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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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What Does The Quran Say About Marriage?

In our increasingly secular world, divorce rates are at an all-time high. At the time of this writing, it is estimated that just under 50 percent of marriages end in divorce. That number is likely to rise ever higher over the next decade. There are s...
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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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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. With Tasbeeh, we affirm that Allah is completely free from any deficiency or defect, and it confirms His qualities of Perfection, Greatness, and Oneness.

In the Quran, numerous Surahs open with Tasbeeh. At the beginning of Surah Al-Hadid, Allah 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 y...
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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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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!

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 s...
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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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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 f...
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Why Do We Say Bismillah?

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, 'Bism...
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5 Ways to Bring the Barakah from the Quran into Your Life

If we ask ourselves how we are engaging with the Quran on a daily basis, for most it would be in prayer. If we maintain the bare minimum of our obligatory acts, we are reciting multiple passages from the Quran at least 5 times a day. And yet sometime...
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Your Body Has a Right Over You

The Internet has done a tremendous amount for the human race. It would be impossible to list all the ways it has improved lives for so many people all over the world in some shape or form. However, it has also led to a lifestyle change that is really detrimental, and that is our reduction in physical activity. We're living in times that don't necessitate much movement for even basic day-to-day things. You can get groceries delivered to your home, pay bills online and even pursue an education without leaving your bedroom. As the world continues to become more and more technologically advanced (and dependant) we need to pay more attention to the habits we are forming.

Alhamdulillah, we have been blessed with Guidance on everything. There is plenty of timeless advice in the Quran and Sunnah, but I will focus on a few golden rules/ reminders that can aid us dealing with the shift.

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The Golden Advice

The Prophet ﷺ advised us to: "Take benefit of five before five: Your youth before your old age, your health before your sickness, your wealth before your poverty, your free time before you are preoccupied, and your life before your death" (Narrated b...
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Make Your Kids Fall In Love With The Quran With These Tips!

For every Muslim parent, it is an honor to see their kids fall in love with the Quran and Allah. Loving the Quran is not just restricted to memorizing specific verses (aayaat) but it's much more than it. When a child begins to fall in love with Quran...
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What Does the Quran Say about Protecting the Environment?

Although it really shouldn't be, climate change has become one of the most contentious subjects of the past decade. Despite ample evidence pointing to its legitimacy, countless people deny it is a threat, with some even brushing off its existence ent...
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Purity is Half of Faith

The Why  Allah (s.w.a) only accepts that which is pure, so we as Muslims strive to achieve purity, both of body and soul. In His infinite mercy, Allah (s.w.a) has given us many ways to achieve this purity, one of which is wudu. The benefits of w...
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The Incredible Story of the First English-Language Interpretation of the Quran

Go to the Religion section of any book store today and you'll likely see a number of English-language interpretations of the Quran. This is a clear sign of just how far Islam has come in the Western world. 100 years ago, it was almost impossible to f...
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