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In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.

Article 1:

Fasting as prescribed in Quran
Fasting was prescribed to the believers in the following verses of the Quran 
(2: 183-187); the English translation is by Abdullah Yusuf Ali:

Article 2:

by Shuja Abbas, 12 years, New Jersey

Article 3:

   Life of Ali ibne Abi Talib (a)
   by Dr. Sayed Haider Hussain Shamsi 
   Excerpt from his Book: " And The Message Continues-- 

   The Lives of the Twelve  Imams of Ahlul Bayt ", 

   available for online reading in the Book Section of  this website. 


  The Perfect Model of Islam by Nasir Shamsi

Article 4:

Fasting and Your Biological Rhythms
By Ebrahim Kazim, M.B., B.S., D.T.M & H., M.R.C.P.

Allah (all glory be to Him) tells us in the Holy Quran about Ramadan that,  (He wants you) to complete the prescribed period (of fasting), and to glorify  Him in that He has guided you; and perchance ye shall be grateful. (2:185) 

Many benefits, in addition to the spiritual, result from completing this  prescribed period of fasting. This article attempts to explain those related to  our biological rhythms.

Article 5:

Why America needs Rumi 
by Maliha Masood 

      Maliha Masood is a graduate of the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at 
Tufts University. She is the author of an upcoming travelogue on the Middle  East to be published by Cune Press in 2005 and the co-producer of a documentary  film on American-Muslim women. She currently resides in Seattle.


Article 6:

Our Chance to Reclaim Islam
By Michael Wolfe 

Whatever one thinks of the war in Iraq, it's clear that it creates an 
enormous opportunity-and obligation-for American and Western Muslims. We have been trying to reclaim Islam, and now we might actually have a chance.


Article 7:


Religious Education of the Younger Generation 
by Zakir  ( excerpt from Al-Serat, Vol IV No. 1, 1398 )

At present the problem of imparting religious education to our children is 
exercising the minds of many parents and guardians.

Article 8:

Way To The Qur'an
by Khurram Murad (excerpt from the author's book of the above title: Chapter 1) 

The Journey of Life --The Eternal, Living Reality
The Qur'an is the word of the Ever-living God; it has been sent down to guide  man for all times to come. No book can be like it. As you come to the Qur'an,  Allah speaks to you. To read the Qur'an is to hear Him, even to converse with Him, and to walk in His ways. It is the encounter of life with the  Life-giver. 'God - there is no god but He, the Ever-living, the Self-subsisting (by whom  all subsist). He has sent down upon you the Book with the Truth ... as a  guidance unto mankind ...' (Al 'Imran 3: 2-3).

Article 9:

New Frontiers in Conflict Management: Part ii ---A "Grand Strategy" to Wage Jihad Against Terrorist Muslims who would Hijack Islam  by Dr. Robert Dickson Crane 

" This paper was presented on September 26, 2004, at the Center for Global  Studies, George Mason University, Arlington, Virginia, as part of the 33rd  Annual Conference of the Association of Muslim Social Scientists (AMSS). This  presentation introduced Panel 8, entitled "Dialogue, Peacemaking, and Justice," in  support of the conference theme: Revisioning Modernity: Challenges and  Possibilities for Islam.


Article 10:


      Baghdad, the fairy city of the Arabian Nights and capital of the famous  Harun-ar-Rashid, the greatest emperor of his time, had the distinction of being the 
foremost center of art and culture during mediaeval times. Renowned scholars 
and translators, artists and scientists flocked to this great metropolis from  all parts of the world and adorned the learned assemblies of Harun and Mamun,  who, besides being celebrated scholars themselves, were the greatest patrons  of learning that the world has ever known. 


Article 11:

Poems by Rumi

Stay awake for an entire night - night is the bringer of Gifts !


Article 12:

He sees through his heart !  By Nasir Shamsi

Dile bina bhi kar khuda se talab / Aankh ka noor, dil ka noor nahin / (Bale Jibril) 
" Pray to God that He gives you a heart that can see (Dil-e bina). The light  in your eyes is not the light of your heart ". 





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