In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate


Are you in need? Just ask Allah!

By: Jinan Bastaki Source: VirtualMosque “Is He [not best] who responds to the desperate one when he calls upon Him…” (Qur’an, 27:62) For whatever problem we have, whatever difficulty we find ourselves in, we have the most powerful weapon to ward off the pain that plagues us. It is the weapon of du`a’. We know with certainty that Allah is Al-Mujeeb (The Responsive). We have read many articles telling us about the importance of du`a’, but in order for our du`a’ to be truly meaningful, we must accompany that du`a’ with a certain brokenness in the heart. This brokenness is the feeling of utter need, submission and surrender to Allah, and realizing that truly it is only He who can get us out of...

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8 ways to oppose lunatic-fringe Muslim groups and Islam-haters

By: Juan Cole Source: Informed Comment 1. Stop calling Daesh “the Islamic State.” They are manipulating you. They aren’t a state and they aren’t Islamic. If some fringe cult took over some villages in Mexico and called itself “The Vatican,” then committed terrorism, would journalists blithely say on air “Today, the Vatican killed 39 and injured 200 with a bomb belt”? People in the Middle East hate this small desert fringe, and they term it “Daesh,” not “Islamic.” They should know. 2. Call the terrorists “Muslim” if you have to characterize them, not “Islamic” or even worse, “Islamics.” There is no such thing as “Islamic” terrorism. The word “Islamic” has to do with the ideals and verities...

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People leave the scene of explosions at Zaventem airport near Brussels, Belgium, March 22, 2016.    REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Al Azhar and Muslim nations condemn Belgium attacks

By: Staff writer, Al Arabiya English Source: Al Arabiya English The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) condemned on Tuesday the deadly blasts in Belgium, with Saudi Arabia urging its citizens to postpone their travel to the European country, Al Arabiya News Channel reported. Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the UAE, Oman, Kuwait and Bahrain are the six countries that make up the GCC. GCC Secretary General Abdullatif bin Rashid al-Zayani described the attacks as “a horrendous crime” devoid of any “moral and humanitarian principles and values as well as international laws.” He reiterated GCC’s rejection of “terrorism in all forms,” stressing the Gulf’s support for the Belgian government “in all the legal...

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