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Did Jesus Ascend? A Qur'anic View

The entire super-structure of the Christian faith is built on a dogma: the death of Jesus (a.s) on the cross, his resurrection, and his bodily ascension to heaven. Islam categorically rejects this dogma: "They slew him not nor…

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Why you really should fast six days in Shawwal

Notes courtesy students of Almaghrib’s Qabeelat Hosna, Houston Texas. From class of Fiqh of Zakah and Fasting taught by AMJA scholar Shaykh Waleed Basyouni. Disclaimer: mistakes in this piece are most likely those of the students and not the teacher and thus should be attributed to us. My inputs to these notes are negligible (beyond the sparse commentary) and so please make a special prayer for the teacher and the note compiler.…

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Abortion in Islam

In principle, the Qur'an condemns the killing of humans (except in the case of defense or as capital punishment), but it does not explicitly mention abortion. This leads Islamic theologians to …

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Learning nothing from Ramadan

Before the advent of Ramadan every year, we read various reports doing the rounds in the media showing the number of hours that Muslims around the world would observe fasting in 24 hours…

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The 11 Steps of Ablution In Islam

Ablution is a very important aspect of Islam. It is required to undertake this purification procedure before a Muslim’s prayer would be acceptable in the sight of Allah. It represents spirituality and cleanliness. “Allah does not accept the…

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How Do You Spend Your Time

The car parking lots of movie theatres seem to be always full. Even during late nights, there seem to be always people gathering to watch the latest movies. The movies are usually one to two hours long, yet the audienc…

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