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

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

Human Rights in the Qur'an Part Two

Given the centrality of the Qur'an in the lives of the majority of more than one billion Muslims worldwide, the critical question is,"What, if there's anything, does the Qur'an say about human rights?"In Part One, we discussed the rights of life, respect, and justice. This part continues the discussion on human rights in the Qur'an. Right to Freedom Islam is read more

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

Human Rights in the Qur'an

Given the centrality of the Qur'an in the lives of the majority of more than one billion Muslims worldwide, the critical question is, "What, if anything, does the Qur'an say about human rights?"  I believe that the Qur'an is the Magna Carta of Muslims. A large part of its concern is focused on freeing human beings from the bondage of read more

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The Qur’an: A Teacher of Violence

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By :- Muzammil H. Siddiqi President of Fiqh Council — North America When we, Muslims, state that Islam is a religion of peace, we are not trying to prove something unreasonable or solve a crossword puzzle. Rather, we are just stating a fact backed by clear-cut evidence and unquestionable proofs. Even we don't need to state this fact, for Islam, in read more

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Make Your Request and Trust God By :- Dr. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi

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The Prophets' Supplications in the Qur'an Materialistic people observe only the norms they are accustomed to and the superficial factors and causes; they never see what is beyond. Believers, on the other hand, perceive what is below the surface. They perceive Allah’s power that manages all affairs. He, the Almighty, creates causes and consequences. Then why do people not resort read more

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When One’s Family Becomes his Enemy

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The final section of Surat At-Taghbun addresses the believers, warning them against failure in the test represented in the temptation of spouses, children and riches. They are required to remain God-fearing, be obedient to him and give willingly for his cause. They are warned against being stingy. They are further promised the doubling of their provisions, forgiveness of their sins read more

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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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