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You are what you eat


The Greatest Gift – The Human Body Diet plays a very important role in the daily life of a believer. There are many verses in the Noble Qur’ân which draw man’s attention towards his self and which invite him to carefully study his body and soul and the nature of their mutual relationship. By doing so, one will firstly find read more

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Palestine: blessed land of blessed people


In the name of Allah, the most gracious, the most merciful. Abu Huraira narrates: The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “Do not set out on a journey except for three Mosques i.e. Al-Masjid-AI-Haram (Makkah), the Mosque of Allah’s Apostle (Madeenah) , and the Mosque of Al-Aqsa (Jerusalem).” [Bukhari] A multitude of Prophets have lived, died and been buried in read more

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Mahram Chart for Men and Women in Islam

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A woman’s Mahram is a person whom she is never permitted to marry because of their close blood relationship (such as her father, grandfather, great-grandfather, etc., and her son, grandson, great-grandson, etc., her paternal and maternal uncles, her brother, brother’s son and sister’s son), or because because of radaa’ah or breastfeeding (such as the brother and husband of the woman read more

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Qur’anic Foundations of Muslim/Non-Muslim Relations By Jamal Badawi


It should be noted from the beginning that the very term Islam implies that peace is the basis and the norm of Muslim/non-Muslim relations. Islam is derived from the Arabic root S-L-M, whose generic meaning includes the concepts of peace and submission. From a spiritual perspective, Islam may be defined as attaining peace through submission to Allah or the state read more

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Story of Kaaba’s Cloth: Al-Kiswah By Rym Ghazal

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Yearly, monthly, daily, hourly, worshippers from around the world meet at the heart of Islam, the Kaaba. Positioned inside ­Mecca’s Grand Mosque, the ­Kaaba is Bait Allah, or the House of God, and represents the qiblah, the direction that Muslims face to perform their five-times-daily prayers. One of the greatest venerations for the Kaaba is the amount of care, respect, read more

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Even in Times of Distress

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Always Compassionate {It is by Allah's grace that you have dealt gently with them. Had you been harsh and hard- hearted, they would surely have broken away from you. Therefore pardon them and pray for forgiveness for them and consult with them in the conduct of public affairs. When you have resolved about a course of action, put your trust read more

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Ceaseless Reward Even After Death Can Good Deeds Be Continuously Rewarded?


By Sadaf Farooqi Abu Hurairah narrated that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, "When a man dies, his good deeds come to an end except three: ongoing charity, beneficial knowledge, and righteous offspring who will pray for him." (Muslim) Commenting on this hadith, Imam An-Nawawi (may Allah have mercy on him) said, "The scholars said, the meaning read more

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Explain Hajj to Your Kids


Tips for Parents In this time of the year,  many Muslims around the world are preparing for Hajj journey. And it's a good opportunity for parents to teach their kids about Hajj rituals and its significance. Again, Onislam’s Family & Society tries to provide you with a very simple way for teaching your kids about Hajj rituals, through this creative read more

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Interesting Videos of Hajj in the Old Days (Watch)


Maybe many of us were not yet born when these photos were taken. Hajj journey was very different from now and much harder of course… Watch these videos and share your thoughts through the comment box. Hajj in 1953      Old Photos of Hajj: "100 Years Old Video of Hajj?"   An Old Video of Hajj (ِِِAround 80 years ago- read more

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Human Rights in the Qur’an (Part Three) By :- Dr. Riffat Hassan

Human Rights in the Qur'an Part Two

Given the centrality of theQur'anin the lives of the majority of more than one billion Muslims worldwide, the critical question is,"What, if there's anything, does theQur'ansay about human rights?"In Part One and Two we discussed the rights of life, respect, justice, freedom, privacy, protection from slander, backbite, and ridicule and acquiring knowledge.This part continues the discussion on human rights in read more

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