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How Watching Pornography Changes The Brain

By Mohamed Ghilan, UVic Neuroscience It is now recognized in neuroscience that the brain is malleable. It changes with our experience and forms pathways and connections that correlate with what we watch, listen to, and learn. From the active engagement in a philosophical discussion in class to the learning of directions in the new city you moved into; even the ...

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The sunnahs of shopping and dealing

By: Said Alpsoy Source: resulullah.org THE BEST OF THE BELIVERS IS THE ONE WHO MAKES THINGS EASIER IN COMMERCE The most virtuous of the believers is the one who makes things easier in his shopping, paying his debt and demanding his debt. (Tabarani)Be careful! Some portion of people pay their debt nicely and demand their debt nicely, they do not hurt ...

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Martyrdom

To lay down one’s life for the cause of deen is the ultimate sacrifice. Hence being the ultimate sacrifice, martyrdom naturally has the highest honour as well. Allah Ta‘ala describes the martyrs as “living” in the verse: “And say not to those who have been slain in the Path of Allah that they are dead. Nay, they are alive and ...

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Political Prophecies: Sealing The Fate Of al-Aqsa

By Ramzy Baroud 06 November, 2014Countercurrents.org Israel’s decision to shut down al-Aqsa Mosque on Thursday, 30 October, is not just a gross violation of the religious rights of Palestinian Muslims. In fact, the rights of Palestinian Muslims and Christians have been routinely violated under the Israeli occupation for decades, especially in Jerusalem, and more recently in Gaza. During the 51-day ...

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Attending a Janāzah

The journey to the Hereafter is one which almost every person fears, yet we fail to show any concern for our dear and near ones from the time of their demise to after burial. Our condition at such a critical time is worthy of much lament and shame. Rather than our benefitting the deceased in anyway, we return from the ...

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The Greatest Surah

The Messenger of Allah (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Should I teach you the greatest Surah in the Quran … (it) is ‘Alhamdu lillahi Rabbil Alameen’ which is the seven repeatedly recited Ayaat and the Grand Quran which has been given to me.” [Sahih Bukhari] Surah Fatiha has been called the greatest Surah of the Quran. Perhaps this is ...

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From the Quran

Two years back when I gave a brief presentation on this topic, it stirred quite a controversy among the listeners who perhaps thought of heart, a mushy and bawling-over-love organ only, which has nothing to do with logic and is only less than three. But after two years of studying Quran, Hadith and Arabic, I stand my ground even firmer. ...

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Poems by Samina Farooq

Kaafiroon O disbelievers! Listen, O you! I don’t worship what you do Nor are you worshipers of what I worship Since you will never, why should I flip? So for you is your religion, for me is mine Between you and me, there’s a fine line Ikhlas He is Allah, He is one every other god we are to shun ...

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Bedtime Recitation

When going to sleep it is recommended to recite Ayat al-Kursi, Surat al-Ikhlas, Surat al-Falaq, Surat al-Nas, and the last two verse of al-Baqara. This is something to give particular attention to and is emphasized to heed, since rigorously authenticated Ahadith concerning this have been established.   Abu Masud al-Badri, may Allah be pleased with him, relates that the Messenger ...

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The Infallible Remedy

Once I saw the Most High Allah in a dream. He asked me, “Bayazid, what do you want?” I replied, “I want what You want.” The Most High Allah was pleased and said, “I am yours and you are Mine.” Shaykh Bayazid Bistami (r.a.) The Holy Prophet of Allah the Almighty (s.a.w.s.), whose virtues are the most excellent, was the ...

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