Right Hand

Why is the right hand preferred over the left hand when greeting, eating and in other cases? What is wrong with using the left hand for these purposes? It is part of Allaah’s complete blessing upon us and the perfection of this great religion, that Islam organizes all...
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SLAVERY

First, a knowledgeable Jew or Christian knows full-well that slavery is discussed in the Bible.  The Jewish law has much to say about slaves and their treatment.  This matter is not open to debate.  It is a fact every rabbi and trained pastor is aware of. Second, just...
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My Hijab is My Freedom!

Hijab, or head piece…or head cover. Or scarf, or headscarf- they all pretty much refer to the same thing: the head covering of a Muslim woman. The word is originally Arabic, and is literally defined as “Cover” or “veil”. Though this word has been confined to the piece...
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Deny God, Deny Reality

There is a profound question that each and every one of us reflects on at some point during our lives: “Why am I here? What is my purpose?” When we reflect upon our own existence we will come to the realisation that, at some point in time, we began to exist. Since we...
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The Judicial System in Islam

INTRODUCTION Man is a social being by nature.  He cannot live perpetually on his own, completely independent of others.  People are interdependent.  Consequently, friction arise between them when their personal interests come into conflict with each other, or when...
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The Family in Islam

The Appeal of Islamic Family Life In Islam, considering the well-being of the “other” instead of just the “self” is a virtue so rooted in the religion that it is evident even to those outside it.  The British humanitarian and civil rights lawyer, Clive Stafford-Smith,...
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There are many clear signs that the religious book of Islam, the Quran, is the word of God and we have many reasons to support and validate this claim

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True islamic teaching are against terrorism

The word terrorism came into wide usage only a few decades ago. One of the unfortunate results of this new terminology is that it limits the definition of terrorism to that perpetrated by small groups or individuals.

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Jesus in Islam

Jesus: A Prophet of God Muslims Love Jesus Jesus is a figure who is loved and revered by billions of people the world over, yet there is much confusion surrounding the status of this colossal personality. Muslims and Christians both hold Jesus in high regard but view...
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PILLARS OF ISLAM

KALMA SHADAAT (CREED)

Faith or belief in the Oneness of God and the finality of the prophethood of Muhammad.

SALAAT (PRAYERS)

Establishment of the daily five compulsory prayers.

ZAKAAT (CHARITY)

Concern for and almsgiving to the needy.

SAWM (FASTING)

Self-purification through fasting in the 9th month of Islamic Calendar.

Holy Quran

THE QURAN. ONE OF THE MIRACLES OF ISLAM

Read and memorized by millions. See why for yourself.

The Quran is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be a revelation from God. It is widely regarded as the finest work in classical Arabic literature.

It contains several miracles that can blow your mind.

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