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Why Did Allah Choose Muhammad?

At the time of this writing, Islam boasts 1.8 billion followers throughout the world. That number is rapidly increasing. In just a couple of years, it will likely be in excess of 2 billion. Recent studies estimate Islam will have surpassed Christianity as the leading world religion by 2070, although we can expect it to happen much sooner than that. Islam is indeed an empire of faith. It is an empire so vast that it can sometimes be difficult to believe that it was founded by a single man. But, of course, it was. That man was Muhammad. A simple caravan trader in 7th century Mecca, Muhammad was already 40 years of age when he received the first revelation of what would become the Quran. He seemed an unlikely candidate for prophethood, yet it was he who was tasked with introducing the people of Mecca to monotheism. It was he who was tasked with restoring the faith of Abraham. It was he who was tasked with changing the world as we know it. But why did Allah decide Muhammad was the right man for the job? That's what we're going to figure out in this article. Read on to find out why Allah chose Muhammad to bring forth the Quran and establish Islam among His people.

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[FREE DOWNLOAD] Arabic Alphabet Coloring Book

Learn the Arabic Alphabet with this FREE downloadable Arabic Letters Coloring Book. 

Enjoy this free Arabic Alphabet coloring book!  After downloading, you can print one or all pages to color and learn!

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Why Do We Say ‘Subhan Allah’ and What is Its Bounty?

'Tasbeeh' is to say 'Subhan Allah' or any other word that gives the same meaning. It is intended to free Allah from all defects and it confirms His qualities of perfection, greatness, and oneness.

In the Quran, numerous Surahs are opened by Tasbeeh. Allah, at the beginning of Surah Al-Hadid says: "Whatever is in the heavens and earth exalts Allah, and He is the Exalted in Might, the Wise." (Quran 57:1), also Surah Al-Jumu'ah begins with: "Whatever is in the heavens and whatever is on the earth is exalting Allah, the Sovereign, the Pure, the Exalted in Might, the Wise."(Quran, 62:1)

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Wise Words from Imam Shafi'i

  No sadness lasts forever, nor any felicity Nor any state of poverty or one of luxury. If you are the owner of a heart that is content Then you and o...
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[FREE DOWNLOAD] Arabic Alphabet Flashcards with Letter Names

Learn the Arabic Alphabet with this FREE set of Arabic Alphabet Flashcards

Enjoy these free Arabic Alphabet flashcards!  After downloading, you can print and cut them into individual Arabic flashcards!

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Essential Principles That Can Help Muslim Parents Raise Their Children

A good upbringing is one of the most valuable gifts that parents can give to their children. Parenting can pose to be a difficult task and it can get a little confusing for parents. When it comes to Islamic parenting, there are certain principles tha...
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Why Online Islamic Studies Classes are Great for Kids?

The importance of Islamic education is rising everywhere. Not only for adults, but it is also equally important for youngsters to study Islam. Getting Islamic education at an early stage is beneficial as one learns the topics more easily and efficien...
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What Do the Hadith Say About Hard Work?

Let's face it, nobody likes hard work. Nobody wants to get up at seven in the morning. Nobody wants to sit in an office for upwards of eight hours a day. And nobody wants to take time out of their personal schedule for Skype and phone calls with their boss or co-workers. That's why I became a writer. Of course, even I must recognize that hard work is a necessary - and often rewarding - part of life. However, the prospect of being able to pay your bills, make your rent, and pay for dinner at the weekend isn't always enough to motivate us to work hard. On those particularly taxing days, we need a little bit of extra encouragement. For Muslims, that extra encouragement can be found in a frequent source of inspiration: the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad.

Along with the revelations from Allah which make up the Holy Quran, the Prophet Muhammad shared much personal wisdom throughout his life. Documented in the Hadith, Muhammad's sayings provide guidance on all aspects of life. These include romantic relationships, taking care of the environment, paying one's debts, and, of course, the importance of hard work. Many thousands of words could be written about Muhammad's insight into each of these topics. In this article, however, we're going to be focusing solely on the fourth. Here is what the Hadith have to say about hard work. 

