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Andrew has been Muslim 8 years or so now. His wife is Muslim as well. He has 3 children & is a Massachusetts native who now lives in North Carolina.

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The Issue of Translation of the Quran

The Issue of Translation of the Quran

We have dozens of beautiful translations of The Quran and one Version; the Original Arabic. I’ve not heard of one piece of writing, ancient or modern, where the translation from the original text is not compromised to a certain degree.

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Reflections on Zakat, Third Pillar of Islam

Reflections on Zakat, the Third Pillar of Islam

I remember everything that everyone ever said to me… Nobody ever mentioned anything about “Zakat”. In Islam, it’s usually not put this way, but isn’t “Zakat” one of the “Five Pillars”? Isn’t it listed before “fasting” and “pilgrimage”?

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The Quran & The Bee

The Quran & The Bee

What the Quran had to say about the bees some 1,400 years ago is far more astounding! We find in the Quran’s “Surah an-Nahl” (The Bee: 16:68-69) a statement claiming that it is the female bee which leaves the nest in order to gather together food.

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The True Spirit of Jihad Made Me Muslim

The Arabic word “Jihad” is roughly translated as “to struggle and strive in the Way of God.” Jihad is to speak nicely to people when they speak poorly to you. It is a jihad to smile at others when you are not in the best mood. It’s a jihad to refrain from intoxicants…

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