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Riba is one of the most heinous and severely admonished sins in Islam. It brings upon one the wrath of Allah the All-Mighty and makes one's wealth devoid of barakah and blessings. It is a duty upon us to be well-informed of the consequences of engaging in this forbidden act in order to effectively prevent ourselves from falling into it.

The post The Irrevocable Prohibition of Riba appeared first on IOU Blog.

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If you try to be patient and succeed, Allah will give you patience. Masha’Allah, you will be rewarded with the very gift you are searching for.

The post 4 Tips to Become a Patient Wife appeared first on IOU Blog.

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Our youth have the right to be raised as God conscious Muslims. By motivating them to devote quality time to learning the Qur'an, you will earn some reward both in this world and even after your death and so will they. And the love of Allah will be nurtured in their hearts. So, get linking the Qur'an and our youth.

The post Qur’an and Our Youth: How to bring the Qur’an close to their Hearts appeared first on IOU Blog.

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Sometimes we can’t seem to get negative thoughts out of our heads. In this case, it’s important to just take positive actions in spite of your thoughts. Positive actions will show your mind who is boss! They will make you feel better because you did something rather than just wallowing in the negative thinking. Positive actions involve taking baby steps to achieve a goal, consulting with another person for ideas, or just exercising.

The post Using Cognitive Behavioral Theory to be a Happier Muslim appeared first on IOU Blog.

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Our children come from our bodies, but they are a gift from Allah. One way to show our thankfulness for our beloved gifts is to be kind and forgiving when they make mistakes and don’t live up to our expectations.  We pray and hope Allah will do the same for us.

The post Improving Child Discipline is Improving Ourselves appeared first on IOU Blog.

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I’m sure we’ve all heard this at some point. Don’t let the TV/phone/tablet teach your children how to speak. The last thing you want is for your children to be passive learners. Besides, the television may actual do the reverse of what you’re trying to achieve. Children need interaction (active learning) to improve their language skill.

The post 10 Simple Ways to Increase Your Child’s Speech Fluency appeared first on IOU Blog.

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The Prophet was asked, “Which deed is the dearest to Allah?” He replied, “To offer the prayers at their early stated fixed times” (Sahih Bukhari).

The post 9 Ways To Purify Your Heart With the Remembrance of Allah appeared first on IOU Blog.

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In part I of this hadeeth, we learned about the lexical meaning of Islam, and roughly touched upon on how we can submit to Allah with our hearts, limbs and tongues, so as to follow that which He has ordained, and stay away from that which He has forbidden. In part II, let’s continue learning about the remaining part of this incredible hadith.

The post An Nawawi’s Hadith #2: Hadith of Jibreel A.S [Part II] appeared first on IOU Blog.

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The Quran states that all people have the right to choose their religion and that it is God’s will that people have different religions.

The post Showing Kindness to non-Muslims in an Era of Islamophobia appeared first on IOU Blog.

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