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US Pastor Observes Ramadan With Muslim Community

Reverend Wess Magruder Cii & Examiner.com | 08 August 2012 An American United Methodist Pastor has not only decided to observe the Ramadan fast this year with his Muslim friends, blog about his experience, but also break his fast with Muslims as well. Reverend Wess Magruder has already fasted for …

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The encompassing Shariah

Shariah (Shari’ah, Sharia, Arabic شريعة) literally means a “path to the water hole” i.e. the way to the source of life. Its usage as law is traced directly to the Qur’an, wherein Allah (God) admonishes us to follow the clear and right way, the path of the Shariah: Then We …

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Meaning of Ramadaan

Fasting during Ramadan was ordained during the second year of Hijrah. Why not earlier? In Makkah the economic conditions of the Muslims were bad. They were being persecuted. Often days would go by before they had anything to eat. It is easy to skip meals if you don’t have any. …

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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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