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Jul22

Sharia: The path to salvation

By: Sadakat Kadri Source: Huffington Post At a time when efforts to ban or oppose sharia law seem to be on the minds of many, it would be interesting to know what precisely their sponsors are hoping to prohibit — because their target has a 1,400-year history that extends deep into the realms of faith. When the Quran was first enunciated to the Arabs, the word sharia conveyed the idea of a direct path to water — a route of considerable importance to a desert people — and Islamic scholars would always think of it as a spiritual concept. A 14th-century Syrian jurist named Ibn Qayyim set out the vision well: It is the absolute cure for all ills. … It is life and...

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Jul21

The benefit of fiqh is not just for scholars

By: Qays Arthur Source: MuslimVillage Our master Mu’awiya (Allah be pleased with him) reported that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace) said, “Whomever Allah desires good by, He grants discerning insight regarding Religion.” (Bukhari) That statement alone from the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and grant him peace) is enough to inspire any sane person to devote himself, if not entirely then to some significant degree, to the pursuit of fiqh. But what is this fiqh that the Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace) spoke of in such magnificent terms? The term fiqh literally means insight or understanding. It is most often used today to refer to the science...

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Jul20

How to avoid sins in the month of Shawwal

By: Maulana Yunus Patel Saheb (rahmatullah alayh) Source: jamiat.org.za The Holy month of Ramadan came like seasonal rain and passed by. This rain did not water the plants and crops -it showered upon the hearts of believers. It is sad, but true, that the hearts of the majority of Muslims are stricken with spiritual drought and spiritual decadence. It is a drought caused by excessive indulgence in un-Islamic activities, immoral behaviour, unjust actions, unfair dealings etc. Drought caused by lack of rain destroys crops -drought caused by lack of piety, lack of fear of Allah and lack of Allah consciousness destroys the SPIRITUALITY of the heart. Ramadan’s spiritual rains brought to life the...

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