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Quran Study

The very early revealed Meccan Surah Ash-Shams (The Sun) opens with a fine nature passage that leads up to the need for man to realize his spiritual obligation and ends up with an admonition of the dreadful consequences for those who do not fear the Hereafter.   Nature around us …

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Islam the Golden Age of Science and Culture

All of science and technology owes a debt to the Arab world, those ancient scholars, most of whom were practitioners of Islam.  Ibn al Haytham was a major contributor toward what is now known as the scientific method.  That is, collecting evidence in experiments, working out theorems and problems through …

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History Importance and Authority of Hadith

The concept of Islam is not that of segregation of religion and worldly affairs, rather Islam presents a lifestyle in which all of the matters, from social and personal to governmental and administration, are to be followed in accordance with a Set of Laws. This is what is meant when …

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Secularism in Islam

Secularism, in Islam, is to carry out the activities in this world whether in the fields of economy, politics, education, administration, culture, communications and so on in complete separation from religion or without any connection whatsoever with the Hereafter; in other words, secularism is a concept that touches purely on …

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Origins of the Sunnishia Split in Islam

Introduction The Shia shahadah (declaration of faith) states: “There is no god but Alláh, Muhammad is the Messenger of Alláh, Alí is the Friend of Alláh. The Successor of the Messenger of Alláh And his first Caliph.” If you are already familiar with standard Sunni beliefs, you will immediately notice …

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Animals and Birds in the Quran

Within the stories of the Prophets and events related in the Holy Quran, we uncover a group of animals and birds, which have played a major and important role in history. The Holy Quran has either flashed a certain episodes of their lives or has propelled them on the platform …

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Sura

According to scholars, the first part of Surah Al- Ma’un (The Small Kindnesses) belongs to the early Makkan period and the other part is said to have been revealed in Madinah. In fact, the whole surah of seven short verses, as one interlinked entity, aims at the establishment of the …

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Ramadan Fasting

Ramadan is an exceptional month on the Islamic calendar whose magnificence and grandeur are unmatched. It comes only once a year and one of its special features is that, if it is spent in pious devotion, the blessings which are widespread will last throughout the year. It may even become …

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At Teen

The mystic verses of this very early revealed Meccan Surah, At-Teen (The Fig), adjure men to turn to the wonders of the spiritual world by striking verses full of symbolism, introduced by the particle “wa”, that is, “by” and using sacred symbols by way of illustration. Surah At-Teen is clinched …

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