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Social Responsibility in Islam (Part 1/4)

Social Responsibility in Islam

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “The faithful, in their love for one another and in their having mercy for one another and in their kindness toward one another, are like one body; when a member of it ails, all (the …

Have You Ever Thought about the Power of Shame?

Have You Ever Thought about the Power of Shame?

I have always thought that it is the right and even the obligation of the youth to examine the social structure established by the previous generations and rebel against the corruption and injustices they find in it. I see this kind of generational rebellion as the natural way of humanity correcting itself perennially. But sometimes, …

3 Graves or Doors to Paradise? Lessons in Patience, Gratitude & Social Responsibility

3 Graves or Doors to Paradise? Lessons in Patience & Gratitude

“I am looking at three graves in front of me,” said the heart-broken husband. “Rather, I see three doors to Paradise,” replied his wife with patience and faith. Sharing an inspirational story about a family who had three kids with fatal diseae, Sister Yasmin Mogahed explains that if Allah helps us we will be able to …

Mutual Reform in Muslim Society (Part 2/4)

Mutual Reform in Muslim Society: How and Why

Part 1 | Part 2 The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “The example of the person abiding by Allah’s order and restrictions in comparison to those who violate them is like the example of those persons who drew lots for their seats in a boat. Some of them got seats in the …

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Between Divine Guidance and Personal Responsibility

Short Answer: Guidance to Islam is absolutely a divine gift from Allah. But we, as human beings, are responsible for heeding that guidance or not, and we must face the consequences of that choice, good or bad, pleasant or unpleasant. Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. It is very …

Are Muslims Inherently Violent?

Salam (Peace) Jennifer, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. We would never take offense to an honest question such as yours.   Your question presumes a certain kind of understanding that has been perpetuated by the media. Violent Muslims are more commonly referred to by the press as Muslim fundamentalists.  That understanding is …

Towards a Righteous Society (Part 3/4)

Towards a Righteous Society (Part 3/4)

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 Preaching with wisdom and fair exhortation in order to reach the depth of man’s soul, to sow the seeds of goodness and love of truth in him, and to extirpate the roots of evil and the causes of ills from him is the indispensable beginning. The …

Social Responsibility in Islam (Series)

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “The faithful, in their love for one another and in their having mercy for one another and in their kindness toward one another, are like one body; when a member of it ails, all (the parts of) the body call one another (to share the pain) …



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