Introducing Islam – Page 8 – Ask A Muslim

Introducing Islam

How Islam Deals With Sadness and Worry

(part 1 of 4): The Human Condition The average human being in the developed world battles sadness and worry on a daily basis. While the majority of the world’s population confront extreme poverty, famine, conflict and despair those of us privileged to lead relatively easy lives must tackle fear, stress, and …
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Soorat Al-Faatihah Explained

Al-hamdu lillaahi rabbil-‛aalameen “Praise be to Allah, the Lord of all the worlds.” (1:2): I extol Allah with all His attributes, acts and apparent and hidden blessings, with due love and reverence. Rabb (translated here ‘Lord’) refers to Almighty Allah, the Creator, Owner, Provider and Disposer of all affairs. The …
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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 dressed modestly, as if …
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Eight Major Events That Shook the World in Ramadan

Beginning with the descent of the Quran, the month of Ramadan has always signaled a month of important historical events. We’ve compiled a short list to capture only a selection of these great feats: 1.     The Quran was revealed. As Allah mentions in Surah Al-Baqarah, Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was …
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God, in Arabic “Allah” is One. He is unique, nothing is like Him (He is not a man as some people might wrongly imagine), He is The Creator and Lord of everything (every, human, animal, plant, organism, star, galaxy; in fact the entire universe), and everything else other than Him …
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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, a non-Muslim, stated: “What I like …
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