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Behind Close Doors - Afterword

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“Behind closed doors” is based on a series of articles done by the writer, commenting on what she observed in the community. Each one highlights a very disturbing trend in the way we live, and all of these incidents have been dealt with in my career as a community social worker. This book is a sincere and honest rendition of Islam’s guidance for mankind in all aspects of life.

In striving to provide solutions to these problems, the writer uses quotations from Quran and Hadith as a guide to the family, the teachers of religion, leaders, and the community in general. Her main aim is to get us to reflect and build a spiritually strong awareness and consciousness of Islam.

In her writing she highlights the danger of compromising on seemingly small lessons of Islam, which can lead to major catastrophes.

She points out the dangers of westernization and its influence on the vulnerable youth if they are left without guidance.

The writer also highlights the plight of reverts to Islam who struggle to integrate into the broader Muslim community.


“Lo, Allah changeth not the condition of a folk until they (first)

change that which is in their hearts…” Holy Quran: Surah 13. Verse 11


She points out that in spite of our weaknesses; we have the infinite mercy of our Creator, who is ready to forgive if we are truly repentant.  Through Allah’s mercy we are given the great gift of the pilgrimage and the opportunity of expiating our transgressions on Mount Arafat.  This serves to re-energize the Muslims with mental, spiritual and emotional healing.


Mrs. Nuroun Mintin

Community Social Worker

Founder of I.S.W.A. (The first Islamic Social welfare organization)

April 2012/ Jamadal-ulaa 1433



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