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Slander is Serious – Khutbah by Nouman Ali Khan (Video)

This khutbah was given on Dec. 18, 2015.

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Source: islamqa.info & aithofmuslims.wordpress.com

It is permissible to make du’aa’ in Arabic and in languages other than Arabic. Allaah knows the intention of the supplicant and what he wants, no matter what language he speaks, because He hears all the voices in all different languages, asking for all kinds of needs.

Allah! I ask of You integrity and soundness in my religion, my life, my family, and my possessions.


O Allah! Cover my shame, pacify my fears, guard me from what is in front of me and behind me, from what is on my right and on my left, over my head and under my feet.


O Allah! Grant health to my body. O Allah grant health to my hearing. O Allah! Grant health to my sight. There is no deity except You.


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Charlie Hebdo: We cannot let the Paris murderers define Islam

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Source: theguardian.com

By: Ed Husain

The killing of journalists in Paris on Wednesday was not only an attack on France but also an assault on Islam and the very freedoms that allow 30 million Muslims to prosper in the west.

Free speech is not a western concept: it is a universal craving of the human soul. The gunmen ran away shouting that they were “avenging the prophet Muhammad”. How dare they? We cannot let the murderers define Islam.

In sixth-century Mecca, it was the prophet Muhammad who fought for free speech to proclaim one God as the creator of life and worthy of worship. The city’s pagans were his violent persecutors.

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How to Attain Humility…and Why

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Source: blog.islamiconlineuniversity.com

By: Ibtihal Al-Khalifin

How do we claim to hate Iblees yet continue to follow his ways? ‘ and pride were the reasons why shaytan was expelled from paradise. Do not let it be the reason for you not gaining an entrance.’

is a much-needed characteristic for all Muslims. Being modest is one of the most crucial traits of a person. We need to acknowledge our own defects and willingly submit to the commandments of Allah swt . The messenger of Allah, Mohammed SAW , was known for his incredible humility and grace. He used to be humble with his companions, at home and with everyone he met.

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Commanding the good: knowing when and what to say

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Source: seekersguidance.org

By: Shaykh Faraz A. Khan

Making the correct determination regarding when and how to intervene when something wrong or inappropriate occurs returns to the issue of enjoining the good and forbidding evil, which is a communal obligation (fard kifaya) and an essential duty in Islam. Based on the criteria outlined below, if the conditions of enjoining the good and forbidding evil are met, one must do so. Otherwise, one can be vague so as to avoid disputation of no benefit.

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Satan said: “I will bring (Adam’s) descendents under my sway”

Source: islamtoday.net

“(Satan) said: ‘See You this one whom You have honored above me? If You will but grant me respite to the Day of Judgment, I will surely bring his descendants under my sway – all but a few!’ ” [Sûrah al-Isrâ’: 62]
When Allah created Adam and breathed into him his spirit, He commanded the angels to prostrate themselves before him. Satan, who was not an angel but from the Jinn, was in their company, had been worshipping Allah along with them.

Punishment or Child Abuse?

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Source: nytimes.com

By: Michael Eric Dyson

WASHINGTON — THE indictment last week of the N.F.L. player Adrian Peterson by a Texas grand jury for reckless or negligent injury to a child has set into relief the harmful disciplinary practices of some black families. Mr. Peterson used a “switch,” a slim, leafless tree branch, to beat his 4-year-old son, raising welts on the youngster’s legs, buttocks and scrotum. This is child abuse dressed up as acceptable punishment.

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Day of Resurrection

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Source: hadithoftheday.com

How can you disbelieve in Allah when you were lifeless and He brought you to life; then He will cause you to die, then He will bring you [back] to life, and then to Him you will be returned.
Surat Al-Baqarah 2:28

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Gaza crisis: Israel attacks ‘not accidental’, claims UN (Video)

info-pictogram1 The strikes by Israel’s military on UN buildings in Gaza “do not appear to be accidental”, the UN human rights chief Navi Pillay has said. Ms Pillay also called for international law with “appropriate investigation, prosecution and punishment” to be applied to the incidents. The Israeli military have said they will investigate the incidents but that they have a policy of not targeting civilians.

Since 8 July, 1,390 Palestinians have been killed – most of them civilians – according to the Gaza Health Ministry.

Some 58 Israelis have been killed, of which 56 were soldiers and two civilians.