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Does my skin colour make me unworthy of your Salaam?

Umar Stambuli – Cii News | 24 Jumadal Ula 1436/16 March 2015 When he embraced Islam, one of the teachings that Abdullah(not his real name) mastered was that every human being was equal. No race or colour supersedes anything. That was not before his engagement with many Muslims. He realised …

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When the Ummah is tested: Causes and cures

By: Mufti Muhammad Fārūq Meeruti Source: IlmGate Heaps of Disgrace “Verily Allah does not change the condition of a people unless they change it themselves.” (Qur’an 13:11) The Muslim is daily faced by a host of new problems and difficulties. Now and again, reports of untold oppression and barbarism against …

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Luxury: Cause of Nations’ Ruin (Part 2)

By A. S. Halawani, PhD Academician and Writer   Allah Almighty says what may mean, {Yet if only there had been, among the generations before you, people of lasting virtue and righteous works- forbidding corruption in the earth- other than the few among them who did so, and whom We, …

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Special Delivery : Flowers for the Mean Lady

Ehab Hassan muslimmatters.org It was a hot summer day. I had just graduated from high school and was working a summer job to make some side money for college. I was a flower delivery guy – bringing happiness to people andgetting paid $7.50 an hour at the same time. It …

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Luxury: Cause of Nations’ Ruin (Part 1)

By A. S. Halawani, PhD Academician and Writer onislam.net Part 1  In his Autobiography, C Caplin says, “The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.” Similarly, Gibran describes luxury using very impressive words such as in, “The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a …

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Virtues of Scholars

 http://www.tafseer-raheemi.com/virtues-of-scholars/  VIRTUES OF ULEMA!! “Scholars are the heirs of the prophets.” The above is a famous statement of Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wasallam. It is a great honour for the scholars that Allah Ta’ala has selected them for the service of Deen just as He had selected the prophets. He has …

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No-one misses the missing anymore

Moulana Khalid Dhorat “Please rush home, Darling. Our Ahmed hasn’t returned from school yet and it’s already 5:00 PM.” The father of “our Ahmed” rushes home, and asks the neighbor whom he hasn’t seen in three years, if he seen his son that afternoon. After receiving “no” as an answer, …

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What the Hell !

Moulana Khalid Dhorat Hellfire is indeed something no one wants to experience even in a nightmare. No one can be completely fearless of it unless he safely crosses over it. The Qur’an and Sunnah are full of the blood-curdling and terrible descriptions of hellfire – their purpose is not to …

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