• Necessity of Reflection and Self–Criticism

    Published on : 09 05 2012

    Reflection literally means to think on a subject deeply, systematically, and in great detail. In a spiritual context, it signifies reflection, which is the heart’s lamp, the spirit’s food, and the knowledge’s spirit. Reflection allows believers to discern what is good and evil, beneficial and harmful, beautiful and ugly; and makes the universe a book […]

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  • Slips of the Mind, Trends in Thought

    Published on : 26 01 2012

    The person who calls the prayer in the mosque led the prayers as the imam one day, and he mistakenly stood up for a fifth unit of prayer. After he had been standing like that for a while, one of the people in the ranks mustered up enough courage to say “Subhān Allah” – Allah […]

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  • Christmas – For Muslims??

    Published on : 08 12 2011

    What is this – Christmas? The word Christmas comes from the words Cristes maesse, or “Christ’s Mass”. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of Jesus for members of the Christian religion. Most historians peg the first celebration of Christmas to Rome in 336 A.D.

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  • Going Back to Allah

    Published on : 03 12 2011

    It creeps up on you, sometimes, knowing that you’ve changed. You didn’t realize, you still don’t know, how it happened. And the scary thing is that the change was a fundamental part of you. It was all of who you thought you were. It was your destination and your journey. But you lost it.

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  • Eid al-Adha: Time Off from Our Sorrows

    Published on : 06 11 2011

    Eid al-Adha is fast approaching. We should make the occasion of Eid a time to set aside our pains and our sorrows. We should take a holiday form our worries and our woes.

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  • Ten Greatest Days

    Published on : 01 11 2011

    Even for those not performing the pilgrimage, Hajj, the first ten days of this month are considered very sacred and a time for increased reflection, seeking Allah’s forgiveness, doing good and various other forms of worship.

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  • Goals For Ramadan 2011

    Published on : 04 08 2011

    1. Eat, drink and be moderateAlmost all of us do it – once Iftar time hits, we just keep plowing food and drink into our mouths till it’s hard to move afterwards. And those of us who do it know this is totally contrary to the spirit of Ramadan, through which we’re supposed to learn […]

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  • How to Welcome the Month of Ramadan?

    Published on : 28 07 2011

    God says in the Quran:{O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you, that ye may (learn) self-restraint, (Fasting) for a fixed number of days; but if any of you is ill, or on a journey, the prescribed number (should be made up) from days later.For those […]

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  • Seven Etiquettes of Seeking a Spouse

    Published on : 10 06 2011

    Muslim conferences and conventions are just one of the many places Muslims in North America often meet potential spouses either to make a final decision or to initiate the marriage communication process.

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  • Interest, Unlawful – Profit Making, Lawful … Why?

    Published on : 09 06 2011

    Muslims believe that paying or receiving riba (interest/usury) is forbidden in Islam, while gaining profit in lawful business transactions is fully permitted. What is the difference?Many may think that lending money at a high interest is unjust, but in Islam, lending money on interest at any rate is unacceptable.

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