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Peace indicates tranquility, mental calm, quiet, serenity, reconciliation, amity, accord, concord, friendliness, harmony, on the one hand and absence of, or cessation of war, state of reconciliation after strife and enmity, freedom from mental agitation or anxiety, freedom from civil disorder and strife, on the other. Thus, peace has positive and negative dimensions. It implies that when there is no war, strife, enmity, mental agitation or anxiety and civil disorder, peace prevails as a consequence. But, in cases when personal or social problems and conflicts exist, there is no peace on individual or community level. Therefore, to strive for changing,…

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The Noble Quran is filled with scientific statements and explanations that describe how Almighty Allah (SWT) describes how He created things on earth and in the Universe. Subhanallah, all of these scientific statements are in perfect agreement with our modern-day scientific discoveries. Allah Almighty Said: “We will soon show them Our signs in the Universe and within themselves, until it becomes quite clear to them that it is the truth. Is it not sufficient as regards your Lord that He is a witness over all things?”(Quran 41:53) The 20th century was full of discoveries regarding the celestial phenomena in the…

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Facing the United States Capitol in Washington, D.C. stands the Jefferson Building, the main building of the Library of Congress, the world’s largest library… The stately building…is named after Thomas Jefferson, one of the “founding fathers” of the United States, principal author of the 1776 Declaration of Independence and, from 1801 to 1809, the third president of the young republic. But the name also recognizes Jefferson’s role as a founder of the Library itself… Among the nearly 6500 books Jefferson sold to the Library was a twovolume English translation of the Qur’an, the book Muslims recite, study and revere as…

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In this new century punctuated by astounding technological advancement, and instant global communication it has become commonplace to hear people talk about respect, or lack of it. One hears about respect for the environment, respect for other cultures and religions, respect for each other and the catch cry of the 21st century – self respect. We lose respect for our politicians and governments, we gain respect for our sporting heroes and actors. We try to respect our planet by turning off taps and unnecessary lights. We complain bitterly about our lives and the lack of respect we feel at home…

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In the previous section, we discussed how respect for each other, our environment and ourselves was inherent in the religion of Islam. The concept of treating ourselves and everything around us with respect is not possible without complete submission to God, and without understanding how and why we surrender to His will. God reminds us in Quran that our sole purpose in life is to worship Him. “And I (God) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone).” (Quran 51:56) Worshipping God does not spending the entire day in one place praying, it does not…

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Description: The earth has been designed specially for human life, and the intricate balances found on earth and in the universe prove the existence of God, but only for those who truly reflect. The earth is a living planet where many complex systems run perfectly and continuously, without pause. When compared to other planets, it is evident that in all its aspects the earth is specially designed for human life. Built on delicate balances, life prevails in every spot of this planet, from the atmosphere to the depths of the earth. Exploring only a few of the millions of these…

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The interaction between Western Europe and Islam dates from 710 A.D., only 80 years after the death of the Prophet Muhammad, when Arab and Berber armies crossed the straits of Gibraltar and invaded Spain,. However, territories were reconquered by the Spanish up to 1492. By that time there was further Muslim expansion elsewhere under the Ottoman Turks, who eventually extinguished what was left of the Byzantine Empire, occupied its capital, Constantinople, and expanded into Eastern and Central Europe. As late as the seventeenth century they were able to occupy the Island of Crete and threaten Vienna. Similarly, Islam entered many…

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Islam views life as a compact whole and does not divide it into many separate and conflicting parts. The economic aspect is one of the most important parts of our life, while not being the whole of it. The Islamic system is balanced and places everything in its right place. Islam has given detailed regulations for the conduct of our economic life which concerns mainly the earning and use of wealth. Man needs bread to live but he does not live for bread alone. This means that earning and spending money is essential for our living, but we do not…

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His Eminence Imam and Khateeb the Prophet’s Mosque Sheikh Ali Alhodaifi said that Allah’s blessings are innumerable and he teach humans what they never know and grants people all kinds of worship, explaining that whether Hajj was obligatory or volunteered it is of the greatest acts of worshipandobedience and of best deeds and its reward is great. Indicating its eminence that the benefits of pilgrimage (Hajj) can only be achieved for those who have faithful intent in Hajj / cant’ be achieved except for whom devoted their intention in Hajj to Allah Almighty and righteousness in his pilgrimage and follow…

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