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Shaykh Hamza Yusuf: Overcoming the Challenges of Extremism (Video)

This video was part of a larger event with other presentations and discussion, hosted in June 2015 Abu Dhabi by the Salama Bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation.

Q&A at the end. [Admin]

Dr. Bilal Philips – Can Muslims take a loan to buy a house in the west? (Video)

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How Can I Fix My Character? (Video)

info-pictogram1 The Question & Answer Series – How Can I Fix My Character? This video illustrates the importance of honestly looking at your own self and overcoming certain addictions that we may have. Narrated by Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan.
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Illustrated lesson: Nouman Ali Khan – How Can I Motivate My Friends About Islam? (Video)


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What is the ruling on raising these kind of banners?

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Question to Shaykh Al-Faadil Abul-Abbaas Aadil Mansoor:

As-Salaamoe alaikoem wa-Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuhu o Esteemed Shaykh may Allaah Bless you..

What is the ruling on raising these kind of banners? And saying it is the Banner of Islam and the Banner of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم or saying it is the seal of the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم which he used to seal his letters with, which he wrote to the Sahabah and Kuffaar?

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Are Arabs Superior in Islam? (Video)

info-pictogram1 This video illustrates how the Qu’ran gave honour to the Arabic language and why no race is more superior than the other in Islam.

Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah with Shaykh Hamza Yusuf: Countering Violent Extremism (Video)

info-pictogram1 Countering Violent Extremism with Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah, translated by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, from a workshop at the United States Institute of Peace. There’s also a Q&A after 54 minutes.
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Bilal Philips: Open QA session with non-Muslims (Video)

info-pictogram1 Building bridges between Hindus, Christians, and Muslims. A short introduction to Islam followed by open question and answer session.
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Q&A: Feeling Introverted and Withdrawn

By: Shaykh Muhammad Saalih al-Munajjid

Source: http://islamqa.info/en/47026

QUESTION: I am a Muslim alhamdulillah but I have some problem with me? I have come to realize that I love being myself and I feel that only a few can understand me so I really love privacy in all that I do…I dont like to tell people about me or my background; I love to be by myself. For instance, if I want to do something I can’t tell anyone no matter how close we are or even some believers. But I really love those who follow the Quran and Sunnah (Prophetic teachings). I really love the scholars of Islam; al-Imam al-Bhukari, Muslim, al-Albaani, al-Shafee etc. For me, I want to be like them. Please advise me what to do.

ANSWER: Praise be to Allaah.  The issue that you are complaining of has to do with your personality type and is not regarded as a true psychological disease. What is needed to treat this problem is the development of social skills, which can be done, but it requires persistence, patience and ongoing social training.

This training program may be summed up as follows:

1 – Preparing yourself intellectually, mentally and physically to mix with people, put up with them and try to be in harmony with them as much as possible.

2 – Playing any kind of team sport such as soccer – for example – which involves some kind of conscious and unconscious contact and interaction.

3 – Joining charitable and voluntary associations, attending Qur’aan study circles and halaqahs (circles of knowledge).

4 – Try to visit a trustworthy psychiatrist who can tell you some useful ways of dealing with this problem.

5 – Avoid feeling isolated from society. Try to forget all things that exacerbate these feelings in you, for the cause of this introversion may be a situation in which you found yourself or a trial that you have gone through. Seek the help of Allaah in dealing with it and forgetting it.

And Allaah is the Source of strength.