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Brief Explanation of the Words of Salah

The Takbeer The takbeer is repeated throughout the prayer. The prayer is started by it and positions are changed by it. الله أكبر Allah is Greater Allah is greater and higher than everything else.  Istiftaah (The Opening) There are different supplications reported in the hadith literature but the following one is the most common, therefore, …

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Religious Knowledge Should Increase Your Righteous Actions

The Qur'an

“No person to whom God had given the Scripture, wisdom, and prophethood would ever say to people, ‘Be my servants, not God’s.’ [He would say], ‘You should be devoted to God because you have taught the Scripture and studied it closely’” [Quran 3:79]. There is no point in seeking religious knowledge if it does not …

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Lowering the Gaze: An Example of How Islamic Law Coincides With Human Nature (Fitrah)

Islam is the religion of the fitrah, which is often translated as natural disposition, nature, or innateness. In other words, Allah sent down a religion which conforms to our nature in which we are created. It is compatible with it and does not contradict it. He did not send us a religion which goes against our fitrah. …

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Sins Which Cause Allah to Not Look Towards the Person on the Day of Judgement

Qur’an 1 Indeed, they who conceal what Allah has sent down of the Book and exchange it for a small price – those consume not into their bellies except the Fire. And Allah will not speak to them on the Day of Resurrection, nor will He purify them. And they will have a painful punishment. …

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Spending Extravagantly or Paying for High Priced Brand Names is Not Beneficial to Society

Allah tells us in the Qur’an [meaning of which is]: And give the relative his right, and [also] the poor and the traveler, and do not spend wastefully. [Qur’an 17:26] Wealth is considered a blessing from Allah in Islam. We have been prohibited to waste it on superficial things or those things which are out of …

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Inside of the Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) House and His Belongings (3D Replica)

This following images and video is a beautiful replica of the Prophet Muhammad’s (pbuh) House shown in 3D. This exhibition was held in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia. It is built based on the narrations (hadiths). This model is very important for us to understand the modesty of the Prophet (pbuh). In addition to the video below, …

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