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‘Open discussion between followers of different religions would also correct many common misconceptions about Islam, said Sheikh Ahmed Qassim Al-Ghamdi, former president of the Makkah branch of the Commission for the Promotion of Virtue and the Prevention of Vice. “Dialogue is the only choice for contemporary societies to coexist in a peaceful world,” Al-Ghamdi said. […]

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I started praying at the age of five and my mother taught me how to tackle challenges with the help of my faith. By Bazil Hilmani My parents are both teachers. They did their best when it comes to parenting. My mother is a teacher in a school. She taught me various aspects of my […]

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By ‘Tabassum’ Dear brothers and sisters in God! I’d like to share with you something that I find very useful. It’s about a spiritual practice that I try to follow. I have to say that I don’t always observe it—sometimes it slips my mind or my mind is busy with other things. But, with God’s […]

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“Everywhere you look, people are being affected by crime, poverty, sickness, loneliness, and bereavement. It can seem like we’re swimming in an ocean of tears. And then we turn on the evening news to hear the latest horror from Bosnia or Rwanda or wherever it is that people have friends. Like I said, sometimes the […]

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By Hassan Hathout “In my later years, and after a long life learning religion and trying to abide by it, I came to a precious conclusion that I consider the core of my faith as a Muslim, and I am sure members of other faiths reach the same conclusion if they think clearly about it. […]

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“I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know, the only ones among you who will be really happy are those who have sought and found how to serve.” (Albert Schweitzer, winner of 1952 Nobel Peace Prize) ———– “It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned all one’s life and […]

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“So far back as I can remember I was saddened by the amount of misery I saw in the world around me. One thing that especially saddened me was that the unfortunate animals had to suffer so much pain and misery. The sight of an old limping horse, tugged forward by one man while another […]

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