Religion

How I Came to Love the Veil

Sep 4th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Religion, Social, World
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Politicians and journalists just love to write about the oppression of women in Islam … without even talking to the females beneath the veil. They simply have no idea how Muslim women are protected and respected within the Islamic framework which was built more than 1400 years ago. Yet, by writing about cultural issues like […]



Still, I Rise: Reflections on the Massacres in Egypt

Aug 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Religion, World
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In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. “By the sky containing great stars. And by the Promised Day. And [by] the witness and what is witnessed, Woe to the makers of the pit (of fire)! Fire supplied (abundantly) with fuel: When they were sitting near it. And they witnessed (all) that they were […]



Quran Journey series – Reflections on Quranic verses – X

Aug 7th, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Quran Journey Series, Religion
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            In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful “Allah forbids you not, with regard to those who fight you not for (your) faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them: for Allah loveth those who are just. Allah only forbids you, […]



Ali (RA) – My Eternal Hero

Jul 31st, 2013 | By | Category: Latest, Religion
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For me, he is the emblem of heroism, of wisdom, of passion, of love of Allah. He accepted Islam as ten year old child, when very few were willing to risk their lives. He grew up, literally, in the house of Allah’s beloved (Salallaho Alaihi Wasalam -SAW). He resembled Rasool Ullah (SAW) in mannerism and […]



Quran Journey Series: Quranic Reflections- VI

Jul 25th, 2013 | By | Category: Quran Journey Series, Religion
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In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent the Merciful “Have you seen the one who takes as his god his own desire? Then would you be responsible for him? Or think you that most of them listen or understand? They are only like cattle;- nay, they are worse astray in their Path.” (25:43) One of the […]



Quran Journey Series: Reflections on the Quran Verses – V

Jul 22nd, 2013 | By | Category: Quran Journey Series, Religion
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In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful Woe to every slanderer and backbiter. Who has gathered wealth and counted it. He thinks that his wealth will make him last forever!  Nay! Verily, he will be thrown into the crushing Fire. And what will make you know what the crushing Fire is? The fire of Allah, kindled, Which […]



Quran Journey Series: Reflections on Quranic verses – IV

Jul 21st, 2013 | By | Category: Quran Journey Series, Religion
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In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful “And they will say: “Our Lord! Verily, we obeyed our chiefs and our great ones, and they misled us from the (Right) Way. Our Lord! give them double torment and curse them with a mighty curse!” (33:66-67) The verse illustrates the perils of blindly and unquestioningly following […]



Quran Journey Series – Reflections on Quranic verses – III

Jul 20th, 2013 | By | Category: Quran Journey Series, Religion
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In the Name of Allah the Beneficent the Merciful ‘What? Can there be a doubt about Allah, the Creator of the heavens and the earth?’ (Surah Ibrahim chapter 14, verse 10) Often the yardstick of logic and science is used to ‘prove’ the existence of God. That endeavour is somewhat misplaced because of its concession […]



Quran Journey Series – Reflections on Quranic verses – II

Jul 18th, 2013 | By | Category: Quran Journey Series, Religion
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In the Name of Allah, the Most Beneficent, the Most Merciful “See you not how Allah sets forth a parable? – A goodly word as a goodly tree, whose root is firmly fixed, and its branches (reach) to the sky (i.e. very high). Giving its fruit at all times, by the Leave of its Lord […]



Quran Journey Series – Reflections on Quranic Verses: I

Jul 16th, 2013 | By | Category: Quran Journey Series, Religion
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In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful “And verily! This your religion (of Islamic Monotheism) is one religion, and I am your Lord, so keep your duty to Me. But they (men) have broken their religion among them into sects, each group rejoicing in its belief. So leave them in their error for […]



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