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The Logic of the Quran Led Me to Islam

The Logic of the Quran Led Me to Islam

One of the first things that stuck out to me with respect to the Quran has to do with preservation of the Quran. The Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) for a period of 23 years. And so this book was passed on by the Prophet Muhammad to his followers, and it has been preserved minutely since that time to this day.

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How to Tell Your Family You Are Muslim?

How to Tell Your Family You Are Muslim?

I converted in November 2010 and I kept it a secret for three months. I would leave the house in the morning with no hijab and then run around the corner and quickly put it on, because I knew that islamically I must wear the hijab but I also didn’t want to hurt my mom.

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Just to Be with You

Just to Be with You

This marriage gave Sawdah an uplift in her life, for she had been mourning her husband, Al-Sakran ibn Amr. He had died soon after the couple had returned from Abyssinia, where a number of the Prophet's Companions had gone a few years earlier to establish a second base for Islam, away from the persecution in Makkah.

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Best Weapons against Sadness and Worry

Best Weapons against Sadness and Worry

Patience means accepting what is beyond our control. In times of stress and anxiety, being able to surrender to the will of God is a relief beyond measure. This does not mean that we sit back and let life pass by. No! It means that we strive to please God in all aspects of our life...

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Reinterpreting Prosperity and Hardship

Reinterpreting Prosperity and Hardship

We may live in this world, and have all the goods and possessions of deception that anyone could dream of, but have completely failed at the object of our existence. And if the object of our existence is, as Allah tells us, only to serve Him, then it would follow that only that which brought us closer to that end...

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Finally at Peace with My Lord

Finally at Peace with My Lord

In becoming a Muslim, I have merely obeyed the dictates of my conscience, and have since felt a better and a truer man. There is no religion that is so maligned by the ignorant and the biased as is Islam; yet if people only knew, it is the religion of strong for the weak, the rich for the poor.

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The Prophet’s Wise Wife

The Prophet’s Wise Wife

The immigration of Umm Salamah and her husband took place, but her husband died shortly after it. Such a woman would not stay unmarried for long. The fact that she had four children, one of them was still newly born, was no hindrance in the Arabian society, which accepted polygamy as normal.

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The Origins of New Islamic Year

The Origins of New Islamic Year

We must invest our time in obedience to Allah and make sure that our spiritual condition is improving from year to year; for the more time runs away from us, the closer we are drawing to our graves. The improvements in our worldly lives do us absolutely no good if our spiritual lives are not improving at the same time.

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Inner Balance

Inner Balance

You should keep an open mind and be ready for the unexpected. Be prepared for the demands you might have to face. The best kind of success is where you are able to see what you achieve as being the best there is in life. This gives you an inner safeguard from the unforeseen obstacles that might get in your way.

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