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A Virtue Called Patience

A Virtue Called Patience Will being impatient and fretting about things we cannot change, change anything? To be patient and let things run their course as they should, is one of the secrets of happiness and contentment. My father seemed to sense my impatience. “The big ones didn’t get that …

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10 Steps to Draw Closer to Allah

10 Steps to Draw Closer to Allah Ten steps to Draw Closer to Allah It should be the desire of every Muslim to draw nearer and closer to Almighty Allah the most compassionate and the most merciful. By drawing closer and near to Allah we gain his help in every …

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Unity Among Western Muslim Communities

Unity Among Western Muslim Communities By Dr. Ja`far Sheikh Idris Innal hamdalillaahi nahmaduhu wa nasta`eenuhu wa nastaghfiruh, wa na`oodhubillaahi min shuroori anfusinaa wa sayyi’aati a`maalinaa, wa may yahdi llaahu fa huwal muhtad, wa may yudhlil fa lan tajida lahu waliyyan murshidaa, thumma ammaa ba`d: I think I better start by …

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Understanding Television

Understanding Television (Author’s Request: Please turn off your television set as you read this article.) In Karachi the murder and mayhem have been going on for years. “The only social activities left in the city are those related to death,” wrote a Karachi newsmagazine editorial some years ago. “Funerals, burial, …

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“Then Beat Them”? (Your Wives)

“Then Beat Them”? (Your Wives) Compiled by Yusuf Estes Women Treatment in Islam We receive many questions about the treatment of women in Islam in general and what Muslim men do with their wives in particular. The following should help to shed some light on this most important subject. Question: …

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The Truth About Walt Disney Company

The Truth About Walt Disney Company FACT: Disney hired Victor Salva, a convicted child molester, to direct its movie “Powder.” When Salva’s victim, Nathan Winters (now 20), publicized the hiring, some of the police officers who investigated the 1987 molestation said they were incredulous that Salva was working again as …

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The Quran and Hadith on Mothers

The Quran and Hadith on Mothers The Quran 1. “We have enjoined on man kindness to his parents; in pain did his mother bear him, and in pain did she give him birth” (46:15). 2. “Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind …

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