In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

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Aug22

Getting close to Allah: 10 practical tips

By: Ahmad Afnan Source: thetruthmag.com It should be the desire of every Muslim to draw nearer and closer to Almighty Allah the most compassionate and the most merciful. By drawing closer and near to Allah we gain his help in every aspect of our lives in this world and to be merciful to us so that we may gain mercy in the hereafter in order to enter Jannah in the next world. When we call upon him he would answer our calls and when we ask of him for anything he would give it to us and when we draw nearer to him then our sincerity and intentions will enable us to become closer to him. So we should strive to draw nearer to Allah, the Glorified the Exalted, who is the majesty of honour and...

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Aug05

Muslim Marriage: 7 points that need to be understood

By: Dr. Mutawalli ad-Darsh (Allah have mercy on him) Source: Q-News via Zawaj.com Marriage is an essential part of the Islamic way of life. It is the only way in which a man or a woman can have a sexual relationship. The Qur’an put it very clearly in the verses which describe the faithful: `And those who restrain their sexual passion. Except in the presence of their mates, or those whom their right hands possess, for such surely are not blameable. But whoever seeks to go beyond that, such are transgressors.” (Qur’an 23:5 71) As those whom their right hand possess are no more existing, what remains is the wife. Fornication is a great crime and punishable, sometimes to the...

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Jul29

An Islamic perspective on sports and exercise

By: Ahmad Souza Source: OnIslam What does Islam say about sports and exercise? Are there any sports that aren’t allowed? Are there any special rules for men or women? Can you play sports with your husband? Allah expects Muslims to take care of their bodies to the best of their abilities. Obesity, weakness, and physical laziness are blameworthy afflictions. Though death very well may overtake us today or tomorrow, we should physically prepare ourselves to worship Allah in our old age, should He give us long lives. While bad health and disease is often beyond our control, we must take the precautions available to us to maintain our physical health. Our bodies are gifts from Allah, and...

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