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Spirituality in a Not-So-Spiritual World

In this current age of materialism and pseudo-spirituality, it can sometimes be difficult to effectively establish a spiritual connection with our Lord. When “religions” such as Scientology and Satanism are

Cutting Relations with Family

The institution of family is one of the most sacred of establishments to mankind from a human as well as from a moral and religious perspective. No one can dispute

Second Greater Sin – Despair

The second Greater Sin is to despair of the Mercy of Allah (S.w.T.). “Al-yā-so Min Rūhallah” (To despair of the Rūh of Allah) Rūh: according to the dictionary means a

Logic for Islamic Rules: Wudu and Ghusl

  What is the philosophy behind Wudu[1] and Ghusl[2]?  Undoubtedly, Wudu possesses two manifest benefits – the medical benefit and the ethical and spiritual one. From the medical point of view,

Spiritual Aroma of the Ideal Woman

In the Name of Allah, the All-Beneficent, the All-Merciful One of the thought provoking dictums of Imam ‘Ali (‘a) is al-mar’atu rayhana wa laysat bi qahramana (a woman is an

A commentary of Surah Al-Hujurat (verse 10); Brotherhood in Islam

} إِنَّمٌا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ فَأَصْلِحُوا بَيْنَ أَخَوَيْكُمْ وَاتَّقُوا اللٌّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ { { Without doubt the believers are brothers of one another so then make peace and harmony between your brothers and have

Islam and Religious Pluralism

Is Islām the only right path?  Is as-Ŝirātul Mustaqīm (the right path) a single phenomena or are there multiple paths leading to the same destination?  What happens to the non-Muslims who live

Is the Truth Followed by the Majority?

The path of Haqq (truth) generally has certain characteristics associated with it which points to its veracity and validity.   It is a common notion for some of us to think

There Is No Such Thing As Radical Islam

Last night I came across an extraordinary piece by Earl Cox in the Jerusalem Post: “Radical Islam is, in truth, the Normative Islam”. Mr Cox cites half a dozen instances of

Effects of Pornography in Marriage

The Holy Quran states: “Tell the faithful men to cast down their looks and to guard their private parts. That is more decent for them. Allah is indeed well aware

Prayer Isn’t Enough

If I get asked one more time to “make dua (supplicate to God)” for this, that or the other I am going to SCREAM!!! With the Muslim world literally on

Expertise and Intellectual Freedom

As Islamic awakening continues to unfold throughout the globe, we have come to a better understanding of the direction and the final goal of it. As the leader of Islamic

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