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Archive for November, 2016

Enjoining the Good and Forbidding the Wrong

| November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Reforming a situation requires that one analyze it with an unbiased mind and then undertake efforts to reform it through constructive planning. By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan In various parts of the world today, some Muslims are engaged in acts of violence. If they are told to stop this […] they cite a hadith that orders […]

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Seven Things You Can Do Right Now to Live a Happier Life

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

A happier life starts with positive habits that you practice often. A happier life also revolves around our purpose to please and worship God. By Sheima Salam Sumer 1. Make it a habit to regularly say: A’uuzu Billaahi MinashshaiTaanir Rajeem “I seek the protection of God from Satan the outcast.” Saying this dhikr protects us […]

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Basic Purpose of Worship or Prayer

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Q: What is the basic purpose of worship or prayer from the Islamic perspective? Answered by Waris Mazhari God made this beautiful planet Earth and settled human beings on it as His heirs. Scientific research tells us that it took millions of years for the Earth to become habitable for plant, animal and human life. […]

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A Day in the Life of a Sufi – Some Anecdotes Relating To Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Some anecdotes relating to one of the foremost Sufi masters, Khwaja Nizamuddin Auliya, indicate how it is possible to lead a life full of love even amidst all kinds of violations. By Raziuddin Aquil On Forgiveness: The Chishti Sufi master explicated that if someone puts thorns in one’s path and one does the same in […]

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Be Rich Towards God

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

His obituary was written up in Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. And then guess what happened? Read on! “His death was a major story in the financial community. His obituary was written up in Forbes and the Wall Street Journal. It’s too bad he was dead, because he would have loved to read what […]

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Our Outlook Towards Life

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Very often, it is one’s outlook which changes a person’s whole life. It can turn hell into heaven, it can turn sorrow into joy. By Hazrat Inayat Khan The spiritual path is easiest if there is not something pulling one from behind; and that force is the life in the world, one’s friends, surroundings, acquaintances, […]

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Peaceful Relations with Neighbours

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

With the shared teachings of Islam and the Bible on building peaceful relations with one’s neighbours, Muslims, Christians, Jews, as well as others whose religions contain similar teachings, can repel enmity and violence with peace and harmony. By Ghulam Ghaus Siddiqi Human beings cannot live alone. They need to meet some basic survival conditions. They […]

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Care for Animals: Prophetic Guidance

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

“A man was walking on a road in scorching heat; he saw a well and went down into it to quench his thirst. When he climbed up again, he saw a dog panting with thirst and said to himself: ‘This dog is as thirsty as I was.’ He went down into the well again, filled […]

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Sincere Attitude Towards Repentance

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Prophet (Pbuh) is reported to have said: “A person who repents having committed his sins is like one who has committed no sins.” Every time we turn to God in repentance, He turns to us with forgiveness and acceptance. The emphasis, however, is always on our attitude being genuine. The main and clear aspect […]

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Living with God

| November 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Islam requires a person to be God-oriented in both pre-death and post-death periods. Someone has written that Islam is the most misunderstood religion. It is better to say that Islam is the most misrepresented religion. Those who are representing Islam had the responsibility to present it properly but they did not. Islam is the name […]

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