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Etiquette with the Quran

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. By Him we seek Assistance. It is unlawful (haraam) for someone not in the state of wudu to carry a Qur’an, even by a trap or in a box , or touch it, whether it’s writing, the spaces between its lines, its margins, binding, the carrying strap attached […]
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Reflections on the Branches of Faith

The Love of God is the spring from which faith flows and the foundation from which our following of the example of the Prophet is born.  It is narrated in an authentic tradition of the Prophet Muhammad  that he said: “Faith is seventy-something branches. The highest of the branches is the statement ‘There is no god […]
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The Quranic Meaning of Iman

The root of the word “Iman” is a-m-n which means: to be calm and quiet (in one’s heart); to be protected from fear; trustworthiness, and truthfulness [Taj-al-Urus]. Iman means to accept truthfully, to be convinced, and to verify something, to rely upon or have confidence in something. Iman is usually translated in English as faith […]
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Forgiveness and Repentance in Islam

God has granted intellect to human beings. The intellect entails responsibility. The more intellect a person has, the more he/she is responsible. When the intellect is missing, the responsibility is also not there. Little children are not held responsible, because their intellect has not yet developed. The insane are not responsible, because they have lost […]