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Teenagers: the fragrant flowers of Islam

By: Haqqseeker Source: MuslimVillage The teenage years are the period in the life of a person that could be called the bridge between childhood and adulthood or maturity. Just like a flower bud blossoms into a colourful flower, in the same manner a child transforms into a teenager over a period of time. We all know the real beauty of a flower is not in its shape or colour but in the fragrance that it gives out. In the same way the real beauty of a teenager is not in his complexion or in his physical appearance but in the Akhlāq (practice of virtue, morality and manners) that he displays in his character. This quality of Akhlāq is the direct result of the correct tarbiyat (upbringing) by...

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When Portugal was an Islamic kingdom

By: Z. A. Rahman Source: Portugal was once an Islamic kingdom The Portugal football team were crowned champions of Europe for the first time in their history after overcoming France in the Euro 2016, European Cup. It may come as a surprise to many that much of Portugal once lived under Islamic rule for over 500 years from the early 8th century during the period when Muslims ruled Spain, Andalusia. At that time Portugal was called Al-Garb Al-Andalus (the west of Al-Andalus, Spain). Whilst first Seville and then Cordoba came to be known as the capital of the Muslim Kingdom of Spain, the city of Silves was the capital of the medieval Muslim Kingdom of Portugal. The Muslim...

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The disagreement between Ali and Muawiya (ra)

By: Bilal Mohammad Source: IlmGate Question: Please explain the story of Mu’āwiyah and Alī (Allah be pleased with them both) in detail about what happened and [did] they [fight] each other for [ruling the Caliphate]? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. Before we answer your query, it is important to understand that both ‘Alī and Mu’āwiyah (Allah be pleased with them both) were illustrious companions of the Holy Prophet (Allah bless him and grant him peace). Being granted the rank of a Sahabi means that both of them along with the rest of the Sahabah (Allah be pleased with them) hold a great status in the eyes of Allah Ta’ālā as apparent from numerous...

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