Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was born in a society where women had been subjected to much violence, which often took the form of female infanticide. Daughters were considered a burden; and getting rid of them was sometimes considered a necessity, which they did in a most violent manner: by burying them alive! It is...
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“Is he who was dead by ignorance and We gave him knowledge and set for him Light of Belief whereby he can walk amongst men; like he who is in the darkness?” (Quran; 6:122) Indeed, the conception of knowledge (Al-Ilm) in Islam is the Guiding Light (Huda) separating right from wrong (Al furqan). Therefore, the way...
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The Prophet mobilized the youth under his banner through empowerment.Zayd ibn TahbitZayd ibn Thabit, was among the generation of youth who were empowered by the Prophet. He was hardly thirteen years old when he came to seek permission from the Prophet to attend the historic battle of Badr.  He was not granted permission to join the...
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Author: Anse Dr. Tamara Gray Instructions to the Messengers of the MessengerThe Prophetﷺ gathered his messengers around him and said, “Allah has sent me as a mercy and sent me to everyone…” The Prophet ﷺ reminded them that he was here on this earth to spread mercy and love among people. He ﷺ continued, “Therefore, convey...
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Humility: The Essence of Greatness Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu, a French political philosopher and social critic, said, “To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.” This reminded us of the building of the first mosque in Madinah: The Prophet had recently completed a tiring and stressful journey, but when...
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SOURCE: aboutislam.net Author: Adnan Jalali The Law of Timing states that understanding and practicing good timing is a critical component of great leadership. When the leader chooses to do the right thing at the right time then great success follows. When the leader chooses to do the right thing at the wrong time, there is...
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1- Early RiserProphet Muhammad slept early and woke up with the Adhan of Fajr each day. Being an early riser has scientifically been correlated with better productivity, as well as better mental health in general.So, waking up early may be hard but with baby steps, even if it’s just waking up 15 minutes earlier to start with, you can...
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This article is reshared from the September 10, 2021 muslimmatters.org article By Rania Awaad, MD, Taimur Kouser, BA, Osama El-Gabalawy, MD, & Belal Zia, MASuicide is clearly forbidden in Islam, but that does not mean that Muslims do not have suicidal thoughts or do not die by suicide. Suicide is a complex phenomenon. Several factors...
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This article is reshared from the April, 2022 issue of ISPU Research article  BY DR. RANIA AWAAD, KAMAL SULEIMAN, DALIA MOGAHED, DR. LANA ABDOLE, ALIZAH ALI, AND NOUR HAMMAMI., With the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic in spring of 2020, the healthcare system worldwide was overwhelmed, causing frontline HCWs and all other healthcare workers to report...
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 Peter KovacikGreen Bay, WisconsinVolunteer speaker and Arabic instructor at Fox Valley Islamic Society in Neenah, WI   I became Muslim in 2001 and traveled overseas to Amman, Jordan in 2005 where I studied Arabic full-time at Qasid Institute for 21 months. Since then, I have continued my Islamic education through various online learning opportunities such...
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