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The improbable rise of a black Muslim politician in deepest Alabama

By John Fleming,  September 28, 2006 SELMA, ALA. Yusuf Salaam’s dedication to racial reconciliation started when a white man died for his sister. It was 1965 Alabama, the height of the civil rights movement, and Mr. Salaam’s 16-year-old sister, Ruby Sales, was in the thick of it, working to end …

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How do we relate to non-Muslim relatives?

Dr. Aisha Hamdan offers practical advice to converts. For those who have studied, pondered, and struggled with the idea of becoming Muslim, there is often great relief when the realization comes that Shahada must be pronounced. As time goes on and more knowledge is acquired regarding the deen, another realization …

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The new face of Islam

The phenomenon of  educated, white, middle class English converts to Islam. by Nick Compton At first she tried to resist. She did not want this to happen. She was not that sort of person. After all, there were no gaps in her life, no spiritual ache, she did not need …

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Islam, Culture and Women

  By Ruqaiyyah Waris Maqsood How can anyone justify Islam’s treatment of women, when it imprisons Afghans under blue shuttlecock burqas and makes Pakistani girls marry strangers against their will? How can you respect a religion that forces women into polygamous marriages, mutilates their genitals, forbids them to drive cars …

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Essential Points To Be Considered When Choosing A Marriage Partner

In light of the experience of the past years, it is time to take stock and try to halt the ever-mounting tide of divorces among Muslims. It is not unusual today to find Muslim women (and even an occasional Muslim man) who, by the time they are 30 or 35, …

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What Allah States in The Al-Quran About Hijab

“Why do Muslim women have to cover their heads?” This question is one which is asked by Muslim and non-Muslim alike. For many women it is the truest test of being a Muslim. The answer to the question is very simple – Muslim women observe HIJAB (covering the head and …

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Trust And Honesty In Islam

The Broader Sense of Trust Islam expects of its followers that they will be masters of live hearts and wakeful conscience, which would ensure the protection of the rights of God and humanity and which would also protect their action: from the commitment of excesses. Therefore it is necessary that …

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PATH OF ISLAM

Allah! Our Creator! All Knower, All Wise! Master is HE of Earth and Paradise. No partner, no family, no kith nor kin; HE is the creator of mankind and jinn. Muhammad(saw),the Final messenger; A friend to all, he was no stranger. The word of Allah, he did proclaim; A man …

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What should we do at the wedding night? What are the commands and advice of our religion about this topic?

After a Nikah (wedding day), a couple tend to go and spend a night somewhere to mark the beginning of their new family life. Therefore there are a lot of things that we have to know about the wedding night that most of the people do not realise. The wedding …

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If The Prophet Muhammad (pbh) Visited You

I wonder… If the Prophet Muhammad visited you, Just for a day or two; If he came unexpectedly I wonder what you’d do. Oh! I know you’d give your nicest room To such an honored guest; And all the food you’d serve to him Would be the very best; And …

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