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Dr. Ali Al-Halawani

Dr. Ali Al-Halawani is Assistant Professor of Linguistics and Translation Studies. He is an author, translator, and writer based in Canada. To date, Al-Halawani authored over 400 original articles on Islam and Muslims, most of which can be accessed on www.aboutislam.net and other famous websites. He has recently started to self-publish his articles and new books, which are available on Amazon and Kindle. You can reach him at [email protected]

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Caution: Ramadan Passes Quickly!

Caution: Ramadan Passes Quickly!

Why do sweet times pass so quickly! Quite evidently it shows in Ramadan: Almost half of the month has already gone. This month of goodness needs us to be more cautious with it lest we find ourselves on the last day paying it farewell and eagerly expecting it only a year later. When we see this …

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Luxury: Cause of Nations’ Ruin (Part 1/2)

Luxury: Cause of Nations’ Ruin (Part 1/2)

In his My Autobiography, Charlie Chaplin says, “The saddest thing I can imagine is to get used to luxury.”[1] Similarly, Gibran describes luxury using very impressive words such as in, “The lust for comfort, that stealthy thing that enters the house a guest, and then becomes a host, and then a master.”[2] While Chaplin was …

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Civilization: Materialistic or Spiritual?

Civilization: Materialistic or Spiritual?

Lately, I have been occupied with reading a number of books by various authors on the Muslim civilization, be it during its prosperous and flourishing periods or otherwise. It goes without saying that this civilization represented huge advancement in the life of mankind across several centuries. However, I have noticed that there are some people …

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How Islam Prohibited Intoxicants

How Islam Prohibited Intoxicants

Realism is one of the characteristics of Islamic Shari`ah. One of the proofs of realism in Islamic Shari`ah is considering the law of gradation in legislation, which is regarded as one of the basic factors of facilitation in Islam. When the `Ibadat (i.e. acts of worship) such as salah (i.e. prayer) and siyam (i.e. fasting) …

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Islam and Social Justice (Part 2/2)

Islam and Social Justice (Part 2/2)

“Justice is a comprehensive term, and may include all the virtues of cold philosophy. But religion asks for something warmer and more human,” that is the doing of good deeds such as returning good for evil and giving out in charity to one’s relatives and caring about them. Similarly, all bad deeds should be avoided: anything that is recognized as shameful, unjust, or anything that goes against Allah’s Legislation or our own conscience; all these are to be avoided.

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