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Islam Requires Positivity

Islam Requires Positivity

| October 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

To utter the phrase Alhamdulillah! in a spirit of thrill, you have to forget about all negativity, you have to be free of all hate and revenge. Once, a Companion of the Prophet asked him: “O Prophet, give me a master advice by which I may be able to manage all the affairs of my […]

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Why Supplication is the Solution to Every Problem

| August 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

This journey isn’t easy, for most of us. Moments we feel that the whole world around us is bringing us down. If Allah is on our side, nothing can stand against us. Our job is to ask, over and over again.  The only way I can think of to get what we want in life […]

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The Need for Compassion and Love in Islam to Combat Extremism

| May 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Mankind’s love for God is the key to eradicating extremism. It is the basis of moderation. By Omar Ibrahim Compassion and love are the essence of Islam as expressed in the Quran. Yet, the sad fact of the world today is that if you ask people about Islam, they would probably talk about extremism and […]

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The Artist

| January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

A calamity that makes you turn to Allah is better for you than a blessing which makes you forget the remembrance of Allah. By Hafiz Asadullah Khan Once upon a time, a well-known painter was finishing his painting. It was an incredibly beautiful painting, which was to be shown at the airport during the upcoming […]

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A Lesson in Daily Charity

A Lesson in Daily Charity

| December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Many of us do give in charity once in a while, but how many of us do so every single day? Charity was an integral part of this man’s daily life. By A Staff Writer We all love surprises—but only if they are pleasant, of course! I had a wonderful surprise the other day while […]

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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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The Purpose of Life from an Islamic Perspective

| October 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

The Quran teaches that the purpose of life is to worship our Creator by believing in Him and by doing good deeds. By Sheima Salam Sumer What is the purpose of life? The holy Quran, believed by Muslims to be the direct word of God to humanity, encourages us to ask this question: “Did you […]

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Learn To Forgive

| September 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Forgiving each other, even forgiving one’s enemies remains at the core of Islamic teaching. By Sadia Dehlvi Humanity is created in the divine image and we know that God is absolute knowledge and compassion. Amongst the 99 known names of Allah, the two primary ones are Rahman and Rahim, most merciful and compassionate. Except for […]

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Grapes

| September 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Consideration for feelings of others and graciousness in accepting gifts are etiquettes we can learn from the Prophet (Pbuh). One day a poor man brought a bunch of grapes to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as a gift. He was very excited to be able to bring a gift for the Prophet (pbuh). He placed the […]

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Look Within To Find Solutions

| August 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

There is wisdom in the ants going into their dwellings in dangerous times. It emphasises the importance of turning inwards to our true dwelling, that is the heart, to find solutions rather than engage in aimless confrontations. By Sadia Dehlvi The Quran has an entire chapter called Naml (ant), named after one of God’s tiny […]

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