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Validity of Prayer

Praise be to God the Creator of the world, the One Who exists without beginning, without end, without location , without a “how” and Who does not depend on time. Nothing resembles Him in anyway and He hears and sees everything without organs. Whatever you imagine, God is different from…

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Access to Islamic Education

Today there are about 25,000 schools in England teaching around 8 million children, comprising mainly of government-maintained primary, maintained secondary, independent, special need and other schools. 500,000 of these children are Muslims, representing 27% of British Muslims. The majority of these schools have no religious character (called community schools), maintained…

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What is Islam

Islam is the name of the religion that Muslims follow. People who practice Islam are called Muslims, just like those who practice Christianity are called Christians. The literal and lexical meaning of Islam means submission. Islam comes from the root Arabic letters s-l-m which are the same root letters the…

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Forgiveness and God’s Mercy

Forgiveness By accepting that the authority of forgiveness lies exclusively in the hands of God, the human mind is also liberated from any superstition or strange ideas about how to remit for those sins committed. As we indicated earlier, the Islamic way of remission is sincerity, stopping what was being…

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Who Are Muslims

Muslims are people who have professed belief in Islam. As believers, they worship the One God and revere Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him (pbuh), as the last messenger of God. Additionally, they also believe in all the prophets which preceded Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the holy books which they…

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Concept of God in Islam

Monotheism, belief in one God, is the most important and foundational concept in Islam. Muslims believe in one God who created the universe and has power over everything within it. He is unique and exalted above everything He creates, and His greatness cannot be compared to His creation. Furthermore, He…

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Family: The Building Blocks of Society

Family in Islam The family unit is an important component of Islam, and all elements of a family are given due significance – from parents to children to spouses to kith and kin. Parents The Holy Quran repeatedly reminds its readers of the duties children have toward parents, particularly in…

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Moment of Clarity

When endeavouring to explain to someone how I uncovered my spirituality, I usually say it happened quite suddenly, in a moment of clarity. Throughout my childhood and young adult years, God remained in the background of my consciousness. I believed in Him, and performed some rituals of worship to express this…

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Social Ties in Islam

Islam, the world’s fastest growing religion, encompasses all aspects of a human’s life. While it focuses on one’s direct relationship with God, it also emphasizes more mundane things such as interpersonal relations, ethics of business conduct, and maintaining a social equilibrium as presented in the Quran and the traditions of…

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