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Benefits of Prayer

In his famous book on Provisions of the Hereafter, Ibn Qayyim mentions several benefits of prayer. These serve as a reminder for those seeking spiritual and emotional relief that prayer is the best outlet. The benefits of prayer include:
– It brings one closer to God
– Removes sins
– It brings relief to the soul
– It helps release negative emotion
– Prayer removes […]

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Read in the Name of God

The first word revealed in the Qurʾān was “read” or “recite.” The word iqra carries both meanings in it. Reading is a gateway to spiritual growth and intellectual development. Today, short tweets and social media posts cause many to be lazy to spend time reading and indulging in deep and reflecting thinking. Electronics like smartphones […]

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Giving God a Loan

It might be a natural tendency to think that one loses money when they give charity. However, Islam challenges that notion. The Prophet peace be upon him is noted to have said that giving charity does not decrease one’s wealth. Allah also says in the Qurʾān: Who is it that will lend Allah a goodly […]

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A Tree Without a Fruit

The first word revealed in the Qurʾān was “read.” Islam consistently emphasizes and encourages people to learn, read, think, reflect, and ponder. However, one cannot stop at knowledge, one must also act on what they know. Knowledge without action is like a tree that cannot give fruits. It is a tree, but what is the […]

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Parent Child Communication

Islam is a religion for all, young, old, male, female, educated, and the unlettered. The Qurʾān provides guidance about proper parent-child communication. Prophets in the Qurʾān were all concerned about the guidance of their children. A constant theme in Prophet Ibrahim’s supplication was that his offspring be guided, establish prayer, and are saved from idol […]

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Righty or Lefty? Books on the Day of Judgement

Muslims believe that on the day of resurrection mankind will stand before God waiting for judgment about their eternal destiny. Is it heaven or hell? The Qurʾān notes that people will know the answer to their fate depending on which hand they receive their book of deeds in. This book contains all the details of […]

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Preservation of Prophet Muhammad’s Statements

Part 1

How Do We Know the Prophet Really Said It?

How do we know that the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, actually said the things Muslims claim he said? Do the words attributed to the Prophet, peace be upon him, belong to him or someone else? To answer these questions Muslim scholars developed a scientific […]

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Muslims Making America Great, Again and Again

If one’s only source of information are certain news outlets, one may think that Muslims make no contribution to America. In fact, one might even have an image of Muslims as monsters out to mercilessly rampage and kill. Recently, some politicians have even called for a complete ban on Muslims entering America until they can […]

By |March 5th, 2017|Articles of Faith, Home Article|0 Comments

Waiting in Line….for the ultimate end

The famous Companion of the Prophet, peace be upon him, named Umar once said:
“Everyday it is said that so and so has died, and there must come a day when it will be said that Umar has died. Death is a reality that each of us will face, sooner or later. One may live a […]

By |February 11th, 2017|Articles of Faith, Home Article|0 Comments

Does God Exist? Prove it!

The question of God’s existence is one that is often raised in gatherings, classrooms, television, and movies. While some doubt God, many humans throughout different times, cultures, and regions acknowledged the existence of a higher power. Despite the fact that humans differ on almost everything, the belief in a higher power has been consistent in […]

By |February 11th, 2017|Concept of God, Home Article|0 Comments