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When I Am Ill, He Heals Me

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In societies characterized by the lack of Qur'anic morality, it is considered quite normal that people's behavior will change according to circumstances. They will exhibit good behavior when they can meet all of their physical and spiritual needs easily and ensure their own comfort, but will change completely when faced with any problem that may endanger their comfort. They cannot read more

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‘Oldest’ Koran fragments found in Birmingham University

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What may be the world's oldest fragments of the Koran have been found by the University of Birmingham. Radiocarbon dating found the manuscript to be at least 1,370 years old, making it among the earliest in existence. The pages of the Muslim holy text had remained unrecognised in the university library for almost a century. The British Library's expert on read more

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Sayed Qutb: The Qur’anic Cure


[We bestow of the Qur'an from on high what serves as a healing and a blessing to true believers, while it only adds to the ruin of the evildoers. Yet when We bestow Our blessings on man, he turns his back and draws arrogantly aside, and when he is afflicted by evil he gives himself up to despair. Say, "Everyone read more

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Ramadan – A retreat into a time for deeper contemplation


By Jezima Ismail A voice calls out the Adhan – the call for prayers – sometimes melodious, at other times just the reverse. The call is always welcomed. It ushers in important times in our prayer. During Ramadan it is no secret that most adherents wait for the evening call. It is the breaking fast time, iftar as it is read more

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The Qur’an: A Source of Psychological Health

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The Qur’an tackles the different aspects of the human character, whether physical, psychic, or spiritual, and deals with all spheres of man’s life. Tackling these aspects and describing how they should be in harmony with each other guides man to lead a balanced life in which he is motivated to be positive and active. For instance, Allah Almighty draws man’s read more

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10 ways to maximise the last days of Ramadan


It’s hard to believe that Ramadan is heading down the final homestretch. The last few days of Ramadan are upon us, as Muslims from all over the world step up their efforts to make the most of every remaining moment. The last ten nights of Ramadan are are the most blessed and we should increase our worship and devotion as read more

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Guidance in the Qur’an


[He brought it down upon your heart, by Allah’s authority, confirming what came before, and as guidance and good news for the believers.] (Al-Baqarah 2:97) The Qur’an presents certain facts, and in every instance includes the most accurate information revealed to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him). For this reason, people who take it and the Sunnah of read more

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Racism in America and Islam : Remembering Bilal

Racism in America and Islam

"I heard your footsteps in front of me in Paradise." Slavery is America's original sin. It was there from the beginning. While the civil war eventually abolished it, what remains is an insidious, institutionalized and pervasive racism that has persisted in spite of the triumph of liberalism. Even as women make gains in achieving parity with men and GLBT community read more

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