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Get married to complete half of your deen(religion) – Hadith

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Source: Nikah Mubaruk

Marriage is a union of souls, in the deepest sense that Allah (God) joins two souls together so that they may enjoy tranquility and stability in a marital home filled with sincere love and compassionate mercy

Allah says in Quran:

“Among His Signs Is That He Created Companion ( Mate, Spouse) For You From Among Yourself, So That You May Find Tranquility With Them, And (He) Set Love And Mercy Between You. Surely In This Are Signs For People Who Give Thought” Surah Ar-Rum, 21 (30:21).
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Ibrahim El Fiqi – How to Change your Negative Perception to Positive (Video)

Interview with Mufti Ismail Menk – Talks about ISIS, Education, Radicalization, Arab countries, Laws in the West, Young Muslims, Common Values and more (Video)

info-pictogram1 Mufti Ismail Menk gives his unique insights on a range of topics from ISIS to Islamophobia and the rise of Islam to his much talked about skydiving experience.

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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21 fundamentals of a happy marriage

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Sourcesoundvision.com

By: Shahina Siddiqui

Faith: The most basic and essential attribute of a Muslim marriage is the common faith that binds the couple.

Since Islam is a way of life and not just a religion confined to weekly worship it becomes an integral part of a Muslim’s life. The frame of reference shared by the couple eases communication and sharing of values which is not possible in an interfaith marriage. It is highly recommended that faith play an important role in the developing a loving relationship.

For example, as the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, that when a husband feeds his wife, he gets a reward for this act and Allah increases the bond of love between them. So when we love each other for the sake of Allah WE ACTUALLY INCREASE OUR FAITH.

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Europe: Debate stirs as Muslim women rise to prominence

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By:  Habib Toumi

Sourcegulfnews.com

Manama: An article in the Kuwaiti press highlighting Muslim women who have risen to high government positions in Europe has stirred a debate in the country’s blogosphere…

Kuwaitis expressed mixed feelings over the report. Some social network users reacted by paying tribute to the women, their success stories and the positive attitudes of their host countries while others said that they were promoted politically and socially only after they adopted Western values and ways of life.

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Why Muslim women wear Hijab

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Source: The Deen Show

She walks down the street covered up from head to toe. Her many layers and loose clothing have you very confused. It’s warm outside. Most people are wearing shorts and t-shirts. Yet, you find this particular woman, going against the norm and sticking out from the rest. In America, where one is “free” to do, say, or even wear anything, why would a free woman choose to dress this way? It’s a logical question.

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Dr. Zakir Naik: Is Islam the Solution for Humanity? (Video)

info-pictogram1 Blatant Terrorism, Regional and Religious Intolerance and Inequalities, Rape, Theft and Murder, Deteriorating Morals, Ethics and Values. Increasing Materialism and Self-Centric Activities. Little Regard to the Problems of others. Does Islam provide answers for Humanity?

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4 THOUGHTS ON CONDEMNING PEOPLE DOING TERRIBLE THINGS

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By: Iesa Galloway

Source: http://muslimmatters.org

Here are four thoughts that normally go through my head when folks ask for individual American Muslims to condemn some foreign group of people claiming Islam while doing terrible things:

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