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Surely the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous among you. How to achieve this status as a Muslim?
Sports personalities certainly have an influence. One hopes that they use it for the good of Muslims, the spread of Islam
My experience in Islam began as a graduate student in New York City in 1998. Up to that point in my life, for 25 years, I had been a Protestant Christian, but had not been practicing my religion for quite some time. I was more interested in “spirituality” and looking for anything that didn’t have
Mr Ali Aadullah recounted on the sports he practiced in his community and how this be related to religious and spiritual practices.
The acts of mercy in the life of Prophet Muhammad from his traditions. This mercy is fulfilled for believers as well as disbelievers.
The article is on how the Prophet used wisdom in leading his companions and the Muslim community.
The article discusses the manners and wisdom the Prophet's relationship with his wives.
This article is on the Prophet's wisdom in dealing with his wives without any of them being sidelined.
The article discusses how the Prophet treated the enemies in Madinah justly.
How Islam helps the average human being in dealing with sadness and worry on a daily basis.
The Prophet Knew that the inner peace we sought in this life lies with the worship of Allah.
The Prophet instilled in Muslims the notion that they should respect Christians and Jews well.
How happiness is addressed from some western schools of thought in comparison with the concept of happiness in slam?
The article examines the definitions of happiness, the relationship between science and happiness and it relates to the teachings of Islam
Remembrance of God includes specified dhikr, but it is also anything you do related to God or mentioning God.
When it comes to racing for other than Allah, enmity comes with the race.
The presentation of the Messiah is not through an obsolete text, or an outdated document preserved in a museum.
In the Quran, Jesus is described as having many miracles not bestowed upon other prophets.
There is so much about Jesus that is appealing to both Christians and Muslims.
Forgiving others' mistakes is one of the great teachings of Prophet Jesus.
Quran is read and memorized by many Muslims all over the world—many of them non-Arabic speakers.
Like Prophet Muhammad, Jesus provided a guide on how to become decent God fearing people.
Muhammad did not learn from any religious scholar, there were no Jewish or Christian scholars in Makkah.
God tested Adam so that he learn and gain experience. He prepared him for the role of a caretaker.
To protect the new religion, the Prophet sent approx 80 people, including one of his own daughters, to Ethiopia.
Muslims will often say to those of the Christian faith, “We love Jesus too.” as a prophet.
The pregnancy of Mary, the greatest example of purity, was a miracle of God and a wonder of divine.
Many people may be surprised that Muslims love Mary, the mother of Jesus.
The prophecies of Muhammad in Old testament of bible and their true fulfilment in the life of Muhammad
The prophecies of Muhammad in the new testament of Bible and their fulfilment in the life of Muhammad
The bible texts and discussions on the bible prophecies about Muhammad and their fulfilment in the real world.
The Islamic ethics of treating prisoners of war is part of the whole system of Islamic ethics.
The article shows the series of persecutions against Muslims in Makkah, and how the whole thing started.
How wonderful was the life of Abdur-Rahman, known most commonly as Abu Hurairah.
How `Umar practiced social equality was demonstrated when he entered Jerusalem as a liberator.
There were too many Companions to give an accurate figure of them all but estimated around 114,000.
The article explains how the holy bible attends to Prophet Muhammad, his advent and message to the mankind.
In Ramadan, Muslims everywhere in the world enter into a season of intensive worship, which is characterized by fasting, praying, and training for self-control and discipline, in order to become a better and spiritually purified human being. This season is the month of Ramadan, which is the ninth month in the lunar calendar. A sacred
Fasting (cleansing, detoxification) is part of the triology of nutrition; balancing and building are the others.
Implementing the laws of God, as in the Qur’an and Sunnah, necessitates the role of man- God’s vicegerent.
Eid is a chance to teach children the meanings of mercy, goodness, visiting for the sake of Allah.
The poem discusses our obligations towards the orphanage at the time of Eid celebration.
A servant who hopes that his sins shall be forgiven by Allah should also learn to forgive others.
While all communities and philosophies try to maintain social relations, Islam makes it a duty for individual.
Al-Wasil is the one who keeps good relations with those relatives who have severed with him.
One aspect so frequently mentioned by the Prophet is maintaining close ties with one's relatives.
Early Muslim scholars were almost unanimous on rejecting astronomical methods during their time, but.
In ancient civilization, astronomy was a mystery, but in the Abbasid period, it gained a special status.
The role of early Islamic scientific and philosophical culture in the development of West
The detail instances on the zeal of both Islam and Christianity to defend their faiths against one another
The noble Hijrah from Makkah to Madinah is one of the grandest events in the history of Islam.
Part of the lessons learnt from the first Hijra, was the fact that it gave Muslims the opportunity to establish Islam across the globe.
This article attempts to evaluate the theory of evolution in the light of the textual sources of Islam.
The neighbor holds a special status in Islam that encourages Muslims to treat neighbors in a gentle way.
Within the context of his upbringing and his times, Deedat became a visionary.
Outside the world of theology, philosophy and literature, there were many Europeans whose thirst and curiosity for the Orient could not be quenched by reading books. So they went to the Islamic world and produced a sizeable literature of travel accounts about Muslim countries, their customs, cities, and so on. These were the European travelers
The article covers the essence of five daily obligatory prayers in the life of Human being and its objectives.
