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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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    Calling to Allah is the way of the Messenger Muhammad  sallallaahu  `alayhi  wa  sallam ( may  Allaah exalt his mention ) and his followers, as Allah, the Most High, Says (what means): "Say [O Muhammad]: 'This is my way; I invite to Allah with insight, I and those who follow me. And exalted is Allah; and I am not of those who associate others with him.'" [Quran: 12:108] Calling.. More

  • Satan's gateways to the heart

    The heart is like a fort and Satan the advancing enemy, who is intent on infiltrating and occupying it. Hence, only by guarding the gates, entrances and vulnerable positions, will it be impenetrable. Yet, a person who is unacquainted with the structure of the fortress, particularly its access points, cannot adequately defend it. By the same token, the.. More

  • Ecology and Islamic values -III

    "Tawheed" and "'Adl" Unity and Justice Allah's Tawheed or Unity is central to the Quranic message, and with that unity comes perfect justice. The idea that everything in this world, indeed everything in all of the many worlds that surround us in space and time, and perhaps other dimensions as well, stems from a single source, is.. More

  • Who is bombing hospitals in Syria?

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  • Palestine: The Arab 'deal of the century'

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  • Mohamed Morsi: An Egyptian tragedy

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  • Hypocrisy is Internal Destruction

    Hypocrisy is a chronic disease and a dangerous moral deviation in the life of individuals, communities and nations. Its danger is great and the hypocrites are the cause of this great evil. This danger is clearly noticeable when the destructive consequences of hypocrisy afflict the entire Ummah (Muslim nation) and the charitable reform movements in particular,.. More

  • The Chronological Analysis of the Quran

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  • Pilgrimage: The Fifth Pillar of Islam

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