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Book Review: Before I Died By Asiya Akyurt

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It is an incredibly inspirational read for all those who aspire to read the Qur’an correctly, understand its meanings , memorize its words and meet Allah as the people of the Qur’an (ahl al-Qur’an), who are His own chosen ones. The book begins with the author narrating the story of her early life in Saudi...

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How To Deal With Doubts About Islam

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“Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al-Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs.  Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing.”  (Qur’an, 17:1) It is Allah, the Creator of the Heavens and the Earth, who took him on the miraculous journey, regardless of...

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The Story Behind Dr Muhammad Muhsin Khan’s Translation

If you have read a copy of the Qur’an and accessed Sahih al-Bukhari in English, chances are that they were translated by him. Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan, the renowned co-translator of the Qur’an and the first translator of Sahih Al-Bukhari into English passed away to the mercy of his Lord on Wednesday 14 July 2021...

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The Origin Of Shirk: How People Started Worshiping Idols

Believe it or not: It all started with good intentions. Idol worship started with the intention of bringing people closer to Allah and worshiping Him better — at least that’s what humans thought.  How could idol worship, something so grave that Allah refuses to forgive it unless true repentance is sought, begin with noble intentions? Prophet...

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Spreading Rumors At Times Of Crisis

Undoubtedly at times of tribulation there is a lot of propaganda and excitement, hence the role of rumours. It is well known that verifying news is required according to sharee’ah, because Allah says (interpretation of the meaning): “O you who believe! If a Faasiq (liar — evil person) comes to you with any news, verify...

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How They Changed & Became Great

INSPIRATION FOR RAMADAN How They Changed & Became Great Ramadan is a month in which we aspire to become better Muslims. Here are a few inspirational stories from the people of the past who changed and became better. Let’s make this Ramadan the change for our lives in sha Allah. Al-Fudayl ibn Iyaad Al-Fudayl bin...

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Our Salaf During Ramadan

Learning from the early righteous Muslims is critical if we wish to revive Islamic practices in their true spirit. How did our salaf, the pious predecessors, observe Ramadan? In this article, we compile some narrations that throw light on their mindset and striving during this blessed month. 1.     Wishing for Ramadan Mu‘alla ibn al-Fadhl said, “The companions of the...

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Overeating in Ramadan: Whose sunnah are we following?

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LOOKING at the surfeit of food on our sufras, it never ceases to appall me how much time, energy, expense and effort is spent in preparing, consuming, serving and clearing up elaborate meals in the name of “maintaining Ramadan traditions.” It’s no secret that harried housewives and working women have resorted to outsourcing traditional Ramadan fare, and...

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The Big Fight of Ramadan: Get over your self!

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Ramadan is the month of conquests, when Muslims have been blessed with numerous historic victories: there was the Battle of Badr (Ramadan 17, 3 AH), when a miniscule, ill-equipped Muslim force defeated a 1000-strong contingent of Arabia’s haughtiest warriors; there was the Conquest of Makkah (Ramadan 20/22, 8 AH), when the Muslims peacefully took charge...

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