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Status of Poor in the Ummah

Poor people in every nation are always the ones who suffer the most. They are suppressed and treated as inferior to their richer counterparts. They seem to be at a disadvantage, not only financially but also socially. In many parts of the world, the poor are treated worse than animals; Islam strictly forbids such behavior and gives the poor a status of respect and equa...

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Feeding the Hungry in the Light of Islam

Food is the basic necessity of life but in many parts of the world, there are many who sleep with empty stomachs. Men, women, and children who do not have access to sufficient food, mostly due to financial constraints, are living a life below poverty line. It is the responsibility of the wealthier half of the world to help those in need and make sure they have access to, at least, the basic nec...

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Spiritual Development is a Life Long Process

Spirituality is one’s connection with his Creator. It is one of the natural needs of human beings to identify themselves and feel a contact with the One who created them and is in charge of their lives. As we grow up, we get caught up in a great number of worldly affairs and our connection with our Lord weakens. Spiritual development is often neglected by us when, in fact, it needs to be ...

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Significance of Masjid Al Aqsa in Islam

Masjid Al-Aqsa, also known as Bait Al Maqdis, is the most sacred mosque for Muslims after Masjid Al Haram and Masjid Al Nabwi. Its importance and significance are evident in the Hadith in which Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) restricts Muslims from traveling to any place for worship other than three mosques: “Do not travel (specifically) to any mosque except three: al-Masjid...

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Abu Bakr Siddique RA a True Companion

Who was Abu Bakr Siddique (R.A)? The closest companion of Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H), Hazrat Abu Bakr Siddique (R.A)’s real name was Abdullah. He was born in the noble family of Bani Tamim from the respected tribe of Quraysh in 573 AD. He was a trader by profession and had a flourishing business. His character and love for the right ...

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Dua the Weapon of the Believer

Dua is a powerful weapon. A believer should make dua with all his heart because Allah loves His creatures calling upon Him. “And when My servants ask you, [O Muhammad], concerning Me—indeed I am near. I respond to the invocation of every supplicant when he calls upon Me […]” (Qur’an 2:186) Dua is more than just asking for som...

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Respect your Parents

Parents are given a special status of respect in every culture and religion. And why shouldn’t it be that way? The mother carries the child in her womb and bears pain and sufferings for the child. Both the parents try their best to provide for emotional, physical, educational, material and psychological needs of the child. A wonderful fact is that their love for their children is uncondit...

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Hijab and the Issues Faced by Hijab Observing Women

It is not very unusual to come across young Muslim women, struggling to follow their religion, who are labeled as conservative or having a backward thinking approach. Hardest of all is the lady’s struggle to observe hijab since it has to do with her appearance in public. It might be difficult to argue with a family who does not support her decision to observe hijab. First ...

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Quran and our busy lives

We are living in a world of competition where it is necessary to keep moving forward. These efforts, sometimes, affect our relationship with Allah subha na wa ta’ala. A busy life is often blamed for not being able to recite Qur’an on a regular basis. A close relationship with Qur’an is important because it is the only thing which tells you about the right path i...

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Learning Holy Quran

Every Muslim reveres Holy Quran and keeps it in utmost esteem. The common culture is to recite it in Arabic, even by those who do not understand the language. Since it is impossible to grasp the essence and true message of a religion without thorough understanding of its Holy Book, the need for translations had always been there. Recently, with increasing awareness, th...

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