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In Pursuit of Happiness

“There is a paradox at the heart of our lives. Most people want more income and strive for it. Yet as Western societies have got richer, their people have become no happier”. These are the words of Lord Professor Richard […]

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How Dare They Even Suggest That Political Islam Has Failed

Today more than ever the discussion about Islam’s role in politics has increased dramatically. We have witnessed a Muslim Brotherhood president in Egypt, who was overthrown by the

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Does the ‘Big Bang breakthrough’ Challenge Belief in God?

On March 17th, researchers announced the potential discovery of a long-predicted twist in light from the big bang that represents the first image of ripples in the universe

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Concepts from Uloom al Quran (Sciences of the Qur’an)

Meaning of the word ‘Qur’an.’ The most popular opinion regarding the linguistic meaning of the word ‘Qur’an’ and that held by at-Tabari is that the word ‘Qur’an’ is derived

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Isolate, Integrate or Engage during Christmas

This can be an important time for the Muslims to engage about Islam’s position on Isaa, the message and mission of Prophet (saw) in a clear, comprehensive and

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Merits of the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah

The First Ten Days Allah(swt) swears an oath by 10 days, and swearing an oath by something is indicative of its importance and great benefit. Allah (SWT) says: “By

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Night of Power (Lailut-al-Qadr)

This is an extract from the book "Al Jaami'u li Ahkaam is Siyaam" (A complete guide to the rules of fasting) by Sheikh Abu Iyaas Mahmood bin Abdul-Lateef

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The story of Prophet Yusuf (as) – its purpose, relevance and significance

Allah (swt) revealed the Quran to His beloved Messenger Muhammad (saw) to guide mankind out of disbelief, ignorance and misguidance. Allah says, “(This is) a Book which We have

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Companions of the Prophet

The Sahaba’s were not an ordinary group of people; they were an extraordinary group of people. Individual as well as collective stories can be found of perseverance, hardship,

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The Beautiful Names of the Qur’an

In recent times, much has been written, discussed and debated about the beautiful names and attributes of Allah (swt), both in the form of articles and talks. However,