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On the theme of experiencing God, Imam Ghazali elaborated on the 99 names of Allah. He wrote how Allah’s attributes must be known by tasting the experience, and not just the word. By Sadia Dehlvi Imam Ghazali, the 11th century philosopher, earned the title Hujjat-ul Islam, meaning the proof of Islam. He is the most […]

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God wants us – including people of different religions – to “know” each other because there is benefit in knowing one another. By Sheima Salam Sumer Many Muslims are familiar with the famous Quranic verse 49:13 that proclaims: “Mankind! We have created you from a male and female, and made you into peoples and tribes, […]

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Entrepreneurship is tough, but when our intention for choosing it is social change, instead of fame and money, everything becomes easier. By Khuram Malik When Steve Jobs was looking to hire a CEO for Apple in the early eighties, he had a hard time persuading John Sculley – a senior executive at Pepsi at the […]

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If Muslims want to become socio-intellectually relevant in today’s world, they will have to acquire a desirable level of linguistic felicity to compete with others in the arena of intellectual discourse. By Syed H.Hashmi When we consider English studies in our schools and colleges, we find they are in a state of woeful neglect. This […]

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God promises us that after every difficulty is relief. We must never lose hope that our situation will improve. By Sheima Salam Sumer Recently, a reader of my articles asked me to write about how I remain so positive while living in Iraq. Even though I live in a peaceful city in Iraq, he still […]

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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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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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Sadly, in our age, when consumerism is the new religion for vast numbers of people, many parents completely ignore the spiritual needs of their children. By Roshan Shah To be a parent is to take on one of the most challenging responsibilities possible—of being the vehicle for providing for the various needs of the child […]

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Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) encouraged cheerfulness. He encouraged us to smile and to be good-natured. Even meeting another person with a cheerful disposition is a powerful act of kindness. He taught us to be happy and to spread happiness to others. By Sheima Salam Sumer Abdullah bin Harith reported, “I have never seen a man who […]

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