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The puzzling question that often comes to mind is, if God is merciful, more than a mother to her child, then how can He punish anyone, believer or nonbeliever, of His creation? How can He promise hellfire to those who disbelieve?

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If Allah divides humanity into three ranks and includes many from the earlier generations to be closest to Allah, how can we ever hope to have an equal reward? Here are a few things you can do to be counted, inshallah, amongst those who excel for Allah.

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After seeing our brothers and sisters praying Salat-ul-Istisqa (prayer for rain) in the Bay area this past weekend, and the subsequent rainfall, let us remember the story of the man who once interrupted the Prophet's khutbah, asking for rain:

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All unhappiness and stagnation result from a feeling that you are at the mercy of the world and the people in it. But what a joy it is, what a major shift to strength and power, when you recognize you are at the mercy of God and his Strength & Power.

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You should realize that prayer upon the Prophet ﷺ is a ladder and means of [spiritual] ascent to arrive unto Allah. That is because sending prayers upon him ﷺ frequently engenders the Prophet’s love, and the Prophet’s love engenders Allah’s love, and Allah’s love for the servant attracts the…

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Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui discusses the calligraphic tradition of the hilya with a description of Prophet Muhammad ﷺ.

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Every year Muslims need to go through the usual battle about celebrating the Prophet's birthday. Two sides that claim love of the Prophet explaining why the other group is wrong. Sometimes there’s civility, but too often one will not let go until the other taps out in submission. The problem with…

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Can the Prophet be overpraised? Is commemorating his birth appropriate or not? Shaykh Mokhtar Maghraoui answers these questions.

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Labeling can have negative impact on how individuals see each other and themselves, hampering bonds. Stigma is a powerfully negative label that changes a person's self-concept and social identity.  Often those in a perceived majority or norm seek to alienate any perceived variance via the vehicle…

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Frustrated that you haven't met your spiritual goals because of the burdens of family, work, and social responsibilities? Here are four things to remember to have a truly wonderful life and a positive impact on the world.

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