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bad things happen, right? WRONG!

May 8, 2012

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Bad things happen, right?  Wrong!  Everything that happens to a believer is good or it has more good in it than bad.  Alhamdulillah, it is always a win-win situation for the believer.  Consider the hadith of Rasoolullah (SAW) told to us by Suhaib in which Rasoolullah (SAW) said, “The affair of the believer is amazing! The […]

Reminder to self: Sadr

April 26, 2012

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There’s a beautiful Afghan proverb that goes, “Ajala kaar e shaitaan ast,” which means, “Rushing is the work of Shaitaan.” This statement is said with such a small amount of words… yet it screams so much wisdom. This is a reminder to myself… to always do things with care and patience; to never rush with […]

We are the same!

February 20, 2012

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As some of you may know I come from a Jewish background. When I began to study Islam I would stop and laugh so much at the sheer similarities between Islam and Judaism. But yet the hate that some Jews and Muslims have for the other[shaking my head]. Still, to this day when I learn […]

Dajjal / Anti-Christ

February 20, 2012

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You can read part one here! Islam and Jesus/Isa(AS) Islam considers Jesus(pbuh) to be a greatly influential man and one of Allah’s greatest prophets. Like all prophets in Islam, Jesus is considered to have been a Muslim (i.e., one who submits to the will of God), as he preached that his followers should adopt the […]

Muhammad al-Mahdi

February 20, 2012

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One thing that interests me is all the islamaphobia about al-Mahdi. My sister is a Christian and some of the crazy things she says about Islam, in a way, make me laugh, because I know they come from the fear of the unknown, not based on actual facts (btw I don’t consider anything from Glenn […]

19 differences between angels and jinn

February 8, 2012

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[Taken from Ahkamut Ta’amal ma’ Al Jinn by As-Shaykh Abu Nasr Muhammad ibn Abdullah ibn Al-Imam. Translated by Abu Aaliyah Abdullah ibn Dwight Lamont Battle] There are some Muslims who are ignorant about the difference between the noble Angels and the Jinn and Shayateen. Some of the earlier nations deviated in comparing Jinn to Angels. […]

Tips on how to pray 5 times a day

January 21, 2012

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Hi Allie! I wanted to ask you for some recommendations to make praying five times a day easier. Sometimes I pray all five prayers, other times, it seems difficult to do or I miss the timings and pray them later. I also feel very guilty when I don’t pray, especially if I hear the morning […]