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You Must Know This Man

You Must Know This Man You may be an antheist or an agnostic; or you may belong to any of the religious denominations that exist in the world today. You may be a communist or a believer in democracy and freedom. No matter what you are, and no matter what …

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Top 10 Misconceptions of Islam & Muslims

by Huma Ahmad MISCONCEPTION #1: Muslims are violent, terrorists and/or extremists. This is the biggest misconception in Islam, no doubt resulting from the constant stereotyping and bashing the media gives Islam. When a gunman attacks a mosque in the name of Judaism, a Catholic IRguerrilla sets off a bomb in …

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A Woman’s Reflection on Leading Prayer

On March 18, 2005 Amina Wadud led the first female-led Jumuah (Friday) prayer. On that day women took a huge step towards being more like men. But, did we come closer to actualizing our God-given liberation? I don’t think so. What we so often forget is that God has honored …

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The Month of Muharram

By Mufti Taqi Uthmaani Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their lunar Hijrah Calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Quran says, “The number of the months according to Allah is twelve months (mentioned) in the Book of Allah on the …

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The Muslim Woman Part 2

2 – HER MIND She takes care of her mind by pursuing knowledge The sensitive Muslim woman takes care of her mind just as she takes care of her body, because the former is no less important than the latter. Long ago, the poet Zuhayr ibn Abi Sulma said: “A …

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Zina-[ADULTERY/FORNICATION]

Zina [ADULTERY/FORNICATION] INTRODUCTION Perverted people of the modern era visualize illegal and deviated sexual gratification as natural acts and regard marriage as an unnecessary innovation of civilization. They seem to think that it is perfectly natural that whenever one feels the urge, or finds the opportunity, and two members of …

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The Ideal Muslim Woman and Her Own Self Part 1

By Dr. Muhammad ‘Ali Introduction Islam encourages the Muslims to stand out among people, readily distinguishable by their dress, appearance and behavior, so that they will be a good example, worthy of the great message that they bring to humanity. According to the hadith narrated by the great Sahabi Ibn …

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A word on character

As Muslims, our character, morals and etiquette should differentiate us from others. Non-Muslims are not so attentive to our beautiful Salaah, Tilawah, Zikr, and other Ibaadaat as they are to our character and dealings with others. Wherever the Sahabah (RA) went, it was their character which attracted so many, which …

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What have you brought, O Haaji?

What have you brought, O Haaji? Abu Muhammed Throughout the world, as the first flights carrying the Hujaaj arrive, the airport’s ‘arrival halls’ are packed and crowded with loved ones, family members, friends and even strangers eagerly awaiting the arrival of the returning Haaji. Children anxiously begin to count the …

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Guidance for Sexual Health

One of the rights of human beings is to satisfy their sexual needs. This may be aural, by listening to amorous words; visual, by looking at that which arouses sexual desire; or physical, by engaging in sexual acts of different types. However, the only legal way to satisfy sexual urges …

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