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Discover Islam

How to become Muslim?

The word “Muslim” means one who submits to the will of God, regardless of their race, nationality or ethnic background. Becoming a Muslim is a simple and easy process that requires no pre-requisites. One may convert alone in privacy, or he/she may do so in the presence of others. If …

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What Muslims Believe

The fundamental message of Islam is simple: To worship God (Allah) alone. The Quran (the revealed scripture of Islam) states: “Say, He is Allah , (who is) One, Allah , the Eternal Refuge. He neither begets nor is born, Nor is there to Him any equivalent.” [Quran chapter 112] The …

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Jesus in Islam

Jesus is a figure who is loved and revered by billions of people the world over. Yet there is so much confusion surrounding the status of this colossal personality. Muslims and Christians both hold Jesus in high regard but view him in very different ways. The questions raised in this …

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Purpose in Islam

The most important question in life is ‘Why are we here?’ Well, why are we here? To amass fame and fortune? To make music and babies? To be the richest man or woman in the graveyard for, as we are jokingly told, “He who dies with the most toys wins?” …

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Why Islam

Before we look at the Islamic answer to the purpose of life this article explains the reasons why Islam is the truth. Ever since the dawn of mankind, we have sought to understand nature and our place in it. In this quest for the purpose of life many people have …

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Islamophobia

Islamophobia   ‘Islamophobia’ existed from the very time of Rasulullah Sallallaahu Alayhi Wasallam. The mushrikeen of Makkah left no stone unturned in their efforts to stop the spread of Islam. They would sit on the outskirts of Makkah intercepting travellers, poisoning the minds of the pilgrims to the holy land …

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Jamiat takes part in SAFM Debate-Part 3

(Continued from the last issue) Below is the last part of the transcript of the debate that took place between SAFM host, Jeremy Maggs on the 4th of December 2007 and a panel of guests amongst whom was Mufti Ebrahim Desai of Jamiatul Ulama (KZN). The topic was ’Blasphemy’ and …

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Jamiat takes part in SAFM Debate-Part 1

JAMIAT takes part in SAFM Debate on December 4th, 2007 Recently, a volatile incident occurred which caught the attention of the world at large. Gillian Gibbons, an elementary school teacher from England on assignment in Sudan was accused of inciting her six and seven year old students to name a …

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Jamiat takes part in SAFM debate-Part 2

In the last issue of the Al Jamiat we published a transcript of the first half of the debate that took place on SAFM hosted live by, Jeremy Maggs on the 4th of December 2007. Among the panel of guests was Mufti Ebrahim Desai Saahib of Jamiatul Ulama (KZN). The …

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Interfaith

Interfaith There’s an amusing children’s tale about an abandoned lion cub that goes in search of his identity. He met by a mouse that convinces him that he is a rodent based on certain similarities they share. The cub starts behaving like a mouse until he subsequently meets another animal …

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