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I Am No Plaything

I Am No Plaything

The simple truth of Islam gives a life simple truth and meaning. Making such a huge change in direction can give a person perspective on life, one that will influence every decision they make from that day forward.

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5 Lessons from Hijrah

5 Lessons from Hijrah

Every one of us should migrate from what Allah and the Prophet hate to that which they like and encourage us to do. It is about migrating from bad to good; from evil deeds to righteous deeds; from sins to repentance; from abandoning the prayers to establishing the prayers...

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Personal Hygiene

Personal Hygiene

Hygienic habits are intrinsically part of wudu, the ritual washing or ablution a Muslim performs before prayer. Without wudu a Muslim’s prayer is invalid. Wudu involves cleaning the hands, mouth, faces, and arms to the elbow, head, ears and feet. These basic hygiene practices are now known to be integral to good health.

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A Tale of Two Hijrahs

A Tale of Two Hijrahs

For those of us in the West who have accepted Islam into our lives, it makes us wonder if we should do the same-make hijrah. Some new Muslims want to escape countries where Muslims are feeling increasingly unwelcome. While others say more Muslims should stay...

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How Prophet Muhammad Reprimanded Children

How Prophet Muhammad Reprimanded Children

Because little children are a sacred trust from God, we should remind ourselves not to be harsh with them. God is not even writing their “sins” yet, even if they deliberately break a precious piece of crockery, or touch anything in our cupboards or drawers that we have kept strictly off limits.

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Is Allah a Punishing God?

Is Allah a Punishing God?

There is not punishment if you want to call it of doing something that is not correct, and you have to fear that there is a consequence. If you fail your exams, if you fail your tests you may not get into college. If you don’t have a proper GPA, no college would want to accept you.

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5 Ways to Achieve Happiness

5 Ways to Achieve Happiness

Some may ask "why do we struggle to find this happiness?" It is all about our mindset. If we deem happiness to be in the form of material goods or within only particular situations, we will always be waiting to find it. We will never feel we have enough. There is always another cell phone that is better than yours.

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A Man for All Seasons

A Man for All Seasons

People are able to spread a disease even if they are not showing any signs of disease. Thus quarantine and other public health control measures are essential. They reduce the contact between those with the disease and those susceptible to the disease.

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Re-Imagining Muslim Spaces

Re-Imagining Muslim Spaces

“If I can’t bring my (non-Muslim) mother to a speaking engagement at the mosque, I will decline to speak there.” Tamara like many converts in our communities do not feel that there is a space within their mosques where their non-Muslim family members can feel welcome...

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