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Things to Know When Visiting a Mosque

Habeeba Husain Because the masjid, the house of worship for Muslims, is such a sacred space, there are etiquettes one must follow when visiting, whether they are going as a Muslim to pray or even just as a visitor. What should I wear at the masjid? One should be...
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Four Common Barriers to Happiness and their Islamic Solutions

Yasmin Essa, HC, AADP Humans have always pursued happiness. In my work as a Holistic Health & Lifestyle Coach, I work with individuals and families to achieve goals, cope/overcome hardship, and improve mental, spiritual, and physical health. Essentially, my work...
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The Quran on Seas and Rivers

Modern Science has discovered that in the places where two different seas meet, there is a barrier between them. This barrier divides the two seas so that each sea has its own temperature, salinity, and density.1 For example, Mediterranean sea water is warm, saline,...
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Are Hadith Necessary? An Examination of the Authority of Hadith in Islam

Introduction The Qur’ān and the Sunnah have served as the primary sources of Islam. Together with the Qurʾān, the statements and actions of the Prophet ﷺ form the basis of Islamic law and theology. Historically, all Islamic sects have acknowledged the necessity of at...
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The Guiding Principles of Faith: Sincerity, Honesty, and Good Will in Islam

Introduction In the name of Allah, the Gracious, the Merciful In Islam, we must always practice our faith with sincerity (al-ikhlas), honesty (al-sidq), and goodwill (al-nasihah). Each of these virtues includes a vertical dimension (in relation to Allah) and a...
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The Quran on the Cerebrum

God has said in the Quran about one of the evil unbelievers who forbade the Prophet Muhammad from praying at the Kaaba: No! If he does not stop, We will take him by the naseyah (front of the head), a lying, sinful naseyah (front of the head)! (Quran, 96:15-16) Why did...
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9 Astonishing Facts in the Quran that will Amaze You

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.

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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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