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Archive for January, 2015

Religious Diversity Can Help Our Spiritual Growth

| January 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

God alone knows precisely why He has arranged for many different religious traditions to exist, and not just one. By A Staff Writer ​ I try to avoid talking about religion these days as far as I can. Religion is something, I have realized, that one must try to embody and reflect in one’s life, […]

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Evil in God’s Name: What Can You & I Do About It?

Evil in God’s Name: What Can You & I Do About It?

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By A Staff Writer “Who does greater wrong than the one who fabricates a lie against God? Such people shall be brought before their Lord […] Surely God’s rejection is merited by such wrongdoers.” (The Quran 11:18) “The devil can cite Scripture for his purpose. An evil soul producing holy witness Is like a villain […]

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Different Meaning

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In the December 2014 issue of Islamic Voice, in the “children’s corner” page, under “Enhance Your Word Power,” the word “theatre” has been described with some different meaning than what is found in all dictionaries. I give an example: Theatre: A building or part thereof or a natural outdoor setting for the representation of dramatic […]

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Everyone is Good at Something The Beautiful People

Everyone is Good at Something The Beautiful People

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Listening to their real life stories at the India Inclusion Summit 2014, I realized that it was the visually-impaired who had the most beautiful eyes, that it was the autistic who spoke the most eloquently, and that it was the wheelchair- bound who felt, in a sense, the most liberated. It was these who were […]

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Birth, Life and Death: Feeling of Helplessness

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Q: May I start by saying that I adhere to Islamic teachings as much as I can. However, I am bothered by the thought that I have no choice as to the very basic step of coming into existence. It may be that my parents wanted so much to have a baby, but why should […]

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Muslims Slam Taliban, Warn Against Extremism

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By Mohammed Wajihuddin Mumbai: Outraged at the massacre of schoolchildren in Pakistan, Muslim groups in India have called for universal solidarity against jihadist forces. Condemning the act, community leaders have said Pakistan is paying the price of hobnobbing with extremist elements. “It is an inhuman act and deserves strong condemnation. Pakistan is paying the price […]

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Begging in the Muslim Community

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Q: Giving alms and charity and feeding the poor is highly recommended in the Qur’an and the Hadith. Does it not encourage pauperism in the community? As a result of this we frequently see people who are physically and mentally fit and able to work but they prefer to resort to pauperism as an easy […]

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Modesty: A Source of Goodness

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One of the Prophet’s companions, Imran ibn Hussayn, mentions: “The Prophet said: ‘Modesty brings nothing but good.’ Commentary by Adil Salahi Modesty is a virtue, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was keen to stress. Indeed it is a universally acclaimed virtue, with most religions and traditions praising it. However, Western societies sometimes try to […]

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Absolute Justice: A Duty Incumbent on all Muslims

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In the name of God, the Beneficent, the Merciful “Remember always the blessings Allah has bestowed on you and the covenant with which He has bound you when you said: “we have heard and we obey”. Have fear of Allah. Surely Allah has full knowledge of what is at the bottom of people’s hearts. Believers, […]

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A Peep into Japanese Work Culture

A Peep into Japanese Work Culture

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Most Japanese work for 14 to 15 hours. One feels guilty if he comes away from work early. Bengaluru: Ms. Benazeer Baig, founder-secretary of the Raza Educational and Social Welfare Society, attended the week-long conference on ‘Promoting Women’s Empowerment as a Growth Strategy’ in Tokyo held between November 17 and 21, 2014. She was one […]

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