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Author: Prof. Zainab Alwani, Ph.D Transforming the Self, Family and Society through a Qur’anic Ethos.D Taqwā is derived from waqā, which literally means to preserve, protect, safeguard, shield from, and keep safe from. Taqwāmeans “forbearance, fear, abstinence, and piety, as well as “being careful, knowing your place in the cosmos.” This characteristic is seen when...
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Muslim women are steeped in stubborn stereotypes as meek, oppressed and in need of rescue. Recurring images beamed into our homes and phones from abroad of Muslim women being denied access to education, the ability to drive or even the right to cast a vote or run for political office only serve to reinforce such...
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Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), was a pioneer in emphasizing the importance of caring for the elderly irrespective of sex, color, or religion. He himself set a great example in practicing the principles he taught. A Duty of the Young Anas ibnMalik (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet...
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Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was born in a society where women had been subjected to much violence, which often took the form of female infanticide. Daughters were considered a burden; and getting rid of them was sometimes considered a necessity, which they did in a most violent manner: by burying them alive! It is...
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“Is he who was dead by ignorance and We gave him knowledge and set for him Light of Belief whereby he can walk amongst men; like he who is in the darkness?” (Quran; 6:122) Indeed, the conception of knowledge (Al-Ilm) in Islam is the Guiding Light (Huda) separating right from wrong (Al furqan). Therefore, the way...
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The Prophet mobilized the youth under his banner through empowerment.Zayd ibn TahbitZayd ibn Thabit, was among the generation of youth who were empowered by the Prophet. He was hardly thirteen years old when he came to seek permission from the Prophet to attend the historic battle of Badr.  He was not granted permission to join the...
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Author: Anse Dr. Tamara Gray Instructions to the Messengers of the MessengerThe Prophetﷺ gathered his messengers around him and said, “Allah has sent me as a mercy and sent me to everyone…” The Prophet ﷺ reminded them that he was here on this earth to spread mercy and love among people. He ﷺ continued, “Therefore, convey...
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Humility: The Essence of Greatness Charles de Secondat, baron de Montesquieu, a French political philosopher and social critic, said, “To become truly great, one has to stand with people, not above them.” This reminded us of the building of the first mosque in Madinah: The Prophet had recently completed a tiring and stressful journey, but when...
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SOURCE: aboutislam.net Author: Adnan Jalali The Law of Timing states that understanding and practicing good timing is a critical component of great leadership. When the leader chooses to do the right thing at the right time then great success follows. When the leader chooses to do the right thing at the wrong time, there is...
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1- Early RiserProphet Muhammad slept early and woke up with the Adhan of Fajr each day. Being an early riser has scientifically been correlated with better productivity, as well as better mental health in general.So, waking up early may be hard but with baby steps, even if it’s just waking up 15 minutes earlier to start with, you can...
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