Understanding Jizyah

Some misguided critics who happen to always come across this verse, and show it to people who know little about Islam. They give the impression that Islam sanctions the killing of Jews and Christians at all times. It is important to always get info from the most...

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Islam & Buddhism

Historical criticism has proved that the original teachings of Buddha can never be known. It seems that Gautama Buddha’s teachings were memorized by his disciples. After Buddha’s death a council was held at Rajagaha so that the words of Buddha could be recited and...

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Ramadhan Planner

The Ramadan Planner is a dream come true! It's not only a book in which one can jot down their goals and strategies to stay productive during Ramadan but it's a collection of ideas and activities that help to build on one's character and social work. I can't wait to...

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Prohibition of Alcohol in Islam

In the Holy Qur'an the word Khamr has been used for alcoholic drinks. During the days of the Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) the sources of alcoholic beverages were grapes, dates, wheat, barley and honey. Although alcohol may be prepared nowadays from any...

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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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