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The Holy Qur'an
Translated by Abdullah Yusuf Ali

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Compiled by Ilyás Islám

La iláha il Alláh, Muhammadan Rasúl Alláh, Alíyun Walí-Alláh, Wasíyu Rasulillah, wa Khalífa tuhu bila fasl.     ...  
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Imam Ali Ibn Musa Al-Reza (a)

(An Address of Ayatullah Sayyid Muhammad Husayn Fadullah. On the Anniversary of the Martyrdom of Imam Reza (a).                         Courtesy: Abdi Sceherman, Canada





One of the Imams whom Allah(swt) has purified is the eighth Imam Ali bin Musa Al-Ridha(as), whose death anniversary is, the last day of Safar.
      Imam Ridha(as), the infallible Imam who represents the extension of the Message through the call as well as through the response to all their practical spiritual and cultural needs, gained the trust and respect of the Islamic world of his time. He witnessed .................................................. ...
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    Al-Azhar Verdict on the Shia
         What follows is the Fatwa  (religious  verdict /ruling) of one of the Sunni world's most revered scholars, Sheikh Mahmood Shaltoot with regard to the Shia. Shaikh Shaltoot was the head of the renowned al-Azhar Theological school in Egypt, one of the main centers of Sunni scholarship in the world.  It should be of interest to know that a few decades ago, a group of Sunni and Shia scholars formed a center at al-Azhar by the name of   ..... Article 4

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War in Iraq: 

     Guidelines for American Muslim Leaders

The war on Iraq presents a new set of challenges to the American Muslim community, and magnifies existing ones. During this critical time, a heavy responsibility falls on the shoulders of our community's leaders. Those in      .... Article 5



Love has made me Solomon

by Rumi


by Rumi

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Iqbal's Impact On Freedom Movement 

By M.H. Askari

CONSIDERING the short span (from about 1926 to 1934, Iqbal's impact on the freedom struggle and on the destiny of the Muslims of the subcontinent was profound and abiding. He had an almost indelible influence on the shaping not only of the political thought of his compatriots but also of their perceptions on religion and culture.      .... Article 7




Have you ever watched kids
 On a merry-go-round?
 Or listened to the rain
 Slapping on the ground?
 Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?
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Decadence, Deviation and Renaissance in the Context of Contemporary Islam
by Seyyed Hossein Nasr

IN CONTRAST to traditional Islamic scholarship where in all branches of the sciences terms are
already defined and always used with a specific meaning in mind, there has appeared during the
past century among a large number of modernized Muslims a tendency toward ambiguity and the
careless use of many important terms. Words and expressions have been          
.... Article 9


"...... Our crisis of values at home, coupled with our lack of a coherent mission abroad, has created a ' dark night of the soul ' .", said President Richard Nixon in 1994.
On Peace through justice 
by Bob Crane

(An excerpt from one of his email epistles in response to an enquiry about President Nixon's statement).
........ As Richard Nixon's principal foreign policy adviser from 1963 to 1968, I can vouch for the fact that Nixon always separated every religion from its adherents, because I was also his adviser on the world religions.          
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by Okasha Naqvi (13 years), New Jersey

My Parents came here long ago,
for a reassuring future so they would know, their children would be strong, healthy, and grow!
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Omar Ahmad ( the founder of the Council on American-Islamic Relations. )

America is one nation out of many peoples. Many of us from diverse backgrounds and diverse experiences can band together around a common theme: freedom. ... Article 12



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