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Changemakers, Assemble!

Majulah Community

In the spirit of breaking social isolation and echo chambers (two out of the three challenge statements the teams would unpack and tackle with the third being hate spin), we challenged everyone to have teams that were as diverse as possible.

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Mufti Shares Parenting Tips from the Quran

Dhaniah Suhana

Parents should give advice and remind their children towards goodness.

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What You Need to Know About Islam and Democracy

Ustaz Ridhwan Mohd Basor

In understanding the concept of democracy and its compatibility with Islam, we need to unpack the common assumptions on the so-called inherent incompatibility of Islam and democracy.

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Delegitimizing The Radicals’ Call for Hijrah

Ustaz Saiful Alam Shah

IS’ narrative on hijrah needs to be debunked for its so-called religious justifications.

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Raise Them Righteously: Nurturing Interest in Religion

Dhaniah Suhana

We should nurture the natural curiosity in today’s children and youths. Allah has created this earth as a source of reflection, observation and knowledge for us to enrich our heart, mind and soul.

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3 Ways Prophet Muhammad Showed Us How to Treat Our Family

Ustazah Nadia Hanim

Prophet Muhammad s.a.w. was an exemplary family man. He was an effective, responsible and loving husband, father and grandfather.

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Are Calamities a Sign of God’s Wrath?

Dhaniah Suhana

But as human beings, do we have the right to question God’s reasons and make such speculations? The answer is no.

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Raise Them Righteously: Even When it Hurts

Dhaniah Suhana

As an example from the stories of the prophets, Prophet Ya’akub's older sons caused him much grief when they had plotted, out of jealousy, to get rid of their younger half-brother Prophet Yusuf.

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Why Does Allah Allow Suffering

Fadhilah Wahid

If this is the life Allāh SWT had written for the most beloved of His creations, then perhaps we should rethink why trials are but necessary in our lives.

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Rethinking 'Hostile' Verses from the Quran (Part 2)

Ustaz Dr Haniff Hassan

Instead, He created diversity, wherein every peoples has its own law and way of life, to test who among mankind is truly committed to peace and the common good.

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Rethinking 'Hostile' Verses from the Quran (Part 1)

Ustaz Dr Haniff Hassan

Sayyid Qutb also share similar inclination by emphasising that the nature of relationship between Muslim and non-Muslim community is conflict due to the fundamental differences between both communities; the former is based on full submission ('ubudiyah) to Allah only and the other is based on submission ('ubudiyah) to fellow humans or false gods from the Islamic perspective.

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Women In Leadership Positions

Ustazah Nurhannah Irwan

The decision to not populate positions of power was cultural, and not due to the belief that men are inherently superior. This is proven by the many examples in Islamic history that highlighted the important roles played by women.

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Fooled Again by Fake News? 3 Things Advised in the Quran and Sunnah

Ustaz Hamrey Mohamad

Today’s age of social media and communication technology has made the spread of information (and misinformation) possible at lightning-speed. However, as the saying goes, fool me once, shame on you; fool me twice, shame on me.

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Diversity of Governance In Classical Islam

Muhammad Faris Alfiq Bin Mohd Afandi’

Diversity in forms of governance was not spared in Islamic history. There has never been a particular system of government in Islamic history. This is because Muslim communities have gone through different experiences from one place to another over time.

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Who Said Madrasah Students Can't Make Videos?

Alia Abdullah

The winner of the grand prize was Madrasah Alsagoff Al-Arabiah. Their video "Different Faiths, A Shared Respect" featured interviews with religious teachers and ordinary Singaporeans and showed how people with different religions can live in harmony in Singapore.

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How to Obtain the Keys to Heaven

Ustazah Syarifah Nurjannah Mohamad Ismail

Stepping into heaven is a dream that is held by all people of piety. That is the place most beautiful in which all dreams can be fulfilled. However, its doors can only be opened with the right key in order to enter it. How can we obtain this key into heaven?

