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Allah The Almighty Loves Deliberation - I

Dear brothers and sisters, if you think about the negative results of many of our deeds, you would find that rashness and lack of deliberation are the main reasons behind losing what we want. Deliberation means not being hasty in seeking anything and acting purposefully to gain it.... More

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The Pagan Origins of Halloween

All Saints' Day, Nov. 1, feast of the Roman Catholic and Anglican churches, the day God is glorified for all his saints known and unknown. Roman Catholics are obliged to hear Mass on this day. In medieval England it was called All Hallows; hence the name Halloween (Hallows' eve) for... More

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Imam Ash-Shafi'ee: The Grand Jurist for the Sunnah

Everything was placid in the large valley except for the voice of a two-year old child who was weeping. His mother embraced him, took him close to her chest, and patted his shoulders with tenderness and compassion. The youngster quickly went into sleep as his mother stared at the... More

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  • Medical colonialism in Africa is not new

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  • Water the Garden of So-and-So

    The text of the Hadeeth Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said:“While a man was in a barren tract of land (or a desert), he heard a voice proceeding from a cloud (saying): ‘Waterthe garden of so-and-so.’ Thereupon, the cloud drifted (in a certain direction),.. More

  • The Virtues and Rewards of Prayer in Islam

    The obligatory five daily prayers were prescribed during the night the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, ascended to the heavens, while the commands for the remaining acts of worship were revealed to the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, on earth. This indicates the special status and importance of prayer as an act of worship. • It.. More

  • Seeking Forgiveness: Tradition of the Prophets and the Righteous

    The Prophets, may Allah exalt their mention, and the virtuous and righteous people were the quickest of all to comply with the call of Allah The Almighty. Our father Adam (Adam) and our mother Hawwaa’ (Eve), may Allah exalt their mention: They responded to the call of Allah The Almighty immediately after they disobeyed Him when Shaytaan (Satan).. More

  • Hope is the Elixir of Life

    Please join us in mediating on what motivates a farmer to work hard and sweat. It is the hope of harvesting. What urges a merchant to travel, adventure and leave his people and home? It is the hope of getting revenues. What encourages a student to study hard and remain awake for hours? It is the hope for success. What motivates a soldier to fight desperately.. More

  • Our Non-Muslim Relatives: Their Rights Upon us

    By Kimberly Ben When I reverted to Islam over 10 years ago, I received mixed reactions from my friends and family. While attending my first family gathering wearing Hijab, I was eyed very curiously at first, but with time they have come to accept my choice. Now, no one even seems to notice much except for the occasional complement on my choice of.. More

  • Yemen: First bombs, soon a coronavirus epidemic

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