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Why I am I called a Muslim?

One day while I was sitting in my cold room, I asked myself that why I am I supposed to be called a Muslim. Is it because my parents and relatives are all originally Muslims? Rather, is it because I am a follower of Islam? It took me time to …

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Difference Between Sunnah And Hadith

Many Muslims often mix up when the term Sunnah arises in discussions. This word has three separate meanings. The first sense of Sunnah is in the setting of shari’ah rulings, in which Sunnah is like with the mandub or “recommended”, meaning something that one deserves a reward in the next …

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Faith, The Best Weapon of Human Kind

We have heard many times a person bemoan, “I do not deserve this!” or “Why me?” or similar declarations. Many people live with the rancour in their hearts because of what they have been dealt with in life. This attitude towards trials stems from a denial of God’s omnipotence and …

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What Must A Muslim Do On Non-Islamic Celebrations?

The `Eids are purely religious occasions for the Muslims. Furthermore, `Eids are distinctive features for every nation. Allah (SWT) says: To every people we have appointed rites (of sacrifice) that they must observe.  22:67 As discussed above, the Muslims have been warned by Allah (SWT) and His Messenger  against following …

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Ashoura: Lessons of Leadership

A day of victory is remembered today [yesterday]. Victory of Truth against Falesehood, of the Weak against the Strong, of those who are with Allah (Subhanahu Wa Ta’ala) against those who are with Shaytaan. On this day, the 10th of Muharram, Prophet Musa – Moses – (Peace be upon him) …

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Women in Mosques

Banished to basement rooms or banned from the mosque entirely. The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: If any among your women asks permission to go to the mosque, don’t stop her from going. But in some Muslim societies overseas, they don’t let women in the mosques. They’ve turned the …

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Not Without Her Make-Up

This is a satire written to mimic articles, reports and stories generally written about Muslim women by women from Western non-Muslim backgrounds. It is, to some extent, an attempt to convey to the readers how it feels to be ‘othered’ and to be judged superficially in accordance with only one’s …

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Women in Society

Prof. Abdur Rahman I. Doi Professor and Director, Center for Islamic Legal Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaira, Nigeria The Family The family in Islam is a unit in which a man and woman unite to share life together according to the rules and regulations laid down by the Shari’ah. They …

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Women In The Quran and The Sunnah

Women in the Qur’an and the Sunnah Prof. Abdur Rahman I. Doi Professor and Director, Center for Islamic Legal Studies, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaira, Nigeria. In Islam there is absolutely no difference between men and women as far as their relationship to Allah is concerned, as both are promised the …

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