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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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My Top 10 Reflections from ISNACon

Labor Day weekend for many Muslims in America was spent at the ISNA convention in Houston, TX. This year's theme was, "What's your superpower for social good?" . Topics ranged from simple storytelling of our predecessors to interactive sessions on ex...
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How to guide your children to love the Quran from Birth

When you observe a parent and a newborn, it's tough to prove that any sort of learning is taking place. However, we know that babies are constantly learning and absorbing, even before their birth! So though we can't necessarily prove in a moment, we ...
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A Look at The Muslim’s Burial

As Muslims we pride ourselves in belonging to a belief system that speaks on all aspects of our lives. From the etiquette of dealing with a newborn to the rulings on different types of transactions. One part of this all-encompassing system is ho...
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What is Hajj?

Hajj is the fifth and final Pillar of Islam. Every year, countless Muslims from around the world descend on Mecca to fulfill it by circling the Kaaba and completing the other rituals established by Muhammad (PBUH) almost 1500 years ago. But just what...
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Leaving For Hajj? Consider These Tips For An Easy And Fulfilling Spiritual Journey!

Those who have read  the beautiful Quran also know that there are several verses on Hajj in the holy book. Hajj is one of the most gratifying religious obligations and is considered a duty for all abled Muslims but only the fortunate ones get th...
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5 ways to Multiply Your Good Deeds in the Eyes of Allah

In Islam, God is presented as a loving and benevolent supreme being. As is stressed in the Quran again and again and again, Allah delights in exercising mercy. While He is certainly capable of great wrath and destruction, He rarely utilizes such powe...
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Five Western Countries with Growing Muslim Populations

For the past 1,500 years, Islam has been a predominantly Middle Eastern religion. Recently, however, it has begun to spread in earnest. The expansion of Islam in the West can be traced back to a number of factors, including increased immigration and ...
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Ayat and Hadith that Prove Islam is a Religion of Peace

Critics of Islam often brand it as a barbaric and brutal religion. Their argument is generally based on a select few ayat (Quaranic verses) and hadith (sayings of the Prophet Muhammad) which seem to promote violence. There are indeed a number of ayat...
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10 Celebrities Who Converted to Islam

With more than 1.8 billion adherents, Islam is the fastest growing religion in the world. Interest in Islam in the Western world surged in the mid-20th century. Since then, Westerners have been converting to the religion in droves. We've even seen a number of Hollywood notables make the Shahadah, some of whom left their fans stunned by their decision. We're going to be looking at a number of such cases in this article.

Here are 10 celebrities who converted to Islam.

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He is (still) Close

 Now that the month of increased blessings is behind us, it is likely that we will return to our pre-Ramadan ways. When we talked about the blessed month, we discussed how it's akin to running a marathon: from the dedicated training prior to the event, to the focused mental and physical efforts required to make it to the finish line. But how we treat ourselves and approach our day-to-day beyond the finish line is equally, if not more important.

So what are some ways we can retain some of those Ramadan vibes in our lives? Here are 6 ways we can prevent that dip after the month is over:

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5 Ways to Pray 5 Times a Day

When we think about pillars, we think of the structure that supports a building or a monument.  Our understanding and our approach to the pillars of Islam should be no different. Each pillar comes together to provide a structure that holds up our imaan, and shoulders our struggles of this life in many ways.

Of the five pillars the one that we engage with most regularly is prayer. How we manage it is therefore essential to our daily (and subsequently weekly, monthly, yearly) imaan levels.Here are 5 ways we can build a consistent and quality prayer habit.

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Zakat: What is it and How much should I pay?

Along with Shahadah, Salat, Sawm, and Hajj, Zakat makes up the Five Pillars of Islam. We are currently in the holy month of Ramadan, a time when Zakat is on the minds of most devoted Muslims. But what exactly is it and why is it so important? Read on to find out.

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7 Mind-Blowing Scientific Facts Mentioned In The Quran

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According to Islamic tradition, the Quran was first revealed to Muhammad in 609 CE. Over the next two decades, new surahs were dictated to Muhammad by the angel Gabriel, who was delivering the exact words of God himself. Muhammad's final meeting with Gabriel came in 632 CE. He died in June of that year.

Despite being revealed in a time and place where scholarship was of little concern, the Quran contains a number of interesting scientific facts. These scientific facts were not known to the people of Muhammad's era. In fact, a number of them have only been discovered in the past 100 years.

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10 Quick & Easy Suhoor Ideas for Ramadan

Suhoor, or the meal early in the morning before beginning your fast, is a very important meal during Ramadan.  Muslims all around the world wake up before the Fajr prayer, at dawn, to eat before beginning their hours of fasting.  What you eat and drink for Suhoor determines how easy (or difficult) the rest of the fasting day will be, how hungry you are, and how thirsty you will be until you can eat and drink again at sunset.  Eating a healthy, hearty meal, that includes a good source of protein and nutrients, is so important and will help your body handle the fasting hours.

We have put together a list of 10 Quick & Easy Suhoor ideas you can make for Ramadan!

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