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Finding Answers in Islam

Some of the women tied to prove Christianity to their Muslim husbands. They sought help from Christian leaders but were frustrated in. their attempts. Some of the women smuggled with letting go of Christianity even though they felt “Muslim.” Several religious questions seemed unsettling to them. Whereas Islam tends to “have the!, answers,” there is often confusion Christian theology. In …

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Prophet Muhammad’s Emigration (Hijrat)

The Holy Qur’an says: “… When he said to his companion: Grieve not, surely Allah is with us. So, Allah sent down His tranquillity upon him and strengthened him with hosts which you did not see, and made lowest the word of those who disbelieved; and the word of Allah, that is the highest; and Allah is Mighty, Wise.” (9:40) …

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Ritual Practices in Shi’ism

The religious rites practiced by Twelve-Imam Shi’ites are essentially the same as those of the Sunnis with certain minor modifications of posture and phrasing which are little more than the differences that are to be found among the Sunni schools (madhhabs) themselves, except in the addition of two phrases in the call to prayer. For Shi ism, like Sunnism, the …

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Taqiyyah or Dissimulation

One of the most misunderstood aspects of Shi’ism is the practice of dissimulation or taqiyyah. With the wider meaning of taqiyyah, “to avoid or shun any kind of danger,” we are not concerned here. Rather, our aim is to discuss that kind of taqiyyah in which a man hides his religion or certain of his religious practices in situations that …

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The Spiritual Message of Shi’ism

The message of Shi’ism to the world can be summarized in one sentence: “To know God.” Or in other words, it is to instruct man to follow the path of Divine realization and the knowledge of God in order to gain felicity and salvation. And this message is contained in the very phrase with which the Holy Prophet commenced his …

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Reciting Quran Great Way for Purification of Heart

If you want a heart that yearns for its Creator and is attracted to all that is good, then these are some recommendations of things that we can do to purify our hearts. Recite the Quran When we seek to purify our heart and endear it towards that which is pleasing to Allah, few things work like reciting the Quran. …

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Another Testimony to Islam’s Universality

In 6 A.H., the Holy Prophet of Islam dispatched several representatives to rulers and kings of different parts of the world, each with a letter in which he invited them to become Muslims and submit to God’s faith. All these letters had the same purport, that is, the invitation to monotheism and Islamic fraternity. Since the Holy Prophet’s mission was …

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Islam in Spain

Islam in Spain has a remarkable presence. Muslims in Europe in general and Spain in particular have always been categorized as immigrants. In recent years, however, there is a notable number of native Spaniards who have converted to Islam in Spain and they are recognized publicly as new Muslims. This may raise many questions on the nature of the Islamic …

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The Location of Ascent الإسراء والمعراج

Among the writers of history and the elucidators of the Holy Qur` an there is a dispute in regards to the place of commencement of the Mi’raj of the Noble Prophet (S). Did it start from the house of Umm Hani (the sister of Amir al‑Mo’minin ‘Ali ibn Abi Talib) or from Masjid al‑Haram ‑ since the complete city of …

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Lung cancer tumor growth halved with new approach

According to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), lung cancer caused around 25.9 percent of all cancer-related deaths last year and accounted for 13.2 percent of all new cancer diagnoses in the United States. But the prognosis for this and other cancer types may be looking up; researchers from Sahlgrenska Academy at the University of Gothenburg in Sweden have conducted a …

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