In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate


What following the Sharia means to me

By: Asiya Rodrigo Source: Daily Life Last week, a story broke out about a Syrian refugee living in Germany who discovered 150,000 Euros hidden in a wardrobe given to him by a charity. For a refugee like Muhannad, there is no burning desire greater than bringing family members left behind to safety. But instead of using the money to send for his two younger brothers, Muhannad heroically handed over the entire sum to the authorities. The reason he gave for doing so was because his religion, Islam, forbids him from acquiring someone else’s wealth unlawfully. This resonated with me deeply. When a conscious Muslim (or indeed a believer in many other faiths) thinks about “lawful and...

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Preparing for Eid al-Fitr

By: Mufti Muhammad Taqi Usmani (edited by Bilal Ali) Source: MuslimVillage takes this opportunity to wish all our readers a joyous and blessed Eid al Fitr, filled with celebration, generosity, and gratitude to Allah, Most High. We should also remember, in our duas and with our charity, those who are in unfortunate situations and are not able to celebrate this wonderful occasion. May Allah accept from us all. EID MUBARAK! Shawwal is the first of the three months named Ashhur al-Hajj (the months of hajj). Although the major acts of hajj are normally performed on the first ten days of Dhu ‘l-Hijjah, yet the whole period starting from the first of Shawwal up to the 10th of Dhu...

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Is the gold standard coming back?

By: Sputnik News Source: Sputnik News Demand for gold has jumped almost 21 percent in the first quarter of 2016, causing some to question whether paper money is doomed and if the gold standard is due for a comeback. In their latest Liberty Report, former US Republican congressman Dr. Ron Paul and American political analyst Daniel McAdams focused their attention on the fact that the idea of reviving the gold standard has recently caught its second wind. Although the US financial establishment has repeatedly attacked gold, claiming that it “is not money,” the price of the precious metal has made leaps and bounds over the past sixteen years, soaring from $300 per ounce in the...

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