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Does Islam Require Us to Be Strict?

Does Islam Require Us to Be Strict?

Without understanding, our lives look so restricted and boring. I know my own mother even thinks I am too boring for my age and constantly quotes that “life is for living.” She has a point! We are not placed on this Earth to stand in the Mosque all day/night and Praise Allah with every second that passes. This is not Islam.

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A Non-Muslim’s Lessons From Ramadan Fasting

A Non-Muslim’s Lessons From Ramadan Fasting

“I’m forever changed by the experience. I’ve never been so welcomed into anything before in my entire life. The Muslim community has been the most supportive that I’ve ever seen,” she shares, “They gave me advice the whole way through and made me feel like we were all in this thing together. It was amazing!”

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Despair and Suicide in Islam

Despair and Suicide in Islam

How can a person suffering from suicidal thoughts bring themselves back from the brink? This can be achieved in many ways; firstly by strengthening one’s relationship with God. This is achieved by reading the Quran, being mindful of Him and making lots of du’a (supplication) to God.

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The Story of the Quran

The Story of the Quran

The Quran is full of wisdom. It is full of the wonder and glory of God, and a testament to His mercy and justice. It is not a history book, a storybook, or a scientific textbook, although it contains all of those genres. The Quran is God's greatest gift to humanity – it is a book like no other...

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