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Keeping the Faith Strong in Hard Times

Keeping the Faith Strong in Hard Times

Our faith is tested during these times but not without reward. After all God is with those who are patient and who have complete faith in Him. It is His divine plan and we must succumb to His will. Not only does He know best, He may be giving us a blessing in disguise...

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3 Levels of Struggle

3 Levels of Struggle

Beyond the worldly and not just in the worldly sense but in the otherworldly sense. Islam asks us to make a struggle at the level of the individual… I have to fight my nafs, I have to fight Satan, I have to fight my laziness, I have to fight my anger…

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New Muslim Friendships; Islamic Style – 2

New Muslim Friendships; Islamic Style – 2

If you find yourself slipping into a friendship with someone you’re attracted to, and you find yourself finding excuses to contact them, to have private conversations or meet them alone - even if this is under the pretext of inviting them to Islam or working on an Islamic project - check yourself to see if you are becoming a Khadn.

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Muhammad: A Man Who Excelled in All Roles

Muhammad: A Man Who Excelled in All Roles

As a young man, Muhammad was thrust into many different situations and was always successful. As a young orphan boy he worked as a shepherd, and as a teenager he accompanied his uncle, a trader and merchant, as far afield as Yemen and Syria. It was on these journeys that he learned to be an excellent businessman...

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4 Ways to Rise Above Depression

4 Ways to Rise Above Depression

Stop taking blame on yourself for something out of your control, and half your problem is solved Insha'Allah. In order to help you with that, imagine that a friend of yours in the same state as you’re in. They are terribly depressed and sad. How would you treat that person? Would you bully them...

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It All Started with Stereotypes about Islam

It All Started with Stereotypes about Islam

At first I did not like to read Quran, but the Muslims I knew, I took them as my example of what a Muslim is like and saw that the stereotype I had been raised with just didn’t fit. I wondered how I knew Bible was right and Quran was wrong, especially when so much was similar between them, they seemed to originate from the same source.

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The Proof of God’s Endless Mercy

The Proof of God’s Endless Mercy

Is it at all possible that the Lord of this realm, who has endless mercy and compassion with the witnessing of His visible activities, will not reward His genuine slaves in a way that fits His mercy and compassion? Reward is virtually non-existent here; there must be a place of reward somewhere else so that His mercy will be manifest there.

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3 Steps Lead to Everlasting Happiness

3 Steps Lead to Everlasting Happiness

Happiness is the universal goal of people from all walks of life – be they philosophers of a high intellectual caliber or unlettered laborers -- everyone strives in search of happiness and looks for ways to escape the worries of life. However, most people achieve only partial or superficial happiness, which provides temporary relief...

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Finding Our Way (Part 3)

Finding Our Way (Part 3)

Many of us go through life, with all its ups and downs, and seldom stop to think what role faith plays, if any, in all of this. How do we understand faith? What function does faith serve in our lives, and is there any hope of recovering our faith if we’ve lost it?

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Coming to Islam

Coming to Islam

Mansa Musa had chosen to place his vast West African empire firmly in the Muslim world and Islam was the state religion. His experiences at from Hajj taught him a great deal about Islam and when he returned he bought back with him, a library of Arabic books, religious scholars...

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Why Convert to Islam, Not to Other Religion?

Why Convert to Islam, Not to Other Religion?

My love for all of humanity and the peace in my heart increased greatly with my spiritual search and growth. I came to be most interested in "metaphysical studies," and some sort of Eastern-type meditation and yoga. I adhered mostly to these. However, I wanted more. I wanted someone to tell me exactly what to do and how to do it.

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