Living Islam

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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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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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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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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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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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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“Whenever Allah wills good for a person, He subjects him to adversity.” (hadith recorded in Bukhari) By Sheima Salam Sumer Most of us can relate to the hardships of being ill. Here are some coping ideas for both the emotional and physical hardships of illness: 1. Be self-aware. Be aware of your negative thoughts and […]

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Spirituality, or rabbaniyat is the elevation of man to a plane where the mind is focused on the higher, non-material realities of a godly existence. By Maulana Wahiduddin Khan Spirituality, or rabbaniyat is the elevation of man to a plane where the mind is focused on the higher, non-material realities of a godly existence. Its […]

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