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How to Deal with Hate and Anger

How to Deal with Hate and Anger

Responding simply and peacefully to hateful people automatically sets you apart and highlights the ugliness of their comments. The result is sweetness. You will feel good for having risen above the nastiness and most likely your example will provide optimism for anyone who witnesses such an exchange.

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Responding to Hostility with Good Manners

Responding to Hostility with Good Manners

When someone is hostile towards you, anger is a natural response. However, just because you have been provoked gives you no excuse to react in a hostile manner. There is great wisdom in controlling anger, as succumbing to it can lead to a host of negative scenarios that are difficult to extricate yourself from.

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Zakah & Purifying Wealth

Zakah & Purifying Wealth

Giving Zakah purifies the heart of the one who gives from selfishness and greed for wealth, and develops in him sympathy for the poor and needy. For those who receive the Zakah, it purifies the heart from envy and hatred of the rich and prosperous, and fosters a sense of good will between brothers.

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How Can New Muslims Cope in the Workplace?

How Can New Muslims Cope in the Workplace?

The world of work can cause many challenges for Muslims who are trying to live their life according to Islamic principles, but for a new Muslim these challenges can be greater, especially during the time of their transition from their old life to their new life. For most new Muslims who have grown up in the West...

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A Time for Myself

A Time for Myself

The Islamic Prayer means absolutely everything to me. I am able to connect with my Creator five times each and every day. It is a one-on-one connection without a mediator — just me standing to pray in awe, reverence, and thankfulness, bowing in humility and prostrating in adoration.

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Spirituality – The Lost Treasure

Spirituality – The Lost Treasure

What are you collecting really? Things that will eventually wear out or perish, without bringing you any closer to God, Allah Almighty? While taking out charity will give you benefit both in this world (by making your life blessed) and in the hereafter (by increasing your good deeds and hence your status in the hereafter).

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3 Steps to Prepare for Death

3 Steps to Prepare for Death

Know that death is an expression used for the journey from this world to the Divine Presence, for to Allah is the ultimate return. Anyone traveling to a royal court is in need of three things for his journey: a severing of the ties that keep him from advancing; a preparation of provisions for the road; and an acceptable gift for the king...

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Zakah: Building Bonds of Brotherhood

Zakah: Building Bonds of Brotherhood

Zakah prevents wealth from being accumulated in one part of society. It ensures that everyone has a meal to eat and clothes to cover their backs. It also ensures that all wealthy people are annually taken to account, which prevents illegal actions such as fraud and extortion, and other financial crimes.

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