It is frequently claimed that Islam is valid only for primitive people, as it elevates them to a better standard, and that is why it appealed to tribal communities, while in civilized societies it is no longer in use. But, what is meant by civilized societies? Does this refer to modern societies which are based
It is a common allegation by Christians that the Qur’an is a mere copy of the Bible; that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) simply plagiarized “his” book from the pages of the Bible. It is true that Prophet Muhammad received the Qur’an AFTER the Bible came into existence; and it is also
A Sikh friend of mine was given some literature to read. While reading it, he raised this objection: “You say that Allah speaks to the prophets and through these special people He sent a universal way of life for all mankind. The question is, why is such an important way of life prescribed in this
Zakah is a portion of one’s wealth that must be given to the poor or to other specified causes. The word “zakah” comes from the verb meaning to purify or cleanse. It is the third Pillar of Islam and is obligatory for all those who are financially able. Zakah means the giving of a specific share of one’s
One of the benefits of memorizing the Qur'an is that it does exercise the "memory muscles" and comes in very handy for other life skills
Muslims wait for the sighting of the crescent with eagerness as it heralds the beginning of this blessed fasting period.
The article explains everything about Ramadan that you need to know, what Ramadan is, why it is observed, and by whom it is observed.
Voluntary abstinence from food has been a spiritual purification rite in many religions. The Qur'an also indicates that as a practice of the past religions.
Islam does not prohibit women seeking work; indeed, in the ideal Islamic society it is necessary that women should fill certain posts
Women are more psychologically fitted to nurturing, more compassionate and patient.
The article examines the falsification tests of the noble Qur'an. Through the tests the Quran offers something that makes it stands out.
The incident of the elephant took place in Al-Muharram 882 according to the Roman Calendar.
Physical purity means cleanliness of the body, clothing and environment. Muslims must have perfect physical purity to pray the Salah.
The Qur'an's lack of any internal contradiction and discrepancy also shows that it is from Allah and is immune to change.
Islam has provided the most humane of the rules of combat in existence. It does that when it forbids the killing of non-combatants
I beheld the mosque on Arafah—Masjid Namirah—through the early morning mist. Thousands on foot, in buses and cars heading in the same direction. With purposeful movements men and machine moved towards Arafah.
Islam is international in its outlook and approach. It does not admit barriers and distinctions based on color, clan, blood or territory
Few reasons that give an indication as to why this book deserves the attention of all humanity
The Qur’an remains today exactly as it was revealed more than 14 centuries ago and contains the exact Words of Allah
My brief encounter with Islam, both in a college class and my visit to a mosque, planted a seed that would grow for the next ten years
I always strived to be someone else, until I found myself through my discovery and acceptance of the faith in One God
I was determined to read the Qur’an in Arabic with the help of a good translation. When I read the Qur’an, Islam’s holiest book, I thought it was beautiful, so scientific, so compassionate, so feminist!
My Journey started when I desired to have a relationship with my creator. I wanted to find my spirituality, and not the one I was born with
Jabir ibn `Utayk reported that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “There are seven kinds of martyrs besides those killed in wars, defending the cause of Allah: A person who is killed in an epidemic A person who is drowned A person who has bedsores, causing fever and cough resulting in his death A person who dies
Science must increase our faith. It is wrong for anyone to close their eyes to what is right in front of them. For a Muslim the evidence of dinosaurs and fossils is not a threat to our beliefs. Rather, it is a confirmation of the power of Allah. A. Why Does Allah Tell Us About
Many signs appear to the eye from the countries of the world with the increase in the number of reverts and those who enter the religion of Allah in waves of groups from the east and west of the earth, and from the north and south, as Islam is the highest spread religion according to
After twenty-five years as a writer in America, I wanted something to soften my cynicism. I was searching for new terms by which to see. The way one is raised establishes certain needs in this department. From a pluralist background, I naturally placed great stress on the matters of racism and freedom. Then, in my
Places where we can read about the verses of Hijab in the Qur’an and clearing some misinformation in connection to Hijab.
Austin Roe's story of becoming a Muslim at the age of ten years old and his journey from being a stubborn child raised from a chaotic home to a calm Muslim family
Austin Roe's story of becoming a Muslim at the age of ten years old and his journey from being a stubborn child and chaotic home to a calm Muslim family
By Jamilah Kolocotronis on how she discovered Islam after studying several Eastern religions
How best can we answer the authenticity of the Qur’an and what proof can we give/tell them that the Qur’an is in its original form since the beginning and has never been distorted.
Some people who convert to Islam prefer to call it a reversion because everyone is born in a natural state of Islam – submission to the will of God – and rather than converting away from something they assert that coming to accept Islam is reverting to that human original state. In my case this
What is the true historical status of Allah among the polytheists before the revelation of the Holy Qur'an?
Dr. Lang's journey to Islam is an interesting story. From one who had once challenged the existence of God, he became a firm believer in God.
Islam, the Religion of all the Prophets Islam began with the first man, Adam, when he submitted himself to God. Therefore, the word “Islam” simply means Submission to God. The word also means Peace; and so, as the name of the Religion of God, it implies the peace that we can attain by submitting to
How do we know that Jesus is not the true God? What explanation can we get from the Bible?
The journey of a religious Christian who accepted Islam after a strict devotion to the doctrines of Christianity.
Muslims have responsibilities towards their children, and they stand accountable for these responsibilities so that they can truly enjoy and appreciate the blessings of having children and get rewarded by the Giver.
The article uncovers some proofs that confirms the Quran as a seal of divine revelation to Mankind, and its completion was signified with the death of the Prophet (Pbuh).