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Between Praise and Gratitude: The Meanings of Hamd & Shukr

Between Praise and Gratitude: The Meanings of Hamd & Shukr Three Words for 'Praise': Hamd vs. Thana and Madh There are three words that have the g...
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Muhammad's Life Before His First Revelation: Part One

Click on any online ranking of the most important people in history and you're sure to find the Prophet Muhammad somewhere near the top, if he isn't listed as number one. It should come as no surprise that Muhammad is thought of so highly by historia...
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10 Inventions You Didn't Know Came From Muslims

It is often said that no religion has had a greater impact on our world and its culture than Christianity. It is certainly true that many of our greatest works of art and literature were inspired by the Bible and the ministry of Jesus. However, in th...
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Why You Should Read Surah Al-Kahf Every Friday

Surah Al-Kahf is the 18th Surah of the Quran. Comprised of 110 verses and translating to "The Cave", it is considered by many to be among the most important Surahs in the entire Quran. That is not to say that any Surah in the Quran is unimportant or ...
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The Linguistic Meaning of "Eid" & Some Eid Greetings :)

    Eid... a day of gathering. The word is derived from `aada / ya`oodu, the verb that means "he returned or he is returning" because people c...
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[Infographic] Zakat - Purifies Your Heart and Wealth

What is Zakat?  Zakat is a pillar of Islam and an obligation ordained on every able Muslim. It is a portion of wealth that is designated for the poor, due annually. It's Meaning?​  The term 'Zakat' is derived from the Arabic root word meani...
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Reversion: Why Nobody Converts To Islam

Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. Currently boasting 1.8 billion adherents, it is expected to surpass Christianity as the world's leading religion by the end of this century. Some estimates have it claiming that title within the nex...
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Why Tajweed is Essential for Mastering the Quran

The Holy Quran contains the words of Allah the Almighty. The construct and meaning that the Quran carries are exclusive and are not found in any other book. Along with the deep meaning contained in the Quranic verses, the awe-inspiring language of the Holy Book makes it stand apart from the other writings of the world, especially the Arabic writings.

The adorned style of prose utilized by the Quran is unique in itself. When the recitation of this style is performed in the right way, the true effect of the Quran can be experienced and observed.Thus, the recitation of the Holy Book must be done withTajweed rules.

Let us get an insight into Tajweed and why it is emphasized in Islam.

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How Islam Can Bring Comfort In The Coronavirus Era

As I write this from my basement-turned-home office, the world is a very different place to what it was at the beginning of this year. In fact, the world is a very different place to what it was at the beginning of March. In just a few weeks, COVID-1...
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10 Misconceptions About Islam

Islam is one of the largest religions in the world, boasting just under two billion adherents. It also holds the distinction of being the fastest growing religion in the world. Studies suggest it will have surpassed Christianity as the leading faith by 2070. But despite the ever-increasing number of Muslims, Islam remains arguably the most misunderstood of all religions. This is particularly true in the West, where Islam has been wrongly associated with terrorism and other heinous crimes. Even in Middle Eastern countries, where Islam is more often than not the national religion, the laws and teachings of the Quran are sometimes misunderstood. They are misinterpreted, if not intentionally maligned, to justify the questionable antics of the country's leaders. In this article, we're going to be looking at common mistakes made by Muslims and non-Muslims alike. Here are ten misconceptions about Islam.

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Significance of Sha’ban

Certain Islamic months hold a greater status as compared to others and due to this these months are rendered to be very valuable by the Muslims. The eighth month of the Islamic calendar, Sha'ban is an important month in the life of a believer. Sha'ban comes immediately before the month of Ramadan and serves as a connection between the two sacred months of Ramadan and Rajab.

There is a range of reasons why Sha'ban holds great importance in Islam and Islamic parenting and why it is an anticipated month by the community (Ummah).

Let us understand this importance and how this month can be favorable for every Muslim. 

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Ways to Help & Do Charity During COVID-19 (while staying safe)

As the coronavirus continues to spread and restrictions increase, it is easy to feel disconnected from the community. How can one help the community, neighbors, and loved ones while still respecting the "rules" of social distancing? Below is a small ...
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Getting Ready for a Successful Ramadan: Getting Your Act Together

Allah's Messenger (ﷺ) said, "When Ramadan begins, the gates of Paradise are opened." {Sahih al-Bukhari} Imagine a sale at the mall that starts with amazing deals and offers loads of free stuff, and this sale is for a limited time; what will we do? Wi...
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Islam & COVID-19

Islam and Covid-19 Islam being a complete way of life, does not leave us stranded at the time of crisis or a pandemic; instead, it shows us how to deal, act, react and pray. With the overflux of information on news and social media about Coronavirus ...
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How to Prepare for Ramadan 2020!

Prepare Early: An important month like Ramadan needs planning and preparation early. Start planning for this beautiful month at least 2 months in advance. Make a list of things you want to accomplish this RamadanExample: 3 habits that you want t...
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Duas for Rizq

Many of us make dua to Allah to ask for His favors, to get His attention, to seek forgiveness for our sins, or simply to get out of trouble when we get into one.  Sometimes our dua to Allah brings immediate results and sometimes it doesn't. For ...
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[Infographic] Top 10 Benefits for Quran in Daily Life

1. Reading and reflecting over the Qur'an fulfils an Islamic duty2. Reduce Stress and Anxiety3. Daily Quran reading will make Quran memorization easier4. Become one of Ahlul-Quran5. Strengthens the soul and spirit of human beings and helps them ...
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What Does The Quran Say About The Afterlife?

In Islamic tradition, the Quran is revered as the direct word of God, delivered to Muhammad (pbuh) via the angel Gabriel with no changes or alterations. In terms of contents,it can best be described as a rich tapestry of theology, history, genealogy,...
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What Does Athan Mean In Islam?

What is Athan? Athan is a call to prayer for Muslims and it is announced every day at the beginning of each prayer time of the five daily prayers. The muezzin (person who calls the Athan) makes this call from a high place; traditionally from the top ...
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What Does The Quran Say About Education?

When the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) first brought the teachings of the Quran to the people of Mecca, most were not quick to accept him as a messenger of Allah. Many people saw his teachings as profane, while the city's most powerful figures were more co...
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