References to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) from today’s Bible

The arrival of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) was an important event which was reported and referred in all holy books centuries ago and this is very natural, because; since these holy books tell about some relatively less unimportant events, it is inevitable for them not to refer to arrival of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) which is the most prominent event in history of religions and humanity and which abolished former religions and holy books. Therefore, these originally holy books must have reported the arrival of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) either acknowledging or rejecting…

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Similarities & Differences between Qur’an and Bible

Similarities 1) Believe in one true God, not the concept of Trinity Deuteronomy 6:4-5 “Hear O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord, and the Lord your God is to be loved with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.” Mark 12:28-30 …“Which law is the first of all?” Jesus said in answer, “The first is, Give ear, O Israel:The Lord our God is one Lord; and you are to have love for the Lord your God with all your heart, and with…

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Maxims about Salah

The prayers and supplications for rain are a form of worship. Drought is the time for such worship. Worship and supplications of this sort are not in order to bring rain. If they are performed with that intention alone they are not worthy of acceptance, for they are not sincere worship. (Words) The spirit, the heart, and the mind find great ease in prayer. And it is not trying for the body. Furthermore, with the right intention, all the other acts of someone who performs the prescribed prayers become like…

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Apple

Known as the sultan of fruits, apple, a gift from our Lord, is a cure-all you and it helps heart health a lot, as well, because it helps decreasing cholesterol ratio in the blood. It makes the spleen to produce blood. It is very beneficial to those continuously sitting at work, to the overweight, and to those whose blood is very intense. Iron is absorbed as best as possible when it is combined with vitamin C. Since apple has got both of them, it is useful for iron deficiency anaemia.…

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Virgin Mary (Maryam): a model personality

Chosen above the women Indeed, Allah chose Adam and Noah and the family of Abraham and the family of ‘Imran (his daughter Mary and Jesus (Isa) peace be upon him) over the worlds as descendants of one another. And Allah (SWT) is All-Hearing and All- Knowing. (Âli ‘Im’rân, 33, 34) Virgin Mary, or Hazrat Maryam as known among Muslims, is among the most praised women in the Qur’an and Hadith (sayings of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)). She is a personality who had the characteristics like chastity, being sinless, and devotion. Hazrat…

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A Muslim perspective on Isa (Jesus) (PBUH)

Who is Jesus? And what is his significance in the 21st century? The original question is something that has been debated and pondered upon by historians, scholars and mystics for several centuries. The sources of Jesus’ life vary according to language, origin and importance. The primary sources have always been the Gospels, Acts and the Epistles. Recently Biblical scholars have referred to facts as given in the Qur’an as a source of authority on the life of Jesus. If one reads the Gospels and the Talmud together, we gather that…

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BRIDGING WITH CAPE OF GOOD HOPE

Muslim Judicial Council (S.A.) is one of the most representative and influential non-profit organizations (NPO) or faith-based organizations (FBO).  MJC strives to promote and protect the value systems of Islam and to give guidance to the community, based on the Shari’ah of Islam in accordance with the Holy Quran, Sunnah, Ijmaa’ and Qiyaas, and with due reference to the Four Schools of Jurisprudence which are recognized by the Ahli Sunnah Wal Jama’ah. Striving for the unity of all Muslims being one of its aims, The Muslim Judicial Council (S.A.) [MJC]…

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20 Steps to write a good article

1. In order to write a good article, first choose your topic and decide its boundaries. (The topic must be narrowed as much as possible, and the scope of it must be outlined clearly.) 2. Make a serious and detailed research on the topic. (Be sure that you have not missed any important issue written about the topic.) 3. Read treatises, articles and books about the topic until you are sure that you have comprehended the topic with every aspect. (Your comprehension of your readings determines the quality of your…

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Hijri Calendar

The calendar system which is based on the Earth’s revolving around the Sun, and marks the arrival day (September 20, 622) of our Prophet (PBUH) in Quba (masjid) as the beginning is named Hijri Solar Calendar. In the pre-Islamic period every important event used to be accepted as the beginning of an era. Ultimately the Elephant Issue had been accepted as the beginning date. In this practice, since the years were counted according to important events, it would lead to much confusion. The Hijri calendar is the Islamic dating system…

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