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Six Steps for Beginners for Mastering the Arabic Language

What is the charm of the Arabic language? Why would anyone invest effort and time to learn it?

Is it difficult to learn Arabic? Yes, it is a challenging but rewarding endeavor. Arabic is not just a spoken language among people, like other languages, rather it is the language through which Almighty Allah spoke with to our prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him). It is the language of the Qur'an.

Arabic is one of the Semitic languages, the fourth most spoken language in the world, with nearly 467 million people speaking it worldwide and the official language for the Arab and some other countries.

Indeed, learning a new language is always a courageous step, but when a new language does not share roots with your native language, it is even more difficult. So, as a beginner, how can one learn Arabic? What are the most useful steps that simplify the learning process?

Arabic has an entirely different system of alphabets, and there are almost no shared words between it and the English language. Fortunately, there are useful steps for a learner to make the learning method easier. Without a doubt, these steps need perseverance, commitment, hard work, and time. 

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Supplications for the Oppressed

In honor of the global qiyam (night prayer and supplication) being held tonight in many Muslims communities in the United States and worldwide for the people of Syria, I thought to share some of the following supplications. These are prayers for the ...
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An Attitude of Gratitude

Allah promises us in this verse that if we express shukr - gratitude, appreciation and thanks for what we have been given - He will most certainly increase us in blessings. Notice the use of lam al-qasam here, as well as nun at-tawkeed - both linguistic methods of emphasizing the certainty and absoluteness of the truth of a statement. Allah is assuring us that this increase will definitely happen, if only we are grateful.

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Advice From the Grave (!)

Written on a grave: Oh who is standing at my grave!Don't be amazed by my situation!Yesterday, I was like you!And Tomorrow, you will be like me!
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Confessions of a Revert

​Assalamu'alaykum. My name is Ameena (editor's note: not her real name). I was raised a Catholic and reverted to Islam in my early 20s. I had many well-meaning friends who assured me that I could ask them anything should I need help or clarification ...
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Steps to Guiding Your Children to Learn Quran

Our Prophet, Mohammed (Peace be upon him) said, "The best among you is the one who learns the Quran and teaches it."Teaching children the Quran is not bounded to teaching them the provisions of the book and its teachings, but is a revival of their so...
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What Does the Quran Say About Racism?

Although our society has grown markedly more inclusive over the past couple of decades, it remains virtually impossible to go a week without hearing about some sort of racially motivated attack or a famous figure being accused of prejudice. Unfortuna...
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[FREE DOWNLOAD] Quran Memorization Calendar for 2020

Memorize the Entire Quran in 2020, with the help of this free downloadable and printable 2020 Quran Memorization Calendar!​Download this free printable 2020 Quran Memorization calendar to help guide you to memorizing the entire Quran in 2020!  I...
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Five Arabic Phrases You Can Use Every Day [With VIDEO]

Arabic is the national language of a staggering 26 states. This makes it the fifth most spoken language in the world. Of course, virtually all countries which speak Arabic as their primary language are located in the MiddleEast. This can make it a ch...
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[Student Spotlight] Minhaj H.

Meet: Minhaj Fun FactsAge: 42Location: USAStudent Since: 2017Courses: Arabic for AdultsLearning Goals:To finally learn arabic and be able to speak it fluently. I am big on speaking because I don't think just knowing how to decipher arabic in an Islam...
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5 Tools to Help You Learn Arabic Online

1. Live teachers Students who want to study Arabic undoubtedly need a professional Arabic teacher who can walk with them every step of the way in the process of learning Arabic. Live teachers can professionally teach you Arabic with high fl...
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Why Do We Say Bismillah?

'Basmalah' or 'Bismillah' is a phrase to mention God (Allah) before beginning any action or speech. It is a powerful phrase that completes our actions and adds immense reward and Barakah to everything that follows it.By saying, 'Bismillahir Rahmanir ...
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