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  • Why Islam - Foreword

    I have been honored to review my dear brother Ahmed Shoker’s book “Why Islam? An Immigrant’s Pursuit in the Divine

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  • CHAPTER 1: Introduction

    Why I Wrote this Book For a long time, I have felt that immigrant Muslims should present their understanding

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  • CHAPTER 2: The Need to Worship God

    Among the many debates arising from the study of religion, one of the most contentious issues is: What is the purpose of our lives?

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  • CHAPTER 3: Can We Progress Without Religious Laws?

    Clearly, we cannot progress as spiritual beings without religious laws.  Proponents of non-religious systems fail to realize that the

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  • CHAPTER 4: The Origins of Islam

    The roots of Islam are as deep and old as the creation of Adam. The literal Arabic meaning of Islam is derived from the verb

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  • CHAPTER 5: Who is the Lord of Muslims?

    The Lord of Muslims is God of all the worlds and of all creatures. The word Allah is the literal Arabic translation of God. Several

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  • CHAPTER 6: What is the Religion of Islam? Part 1

    Islam is an Arabic word used to describe the willing submission to God’s will; that is, to conduct one’s life according to

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  • CHAPTER 6: What is the Religion of Islam? Part 2

    Do you not see that Allah makes the clouds move gently, then joins them together, then piles them up in masses, then you see the rain coming

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  • CHAPTER 7: Prophethood in Islam

      The role of Prophethood is important, since a belief in the Prophets is necessary in order to truly accept their

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  • CHAPTER 8: The Muslim Character

    The Five Pillars of Islam represent the foundation of our religion.  In striving to perfect them, we must establish a good foundation

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  • CHAPTER 9: Theodicy and the Problem of Evil and goodness

    Definition and background  This chapter reviews what scholars from different faiths have said about the

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  • CHAPTER 10: Why Islam? Part 1

    Muslims believe that the religions before Islam were designed in God’s wisdom to successively guide the societies of their time in

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  • CHAPTER 10: Why Islam? Part 2

    VI Women’s Rights in Islam Both women and men in Islam are promised equal rewards for good conduct and

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  • CHAPTER 11: Conclusion

    Working as a scientist, I see many proofs that Islam is the final divine revelation. Islam’s Holy Scripture, the Qur’an,

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  • Khutab by Dr. Fouad A. Hassan

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  • تيسير الكريم المنان في تدبر القرآن 2 مصدر ترتيب القرآن الكريم ترتيب الآيات أجمع العلماء سلفاً فخلفاً على أن ترتيب الآيات في السورة توقيفي، أي اتبع فيه الصحابة أمر النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم، وتلقاه النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم عن جبريل، لا يشتبه في ذلك أحد. والأحاديث في إثبات التوقيف في ترتيب الآيات في السور كثيرة جداً تفوق حد التواتر، إلا أننا سنذكر أمثلة منها: أخرج البخاري عن عبد الله بن الزبير قال: قلت لعثمان: (وَالَّذِينَ يُتَوَفَّوْنَ مِنْكُمْ وَيَذَرُونَ أَزْوَاجًا

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  • fantastic trip

    Fantastic trip

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  • In Support of Multiculturalism: “The Man Who Danced on the Stairs”

    At a recent scientific conference, I had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of an accomplished biologist who had immigrated to Canada from the Middle East eighteen years ago.  As we began chatting, it soon became clear that we shared interest in a variety of intriguing issues. We naturally talked about Middle Eastern politics and the Arab-Israeli conflict, but our conversation moved to speculating about reasons why those from the Middle East immigrate to Canada. Without hesitation, my new friend openly shared his own experience with me.

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  • Muslim's in the west

    This is based on the talk given at the Saskatoon Inn, October 30, 2010, celebrating the Islamic history month. Like everyone else I have several identities. I was born in Sind Province, India/Pakistan before the subcontinent was divided.  I am not sure if I should call myself Indian, Pakistani or Indopakistani.  I grew up in Pakistan and got all of my under graduate education and a medical degree there.  I attended the University of Michigan where I got Masters degree and did specialty training in Neurology.  I wear my Michigan T-shirt when there is a football game and my son wears his Iowa jersey.  Last week he beat me.  I have lived in Saskatoon for 43 years.  

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  • Comparative Religions

    In an age where religious tolerance for other faiths seems to wane, 2010should be ashamed of itself.Jesus, Mohammed, Moses, Gantama, are at bestveryrestless and unhappy spirits for they are seeing far right wing sects and even some centre churches behaving very badly, using their names in vain. Terrorism, nationalism, progroms, inquisitions, crusades, holy wars and kamakazee pilots preach that the means justify the ends.

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  • Poor and Rich

    Poor and Rich

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  • Religious Accommodation in the Workplace

    Religious Accommodation in the Workplace As a member of Saskatoon’s Islamic community, it has been my great privilege to meet and get to know many immigrant families.  Most of the families I have met come to Saskatoon from a number of Asian and African countries, and the reasons for their immigration are various.  To study at the University of Saskatchewan is one very common reason.  Many of these students bring spouses and families with them during the term of their studies. 

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  • Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Message: Bond the Two Major Divine Gifts

    Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) Message: Bond the Two Major Divine Gifts Prophet Muhammad (peace and prayers be upon him, PUH) of Islam was born on the twelfth day of the third lunar month of 571 AD. The level of high devotion of Muslims to his respect on one hand and the contrasting views of what may be thought of him by some other peoples is intriguing. To many non-Muslims the question is always why all that respect?

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  • Why Islam ?

    Why Islam?

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  • Selected Phrases

    Selected Phrases

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  • EGYPT FROM 150 YEARS Ago

    EGYPT FROM 150 YEARS Ago

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  • Spirituality of trials in the Christian Tradition

        Spirituality of trials in the Christian Tradition  To speak of the Christian tradition involves speaking of Scripture, which includes the Hebrew Scriptures (which Christians refer to as the Old Testament) as well as the New Testament. Christians interpret the Hebrew Scriptures through Christian understanding, which is not always the way Judaism interprets them. Interpretations in this reflection are from a Christian perspective.

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  • The Big “Eid” : lesson on Investment by Sacrifice

    The Big “Eid” : lesson on Investment by Sacrifice Pilgrimage (Hajj) is one of the major five pillars of Islam. The majority of the scholars are of the opinion that the order to make pilgrimage as a must was revealed in the six year after the migration of Prophet Muhammad to ...

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  • Fasting Ramadan: Time to Nourish the Soul

    Fasting Ramadan: Time to Nourish the Soul Fasting during the ninth Islamic lunar month of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. The Islamic calendar year is 10 days shorter than the year of the solar calendar and thus Ramadan is expected to come 10 days shorter every ...

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  • Theodicy; the Problem of Evil and goodness

    Theodicy; the Problem of Evil and goodness Definition and background This article reviews what scholars from different faith have said on the question of Theodicy. My sources include literature reviews obtained from the internet using words; theodicy and religion. I offer my apology from the outset for any misunderstanding or misrepresentations.

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