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What is beauty?

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Source: huffingtonpost.com

By: William C. Chittick

Anyone with the vaguest knowledge of Islamic culture knows that it has produced extraordinary works of art and architecture — Persian miniatures, the Taj Mahal, the Alhambra. Few are aware, however, that this rich artistic heritage is firmly rooted in a worldview that highlights love and beauty.

The link between love and beauty is clear. We love what we find beautiful. Beauty attracts, ugliness repels. Nor are beauty and ugliness simply physical characteristics. We all know people who are outwardly attractive but personally repellent, and vice versa.

Beauty makes a massive appearance in love poetry like that of Ibn al-Farid, Rumi, Yunus Emre, and countless others. Their verses stir up wonder and delight by evoking the beautiful characteristics of the beloved.

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7 GUIDELINES ON HOW TO REACT TO CARTOONS OF THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD

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By: Shaykh Yunus Haleebi & Yahya Adel Ibrahim

The following points are general guidelines for Muslims on how to initially deal with and immediately react to the depiction of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ in magazines.

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The only never ending & never failing love is love for Allah

gb copy The only never ending & never failing love is love for Allah.
es copy El amor sólo que nunca termina y que nunca falla es el amor por Allah.
nl copy De enige nooit eindigende en nooit falende liefde is liefde voor Allah.
fr copy L’amour ne se termine jamais et ne manquant jamais de l’amour pour Allah.
de copy Das einzige, nicht enden wollenden und nie versiegende Liebe ist die Liebe zu Allah.
CN67867 Wéiyī de shàng fáng hé yǒng bù shībài de ài shì ài zhēnzhǔ.
Sweden Den enda eviga och aldrig sviktande kärlek är kärlek till Allah.
rus7897 Tol’ko beskonechnyy i nikogda ne nesposobnost’ lyubov’ yest’ lyubov’ k Allakhu.
4523turkey Sadece hiç bitmeyen ve asla başarısız aşk, Allah için sevgidir.
images L’unico amore non finisce mai e mai mancato è l’amore per Allah.
indonesiaID Satu-satunya yang tidak pernah berakhir & tidak pernah gagal cinta adalah cinta kepada Allah.

Love, Relationship: 70 Islamic Marriage Quotes

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Nouman Ali Khan: Quran’s Solution to Muslims Fighting Each Other (Video)

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Send blessings on the Prophet [pbuh] in abundance

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Indeed, Allah and His angels send prayers upon the Prophet. O you who believe! Send prayers and abundant salutations upon him. (Surah Ahzab, 33:56)

You should realize that prayer upon the Prophet ﷺ is a ladder and means of [spiritual] ascent to arrive unto Allah. That is because sending prayers upon him ﷺ frequently engenders the Prophet’s love, and the Prophet’s love engenders Allah’s love, and Allah’s love for the servant attracts the servant to the Divine Presence—with or without an intermediary.

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6 SIGNS THAT YOU LOVE THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD

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By: Suleiman Salem

As Muslims, we are commanded to love the Messenger (salAllaahu ‘alayhi wasallam) and to follow in his path without religious deviations or innovations, in order to worship Allah (subhaanahu wa ta’aala) in the way that He commanded. Sometimes, unfortunately, our claims of love fall short, and thus there are signs that we can reflect on in order to analyze how much love we truly have for the greatest human being to walk this earth, peace and blessings be upon him.

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7 Etiquettes of Seeking a Spouse: An Islamic Perspective

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By: Samana Siddiqui

Muslim conferences and conventions (like the one being held by the Islamic Society of North America & Muslim American Society, Imam W. D. Mohammad) are just one of the many places Muslims in North America often meet potential spouses either to make a final decision or to initiate the marriage communication process.

Other places include fundraising dinners, regional seminars, lectures, at the home of a relative or friend, and the local mosque.

Sadly though, Islamic guidelines pertaining to proper conduct between men and women are not always respected at these meetings.

It is not uncommon to see or hear about potential candidates meeting in private, brothers and sisters “scoping the territory” for a spouse that looks good at Muslim events like conferences or lectures, or starting up a flirtatious conversation with someone they are interested in. None of these things fall within the guidelines of Islam.

Below are some Islamic principles, both general and specific, to consider if you will be meeting or seeking a potential spouse for yourself or someone else at a conference, lecture, the mosque or another event: Read the rest of this entry

A most noble love

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By: Hazrat Maulana Ahmad Sadeq Desai

Rasulullah (sallallahu alayhi wasallam) said:

“The noblest of you are those who are the noblest to their families”

“Verily, among the most perfect Believers in Imaan, are those who are best in character and kindest to their wives.”

Even lifting a morsel of food to the mouth of the wife has been given the significance of ‘ibaadat (worship). It is an act of love by which the husband derives thawaab (reward in the Hereafter).

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