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Was Islam Spread by the Sword?

It is a common misconception with some non-Muslims that Islam would not have millions of adherents all over the world, if it had not been spread by the use of force. The following points will make it clear, that far from being spread by the sword, it was the inherent …

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Why do we pray?

After a long and hectic day at work, how difficult it is for a tired person to go out to the mosque and concentrate on his prayers to Allah, the Almighty. Snuggled up in a warm and cozy bed, how difficult it is to get up at the call of …

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Five Pillars of Islam

These are the foundation of Muslim life and Muslims are required to observe them with utmost devotion. Just like a building lacks stability without strong pillars, a believer’s relationship with God (Allah) lacks focus without observance of the five pillars. These pillars form the foundation and starting point for all …

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Islam and the Elderly

In the Islamic world, one rarely finds “old people’s homes.”  The strain of caring for one’s parents in this most difficult time of their lives is considered an honor and a blessing and an opportunity for great spiritual growth.  In Islam, it is not enough that we only pray for …

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The Malice of Lying

Lying is a common part of human relationships.  People lie for a variety of reasons.  They may lie as part of self-presentation, in order to present a more favorable image to others.  People may also lie in order to minimize conflict, because lying may make disagreements less obvious.  Although lying …

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The Seven under the Shade of Allah (God)

The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “There are seven whom Allah will shade in His Shade on the Day when there is no shade except His Shade: a just ruler; a youth who grew up in the worship of Allah, the Mighty and Majestic; a man whose heart is attached to …

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Religion of Islam and Science (Part 1)

There is, perhaps, no better illustration of the close links between Islam and science than the Prophet Muhammad’s often-quoted statements: “Seeking knowledge is compulsory on every Muslim.” “wisdom is the lost property of the believer.” “whoever follows a path seeking knowledge, Allah will make his path to paradise easy.” These …

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Weakness Of Imaan (Faith) And Ways To Increase It

Signs of Weak Imaan (Faith) Committing sins and not feeling any guilt. Having a hard heart and no desire to read the Quran. Feeling too lazy to do good deeds, e.g. being late for salat Neglecting the Sunnah. Having mood swings, for instance being upset about petty things and bothered …

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What Every Muslim Should Know About Examinations

Prophet (SAW) encouraged us to seek knowledge. He did not mean that we should just seek, get it and then call ourselves educated. Examination is the most important way that makes teachers able to assess their students’ performances. Many students enjoy being at school, but when time for examination comes, …

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The Dangerous Of Jealousy In Islam

Hasad (jealousy and envy) is among the most destructive emotions or feeling which a man may have towards his fellow human being. It causes him to wish evil for others and to be happy when misfortune befalls them. The Prophet (SAW) warned against envy by comparing it to fire that …

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