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Forty Rabanna Dua from Al-Quran

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Bismillah hir-Rahman nir-Raheem

Collection of Short Quranic Dua from Al-Quran

1. Rabbana taqabbal minna innaka antas Sameeaul Aleem
Our Lord! Accept (this service) from us: For Thou art the All-Hearing, the All-knowing [2:127]

2. Rabbana wa-j’alna Muslimayni laka ma min Dhurriyatina ‘Ummatan Muslimatan laka wa ‘Arina Manasikana wa tub ‘alayna ‘innaka ‘antat-Tawwabu-Raheem

Our Lord! Make of us Muslims, bowing to Thy (Will), and of our progeny a people Muslim, bowing to Thy (will); and show us our place for the celebration of (due) rites; and turn unto us (in Mercy); for Thou art the Oft-Returning, Most Merciful [2:128]

3. Rabbana atina fid-dunya hasanatan wa fil ‘akhirati hasanatan waqina ‘adhaban-nar

Our Lord! Grant us good in this world and good in the hereafter, and save us from the chastisement of the fire [2:201]

4. Rabbana afrigh ‘alayna sabran wa thabbit aqdamana wansurna ‘alal-qawmil-kafirin
Our Lord! Bestow on us endurance, make our foothold sure, and…

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Posted by on February 27, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

A Brief History of Islam

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The Rightly guided Caliphs

Upon the death of the Prophet, Abu Bakr, the friend of the Prophet and the first adult male to embrace Islam, became caliph. Abu Bakr ruled for two years to be succeeded by ‘Umar who was caliph for a decade and during whose rule Islam spread extensively east and west conquering the Persian empire, Syria and Egypt. It was ‘Umar who marched on foot at the end of the Muslim army into Jerusalem and ordered the protection of Christian sites. ‘Umar also established the first public treasury and a sophisticated financial administration. He established many of the basic practices of Islamic government.

‘Umar was succeeded by ‘Uthman who ruled for some twelve years during which time the Islamic expansion continued. He is also known as the caliph who had the definitive text of the Noble Quran copied and sent to the four corners of the Islamic…

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Posted by on February 27, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

பூ ஒன்று புயலாகிறது

இத்தனை ஸ்பீடான இந்தி புரியவில்லை. ஆனால் ஆயிரம் ஸ்ம்ருதிகள் ஒன்றாக வந்தாலும் நிற்க முடியாது என்பது மொழி தெரியாமலே விளங்குகிறது.
ஃபேஸ்புக்கில் ஒடியனும் தி இந்துவில் ஆதி வள்ளியப்பனும் அறிமுகம் செய்ததில் இருந்து…
சக மாணவ, மாணவிகளால் ‘காம்ரேட்’ என்று அழைக்கப்படுகிறார் ஷெஹ்லா ரஷித் ஷோரா.
ஷெஹ்லா என்றால் கஷ்மீரி மொழியில் மலர் என்று அர்த்தம். ஆனால், பேச்சில் தீப்பொறி பறக்கிறது.
“ஜே.என்.யு.வில் கிடைத்த அனுபவங்களும் அரசியல் பயிற்சியும் அற்புதமானது. இந்த நாட்டில் எளிதில் பாதிக்கப்படக் கூடிய கடைக்கோடி மனிதனுக்காகவும் நான் குரல் கொடுக்க வேண்டும் என்பதை அதுதான் கற்றுக்கொடுத்தது” என்கிறார் ஷெஹ்லா. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 27, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Three Muslim skeletons back to 7th century found in France orientated towards Makkah

mm111Nimes City, France : The religion of Islam in the Middle East started 1,400 years ago as a small religious community but within a hundred years it had spread across a vast empire, Mail Online reported.
Now the remains of three people discovered in medieval graves date back to the 8th century have provided new clues as to just how far Islam spread in its early days.
Archaeologists have used genetic testing on three skeletons found in Nimes in the south of France to reveal they belonged to Muslims from North Africa.
Each of the bodies had been buried in a way that appeared to follow Islamic rites, with their bodies and heads orientated towards Makkah.
The DNA revealed their father’s families had come from North Africa, which as the time would have been part of the huge Umayyad Islamic empire that emerged by that time. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on February 25, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Abdur Rahman Al Sudais

 
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Posted by on February 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

The Phenomenal Growth of Islam

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At the end of this chapter, it may be appropriate to point out an important indication of the truth of Islam.  It is well known that in the USA and the whole world, Islam is the fastest-growing religion.  The following are some observations on this phenomenon:

n “Islam is the fastest-growing religion in America, a guide and pillar of stability for many of our people…” (Hillary Rodham Clinton, Los Angeles Times).1

n “Moslems are the world’s fastest-growing group…” (The Population Reference Bureau, USA Today).2

n “….Islam is the fastest-growing religion in the country.” (Geraldine Baum; Newsday Religion Writer, Newsday).3

n “Islam, the fastest-growing religion in the United States…” (Ari L. Goldman, New York Times).4

This phenomenon indicates that Islam is truly a religion from God.  It is unreasonable to think that so many Americans and people from different countries have converted to…

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Posted by on February 23, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Islamic Perspectives on Inter-Community Relations

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By Maulvi Yahya Nomani

(Translated from Urdu by Yoginder Sikand)

The issue of what Islam has to say about inter-community relations is one about which much misunderstanding exists. Anti-Muslim propagandists claim that Islam preaches hatred for non-Muslims, and that the Quran is a menace to world peace. They go so far as to argue that world peace is simply impossible as long as the Quran exists. In order to back their propaganda, they have deliberately twisted and misinterpreted certain verses of the Quran. Many people with little knowledge have fallen prey to this poisonous propaganda, which has been aggressively spread on an enormous scale through the media.

At the same time, we must also admit that some Muslims themselves entertain misunderstandings and extremist views about the issue of relations between Muslims and others that are based on a completely wrong interpretation of the Quran and the Sunnah, the practice of…

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Posted by on February 23, 2016 in Uncategorized