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The status of one who considers homosexuality to be permitted

By: Mufti Muhammad Zubair Butt Source: IlmGate Question: If a person practices homosexuality, and believes that this is acceptable [and not forbidden], does this person still remain a Muslim? The person says that the verses in the Qur’an are all related to lust and fashion rather than sincere love between 2 individuals. …

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Homosexuality & Lesbianism in Islam

  In this materialistic age when everything is being sacrificed at the altar of ‘freedom’, the world, from east to west, is witnessing a total collapse of morality and decency. Virtue is portrayed as evil while sins of every type are being glamourized so as to seem acceptable to society. …

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Modesty

Modesty: An Inside-Out Approach Think modesty (hayā’). What comes to mind? It could be wearing hijāb and dressing modestly. Or maybe it is using decent and clean speech. Or it might be conducting ourselves with dignity and self-respect around the opposite gender. If we know we’ve fallen short in our …

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Honesty is the ‘only’ policy…

Honesty is the only policy…     Several years ago a Sheik recounted what happened to him after he had moved to London. He often took the bus from his home to the downtown area. Some weeks after he arrived, he had the occasion to ride the same bus. When …

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Kicking the Habit – Booklet

Kicking-the-Habit.pdf INTRODUCTION Anything that takes a person away from the obedience and remembrance of Allah Ta’ala, can neither contain any goodness, nor have any merit. Negligence in one’s relationship with Allah Ta’ala inevitably draws loss upon loss, in this world and the next. The word ‘addiction’ generally directs the thought …

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Promises, Promises

    No two words can invoke as much hope and confidence as, “I promise.” As children we are taught that promises are unbreakable pledges which cannot be defaulted on under any circumstances. But, as we grow older, the old adage of, “promises were meant to be broken,” more often …

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Truthfulness – Honesty in Islam

    Truthfulness is very closely related to trustworthiness and can perhaps be regarded as its twin quality. Like trustworthiness, it was also the second distinguishing feature of our Prophet, Sall Allaahu `alayhi wa sallam as he was called As-Saadiq (the truthful) for his immaculate truthfulness. Similar to trustworthiness, it …

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Why Forgive Others This Ramadan?

You know you’re right. You know what I’m referring to – those times when you get into an argument(s) with a family member, friend, boss, employee, coworker, classmate, teacher or whoever. You know your facts are right or that you’ve been wronged with an insulting remark, sarcastic comment or rudeness. …

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Forgiveness Is Divine

  By Sister Jasmine eislam.co.za “Surely Allah loves those who constantly turn to Him in repentance and those who keep themselves pure”(Quran-Surah al-Baqarah 2:222) We are now enter  the second ten days of Ramadaan, the days when we have the opportunity to beg Allah for forgiveness. There is a du’a …

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