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The Real Lesson from Prophet Moses and Ashura

Among the most difficult of things that we as Muslims have to grapple with is having trust in God when times become difficult; having the trust in Him when things look impossible in human eyes and we see no way out. Moreover, Satan is always there trying to make us despair from the mercy and help of God. In fact …

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What Is the Spirit of Hijrah?

In the Glorious Qur’an, Allah, Most High, says, “Those who believe, and migrate and strive in Allah’s cause, with their goods and their persons, have the highest rank in the sight of Allah: they are indeed the successful people. Their Lord does give them glad tidings of a Mercy from Himself, of His good pleasure, and of Gardens where enduring …

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4 deeds with rewards like Hajj

There are several deeds  which Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam has equated to the reward of Haj. Those who are not undertaking the Haj journey, may reap the reward of Haj by virtue of the following deeds:  1. Wudhu at home before attending Congregational Salaah: Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam has stated: “One who purifies himself (makes Wudhu) and leaves …

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First Ever Muslim Designer Joins Project Runway

SALT LAKE CITY — A Muslim designer from Utah has become a role model for many after she was chosen to promote her modest designs in the fashion-competition show “Project Runway.” “When I first started on ‘Project Runway’, my main goal was, obviously, I want to win,” Ayana Ife told the Salt Lake Tribune. “And I really, really, really need …

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First Somali-American Muslim Lawmaker on Time Cover

MINNEAPOLIS – Ilhan Omar, the first Somali-American Muslim woman to be elected legislator has been featured on the cover of Time magazine, as one of 46 influential women to break barriers. “My family called me the “why kid” growing up. I always needed to know why something is happening, why I had to do something, why whatever,” she said in …

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`Eid Message Appears on Times Square’s Biggest Billboard

NEW YORK – A message saying “`Eid Mubarak” has been displayed on New York Times Square’s biggest billboard, as Muslims in the USA and around the world celebrate `Eid Al-Adha. “We really felt we should spread the positivity and love of the `Eid festivities with the world especially after all the negativity tied to Muslims in the US and worldwide,” …

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The Origins of the Crescent, Cross, and Star of David

The Cross The chief symbol of Christianity today is the cross. Christians view it as a powerful symbol of redemption. It was St Paul who said he would glory in “naught save in the cross of our Lord” (Galatians 6:14). Yet the cross had been a common religious symbol centuries before Christianity for several nations worldwide. Pictures of the various …

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Who are the people of regret?

Life as we know it can bring with it all sorts of grief, stress and regret. At times, such stress is due to financial worries, other times it relates to health concerns, whilst at other times its anxiety is due to an enemy that awaits. The grief of this world is of many types and of varying degrees, however, no …

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The Importance of Ikhlās

During our life we go through different phases; we go to school, then we go to university, then we graduate and get jobs in which we get decently paid. What necessitates the accomplishment of them all is hard work and sincere dedication which pays off in the long run. However, at whatever point in life we may currently be, we …

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Why Do Millions of Muslims Go to Hajj?

Religious pilgrimages (Hajj) usually derive their importance from their connection to the birth or death or burial of a prophet or a saint. There is indeed a general misunderstanding among people that Hajj (Muslims’ pilgrimage) gets its importance from Makkah as the birth place of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). However, the facts tell us a different story: The …

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