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What happen if they Don't eat for 30 Days???

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The spiritual and health benefits of Ramadan fasting

By Dr. Shahid Athar At the onset of Ramadan Muslims all over the world start fasting from dawn to dusk daily for 30 days as ordained in Quran. "O you who believe fasting is prescribed to you as it was prescribed to those before you so that you can learn Taqwa" (Quran 2:183) The Arabic word Taqwa is translated in many ways including God consciousness, God fearing, piety, and self restraining. Thus we are asked to fast daily for one month from dawn to dusk and avoid food, water, sex and vulgar talk during that period. But why do we need to fast? It is our experience that temptations and ways of the world tend to spoil our purity and austerity. Thus we indulge in food all of the time, snacking and nibbling the whole day, heading to obesity. We drink too much coffee, or tea, or carbonated drinks. Some sexaholics can not stay away from sex unless they do it at least once or more a day. When we argue, we leave our decency aside…

WHY I BECAME MUSLIM...(4) Jacob Williams

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Growing up in twenty-first-century Britain, I was often struck by a feeling of anomie. Around the time I was born, John Major tried to evoke a vanished past by conjuring “long shadows on county grounds” and “old maids bicycling to Holy Communion through the morning mist.” As for my generation, it had only the faintest notion of our once-great national religion. The Anglican Church had become a shadow of itself, reduced to the picturesque, empty buildings that adorned our lanes and streets. It was a shadow we noticed when we shuffled into the parish church’s cold, echoing interior for the Harvest Festival and sang the cheery modern hymns that church bureaucrats imagined we would like. Anomie was one thing; the ferocious renunciation of tradition I encountered at university was quite another. I had hoped that the spiritual emptiness of wider society was a result of ignorance, and that the ­academy—especially the ancient, venerable, Gothic academy of Oxford—had preserved what I vaguely i…

Why we Became Muslims..,(3) ALEXANDER RUSSEL WEBB

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MUHAMMAD ALEXANDER RUSSEL WEBB  (American) (Muhammad Alexander Russel Webb was born in 1262 [1846 C.E.], in Hudson, United States of America. He studied in the university of New York. In a short time he was a very much loved and admired writer and columnist. He published magazines named ‘St. Joseph Gazette’ and ‘Missouri Republican’. In 1887 he was posted as the American consul in the Philippines. After embracing Islam, he thoroughly dedicated himself to the promulgation of Islam and presided over the organization in the United States. He passed away in 1335 [1916 C.E.].) I was asked ­by ­quite a ­number of­ people ­why ­I, ­as ­a ­person who was­ born­ in­ the­ United­ States,­ a­ country­ with­ an over whelmingly­ numerous ­Christian­ population,­ and ­who­ listened to ­the ­preaches,­ or, ­rather,­ foolish ­talk made ­by Christian ­priests throughout ­his ­growing­ years,­changed ­my ­religion­ and­ became ­a Muslim. The ­brief ­account­ I ­gave­ the m­on why­ I ­had­ chosen ­Isla…

Why we Became Muslims...(2)

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It is ironic that God has guided me to Islam (the Truth) in the United States, where unbelief ideology dominates the society. Especially more so, when I have spent 5 years of my childhood in Muslim dominated societies (countries).
My parents are from Korea, they were raised atheist but in their youth they found Christianity to be the Truth. They hold positions/titles in their church (they were Deacons, but now they have been raised to higher ranking). They had me baptized when I was born, and raised my brothers and I as Christians.
My father was in charge of the construction division of Hyundai Corporation. He lived in many countries overseeing the building and construction projects for Hyundai Corporation. When my father was stationed in Indonesia, our family moved there for two and a half years. Being an infant at the time, I do not remember much of Indonesia. However, I remember my two and a half year stay in Saudi Arabia very clearly.
My father had stayed in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia …

Why we became Muslims??? (1)

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About five years ago, I was fifty-two years old and a Christian.
I had not become a member of any Christian church, but all my life I had been searching for the truth.
I attended many churches and studied with their teachers. All fell short and I recognized none as being the truth about Allah.
Since I was nine years old, I had read the Bible every day of my life. I cannot tell you, over the many years, how many times I searched it for the truth.
During the long years of my search for the truth, I studied with many religious faiths. For over a year I studied two times a week with a Catholic priest, but could not accept Catholic beliefs. I spent another year studying with the Jehovah Witnesses and did not accept their beliefs either.
I spent nearly two years with the LDS (Latter-Day Saints, i.e. the Mormons) and still did not find truth. I had a Jewish friend and we had many discussions about the Jewish beliefs. I went to many Protestant churches, some

for months at a time, trying to f…

Shirk & THE FINAL CONCLUSION (Last Episode)

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SHIRK: a.Definition: The omission of any of the above mentioned (PREVIOUS BLOG) categories of Tawheed or deficiency in the fulfillment of any criteria of Tawheed is referred to as ‘shirk’. Shirk literally means sharing or associating partners. In Islamic terms it means associating partners with Allah and is equivalent to idolatry. b.Shirk is greatest sin which Allah will never forgive: The Holy Quran describes the greatest sin in Surah Nisa: “Allah forgives not that partners should be set up with him; but he forgives anything else, to whom he pleases; to set up Partners with Allah. Is to devise a sin Most heinous indeed” (Al-Quran 4:48) The same message is repeated in Surah Nisa: “Allah forgives not (the sin of) joining other gods with him; but he forgives whom he pleases other sins than this: one who joins Other gods with Allah, has strayed far, far away (From the Right).” (Al-Quran 4:116) c.Shirk leads to hell fire: The Quran says in Surah Maidah: “They do blaspheme who say: ‘Allah is Christ …

What is Monotheism in All religions?...10

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ALL RELIGIONS ULTIMATELY BELIEVE IN 
MONOTHEISM:

All major religions that believe In the existence of God ultimately, on a higher level, believe in one supreme God. All religious scriptures actually speak about monotheism i.e.Belief in only one true God. People change scriptures for their benefit: By the passage of time most of the religious scriptures have been distorted and changed by people for their own benefits. The creed of many religions has thus been distorted from monotheism to pantheism or polytheism. The Holy Quran says: “Then woe to those who write The Book with their own hands, and then say: “This is from Allah,” To traffic with it for a miserable price! Woe to them for what their hands Do write, and for the gain They make thereby.” (Holy Quran 2:79)
TAWHEED: Definition and Categories: Islam believes in ‘Tawheed’which is not merely monotheism i.e. belief in one unique God, but much more. Tawheed literally means “unification” i.e. “asserting oneness” and is derived from the Arabic…