Let’s Pray…and Work

“And be steadfast in prayer and regular in charity: and whatever good ye send forth for your souls before you, you shall find it with ALLAH: for ALLAH sees well all that you do.”

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June 12, 2008

Use Spirituality to Unlock the Giant in You

So it’s not about what you call yourself that counts – it’s how you live.

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June 5, 2008

Let Your Light Shine – Be an Open Muslim

By Imam Abdullah El-Amin, MMNS
In performing various duties in my life, I have known different Muslims on different occasions who were fine upstanding people in the community. They were envied b…

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May 22, 2008

Musings–You MUST be Born Again

There is nothing that happens or doesn’t happen that He doesn’t sanction. A bird doesn’t fly and a leaf doesn’t drop without it being in the Master Plan of ALLAH.

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May 4, 2008

When Muslims Come Together…We’re Unstoppable

When the Muslim peoples of the earth come together and act as one with love, nothing is more beautiful and beneficial to humanity. We are blessed to belong to the …

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March 24, 2008

Musings (V10-I12)–Keeping the Jinn at Bay

Now we all have knowledge from the Qur’an that the jinn do exist and can be quite dazzling if allowed to be. I also am aware that…

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March 13, 2008

Dare to be Great

You should start every morning with the simple words “I believe.” Believe in what? I believe in ALLAH. I believe in myself and the abilities ALLAH gave me. And I believe I will be successful. Put that thought in your mind, let it grow, and amazing things will happen for you. Guaranteed.

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March 6, 2008

Musings (V10-I8) Keep Your Religion First

Quite often I hear from young people in our religion who have many questions about the Qur’an, hadiths, and the application of both to our daily lives. Many are questioning presumed misogynist ideas of some Muslim men. Some are questioning whether the rote rituals are necessary, or if they’re even a part of the religion. Some are even questioning whether it is necessary to be a Muslim at all – or any organized religion for that matter. I’ve heard them say “I’m a good person…

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February 14, 2008

Thoughts Can’t Be Neutral

You must be either going forward or backward…but don’t just stand there. You are going forward when you choose to purify your own heart. Purifying your heart can’t be a neutral action. You must actually DO something to purify it. And you must do something to corrupt it. You will succeed if you purify it…you will fail if you corrupt it. But the thought process must be either positive or negative. Simple!

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January 31, 2008

ALLAH Does Not Allow Domestic Violence

The biggest question from the ayah 34 is whether ALLAH allows men to physically beat, hit, or strike women. For all practical purposes and logical thinking, the answer is NO.

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January 24, 2008

Be a Believer in YOU – ALLAH Says So

When some “irritant” is pecking at us, using words and deeds to belittle us, simply take the high road. Use your God-given talents, work hard, and soar above the source of your irritation. Don’t spend your time on your criticizer; spend your time getting better. Be a believer in you. This is a new day; ALLAH has a new beginning for you.

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January 3, 2008

Letter to the Editor–Beard & Kufi

My reason for posting this specificic epistle is to query if whether during any of your Musing topics will you ever write on the importance of wearing the beard or kufi?

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January 3, 2008

Musings — Divine Connections (V10-I1)

“Being in the right place at the right time” is one of the oldest clichés known to man, and one that we all wish to find ourselves in as we go about our daily excursions. It is also possibly one of the least understood. Being in the right place at the right time is not waking up to your lucky day. It is a God-engineered intervention in your life. It is a Divine Connection.

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December 27, 2007

Musings — Scripture, Not Culture, is Our Saving Grace

I read with great sadness the letters to the editor in one of the daily newspapers in the Detroit, Michigan area. The letters were responding to an editorial written earlier by one of our upstanding community leaders in this area, Victor Ghalib Begg.

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December 20, 2007

Congratulate and Celebrate Yourself…..

“ALLAH Almighty made each and every human being a unique creature. You have the ability to do extraordinary and powerful things – each and every one of us. Now this extraordinary ability is not the same in everybody. Some of us are good at certain things and not good at others…”

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December 13, 2007

The King, Christianity, and Al-Islam

And when they listen to the revelation received by the Messenger, thou wilt see their eyes overflowing with tears, for they recognize the truth in it. They pray: “ Our Lord! We believe; write us down among the witnesses.”

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December 6, 2007

Enhance Your Humanity

Every human being is a prince or princes in their own right. Just look at your good qualities. Look at the greatness that you, and you alone posses (and every one of us has some uniqueness and greatness in us that sets us apart from other people). Look at that greatness. Enhance that uniqueness.

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November 29, 2007

The Power of Believing

“I can do what this Qur’an says I can do.”

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November 15, 2007

Musings–Live in Victory

Get rid of negative thinking about yourself and others. We have much more power than a material computer. We have the ability to think differently and push negative thoughts out of our heads and replace them with positive ones. Let us latch on to the instructions of our Lord and use that awesome power to better ourselves and our world.

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November 8, 2007

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