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Archive for May, 2015

Living With God

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You need great patience to focus single-mindedly on God, given the fact that the human mind is a jungle of thoughts and that you are surrounded by so many things on all sides—family, friends, wealth, work, society and institutions. By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan Living with God is the highest state of living. God is the […]

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Choosing the Right Spouse

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Q: How important is it that a person who wishes to get married should have a permanent job and enough savings to have an expensive wedding? How about a person, who has enough to pay a dower and lead a decent standard of living, but cannot afford a luxurious wedding? What is needed to change […]

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Rethinking Success

Rethinking Success

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In our obsessive drive to fulfill our ambitions and be ‘successful’, we often, completely turn our backs to God. By Roshan Remember the long hours we would spend when we were young fantasizing about what we wanted to ‘become’ when we were older? We weren’t even in our teens when our parents and their friends […]

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Microphones only for Azan, Sermons

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Cairo: Egypt’s state religious authority has banned the use of loud speakers in mosques beyond the call to prayer (Azan) and Friday afternoon sermons. The ministry of religious endowments (Awqaf) also warned that violators could face salary deductions or transfer. In March 2015, Awqaf placed all non-governmental Islamic cultural institutes and preacher training centres under […]

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UAE Tops Passport Ranking in Arab World

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Dubai: UAE nationals have the “most powerful” passport in the Arab world as they enjoy the widest range of visa-free entry compared to their peers. A new online index, put together by financial company Arton Capital, ranks more than100 passports from around the world based on the number of countries that holders can visit, without […]

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Teen Wins Race Relations Prize

Teen Wins Race Relations Prize

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An American Muslim high school student has been awarded the 2015 Princeton Race Relations Prize for promoting cross-cultural understanding in New Jersey. “To promote cross-cultural understanding, and raise awareness for a dangerous trend that has unfortunately become ubiquitous among Muslim youth communities, I completed a series of three short stories that presented the negative psychological […]

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“Name and Shame Animal Torturers:” Saudi Shoura Council

“Name and Shame Animal Torturers:” Saudi Shoura Council

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Riyadh: People who torture and maim animals should be named and shamed, in addition to other legal sanctions, the Saudi Shoura Council has announced. The Council noted that some people would not only torture animals, but film their actions and upload the clips on social media for others to watch. The committee’s chairman, Ali Al-Tikhais […]

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Social Reform – How and Why?

Social Reform – How and Why?

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Postponing social reform and progress in order to keep the millat united does not work in today’s age. By Usama Khalidi The subject of social reform is like a joke about bad weather in the West: Everybody talks about it, but no one does anything to improve it. Unfortunately, we all tend to think that […]

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Women Scholars in Morocco’s Religious Council

Women Scholars in Morocco’s Religious Council

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Rabat: King Mohammed VI has stated that more Muslim women scholars should be represented in the country’s major religious bodies. The Superior Council of Ulema is chaired by King Mohammed VI. The Board is composed of the Minister of Islamic Affairs, 30 presidents of the regional councils, the General Secretary and 15 other theologians appointed […]

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Azan, Prophet’s Sermon to be Recited in States

Azan, Prophet’s Sermon to be Recited in States

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Michigan: To promote peace and educate people about the virtues of Islam and Prophet Muhammed (Pbuh), an American Muslim from Michigan has set on a unique tour to recite Adhan – call to prayers, and the last sermon of the Prophet in 50 US States. Jameel Syed (40), who is aiming to become the first […]

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