God revealed to Prophet Muhammad that a group of jinn listened to his recitation of the Quran. They returned to their own society and described the recitation as wondrous, saying that it called to what is true and sensible by distinguishing between right and wrong.
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The Hijrah teaches us about brotherhood. Muslims emigrated from Makkah with little or nothing with them, and they were then accepted in Madinah almost as if they were the inhabitants. The people of Madinah shared their houses, food and whatever they had to help their brethren from Makkah settle in.
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It is a timeless frustration for people, and often for converts, that we don’t always “feel spiritual” when we are praying. It can “feel” like nothing good is coming of our prayers, like our hearts are not changing, like our circumstances remain the same.
Are you a revert sister wanting to move to Egypt? Do you have plans to study Islam, or to get married, or both? In this three part series, I will discuss many things that should be taken into consideration when making hijrah, regardless of the reason.
This religion is easy. No one becomes harsh and strict in the religion without it overwhelming him. So fulfill your duties as best you can and rejoice. Rely upon the efforts of the morning and the evening and a little at night and you will reach your goal.
The stories of Mary in Islam and in the Gospels have many aspects in common; however the opinion that Mary was betrothed or married is totally rejected. Islam tells us absolutely nothing about a person named Joseph or like the Joseph we read about in the Christian teachings.
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New Muslims can learn from this lesson that there is some light at the end of the tunnel. You might be treated badly or ridiculed by your families, neighbors and friends. Therefore, do like what the early Muslims did; endure the hardships with patience. Do not lose hope.