband’s faith that without honoring his wife, his faith remained unfinished. It was with this recently acquired status that women soared high and made their distinguishing blot in history, so as to not be left at the back when the greats of Islam were overvalued. More Definite Topics: Click Here Women Role in Islam
  5. The basic intention of the conversion might be in the marriage, however with time, the pure light of hidayah that fills up your heart and soul will make you piously happy and spiritually healthy. You’ll feel the negativities flushing out of your mind and soul and even from your life. While you convert to Islam to forming a marital relationship, there is another relationship created which is between you and Almight Allah. The feeling of getting direct contact with the Almighty is something you’ve never experienced. Read More: Covert to Islam
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    The sacred months has to be considered to do more good deeds and please Allah by extra prayers. Muharram has given greater privilege through fasting in this month. Prophet Muhammad ﷺ revealed in one of His hadiths, “The best days for fasting after Ramadan are in the month of Muharram –Sahi Muslim” This sacred narrative of Prophet ﷺ clears that after obligatory fasting of Ramadan, we can increase our rewards through voluntary fasting in Muharram. We can gather as much blessings and recompenses of Muharram through voluntary fasts as much as possible. Read More: Month of Muharram
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    Worse dreams are only from Satan, who is our worst opponent and will never go away us alone and will upset us even in our thoughts. Here are two ways Satan can upset our be asleep: Scary dreams: we get very well that the objective of the Satan is to create us lose our faith and make us weaker. That is why Satan will fear us in the scary dreams to drag us away from Allah. By projecting one to entrust a sin: Another way he can worry our dream is to make us entrust a sin. For example, committing infidelity, being naked, doing drugs, etc. Satan does this to weaken our confidence. More Info: Reality of Dream in Islam
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    Makkah and Medinah are considered the most blessed place on Earth. They are the must-visit places for every supporter in a life. As Muslims, what else could be more fulfilling than performing an Umrah. Of course, when you are on your Umrah and done all the rituals, the wish to walk around and observe the places to get bigger all the wonderful memories of this blessed visit is inescapable. We have listed up a few of the must-visit places of the blessed cities, so that you can without difficulty checklist them in your tour diary. More Info: Makkah and Madinah
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    Hajj Journey - No hesitation hajj considers as one of the most religious and blessed acts in Islam and it gives perfect chances to the pilgrims to clean away their preceding sins. Other than that hajj memory can also turn out to be the best chance for families to build their bonds stronger with every other while creating a strong relationship with Allah ﷻ. The more alter you will carry with you as a family the more unforgettable your trip will be. Follow on our Hajj Memory blog of Dawn Travels and make your family holy journey into the most excellent trip of your life
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    I did perform my life first ever hajj in 2006 at the age of 25 though I had been before to perform Umrah in 2004, but having Hajj experience was a unique and indescribable knowledge, it really was something unforgettable that touched my heart that what a good journey I had. The first finding of the Kaaba in Masjid Haram and the first touch of Black stone, was a breathtaking moment for me; the beauty of Kaaba and it is hard to believe, and it is a recall that continues with you forever golden moments of life. Basically, I enjoyed meeting with new Arab and Non-Arab people of all different ages people in different countries all around the world, chase and color it was superb seeing so many Muslim brothers and sisters united together; all here to performing hajj for the same reason. Now I am willing to perform Hajj in at the age of 35 in 2016 and I am an equally irresistible experience this year too. I will try to enjoy every single second of every single moment of the day that I will be there Insha Allah, and I must pray the holy places of Islam, the Masjid al-Haram as well as Al-Masjid an-Nabawi and other historical places that all my Muslim brothers and sisters have a chance to perform Hajj 2016 and watch out Islamic Historical places in their life and I don’t have enough words to describe about my previous Hajj Pilgrimage journey. I think I must say that make journeys of Hajj lifetime. You require to well knowledge it to know the brilliance of Hajj.
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    Hajj is an annual pilgrimage, which is mandatory for every Muslim who can afford the journey to set out for at least once in his life. Hajj is a beautiful practice which has been practiced ever since the Prophet Abraham was summoned to establish the building of Allah – the Holy Ka’aba The history of Hajj sets its foot in the world ever since the Prophets Abraham and his son, Ismail constructed the building during the former’s prophethood, after which the custom and ritual has been continued to follow to date, embarking the holy ritual and the followings of the Prophet Muhammad. Resource: Fourth Pillar of Islam
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    The Islamic ethical system stalks from its main creed of faith in One Allah as the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe. Islam believes the human race to be a part of Allah creation, and as His subjects. From an Islamic viewpoint, the reason of human life is to love Allah, Leading this worldly life in harmony with the heavenly Will, and thereby attain peace in this world, and everlasting achievement in the life of the after this. Muslims seem to the Glorious Qur’an and the customs of the Prophet as their moral guides. More Info: Ethics in Islam
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    There are four pillars of Umrah, They are: Ihraam, Tawaaf, Sa’y and Tahal –lul. Ihram is assumed at the Meeqat. Tawaaf is performed by walking round the Ka’abah. Walking between As-safaa and Al-Marwah is called Sa’y. It consists of seven circuits. The last pillar of Islam is Tahal-lul in which the pilgrim comes out of his state of Ihraam. More Info: Umrah Guide
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    Haram Foods in Islam

    Summary of what Allah says in Surat Al Maa’ idah: Forbidden are food for you of dead animals (al-maytatah) blood of any animal, flesh of a swine‚ and meat of that which has been slaughtered in name of other than Allah‚ or has been slaughtered for false deities, etc. And, on which Allah’s name isn’t manifested while slaughtering‚ also the animals that have been killed by stragling or by a vicious blow‚ or by a plunging fall‚ or by goring of the horns‚ and that which has been eaten partially by any wild animal. Any cattle which even though is permitted‚ but not slaughtered according to Islamic rules or is dead already is haram. Halal Animal that has eaten impure food is prohibited and so is its milk‚ until the impure food leaves its system. Swine’s flesh and blood are strictly prohibited. Also is the animal slaughtered in the name of anyone‚ but Allah ﷻ. Food and drinks that contain narcotics or intoxicated ingredients are Haram in Islam .i.e. Alcohol‚ heroine and other drugs. Pig and any food that contains pig meat is Haram. Animals that have fangs and birds that have talons are also prohibited to consume in Islam. Resource: Blog Dawn Travels
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    Paying full attention and pondering over the verses is the key to attaining the hidden treasures of Allah’s Book. It is a book of secrets, worldly and hereafter treasures. It is a book that reveals the true meaning of life, the purpose and creation of mankind. Therefore, it has to be recited according to Sunnah i.e. with tarteel. Reciting the Quran with tarteel and tajweed comes with reading it in a slow, measured and distinct manner helps the reader to understand and the pleasure of repeating the words that are spoken out by none other than Allah ﷻ is priceless. The Quran should be held firmly and the recitation should be done with seriousness and utter sincerity. Read More: Reciting the Holy Quran
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