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Giving gifts in Islam

Gift-giving is one of the good manners that maintains and strengthens relations between the giver and the recipient. It is one of the acts that Prophet Muhammad, sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, recommended Muslims to do. Al-Bukhari, may Allaah have mercy upon him, narrated that ‘Aa’ishah,... More

Ideal Muslim

The ideal Muslim in the community

The Muslim community is based on sincerity, purity of human feelings and fulfillment of rights and needs to every member. The Muslim has a mission in life. Within the community he calls the people to Islam with good preaching and the best character. He teaches from what he learns... More

Towards Animals and Environment

Ecology and Islamic values -IV

"Fitrah" (Deep primordial nature) As opposed to certain popular doctrines, which hold that the cosmos is flawed and human nature is basically bad, Islam tells us that our deepest nature is beautiful, harmonious and right. It is only ignorance and bad choices, not an original... More

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