Monthly Archives: November 2016

Women and men really do see things differently

Men are from Mars and women are from Venus, or so the saying goes. Well, science has confirmed there is an area apart from biology and habits where the sexes differ: the way they look at faces and absorb visual information. The finding suggests there is a gender difference in understanding visual cues, according to the team of scientists behind …

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Piety is the basis of all Divine Positions

Allah (SWT) has ascribed all Divine Positions to pious servants of God. For example in Ayah 51 of Surah Dukhan, Allah (SWT) said: “Truly the pious are in a position of security.” Also in Ayahs 54 and 55 of Surah Al-Qamar, Allah (SWT) said: “The pious will be in the midst of gardens and rivers.” In these Ayahs, the emphasis …

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Head of Imam Hussain (A.S)

One of the miracles that Allah Almighty gave to Imam Hussain (A.S) was that his sacred head spoke as it was being carried from Karbala – in Iraq – to Shaam – modern Syria – and back to Karbala where it was buried in the grave where his sacred body had been buried. In the course of the entire passage …

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Norway minister faces resignation over comments on Muslim integration

Norway’s integration minister has been widely mocked and asked to “reconsider her position” after telling the country’s Muslims to adapt to the country’s culture. Sylvi Listhaug, from the anti-immigrant Progress Party, caused fury and confusion on Monday when she posted on Facebook on the eve of a national integration conference. “I think those who come to Norway need to adapt …

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A Glimpse of Tafsir Al-Mizan: The Miracle of the Qur’an

By: Shahnaze Safieddine In verse 2:23 in the Qur’an, God challenges the unbelievers to bring a book like the Qur’an, or to bring ten chapters or even one chapter like it. This all-inclusive challenge directed to both the layman and elite is not limited to its style and eloquence, but also takes into consideration its morality, spirituality, just legal code, …

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Advance Warnings in Life – Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:63-64) By: Mohammad Sobhanie

Commentary of the Quran (Chapter 2:63-64) By: Mohammad Sobhanie Advance Warnings in Life بِسْمِ اللَّـهِ الرَّحْمَـٰنِ الرَّحِيمِ وَإِذْ أَخَذْنَا مِيثَاقَكُمْ وَرَفَعْنَا فَوْقَكُمُ الطُّورَ خُذُوا مَا آتَيْنَاكُم بِقُوَّةٍ وَاذْكُرُوا مَا فِيهِ لَعَلَّكُمْ تَتَّقُونَ ﴿٦٣﴾ ثُمَّ تَوَلَّيْتُم مِّن بَعْدِ ذَٰلِكَ ۖ فَلَوْلَا فَضْلُ اللَّـهِ عَلَيْكُمْ وَرَحْمَتُهُ لَكُنتُم مِّنَ الْخَاسِرِينَ ﴿٦٤﴾ Translation: And when We took a pledge from you, and raised the Mount …

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Unity and brotherhood are the best values and protection for Islamic Ummah

Imam Ali (AS) said: Know that currently you have abandoned the string of obedience (of God), and by bringing back the values of the period of ignorance (before the Prophet of Islam (PBUH)), you have broken the strong Divine castle, despite Allah (SWT) obliging Islamic Ummah (nation), by granting them unity and brotherhood to which they can live under their …

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Islam and Religious Freedom by Dr John Andrew Morrow – scholar of Islam

Delivered at the Catholic-Muslim Forum in Plainfield, Indiana, on Monday, October 17, 2016, In the Name of God, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful. Praise be to God, the Creator of the Universe, and peace be upon all of His prophets and messengers, the recipients of revelation. We love them all, respect them all, and revere them all. Now then. …

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