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Allah Will Hide Your Sins

The angels will call to the believers. So the Angels grab them as well and they come to Allah. There is a hadith that says, Allah will say: “My servant, come closer to me.” There are some special servants that Allah will say to them, “come closer to me”. That servant keeps coming closer and closer and closer until finally …

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How Mosques Are Dealing With Muslims’ Mental Health Issues

They meet in a conference room on the second floor of the Islamic Association of Raleigh, a therapist and a member of the mosque experiencing emotional distress. Sitting around a table in the windowless room, they talk for an hour, during which the therapist draws up a list of referrals to outside experts who can offer specialized help for marital …

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3 Intentions You Should Avoid When Reading Qur’an

To attain a fruitful relation with the Qur’an, you need to read it with no purpose other than to receive guidance from your Lord, to come nearer to Him, and to seek His good pleasure. What you get from the Qur’an depends on what you come to it for. Your niyyah (intention and purpose) is crucial. Certainly the Qur’an has come …

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Acting upon the Quran

It was narrated on the authority of Abu Sa‘eed Al-Khudri that he said: In the year of Tabook, the Messenger of Allah addressed the people, while supporting his back against a date-palm, saying: Should I not tell you about the best of people and the worst of people? The best of people is a man who strives in the cause …

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I’m No Longer A Good Muslim

A few years ago, I was a very religious person; I used to pray regularly, I lowered my gaze as I passed by females, and before taking any action, I would consider the wrongs and rights in Islam. I managed to stay religious while living in a corrupt,   but after a while, I felt that I was missing out on …

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Surat Al-Hijr: Allah Will Guard His Religion

Surat Al-Hijr delivers a message of support to the believers: Allah will guard His revelation, His religion, and His true servants. So trust Allah, keep on spreading the message and raising awareness about this beautiful Deen, and do not fear the backlash. The Surah has short, inspiring verses that pump energy and faith into your heart by reminding you of …

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Mutual Rights – Maintaining Chastity

Maintaining Chastity The second right of the two rights that this series of articles pertains to is the overnight stay, which signifies that the spouses help each other in observing chastity. Each of the spouses should fulfill this right for the other. Some scholars have said that the purpose of marriage is that both the man and the woman preserve …

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Patience with Hardship – The Story of Umm Salamah

Imagine yourself in this position. Your beloved husband with whom you have grown in Islam, who has supported you through the difficulties of life, who has helped you raise your dear children and who has provided for you by Allah’s permission passes away. How would you react? Would you be overcome with despair and grief? Would you fret over who …

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Are you struggling today?

As the scorching sun beat down on the sand, an exhausted man turned and began to walk away from his family. His shocked wife called out to him, asking where he was going. The man did not reply. Clutching their baby in her arms, she desperately asked: “Is this what your Lord has ordered?” What is precious to you? Setting …

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Hijrah: Why Muslim Countries Should Welcome Immigrants

Three hundred million Muslims – one-fifth of the Ummah’s population – live as minorities today. The challenges they face in an increasingly hostile world are largely incomprehensible to those living in Muslim majority countries. To be clear, each country differs in its politics, and it would be incorrect to assume that hostility exists in every country. Nevertheless, one cannot ignore …

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