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5 Ways Prophet Yusuf Dealt with Life's Challenges

Dhaniah Suhana

When Prophet Yusuf was a child, his jealous older brothers threw him down a well – this led to him being separated from him beloved father Prophet Yaacob for many years, becoming a slave, and being thrown in prison for a wrongdoing that he did not commit. How did Prophet Yusuf deal with the many challenges that he faced?

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Living for this World, Not Only the Next

Dhaniah Suhana

Being a good Muslim is not only for the next life, but also this one. So in order to prevent our community from becoming stagnant, we should seek to constantly upgrade ourselves in this world.

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When the Oppressor is the Oppressed

Dhaniah Suhana

Oppression does not only occur on a grand scale, such as during civil strife. Rather, it occurs all around us in our daily lives in the form of bullying - whether in the school, workplace or home.

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Why Every One of Our Actions Matter

Dhaniah Suhana

As believers, we regard Allah s.w.t. as All-Powerful (Al Qaadir), and the Determiner of all things (Al Muqtadir), among His other attributes. Clearly, no one can refute God’s plans.

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Rasulullah’s Hijrah 1,400 Years Ago

Ustaz Hamrey Mohamad

The hijrah is one of the most pivotal events in Islam’s history. It sparked the next phase of the Prophet s.a.w.’s mission, which spread a more universal dakwah (missionary work) for the ummah then and yet to come.

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5 Key Messages of Hijrah

Ustaz Ridhwan Md Basor

Hijrah is one of the most pivotal events in the history of Islam. It is the defining moment that shaped the next phase of the Prophetic mission in spreading the message of love, peace and harmony.

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How Hijrah (Striving Towards Betterment) Comes With Trials

Dhaniah Suhana

The word hijrah refers literally to a migration. Conceptually, it can also refer to the transformation that individuals make within themselves in order to become better or more enlightened.

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5 Buildings You Never Knew Were Wakaf

Dhaniah Suhana

‘Wakaf’ is an Arabic word that simply means ‘endowment’. Individuals (known as wakif) dedicate wakaf properties for pious, religious or charitable purposes through their will or other means. Here are 5 of such properties that you may not know of around Singapore.

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5 Mosques with Legit Kampong Vibes

Dhaniah Suhana

Aside from the last kampong left in Lorong Buangkok, there’s nowhere else in this concrete jungle where kampongs exist anymore. These 5 mosques, however, could almost make you believe otherwise.

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The Sacrifice of Prophet Ibrahim

Ustazah Nuurunnuur

The story behind how Eid al-Adha or Hari Raya Haji came about is well-known to Muslims and perhaps to some non-Muslims alike.

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Sacrifices in Islam

Ustazah Nuurunnuur

Eid al-Adha, or Hari Raya Haji as it is known in Singapore, marks the end of Hajj, the annual Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Knowing When to be Humble

Dhaniah Suhana

In today’s culture of “if you’ve got it, flaunt it”, especially lauded in the media, at times it can feel like being humble gets you nowhere in this life...

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How Rasulullah s.a.w. Dealt with Grief

Dhaniah Suhana

Death is a natural part of life’s experience. Before our own deaths, many, if not all of us, would have experienced the loss of someone that we know or is close to us.

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Why Islam Does Not Condemn Dogs

Dhaniah Suhana

It is important for Muslims to realise that Allah s.w.t. has entrusted us with the earth and all of its resources. This means that the earth is not just an unconditional gift, but also a responsibility.

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Religion (Islam) vs Science. Really?

Dhaniah Suhana

In today’s post-modern world, it seems as if the pervasive narrative is that a person has to choose between religion and science, and cannot be of both.

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Rasulullah s.a.w. the Environmentalist

Dhaniah Suhana

Over the many years on this planet, the population of has mankind on earth has grown and keeps growing, and so has our technology. As a result, the amount of resources that we consume on this planet has been increasing as well.

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Laylatul Qadar – A Gem Everyone Is Searching For

Ustazah Nuurunnuur

Every Ramadan we often hear the term – “10 malam terakhir” or “the last ten nights”. What is it really with these ten nights? Why is it so important?

