Description of Battlefield of Life: Motivation, enemies and remedies

There exists for man a great comfort in hardship. Since man’s fitrah (innate disposition) is agitated, his comfort is only to be found in work and striving. Life constitutes one [great] activity and movement.  Shawq (ardour) is its horse. When your himmah (your aspiration for work) mounts on (the horse of) ardour and runs upon the ground of life’s struggle, the very first enemy you run into- a fierce enemy indeed- is yaʾs (despair). It demotivates you (breaking your spiritual power). Against this fierce enemy, you utilise the sword of لا تَقنَطوا (Do not despair of God’s Mercy – Zumar, 39:53) Later, the…

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King’s Open Treasury Day

In a far distant country was an old man. During his lifespan, had he loads of opportunities to collect some money for his old age but he failed to do so. He was given bounty upon bounties, and richness upon richness all the way through his life yet he was unfortunate to spend in vain all his wealth due to his bad habits and friends and else. At the end of the day, he was in the red and had no wealth but owed money to many. He was trying…

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Islamophobia and Women Rights

WOMEN IN ISLAM HAS GREAT RANK, AND HONORABLE POSITION, she is the first teacher in generations school, she is the basic factor in building society, she is firm strong hold for this religion, she is the righteous wife, advised sister, sympathetic mother, kind daughter, the springs or sympathetic, the security strong holds, lights of houses and she is the support of family.

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Understanding Trinity???

A couple of weeks ago, not so long before the spring showed up in Cambridge, I came across with a gentleman near the park road talking to one of my friends. After greeting I joined them. Having heard them speaking about Christianity, I don’t know how they started, but it was not too hard to guess where the topic was going to. As the gentleman was eloquent and well-behaved, my friend was, in response, at least as much kind and friendly as his friend was. Honestly speaking, I heard laymen…

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How to name it: Prejudice or Phobia?

An extreme fear of a particular thing or situation, especially one that cannot be reasonably explained is the description of what phobia is. Speaking of the word “phobia” as in arachnophobia or claustrophobia, it subconsciously implies, whether true or not, a negative association with the word used together. Similarly, using the word Islamophobia may not make people reflect on Islam as a positive term. Is it like spider or darkness? Muslims should not contribute to negative wording. What’s more, if one to claim that people are being Islamophobes, he has…

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Hereafter and Society: Is Ignorance Bliss?

Do we need hereafter? What could possible benefits does have the hereafter? Does it help society or destroy family? Why do some not believe in the hereafter? Does belief of hereafter promise an ultimate happiness or corruption? This article will seek answers for those questions commonly asked of people of faith. Islamic creed reveals significant clues about human happiness both in this earthly life and the one after death. As this huge topic covers so many fields and answers, it would be better to discuss it from some perspectives in…

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Doors Wide Open

Cambridge Muslim community is preparing to announce that their doors are open to everybody. After recently held Islamic Arts and Culture Exhibition which attracted more than 4000 people in Cambridge Central Library, MEOC (Muslim Education and Outreach Cambridge) is now organizing another event; “Open Mosque Day” on December 4, 2010 during Mill Road Winter Fair. Muhammad Faisal of MEOC, the leader of the initiative, is happy with the local people’s attitude towards MEOC’s activities. “Last year, people of Cambridge came to the mosque and thanked for these lovely meetings which…

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Muslims’ Real Answer to Burn Qur’an Day

Not so long after a church in Gainesville, Florida, planned to host an unjustifiable “International Burn a Quran Day” on the ninth anniversary of the September 11 and gaining some supporters among radical hate groups, Muslims around the globe reacted this unacceptable and abusive provocation in many various ways. National religious leaders condemned him and there was almost no one left who did not condemned him. After President Obama and Gen David H. Petraeus condemned Terry Jones the mastermind of hateful plan to burn the Quran at his Gainesville church,…

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A Book Everyone Should Read

The best seller ever, the world’s mostly read and memorized book… It is being read any time, any minute, any second in any place from east to the west… Millions have been reading, and most probably many more will be reading in the future. Tens of thousands have memorized it from cover to cover, word by word; and they can recite every page of it by heart as easy as their names. Interesting, isn’t it?This is a book reviewed thousands and thousands of times by its rivals to disproof and…

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Disasters: Why Muslims?

Hot dishes and tasty meals with nice and warm atmosphere in our house… Relatives are coming and children are playing. It is about to break fast. Suddenly… We hear the heart-wrenching disaster news in Pakistan. We learn that they have nothing but their bodies left. Everything has been demolished. They have been struck by massive floods. Millions of people have been affected by devastating flooding meanwhile we are sitting back in our comfortable chairs and watching “funny” shows. What’s happening? Our brothers and sisters are suffering and sufficient struggle hasn’t…

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