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Jesus in Islam & Christianity

Dec 29, 2015 Faraz Omar
Share & invite! What Islam Says About Jesus Jesus was born miraculously to Mary. Mary was…

Nothing Can Change Religion, Not Even Karbala

Oct 25, 2015 Zara Andleeb
"I know even if I were to place myself before your riding camel to stop you, you will…

Top 10 Muharram Misconceptions

Oct 24, 2015 Umm Rashid
Muharram is marked in many places by chest-thumping, flagellating crowds and processions…

Inna Lillahi Wa Inna Ilayhi Raji'un

Apr 20, 2015 Umm Muhammad
HOW often mankind is in need to remember Allah's words: And We will surely test you with…
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How to overcome the modern challenges of parenting

Apr 19, 2015 Mirza Yawar Baig
THE biggest challenge of parenting is to accept that we are facing a world that is very…

Abbas ibn Firnas: Father of the Flying Machine

Apr 18, 2015 Editors
Model of Abbas ibn Firnas's flying machine at Ibn Battuta mall, Dubai IN 9th century…

Sincerely for Allah: Al-Ikhlaas Explained

Apr 17, 2015 Amena Tanveer
THE verb khalasa means 'to become pure, clear, free or safe', and akhlasa is 'to purify…
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Saudi is Not that Bad, Believe Me!

Apr 15, 2015 Ikram Mohamed
HAVING being in Saudi for over three years now, I have met my fair share of Western…

My Trip To Turkey (Part 2)

Mar 29, 2015 Huda Thahir
Continued from: My Trip to Turkey (Part 1) OUR second day at Istanbul (during our visit…
Bilal Phillips IOU

Interview: Dr Bilal Philips on IOU's Epic Growth in 7 Years

Mar 28, 2015 Editors
Islamic Online University began with a vision to make Islamic education accessible…

Story of Tawakkul (Part 1): Taniya's Health Mystery

Mar 28, 2015 Muslimah Poetess
— FICTION — HOPE and trust are two things which easily crumbles down during the testing…

Dealing with Non-Muslim Families

Mar 18, 2015 Umm Muhammad
Undoubtedly, the greatest blessing Allah can bestow upon a person in this life is opening…
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In Allah We Trust: What Tawakkul Really Means

Mar 13, 2015 Amena Tanveer
"At-Tawakkul ‘ala Allah" is the Islamic concept of complete reliance on Allah or…

20 tips to becoming a better person

Mar 06, 2015 Fatima Hachem Hamwi
ONE of the things we constantly try to do is be a better person. That’s because we know…
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8 Ways New Aircrafts Copy Allah's Amazing Creation

Mar 05, 2015 Editors
IT sounds a bit incredible that swallow’s wings, the skin of a shark and a lotus leaf…
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First Friday Khutbah of the Prophet ﷺ (Two Versions)

Mar 04, 2015 Editors
WHEN the Blessed Prophet ﷺ migrated to Madinah, he stayed in Quba' [in the outskirts of…

Interview with Umm Muhammad of Saheeh International

Feb 26, 2015 Faraz Omar
Umm Muhammad during the interview. Right: A copy of the Saheeh International translation…

Halal Love: How the Sahabah Kept Warm in Winter

Feb 19, 2015 Editors
HOW do you warm yourself in the winter, especially when you come out shivering after a…

Young Muslim Entrepreneur: What She Did the Day She Skipped School

Feb 17, 2015 Zaynab Chinoy
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia MY youngest sister Hanan (aged 9) was staying over with me and…

Are Muslims Evil and Violent? Facts Say Otherwise

Feb 12, 2015 Faraz Omar
It’s all shamelessly open. Because the media’s hypocrisy against Muslims has become the…
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Who decides what gender equality is?

Feb 10, 2015 Mirza Yawar Baig
LET me begin with a disclaimer in the best modern tradition of writing that I accept that…
Taqwa is in the heart

Taqwa - التَقْوَى

Feb 09, 2015 Amena Tanveer
Taqwā has been variously defined as: fear of Allah, piety, righteousness or…
Belief in Allah Umar

Book Review: Belief in Allah by Umar al-Ashqar

Feb 01, 2015 Salmah Shahnawaz
THE first of a set of eight on ‘aqeedah, this translation is like none other I’ve read.…

Beautiful Story of Islamic Marriage & Pious Wife

Feb 01, 2015 Editors
We came across a beautiful marriage story that is an example of unwavering faith in Allah…

106 Reasons: 'Why I Converted to Islam'

Jan 31, 2015 Editors
Dubai's Islamic affairs department recently published a book in which over a 100 people…
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My Trip to Turkey (Part 1)

Jan 30, 2015 Huda Thahir
Travelling has always been one of my hearts biggest desires. I yearn to explore the…

Fitnah of Internet: Islamic Tips for Spending Time Online

Jan 28, 2015 Umm Rashid
MUSLIMS are spending a great deal of their time online – according to Professor Gary…

Water Clocks & How Al Jazari’s Castle Clock Works

Jan 26, 2015 Editors
WATER CLOCKS, among the earliest timekeepers created by mankind, were initially used as…

11 Easy Tips to Forgive Yourself and Others

Jan 26, 2015 Fatima Omar
WHEN I was a little girl, my parents taught me to “forgive and forget”. For me, this was…

Al Jazari: The Great Muslim Inventor & Engineer

Jan 22, 2015 Editors
THE most brilliant engineering mind of his time, Al Jazari was a genius remembered for…

Who is Muhammad ﷺ: What Charlie Hebdo Won't Tell You

Jan 19, 2015 Faraz Omar
IT was 1433 years ago, when a man in Makkah – ridiculed and persecuted by his people –…

Why the Hijab Scares N̶o̶n̶-̶Muslim Men

Jan 18, 2015 Ikram Mohamed
IT is not pleasant shedding light on the unattractive mindset of others, but if this…

Is the Qur’an easy only for Arabs?

Dec 30, 2014 Umm Rashid
“And indeed, We have made the Qur’an easy for remembrance, then is there any that will…

Eating Less: Science Validates Sunnah Yet Again

Dec 30, 2014 Umm Rashid
DO you know that scientists have recently found that eating less leads to a healthier and…
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Medieval Islamic Medicine & 4 Natural Syrup Recipes

Dec 29, 2014 Noor AlQahtani
THE Islamic era from the 14th to 16th centuries CE was dubbed the golden age due to the…

Sakeenah: A tale that needs to be heard

Dec 22, 2014 Muslimah Poetess
— FICTION — Grocery check, electricity bills check, mamma's tablets check, net…