Azizi Khalid

April 15, 2021

Hijab and Our Daughter

This is Sumayyah. Our firstborn. She is eleven years old. This Ramadan marks her second anniversary wearing a hijab. I think that is one of the hardest things to do as a Muslim living in a non-Muslim land. It makes you different. Stand out in the crowd, especially if you are the only one wearing it at school. While most people in Austr...
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April 13, 2021

Fasting for Children

This is Sakeenah. Our second daughter. She is six years old. She really wants to fast this Ramadan. She thinks she is ready. However, in our family, we have a rule where a child can only start fasting once the child prays the five daily prayers regularly. You are not allowed to fast until you get your prayers in order. Sumayyah, our fi...
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April 7, 2021

Q: Azizi, how do I get my child to want to memorise the Quran? A: Are you memorising Quran with your child? Q: Am I not too old to memorise the Quran? A: Is there a time limit to get connected to the Quran? Many parents would love to have their children memorise the entire Quran. But are they memorising the Book themselves? And then th...
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April 7, 2021

Makhluk Kelainan Upaya

“Azizi, kau selalu pergi camping tu tak ada ke jumpa ‘apa-apa’ ke?” tanya seorang sahabat. “Azizi, kau masuk hutan bawa anak-anak tu dia orang tak takut ke? Tak kena ganggu ke?” tanya seorang sahabat yang lain pula. Saya sering menerima pertanyaan-pertanyaan seperti ini berkenaan hobi kami sekeluarga yang sering masuk hutan. Berbeza de...
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April 2, 2021

Why religion?

"Azizi, why did God create religion? The way I see it, religion makes life difficult and complicated. There are so many rules; if you do this, you go to hell; if you don't do that, you go to hell. It is as if God is just setting traps for us to fall so that He can throw us into the Fire," asked a young gentleman in one of my talks with...
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March 26, 2021

Disagreeing Respectfully

"Azizi, what do you think about Sheikh Nasiruddin al-Albani?" I get this kind of question quite often. What do you think about this sheikh vs this sheikh. First and foremost, Sheikh Al-Albani is a hadith scholar who has done great works in modern hadith scholarship. "But, Sheikh Al-Ghummari and Sheikh Al-Buti said this and that about h...
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March 24, 2021

Treading the Path

"Azizi, I've attended a lot of Islamic lectures in my life. And now, with YouTube, I've watched hundreds of hours, maybe more, of Islamic talks from different scholars. I found that they are repetitive. I've lost the interest to go to Islamic lessons," said a gentleman to me one day. I don't think this problem is unique to that educate...
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March 19, 2021

100 years without a Caliphate

27 Rajab 1432H marks a hundred years of the fall of the last Islamic caliphate. On the 27th of Rajab 1332H, the Turkish republic removed the Office of the Caliph and abolished the highest Islamic political power that has been going on for 1,321 years. Although, at times, the office is more ceremonial than real authority, it was an offi...
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March 18, 2021

Newton's Three Laws of Graduation

First Law A grad student in procrastination tends to stay in procrastination unless external force is applied or better know as ‘Law of Inertia’. Second Law The age, a, of a doctoral process is directly proportional to the flexibility, f, given by the advisor and inversely proportional to to the student’s motivation, m. Mathematically,...
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March 12, 2021

Spiritual Civilisation

Islam moulded one of the most significant civilisation history has ever seen. Within a hundred years it spanned much of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa. From the 7th century right until the 12th century, the Islamic world was the centre of the universe; from centres of learning to scientific advancement, to medicine to architecture t...
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