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  • 10 Lessons from the Mother of Jesus

    Over the Christmas season there were lots of discussions about how the beliefs about Jesus (peace be upon him) differ between Christianity and Islam. That is indeed a very important discussion and one that needs to happen. However, through that sometimes we miss out on what lessons the life of Jesus (peace be upon him) can teach us. This series

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  • Gain Paradise For This Morning Supplication

    Can you imagine the Prophet (salallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) himself taking your hand and gently guiding you into the everlasting gardens of Paradise? This amazing reward can be yours. All you need to do is proclaim your happiness with Islam in the morning, using a supplication which will take you less than ten seconds! The Prophet (salallahu ‘alaihi wa sallam)

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  • Psychology in the Quran: A Call to Meaning, Peace, and Happiness

    Of course it’s clear that “psychology” (the study of the mind) as a field of academic inquiry wasn’t even a word when the Message was given. But other fields of study, including philosophy, theology, and natural sciences, often included explorations of the mind, and needless to say, as any teachings related to humanity require some commentary on the condition of

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  • Never Give Up on the Ummah

    . . . never give up hope of Allah’s soothing Mercy: Truly none despairs of Allah’s soothing Mercy except those who have no faith. There are times when we look at what the world is like and feel so depressed, sometimes depressed to the point where we might even lose the will to live, especially when we look

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  • Is the Zodiac Acceptable According to the Quran?

      You’re browsing your local newspaper and reach the zodiac page. Would it do any harm to take a wee peak at your horoscope for today? You’ve just met someone new, and in an effort to get to know you better, they ask, “What’s your sign?” How do you respond? The word “zodiac” has different meanings depending on the field:

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  • What Does the Quran Tell Us About the Period of Youth?

    At the time when the Message was given, there was no period of adolescense as we know it. Businesses were not developing marketing products strictly to teenagers, and there were no psychologists explaining adolescence or young adulthood as stages of development. Young people were singled out as a distinct segment of society; as soon as you hit your teens, sometimes

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  • The 5 Things I Achieved in 2015, and the 5 Things I Want to Achieve in 2016 [Understand Quran (also in Malayalam)]

    Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. Media channels are running recaps of last year’s great events. Why don’t we run recaps of our lives in 2015? Banking institutions are dotting the i’s and crossing the t’s of their account books. Why don’t we do the same? Big companies are formulating their big plans for 2016. Why don’t we make our own plans? Every

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  • Are the Children Wrong, Or Are You Just Angry?

    We don’t see and hear ourselves when we are angry, especially when dealing with our kids. We shout, scream, and say things that are considered very mean in an adult world. It’s true that we are tired beyond belief, enraged, and torn apart, but kids only exhaust us because they are so full of energy themselves. Hence, we are unable

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  • Surat Al-Ĥujurāt: 6 Quranic Reasons For Believers to Reject Racism

    The believers are but brothers, so make settlement between your brothers. And fear Allah that you may receive mercy. O you who have believed, let not a people ridicule people; perhaps they may be better than them; nor let women ridicule women; perhaps they may be better than them. And do not insult one another and do not

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  • Recite Al-Ikhlas 10 Times

    Most of us work hours a day for our house, from cleaning to working to pay the rent. If someone told you that you could receive a huge house for free, that you’d never have to work for or in it, and that it would be yours forever, would you think it possible? The most perfect house, or even multiple

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  • Kindness, According to the Quran

      Why should we be kind? The most important reason is because Allah is kind and enjoins kindness on us. Do you not see that Allah has subjected to you whatever is on the earth and the ships which run through the sea by His command? And He restrains the sky from falling upon the earth, unless by His permission.

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  • Lessons from the Hadith of Tayammum

    People of the past knew the art of conveying a lot of meaning using very few words. The best example of that is Prophet Muhammad ﷺ. Nowadays, an avalanche of gossip often conveys little or no beneficial knowledge. The classical scholars of hadith would derive many rulings from one simple incident in the life of the Prophet or his companions.

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  • 5 Examples of the Uniqueness of Quran Arabic– and Why Translations Are Not Enough

    Bismillahir Rahmanir Rahim. Reading translations of the Quran does help a lot in understanding its meaning, but the unquestionable fact is that translations are simply not enough. They touch only the surface of a vast ocean of meanings. You miss out on a lot of what Allah (swt) is saying to you. You get the feeling that something’s missing, and

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  • What Does the Quran Teach Us About the Creation of the Universe?

    Modern science has a theory about how the world was created, but it’s an assumption, and even scientists will tell you that they don’t have enough evidence. Allah has explained how he made the world for us in a few verses of the Quran. In the first instance Allah affirms that He created the world: A revelation from He who

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  • The Quran: The Postmodern Family Relationship Guide

    Postmodernism can be very briefly summed up as a refusal to accept anything just because someone— particularly someone in power— told us so. In this view acceptance of truth is a personal affair; if something seems true to us it should only be because we see the truth in it. Some might argue that the Quran and other sacred scriptures

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