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How I Became Muslim

How I Became Muslim

For a period of time I went through a phase where I tried to find anything negative about Islam, I guess to convince myself that I didn’t have to become a Muslim, because to be honest I was terrified and confused and it seemed much easier to just continue living my life the way I had been, than accept the truth and change my lifestyle.

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Spiritual Life in a Materialistic World

Spiritual Life in a Materialistic World

It is very difficult to have a spiritual life in a time when minds are polluted, hearts are sinned and reasoning and judgment are affected with worldly diseases. Nevertheless, when a person gives the willpower its due and tries to get rid of such influences as much as possible he/she can reach a life in the dimensions of heart and spirit.

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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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Golden Age of Islamic Civilization

Golden Age of Islamic Civilization

Harun is remembered not for his empire building, but for building the edifice of a brilliant civilization. It was the golden age of Islam. It was not the fabulous wealth of the empire or the fairy tales of the Arabian nights that made it golden; it was the strength of its ideas and its contributions to human thought.

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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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Cambridge 2016 Symposium on the History of British Muslims

Cambridge 2016 Symposium on the History of British Muslims

British Muslims have been settled in the UK in large numbers for almost fifty years now. It has been a difficult time and the community faces many important challenges including how to get on in an increasing secular society and how to respond to various international situations to which British Muslims feel a strong sense of commitment and support.

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Transfer of Islamic Technology to the West

Transfer of Islamic Technology to the West

The adoption by Europe of Islamic techniques is reflected by the many words of Arabic derivation that have passed into the vocabularies of European languages. In English these words have often, but not always, entered the language from Italian or Spanish. To cite but a few examples: in textiles–muslin, sarsanet, damask, taffeta...

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Ibn Khaldun – Father of Sociology

Ibn Khaldun – Father of Sociology

Ibn Khaldun said in clear-cut sentences that he has explored an independent science that no one of his ancestors had talked about. He says: “Such is the purpose of this first book of our work. (The subject) is in a way an independent science. (This science) has its own peculiar object- that is, human civilization and social organization.

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