Melanie (Mel) Cloete

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The U.S.-Arab Relationship In The 'Age Of Trump'

As Trump and Iran's Ayatollah Khamenei trade barbs, a nervous Arab world is caught in the middle.<p>Earlier this week Iran’s Supreme Leader made headlines thanking President Trump for “revealing the true face of America.” While much of Ayatollah Khamenei’s criticism was directed at the …

Middle East

After The Caliphate

It has taken more than two years and cost thousands of lives and billions of dollars to drive ISIS out of Anbar province in Iraq. Its cities now resemble bombed-out wastelands, and a smoldering anger at the central government lies beneath the surface.<p>FALLUJAH, Iraq — Pandemonium erupted on the …

Erasing yourself from the Internet is nearly impossible. But here’s how you can try.

By Abby Ohlheiser<p>, Reporter<p>For those of us who spend a lot of time on the Internet, there will be the occasional urge to simply disappear — delete your accounts, roll back your Google results and become invisible.<p>At this particular moment in time, a lot of people seem to be interested in making …

Social Media

Rohingya Muslims Are the Most Persecuted Minority in the World: Who Are They?

“The day the army attacked my village, my father and I had just come out of prayers, when we heard sounds of shooting ... While the firing was still …

Human Rights

Erasing yourself from the internet is nearly impossible. But here's how you can try.

For those of us who spend a lot of time on the internet, there will be the occasional urge to simply disappear — delete your accounts, roll back your Google results and become invisible.<p>At this particular moment in time, a lot of people seem to be interested in making that a reality — or at least …

Nowadays, the youth are obsessed with being strong and lifting weights. You think real strength is lifting 100kg? Try lifting your blanket for fajr! That is real power! [via Mufti Menk].

:) InshAllah this is one I want to wear for this spring/summer!

Who do you worship? What do you think about first thing when you wake up?

Please share the latest Design Molvi advice in this series!

SubhanAllah, this is one the most powerful messages Design Molvi has for me. May Allah make it easy for us to follow this advice, Ameen!

Marry If You Can, Otherwise Fast Ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “O young men, if you are able to support a wife, then get married; verily, it restrains the eyes and protects the private parts, but whoever is not able to do so then he has the duty to fast because indeed it is a means of control.” [Sahih Muslim, Book 8, Number 3233] The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Whoever among you can afford it, let him get married, for it is more effective in lowering the gaze and guarding chastity. And whoever cannot afford it, then let him fast, for it will be restraint for him.” [Sunan an-Nasai] The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) recommended that Muslims get married. It is against the teachings of Islam to have the financial ability to get married but choose to stay single. There is a specific code of conduct while in this world that Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) has outlined for those who want to spend eternity as they please in Jannah. One of its requirements is to be careful with where one looks and guard oneself from looking at the opposite gender (except one’s spouse). What the eye sees, the limbs follow to. To look at forbidden things is the first step in the wrong direction. Being married helps to guard one’s gaze and remain within the boundaries of Islam. If a person is not able to get married for some reason, then they should fast. Fasting helps to guard one’s chastity. Some part is taken from

Istikhara is a prayer through that Allah guide you towards the best (khayr) for you.

BE GENTLE WITH YOUR WIFE Allah says: "And among His Signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that ye may dwell in tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts): verily in that are Signs for those who reflect." (Quran: Ar-Rum 21)

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It's not just your Mum who encourages you to clean your bed, so does Islam! :)

After break up the kids suffer a lot ... keep up this bond !!!

DA, EFF slam Zuma deployment of SANDF to Sona

Ra’eesa Pather is a general news journalist with the Mail & Guardian’s online team. She cut her teeth at The Daily Vox in Cape Town before moving to …

Cape Town

12 things the ANC wants Zuma to focus on at Sona

​Zuma and Trump: A tale of two bullshitters

JS Smit is a Cape Town-based freelance writer. Formally trained as a copywriter, he took a break from ads in 2010 to write a blog for the Mail & …

Travel (South Africa)

Saudi Arabia: Intensified Repression of Writers, Activists

(Beirut) – Saudi Arabia has stepped up arrests, prosecutions, and convictions of peaceful dissident writers and human rights advocates in 2017, Human …

Human Rights

Pressure mounts to punish Myanmar officials responsible for 'systematic' rape of Rohingya

Human Rights Watch is the latest group to denounce violence committed against the marginalised Rohingya Muslims.<p>International pressure on the Myanmar …

Donald Trump's alleged human rights abuses are being tracked by one of the world's best legal institutions

Alleged human rights abuses by Donald Trump's new administration are being recorded in detail by a new internet tool created one of America's most …

17 Documentaries About Activism To Stream Online

Learn about the fight against human rights abuses, unconstitutional surveillance, worker exploitation, and more.

The Struggles Of Being Black And Muslim

The intersection of my identities are that I am black, female and muslim. Many people usually think of muslims as Arabs first and other ethnicities and races before they think of black muslims. There is a false perception that black muslims are a minority in Islam but in reality that is completely …