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Archive for the day “September 8, 2007”

The Spread of Islam to Russia

From Adamite

“The fashion for Islam has spread from Europe and the USA to Russia. Among the ranks of our native Russian Muslims everyone can be found, from nationalist radicals to members of the liberal intelligentsia.“Recent sociological research has shown that Islam has become the most dynamic world religion. In the USA, for example, millions of Afro-Americans whose ancestors knew nothing of the Prophet Muhammad [s.a.w.s.] call themselves the “Nation of Islam”, whereas in Germany the native German Muslim community already numbers hundreds of thousands. The remarkable phenomenon of Euro-Islam has sprung up. The contemporary mode for Islam resembles the hippy fashion for Buddhism or Krishnaism of the sixties and seventies: this exotic culture with its spiritual practices has great allure, especially when its followers are you compatriots and can tell you about it in your own language. Sooner or later Euro-Islam will be preached in our land — and most likely it will be accepted as the latest height of European fashion in the style of “ethno-techno”. Today we can already speak of how our own native “Russian Islam” is establishing itself as a cultural-political phenomenon.

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Fundamentals of Tasawwuf by Imam an-Nawawi Part 3

From AhlusSunna

By Imam an-Nawawi

The principles of tasawwuf’s signs on a person are also five:

1. Seeking Sacred Knowledge in order to perform Allah’s command;
2. Keeping the company of shaykhs and fellow disciples (murids) in order to see with insight;
3. Foregoing both dispensations from religious obligations and figurative interpretations of scripture, for the sake of cautiousness;
4. Organizing one’s time with spiritual works to maintain presence of heart; and
5. Suspecting the self in all matters, in order to free oneself from caprice and be safe from destruction.

Shaping Islam in America: 10 Young Muslim Visionaries – Omar Amanat – The Philanthropist

From Islamica Magazine


The problem that Muslims have today is essentially one of branding.”The proposition sounds jocose at first, but Omar Amanat explains the idea with absolute confidence:“In business, part of what makes a brand successful is the story behind it. As Muslims, we have a compelling story to share with the rest of the world, but we’ve allowed other people to speak on our behalf. We’ve been reduced to looking at caricatures of ourselves. We need to reclaim our stories and have the courage to tell them.”Amanat is where entrepreneurial finesse meets the global challenge of raising a religious community by its boot straps.

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Common Errors Made During Ramadan

From Sunnipath

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani, SunniPath Academy Teacher

Common errors made during Ramadhan
Al-Jumuah Magazine, Vol 8, Issue 9

During this Ramadhan do not let the sweetness of our deeds vanish into the night, leaving only emptiness. When one contemplates the texts on fasting, its wisdom and goals in Shariah, and looks at the reality of the Muslim communities, one realizes a wide gap between the reality and our obligations. Remember that Ramadhan is a bounty that Allah blessed His servants with, to strengthen their faith, and increase their piety (Taqwa). Allah said: “O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed for those before you, that you may become pious.” (Al-Baqarah 2:183).

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Sheikh Tablawi Recites Surah Muminoon Part 1

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Islamic Quotations: Knowledge raises the low…

Knowledge raises the low, but ignorance brings down the mighty.
Ali (ra)

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