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Islamic Articles

The Prophet May the Peace & Blessings of God Be Upon Him) said that the seeking of knowledge is incumbent upon every Muslim. Deliberate ignorance will not be accepted as an exemption on the Day of Resurrection. For previous articles please see the topic categories below.

Tolerance in Islam

Many mistakenly believe that Islam does not tolerate other religions. This article discusses some of the foundations the Prophet laid in dealing with people of other faiths.

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Strengthening Our Du'a

For Muslims supplication is a powerful and personal communique between the creation and the Divine Creator. Its requisites and etiquettes are explored and refined.

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The Islamic New Year & Ashura

The 30th of July is the start of the Islamic year 1444AH, the 1st day of Muharram. It is recommended to fast on the 10th of Muharram the day of Ashura, Monday 8th August.

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Eid Ul Adha 2022 & The 10 Days of Virtue

Eidul Adha will be celebrated on Saturday 9th July. Eid prayers will take place at 7am, 8am, 9am, 10am & 11am.

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The Exalted Month of Ramadan

The Blessed Month is upon us, have we prepared its reception and will we use it for our betterment?

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Befriending Ramadan 2022

A short treatise on how we can prepare and get the most from this blessed month. Cleanse the soul, control the self, soften the heart, rekindle and strengthen your ties of kinship and community.

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Who is Muhammed (PBUH)?

Authored by the renowned Muslim writer, thinker and scholar Khurram Murad, this succinct biography provides an inspiring introduction to the beloved man and Prophet of Islam.

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Islam is not a Religion of Terror

Could a faith that has over 1.9 billion adherents the world over, actually advocate the killing and maiming of innocent people?

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The Believer Remembers When Reminded

The Prophet (pbuh) informed us that this faith is but naseeha or sincere advice and the believer when reminded of his shortcomings, always remembers.

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The Status of Al Aqsa & Mosques in Islam

The Houses of Allah where he is worshiped in His Oneness, should hold a special place in our hearts and Al Aqsa is an integral part of the Muslim faith.

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Seeking Divine Assistance in Times of Indecision

Salatul Istikhara is the authentic means of seeking guidance from the Almighty when faced with difficult decisions.

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The Final Revelation to Mankind

'Had We revealed this Qur'an upon a mountain, surely you would have seen it humble itself and crumble out of the fear of Allah. Such are the parables We put forward to mankind so that they may reflect' (Al-Qur'an 59:21)

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Entrepreneurship & Self-Reliance in Islam

The Prophet(pbuh) said that the hand above is better than the hand below.

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Ramadan: Learning to Live in the Shade of the Quran

We sometimes live a life devoid of the blissfulness of the Word of Allah the Exalted, reaquaint yourself with its Glory this Ramadan.

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Teaching your Child about Islam

An exceptional commentary on the duties, responsibilities and method of nurturing our children and cultivating a desire for faith

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Animal Welfare in Islam

A referenced summary of the kind and compassionate Islamic teachings regarding animal welfare.

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Hijab: Elegance in Modesty

The Islamic custom of Hijab seeks to protect the honour, chastity and unique position of womenkind.

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The Stone of Justice

A wonderful story from the past, plainly demonstrating the significance of social justice in Islam.

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Malcolm X:The Shining Black Prince

With the days of Hajj fast approaching the article looks into the life of a man whose life changed forever after this blessed pilgrimage.

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Following in the Footsteps of the Prophet (pbuh)

What is the Sunnah or example of the Prophet (pbuh) and why is it so important in Islam?

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The Souls Journey Upon Death

A detailed overview of the Islamic perogative on life after death as described in the Quran, Sunnah and works of classical scholars

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Jealousy and its Cures

Hasad (jealousy and envy) is among the most destructive emotions or feeling which a man may have towards his fellow human being. It causes him to wish evil for others and to be happy when misfortune befalls them. Its cures are in the Sunnah

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Muslim Youth: Torchbearers of Islam

This energetic and active period of life should not be squandered but utilised for the service of family, society and religion.

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The Greatest Women Who Lived

Sparkling gems in their own times, they continue to glisten beyond their age, making their appeal everlasting. Each one a legend in her own right, declared the best of women by the Prophet of God.

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A man once came to the Messenger of Allah (pbuh), and complained that he felt hardness in his heart. The Messenger of Allah said, "Would you like that your heart becomes soft and that you acquire what you need? Be merciful with the orphan, pat his head and feed him from what you eat. This will soften your heart, and enable you to get what you need." [At-Tabaraanee]
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