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The Evolution of the Human Spirit

The Evolution of the Human Spirit

Islam is a comprehensive 'manual' of life that combines basic aspects (faith and worship, moral teachings and law) to offer the most intensive and effective means to know God and love Him, purify the soul and refine its human qualities, and establish a communal feeling of love, devotion and solidarity

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Thinking Well of God

Thinking Well of God

Many people give up in the face of something seemingly impossible. Sometimes, we give up on an individual level: getting married, getting that job we want; sometimes it is on a global level, such as injustice in the Muslim world. But the point of the struggle is to realize who is in charge.

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Hardships That Turn Out to Be Blessings

Hardships That Turn Out to Be Blessings

It is the path that we don’t want to take that turns out to be the best for us in the long run. It is the flat tire that made us avoid getting involved in a deadly accident or the waitress bringing us the wrong order that allowed us to avoid getting food poisoning that are the blessings.

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3 Things the Quran Teaches about Patience

3 Things the Quran Teaches about Patience

The ultimate patience is that of Allah. He leads us gently and compassionately and forgives us when we fail. He doesn’t condemn us when we make mistakes from ignorance as long as we’re sincere in our striving and prayers. Even when we become frustrated with our own failures Allah surrounds and embraces us with his love and encourages us to keep going.

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A Life of Remembrance

A Life of Remembrance

It is dhikr that purifies your heart and makes it sound. And you can only attain salvation and true success by having a pure and sound heart. The 'heart' referred to here is not the pump in your breast that pushes blood around your body but rather the center...

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What Makes Something a Sin?

What Makes Something a Sin?

“You know, Theresa, when you do that, it makes the virgin Mary cry!” My mother, a devout Catholic, would say from time to time about my less than pious choices. “You hurt Jesus when you commit a sin.” The adults would tell the group of teenagers...

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