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Samina Farooq

Samina Farooq is an engineer by qualification, a Quran and Arabic-language student by occupation, a photographer by eye, a writer by heart, an artist by nature and a Muslim by soul. A mum of one is currently studying Intensive Arabic Program from Islamic Online University while also following Bayyinah institute's 'Arabic with Husna' classes, one baby step at a time.

10 Advices from Older Me to Younger Self (part 1)
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10 Advices from Older Me to Younger Self (part 1)

I don't really know from where should I start... This might seem strange but the future I am in, where time is not a line but a dimension, such things are possible. So much has happened in the past years that I don't want to worry you with all the future details. Worry is the biggest enemy of the present moment while future is inevitable. For you, today and tomorrow are yet to be said. I know you will be curious to know the fine intricacies of your life to come. I know. Been there done that. But there are some things that I will tell you, not your future, but the things you could do to improve your attitude towards it.

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16 Jul 2015
Happy to Not be Me
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Happy to Not be Me

How society teaches us to be ourself yet force down our throats, the photoshopped images and unrealistic standards. So instead of trying to be everyone else, a realistic ideal is presented. So I'm happy to not be me !

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14 Jul 2015
first ten verses
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10 Reasons to Learn first 10 Verses of Surah Kahaf

Because Prophet (saws) asked us to… and he only asked us what he did himself. So consider it as a sunnah as well (not just the way of prophet (saw) but of so many companions, successors and so on…). I have never come across memorization of any specific surah/ayaat except for this. "If anyone learns by heart the first ten verses of the Surah al-Kahf, he will be protected from the Dajjal." [Muslim]

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10 Jul 2015
Generation of a Thinking is a Feeling
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Generation of a Thinking is a Feeling

Few years back when I gave a brief presentation on this topic, it stirred quite a controversy among the listeners, who’d perhaps thought of the heart as no more than a mushy, bawling-over-love organ. But after years of studying Quran, Hadith, and Arabic, I stand my ground even more firmly: generation of a thinking is a feeling. I don’t have much scientific support for this but the hadith and the verses from Quran speak for themselves. I do hope that someday, someone will make an extensive scientific research on this topic.

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10 Jul 2015
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