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How Often do Muslims Pray?

How often do Muslims pray?   There are five daily obligatory prayers. These are the dusk prayer (Maghrib), night prayer (Ishaa), dawn prayer (Fajer), noon prayer (Zuher), and the afternoon prayer (Asr). Besides these there are a few other prayers that should be performed only on certain occasions, but not ...

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Is It ‘Revert’ or ‘Convert’?

Is it ‘revert’ or ‘convert’?   Both terms are correct. However, often people who convert to Islam often call this a “reversion” as opposed to a “conversion”, because of the understanding that Islam is simply the extension of our innate human nature (fitrah). Because of this, these converts feel that ...

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Who are the Ahlulbayt?

Who are the ahlulbayt?   “Ahlulbayt” literally means “People of the House” (‘Ahl’ means “people”, while ‘bayt’ means “house”). Its meaning in context of Islamic vernacular is “members of the household of the Prophet”. The Ahlulbayt are one of the two most important sources of Islamic guidance after the demise ...

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Iqbal, the Poet-Philosopher of Islamic Resurgence

The Muslim ‘ulama’ and religious leaders were isolated from the freedom movement (after their initial defeat) and were alienated from it (except those who were in the vanguard of the movement, leaders like Mawlana Muhammad ‘Ali). Political isolation and economic deprivation ruled supreme. The Muslims were reduced to the state ...

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Iqbal, the Poet-Philosopher of Islamic Resurgence

This poem also strengthens my belief as to why Iqbal could not visit Iran. He considered Iran as a prison and addressed the people living here in the way the prisoners are addressed. There are plenty of poems in Iqbal’s collections which show his dissatisfaction with India at least the ...

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Iqbal, the Poet-Philosopher of Islamic Resurgence

I infer from these lines that he had been composing his Urdu poetry for quite a long time and was known to all Urdu-knowing people of the Subcontinent . But in my view Iqbal’s Persian poetry is to be regarded as one of the miracles of poetry. We have a ...

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Iqbal, the Poet-Philosopher of Islamic Resurgence

by Sayyid Ali Khamene’i This is a translation of President Sayyid Ali Khamene’i’s speech delivered at the opening session of the First International Conference on Iqbal, held at Tehran, March 10-12, 1986, on the occasion of the 108th birth anniversary of the poet of the Subcontinent. translated from the Persian ...

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The General Pattern; of Islamic Thought in the Qur’an

About Walayah (3) (Hijrah) 4. Taghut’s and Satan’s walayah in a community makes the true believer dependent on taghut’s power in many different ways and encumbers him with its invisible net; his freedom is taken away and he is unconsciously let to the end which that system is doomed to. ...

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The General Pattern; of Islamic Thought in the Qur’an

About Walayah (2) Any walayah except the walayah of God and His viceroys is the walayah of taghut and Satan. The acceptance of Satan’s walayah makes Satan dominant over all the constructive and creative forces of man which he will use in the way of his own lusts. As far ...

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