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Wandering Seventh Avenue, looking for a sign, I sought natural beauty, a reminder of the Divine. I was a commoner searching for the artist through His art. But where was I less than 24 hours from the Tazkiyah Retreat that I needed something in His creation to remind me of Him?  Whenever is He…

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Why does the Quran tell us that the Jews claim Ezra (ʿUzayr) is the son of God, when Jews do not make this claim or anything approaching it?  This is not a question that arose just recently during an interfaith panel. It’s not a new question at all. How should we understand…

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They saw you and they fell in love Their hearts a-flight, they soared above   I missed the chance to see your face My soul, my heart, roams out-of-place

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Social, political, economic, civilizational change – the root of all those changes is the change inside of you. I must do work. It does not come without effort. A spiritual dimension is a higher dimension. 

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"God's grandeur and beauty were apparent everywhere in China", says Mohammad Ali Hazratji, an attendee of Al-Madina's recent spiritual tour of China with Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui. He shares many of the profound spiritual lessons and images from the journey in his account of the…

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As human beings, we are to look at everything in our lives—material experience, intellectual experience, psychological and emotional experiences—in the envelope of our spiritual reality. How do we take care of that spiritual reality?

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Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui discusses the ruling on reading the Qur'an in a group and what the great scholars have said on the issue.

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If what we do or say is stripped from rahma (merciful love), then it has nothing to do with our deen.

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Character strengthens the Muslim’s spiritual life. In Islam, the circle acts as a constant metaphor: just as character builds one’s Islam, so does Islam build character. And of character, Islam - practiced with the same deliberation and integrity of action portrayed by Imam al-Haddad - builds…

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Muslims should not be uncritical in accepting mindfulness meditation as yet another attempt to treat the spiritual void generated by secular materialism.  For all its perceived benefits, mindfulness remains a fast-food solution to the spiritual hunger of our times.  It is a proverbial doughnut that…

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