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CRITERIA FOR DETERMINING WHAT IS RIGHT

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Do methodologically sound criteria exist for determining what is correct and what is in error? They certainly do. Those criteria are clear and precise, and we shall be discussing some of them. One: THE RELIGIOUS CRITERION: This criterion is establish...

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GOD, THE CREATOR

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From the point of view of God, a… fundamental question needs to be asked, “Why did God create?” This question should be asked because humankind is not, in fact, the greatest creation. God says in the Quran: “Indeed, the creation of the heaven...

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LOVE OF GOD

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Shirk also occurs when human beings love, trust or fear the creation more than God. In the last revelation, God said: “There are among men those who worship others besides God as equals to Him. They love them as only God should be loved. But those ...

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HAJJ MEMORIES AND MIRACLES

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A miracle is defined as an extraordinary and welcome event that is not explicable by natural or scientific laws and is therefore attributed to a divine agency. Sometimes amazing and wonderful events are described as miracles. When two South African c...

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THE TREMENDOUS REWARDS OF HAJJ (PART 1 OF 2)

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INTRODUCTION: Hajj (the Pilgrimage to Makkah) is the fifth pillar of Islam. The Prophet (s.a.w., sallallahu’ alayhi wa sallam meaning: may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said: “Islam has been built upon five things: declaring t...

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VIRTUES OF QURBANI

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The Ibadah of Qurbani is among the Shi’aar (distinguishing features) of Islam. Such importance has been accorded to Qurbani that a severe warning was sounded to those who shirk in performing it despite having the means. It is reported from Hazrat A...

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THE BLESSED DAY OF ARAFAH: (AL YAWMU-ARAFAH)

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Close to 1.5 million Muslims from around the world prepared on September 10 night for the climax of the annual hajj pilgrimage at a rocky hill known as Mount Arafat. The pilgrims will mark September 11 with day-long prayers and recitals of the Koran holy book at the spot in western Saudi Arabia where they believe their Prophet Mohammed gave his last hajj sermon. / AFP PHOTO / AHMAD GHARABLI

The Messenger of Allah (salla Allahu alayhi wa sallam) said:“ الحج عرفة “or “Hajj is Arafah“. The Arabic text implies a very important concept of the meaning of Hajj. This short statement means that the whole hajj and its validity is ...

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HAJJ CARAVANS (A JOURNEY INTO THE PAST)

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“Roped four abreast, the column of camels shuffled in the darkness across the rocky plain, each following the shadowy forms of the four in front. The drivers and passengers intermittently dozed in the saddle, then jerked awake, then dozed again...

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HAJJ – THE ULTIMATE JOURNEY

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Hajj, the fifth pillar of Islam, brings together Muslims of all races and creed to adopt two unidentifiable white pieces of cloth in an awesome demonstration of Islam’s total disregard of insignificant issues like race, social position and nati...

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CONTRADICTING THE PURPOSE OF CREATION

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THE GRAVEST SIN: To contradict the purpose of one’s creation is then the greatest evil that a human being can commit. Abdullaah reported that he asked God’s Messenger (peace be upon him) which sin is the gravest in God’s sight and he replied, ...

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10 STEPS TO DRAW CLOSER TO ALLAH (PART 1)

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It should be the desire of every Muslim to draw nearer and closer to Almighty Allah the most compassionate and the most merciful. By drawing closer and near to Allah we gain his help in every aspect of our lives in this world and to be merciful to us...

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CHEATING AND DECEPTION

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Cheating and deception are despicable characteristics that are beneath a decent person. Intentionally distorting the truth in order to mislead others contradicts the values of honesty, which requires an attitude of sincerity, straightforwardness, and...

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