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Meet a Scottish man who converted without meeting a Muslim

By: Alan Rooney Source: The Independent MV Editor’s Note: This excellent article was published by The Independent. Such pieces go a far way towards clearing up misconceptions and promoting tolerance and understanding. We encourage readers to kindly visit the original page and leave positive feedback or even write a letter to the editors expressing support and appreciation. How does a middle-aged, white Scottish man living in the Scottish Highlands end up becoming a Muslim – especially when he hasn’t properly met a Muslim in his life? For me, it all started when I heard the call to prayer from a local mosque while on a beach holiday in Turkey. It woke something up inside...

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For the Love of the Gift

The gift of love

By: Yasmin Mogahed Source: We all love gifts. We love the blessings that beautify our lives. We love our children, our spouses, our parents, our friends. We love our youth and we love our health. We love our homes, our cars, our money, our beauty. But what happens when a gift becomes more than just a gift? What happens when a want becomes a need, a favor becomes a dependency? What happens when a gift is no longer only that? What is a gift? A gift is something that did not come from us. A gift is given—and can be taken. We are not the original owners of a gift. A gift is also not necessary for our survival. It comes and goes. We want and love to receive gifts—but they are...

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Konya outside the mosque by CharlesFred / Creative Commons

Good Friendships and Relations

By: Tasnim Nazeer Source: Much of our lives are spent interacting with family, friends and co-workers. All of these relationships are governed by codes of conduct, and the most important rule for a Muslim to follow in maintaining them is having ‘taqwa’ (being ever conscious of God). If we try our best to acquire a higher state of taqwa in our hearts, we will analyze our every action to ensure that what we do is pleasing to Allah subḥānahu wa ta’āla (glorified and exalted be He) (glorified and exalted be He) and that we maintain our relations with others in the best manner possible. The Need for Good Company Maintaining good company cannot be overstated as it...

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