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Psychological Blessings of Tarawih

Psychological Blessings of Tarawih

Ramadan is the month of multiple blessings. It is the time of fasting and of extensive spiritual exercise. It is the time when we change our everyday routine and set a new one: revolving around our religious duties more than around the worldly affairs.

The Turner of Hearts Turned Mine

The Turner of Hearts Turned Mine to Him

The lack of any kind of spirituality in my family caused my heart to become restless. The older I became, the heavier this restlessness impacted my whole being. I was looking, searching, screaming, crying for that restlessness to be taken away from me…

Islam Is a “Yes Religion”?

Islam Is a “Yes Religion”?

When I was seven years old, I used to attend a halaqa (Class that teaches religion) of what I would call today “the Islam of No’s”. One summer day upon entering class, my stoic teacher and I got into this dialogue. “What is this?” My teacher glared at my hand. A shinny bracelet wrapped around …

Leigh Story - God Gave Me What is Better

Leigh’s Story - God Gave Me What is Better

Leigh explains: “My life felt like a storm. But I found so much peace in my new faith. My husband continued to attack my faith and eventually threatened me with divorce if I did not leave my religion. I refused, and he made good on his promise.”

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Is Religion Too Much for Your Children?

Faith and religion are important to every God-fearing family when it comes to raising a child. Any and every religious person will claim that the path he is on is the most correct path.  Who would knowingly choose wrong for their children?  Parents take on the responsibility of raising their children to become productive adults. …

The Priest who Converted to Islam Tells His Reason

The Priest who Converted to Islam Tells His Reason

My previous experience with Muslims took me to a different direction. I started wondering ‘Why Islam? Why do we blame Islam as a religion for the action of terrorists who happened to be Muslims, when no-one accused Christianity of terrorism when some Christians have acted the same way?

Moderate Drinking Linked to Declined Brain Health

Moderate Drinking Linked to Declined Brain Health

Even moderate levels of alcohol consumption are associated with an increased risk of adverse brain outcomes and a steeper decline in cognitive skills, finds a study published by the British Medical Journal (BMJ) on June 6. Heavy drinking is known to be associated with poor brain health, but few studies have examined the effects of moderate …

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Interfaith Marriage: Let My Children Choose Their Religion?

Short Answer: Yes and no. You should teach them and give them a strong foundation of Islam, but the choice is theirs. You should not force them to practice Islam. Salam Dear Brother, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. First of all, there is nothing that makes someone “a kafir“ except …

Marking the World Health Day (April 7)

Exercising Depression Away

While we all suffer the blues or down days now and then, a prolonged bout or persistent episodes of clinical depression are a whole other issue. Depression is hard not only on the depressed person but on everybody around him or her: family, friends, and even coworkers. As such, it can be one of the …

Will God Forgive Me No Matter What?

Will God Forgive Me No Matter What?

It may seem strange to say that God is the Most Merciful, and stress that Islam is the religion of forgiveness while also saying that there is one unforgivable sin. This is not a strange or unreliable concept when you understand that this grave sin is only…



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