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The Etiquette of Dua (20 Tips)

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Source: “The Book of Dua”

By: Shaikh Hussain Al- Awaaishah

” An excellent book laying out the rewards, warnings, conditions and other matters related to supplication (du’aa), all being based proofs taken from the Qur‘aan and authentic ahaadeeth o­nly. A truly delightful book. ”

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The Significance of Emotions in Islam

By: Tarek Younis

Source: http://www.suhaibwebb.com/

Emotion: an often-neglected, yet significant component of our psychological configuration

Our psychological configuration consists of several components, all of which are interrelated:

  1. The spiritual component, as we say the fitrah, which naturally predisposes us with an inclination towards God and good.
  2. The cognitive component, which assumes all types of mental processes we can have.
  3. The emotional component, which covers the range of emotions we experience, such as anger, sadness, fear, shame, and guilt.

The purpose of this article is to focus exclusively on the emotional component, as it is oft-neglected amongst Muslims; indeed our community habitually focuses on our spiritual and cognitive components instead. This imbalance is significant for two reasons:

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Documentary: 101 East – Unquenchable Thirst (Video)

info-pictogram1 With an epidemic of alcohol-related crime and violence, 101 East asks if Australia is losing the war on its binge-drinking culture.
More documentaries…

“Before you delve into these documentaries, there’s one more thing I should mention. Though I believe it’s important for us to be aware of our surroundings, and more so for the community’s leadership, we must never forget that the best source of guidance is the speech of Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) – the Qur’an, the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ (peace be upon him), and the knowledge of the scholars (may Allah preserve the ones alive and have mercy on the ones that have passed). Above all, we should turn to the Qur’an for enlightenment and guidance. A truly successful personality and truly successful society can only be built via the lessons and implementation of the concepts outlined in the Book of Allah. Without true internal direction from the heart, there can be no true external direction for society. And Allah knows best.”

Link: Why is alcohol forbidden in Islam?

ISIS aka ISIL Explained (Video)

info-pictogram1 ISIS (aka ISIL) has taken over major cities in Syria and Iraq, has hundreds of millions of dollars in cash and a growing military arsenal. What do they want? Will the US and Iran team up to fight the The Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant? AJ+ breaks it down.

RELATED: HAMZA YUSUF: THE CRISIS OF ISIS – A PROPHETIC PREDICTION (VIDEO)

10 Things Everyone Should Know About the Middle East

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Source: danielmiessler.com

Most people–especially in the West–know very little about the Middle East and the people that live there. This lack of knowledge hurts our ability to understand, and engage in intelligent discussion about, current events.

For example, frighteningly few know the difference between Sunni and Shia Muslims, and most think the words “Arab” and“Muslim” are pretty much interchangeable. They aren’t. So here’s a very brief primer aimed at raising the level of knowledge about the region to an absolute minimum.

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Gaza families bake Eid ‘cake of resistance’

Displaced Palestinians are baking traditional holiday cakes under Israeli bombardment, to bring joy to their children.

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By: Mohammed Omer

Gaza City – When Elham Elzanin fled her home in Beit Hanoun, she only had time to grab her terrified children and evacuate. Now sheltering at a school in Gaza City, Elzanin’s nine-year-old daughter Nima cries over missing one of the sweetest parts of the Eid holiday: cake.

“I said to myself, ‘We ought to make the children feel the atmosphere of Eid, even if warplanes are bombing,'” Elzanin, 39, told Al Jazeera. She said that the idea quickly spread among the children seeking refuge with their families at al-Hud school, and soon, a group of mothers began baking.

“The Israelis should know they will not stop us [from] finding some joy in making Eid cake,” she said. The cake, she added, represents “resilience and resistance”.

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Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family.

gb copy Blood makes you related. Loyalty makes you family.
es copy La sangre hace que relacionada. Lealtad te hace familiar.
nl copy Bloed maakt je aanverwante. Loyaliteit maakt je familie.
fr copy Sang vous fait connexe. Fidélité qui vous rend famille.
de copy Blut macht Sie verwandt. Loyalty macht Sie Familie.
CN67867 Xuè ràng nǐ xiāngguān. Zhōngchéng ràng nǐ de jiārén.
Sweden Blod gör dig närstående. Lojalitet gör dig familj.
rus7897 Krov’ zastavlyayet vas svyazany mezhdu soboy. Loyal’nost’ delayet vas sem’ya.
4523turkey Kan size ilgili kılar. Sadakat sizi aile yapar.
images Il sangue ti fa correlate. Loyalty fa famiglia.
indonesiaID Darah membuat Anda terkait. Loyalitas membuat keluarga Anda.

NOUMAN ALI KHAN: SEXUAL DESIRES (VIDEO)

info-pictogram1 In this video, Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan tackles a few issues that are related to shamelessness. Through verses of the Qur’an, he explains how much Allah dislikes zina, adultery, sexual promiscuity, looking at the haram (forbidden), and not lowering our gaze.
More lectures…

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