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How to Open the Doors of Sustenance

Dhaniah Suhana

In this era of consumerism, it is increasingly difficult for us to turn away from the wealth and luxuries of life. Certainly, the desire to own expensive things is tempting - from large houses, to luxurious, powerful vehicles, to the latest mobile phones.

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How to Obtain a Key to Heaven

Dhaniah Suhana

Stepping into heaven is a dream that is held by all people of piety. That is the place most beautiful in which all dreams can be fulfilled.

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Clash of Opinions - Are Tarawih Prayers 8 or 20 Raka’at

Dhaniah Suhana

All around the world, Muslims anticipate the month of Ramadan every year, a month in which Allah showers His limitless rahmah upon His servants who are mindful of Him.

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4 Bubur Not To Miss

Dhaniah Suhana

Every Ramadan, mosques all around Singapore give out bubur, or porridge, to the public.

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3 Muslims Who Made Great Contributions to the World

Dhaniah Suhana

When we discover the Muslims who have contributed great things to society, we are reminded that Islam has an impact that goes beyond simply within the Muslim community.

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3 Things Not to Get Hangry About This Ramadan

Dhaniah Suhana

Some people call them first-world problems. But these so-called little annoyances in our daily grind can really get under our skin - especially if combined with other factors, like being hangry (that’s hungry + angry).

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3 Things That We Can Glean From the Life of Rasulullah’s Daughter

Dhaniah Suhana

She was the youngest daughter of Rasulullah from his marriage to his first honoured wife, Khadijah Binti Khuwailid.

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3 Things to Share With Your Muslim Neighbours This Ramadan

Dhaniah Suhana

Ramadan is here! It is a time for Muslims to increase in their good deeds and reconnect with friends and family.

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5 Mosques To Pray Tarawih in Comfort.

LearnIslam SG

Ramadan is the only month in the year that Muslims carry out the Tarawih night prayers.

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Why This Ramadan is All About Mercy: Rahmah, Get Set, Go.

Dhaniah Suhana

Why should we show mercy (rahmah) first and foremost this Ramadan? Let's look to the Prophet s.a.w.'s examples for guidance.

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Wanna Get Dinner Together? Rulings on Inter-Faith Iftar

Dhaniah Suhana

As Muslims living in a diverse, globalised city, is there any rule against breaking our fast (iftar) with non-Muslim neighbours or friends? Here's the lowdown.

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The Devil's Advocate: Wastefulness in Breaking Fast

Dhaniah Suhana

We live in a society today where food and drinks have become very accessible. However, this does not give us any right to be mindless and wasteful; because this is a characteristic of the devil.

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Sorry Seems to be the Hardest Word: 3 Ways to Help Reconcile Ties

Dhaniah Suhana

This is the simplest, and yet, hardest thing that we can bring ourselves to do this Ramadan. But don't fret, because these 3 tips will help you out.

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Ramadan Rituals and Practices - Getting 'Em Right

Dhaniah Suhana

We take a look at Ramadan rituals and practices, and the essential principles behind them to understand them well.

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How Did Rasulullah Exemplify Inter-Faith Relations?

Dhaniah Suhana

The Islamic law exists not only to preserve religion, but also to protect the freedom of beliefs. So how do we maintain our relations with people from different faiths? How did the prophet do it? Here are 2 incredible examples how.

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Are You Man Enough? Traits of the Ideal Muslim Man

Dhaniah Suhana

What does it mean to be a “real man” through the lens of Islam? In truth, there is no one single definition, because of the diversity of cultures and contexts in which Islam is being practised.

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3 Ways to Respond to Inappropriate Gifts

Dhaniah Suhana
Inputs by Ustazah Siti Nuurunnuur

In extending our rahmah towards our non-Muslim friends, Muslims are encouraged to share food, exchange gifts and wish each other good will. We have always been encouraged to live alongside those of other faiths and to get to know one another.

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3 Tips To A More Productive Ramadan

Dhaniah Suhana

How can we be more productive this Ramadan? Here are 3 simple things we can practise to make this Ramadan more meaningful than previous ones: Do more good deeds, read more, reflect.

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