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“The one who cares for an orphan and myself will be together in Paradise like this,” and the Prophet ? joined his index finger...

Do Not Surrender to Sins

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In Islam, Reason Bolsters Faith, Not Destroys It

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Does Resisting Temptation Make You Strong or Weak?

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Fish Worship

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Tyranny and Liberalism

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What Does It Mean to be a Muslim Skeptic?

The Messenger of Allah ﷺ said, “Whoever loves for the sake of Allah, hates for the sake of Allah, gives for the sake of...

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The Reality of Baraka

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Angels Are Not Mindless Robots

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