Aqeedah

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 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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What is wrong with Muslims celebrating Christmas

Quite a number of Muslims today, especially those living in Christian dominated countries or those influenced to a large degree by western culture, have been led to consider that taking part in the Christmas celebrations of friends and relatives is, at very least, a harmless pastime if not a legitimate source of pleasure for children...

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Top 10 Muharram Misconceptions

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Muharram is marked in many places by chest-thumping, flagellating crowds and processions that leave traffic jams and chaos in their wake. People make special sweets and dishes and line streets with streamers and lamps, to the extent that non-Muslims mistake these ceremonies for a celebration and might even wish Muslims “Happy Muharram”! While many Muslims...

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Sincerely for Allah: Al-Ikhlaas Explained

THE verb khalasa means ‘to become pure, clear, free or safe’, and akhlasa is ‘to purify something’. So ikhlaas means ‘purification’ – the purification of one’s belief and intention, which leads to sincerity in worship. Ikhlaas can also indicate the purification of one’s deeds from riyaa’ (showing off), in complete obedience to Allah alone. Every...

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Book Review: Belief in Allah by Umar al-Ashqar

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THE first of a set of eight on ‘aqeedah, this translation is like none other I’ve read. The excellent English and grammar, kept me wanting more, unlike other translations that have put me off with their poor English. It is a thorough study of the subject, covering all bases and all arguments, as well as...

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