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Mary, An Inspiration To Faith, pt.4

MARY AS A BRIDGE Mary’s example is pivotal today in bridging the gap between the two great civilisations and religions of our world: Islam and Christianity. Truly sincere Christians should see in Islam, particularly in the modest and covering dress and headscarves of Muslim women, an image of Mary’s chastity. No other religion today is…

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#AKReacts – Help The Weak

Abu Dharr reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Allah Almighty said: O my servants, I have forbidden injustice for myself and I have forbidden it among you, so do not oppress one another …” – Sahih Muslim. While it’s obvious that oppression has no place in humanity, exploiting the…

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Mary, An Inspiration To Faith, pt.3

WHO FOLLOWS MARY TODAY? Christians and Muslims both revere Mary as a marvellous figure, a woman of immaculate character. But who follows her example? Who acts and looks more like Mary? The majority of her people, the Children of Israel, rejected and slandered Mary and rejected the Prophethood of Jesus, peace be upon him. Rather…

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Mary, An Inspiration To Faith, pt.2

HUMAN PAIN AND THE WISDOM OF ALLAH Before we continue Mary’s story of timeless beauty, let us pause to think about an important aspect of her inspiring story. We may wonder why, despite her piety and devotion to Allah, was Mary tested with such physical and emotional pain? Pain, in fact, is taken in today’s…

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#AKReacts – Value of Life

Whoever kills an innocent life, it as if he has killed the entire humanity. (Al-Maidah: 32) It was narrated from ‘Abdullah that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh) said: “Just before the Hour, there will be days when knowledge will disappear, ignorance will become widespread and there will be much Harj. And Harj means killing.” (Sunan…

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Mary, An Inspiration To Faith, pt.1

“Ah, would that I had died before this, and had become a forgotten thing!” This was the cry of an anguished young woman, who was close to Allah. So close, so loving and so trusting of Allah, in fact, that she could inspire even the Prophets. Literally, she could and she did. Who was she?…

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Loyalty & Faithfulness, pt. 4

Love for Others What You Love for Yourself Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said, “None of you truly believes until he likes for his brother what he likes for himself.” (Bukhari and Muslim). The Prophet (pbuh) was aware that this level of loyalty and faithfulness to one’s brother/sister was very difficult to achieve without sincerity. It requires…

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Loyalty & Faithfulness, pt. 3

Refrain from Gossip and Backbiting Gossip and backbiting is one of the worst things humans can do to one another. There is absolutely no benefit in it, and it brings nothing other than harm. And it is for this reason that Islam unequivocally declares it illegal: haram Allah says, “… nor speak ill of each…

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Loyalty & Faithfulness, pt. 2

Mutual Love and Affection Islam calls for mutual love and affection in all of our relationships. So we are forbidden to hate or abandon one another under any circumstances. It is narrated that the Prophet (pbuh) said, “No two people who love one another for the sake of Islam will let the first minor offence…