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Muslims ‘are Britain’s top charity givers’

Ruth GledhillReligion Correspondent Last updated at 12:01AM, July 20 2013 Muslims give more to charity than other religious groups, new research suggests. At almost £371 each, Muslims topped the poll of religious groups that give to charity. When they donated last year, atheists averaged £116, The Times reported (£). The ICM poll found that Jewish donors gave an average of …

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Why isn’t the KKK designated as a terrorist organisation?

Anonymous dropped a list of more than 1,000 alleged members of the Ku Klux Klan today and there are worries that vigilantes might take justice into their own hands, as well as concerns that the unvetted information might prove to be false. But what if the list turns out to be legitimate? Association with a U.S. hate group is not illegal, and …

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As a Muslim, how do I tell my child the new president doesn’t like us?

` Donald Trump’s victory has led to a surge in anti-Muslim feeling in the US. Explain that to a nine-year-old Did she win?” My bleary-eyed nine-year-old had fallen asleep on our couch the previous night, as the polls closed in Florida. When she sat across the breakfast table from me, I had to break the news that, while her own …

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British Muslims Should Stand Up and Say It: There Is Nothing Islamic About Child Marriage

This is a column about Muslims and child marriage. I hesitated before writing it. When I pointed out the prevalence of anti-semitism and homophobia within British Muslim communities earlier this year, I was accused by some of my co-religionists of “selling out”, of “fuelling Islamophobia”. I understand their annoyance. Why give the racists and bigots of the Islamophobic far right …

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The Function of Mountains

According to modern geological findings, mountains emerge as a result of the movements and collisions of massive plates forming the Earth’s crust. When two plates collide, the stronger one slides under the other, the one on the top bends and forms heights and mountains. The layer beneath proceeds under the ground and makes a deep extension downward. That means that …

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Belief at time of death is too late

“We delivered the Children of Israel across the sea. Pharaoh and his troops pursued them, aggressively and sinfully. When drowning became a reality for him, he said, “I believe that there is no god except the One in whom the Children of Israel have believed; I am a submitter.” “Too late! For you have rebelled already, and chose to be …

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The rich cannot buy themselves out of fasting

“Specific days (are designated for fasting); if one is ill or traveling, an equal number of other days may be substituted. Those who have the ability, may substitute feeding one poor person (for each day missed). If one volunteers (more righteous works), it is better. But fasting is the best for you, if you only knew” 2:184 A number of wrong translations and interpretations …

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The Seven Habits of Highly Effective Qur’an Understanding

Allah promises in al-Qiyamah 75:19 that He explains the Qur’an.   Of course this does not mean anyone can just open the Qur’an and gain some sort of instant mystical wisdom. We have to follow the methods the Creator of the Qur’an lays out for us.   And the Qur’an is the only book ever that teaches the reader how to understand itself… …

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