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    Religion and Science

    None is the victor but God: In our visit to Al-hambra palace in Granada, we found a phrase engraved on the walls which said “None is the victor but Allah (The One True God)“. My eyes burst into tears because the breeze of the glorious history of Muslims was around everywhere. I imagined the days of yore when Muslim scientists used to teach the Arabs and the western world medicine, pharmacy, geometry, astronomy, and poetry. As a matter of fact, Muslims had also established the first university all over Europe in Spain. Still in my imagination, I also experienced the days of Abdul-Rahman Ad-Dakhil[1], whose army girded Italy and France;…

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    We have not sent you except as a mercy to the worlds

    Indeed, you are of a great moral character: I have always been contemplating the praise of Almighty God for the morals of His Messenger Muhammad (peace upon him). I was hoping that I could understand the magnificence of these morals; I wanted to understand the brilliance in the personality of this great Prophet. Eventually, when my mother died, I felt extreme sorrow. It would’ve almost destroyed my life if it wasn’t for God’s mercy on me. Despite that I was already married and I did not need her care, missing her still made me lose a desire to talk to people. I felt that the whole world was tightening around…

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    My Lord is Most Merciful and Compassionate

    We feed you only for the countenance of God: I remember in the first two years of our stay in Lagos, Nigeria, we lived in hotel apartments so that it would be easy for us to look for a suitable house near the kids’ schools. Usually, after I came back from any trip, I was keen to bring simple presents for all janitors and the workers, and share with them food and drinks. At that time, spreading the word of Islam (da’wa) was not in my mind at all; my intention was only to get close to God by giving gifts. When we decided to leave that place in order…

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    The Religion in the sight of God is Islam

    You are the best nation that has ever emerged for humanity: I once remember being praised by my German language teacher. She asked: How do you have all this energy to enjoy education, exert effort as well as money and health in studying, to work, and also take care of your children? I answered: From the commandments of the Messenger of Allah, (Prophet Muhammad), may God bless him and grant him peace. He said: “Take advantage of five before five: your youth before your old age, your health before your illness, your riches before your poverty, your free time before your work, and your life before your death.” Then she said:…

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    Realizing the purpose of life in Corona times

    There is no life worth living except the life of  the Hereafter:        I have been always struggling to fully understand this saying of Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him. I wanted to get out of this inner contradiction. I wanted to balance between gaining happiness for myself and my loved ones in this life, yet on the other hand I know how great the happiness is in the Hereafter. The struggle continued until my father got sick. I was living in Africa with my kids and husband (who was a delegate of the United Nations project). I was sad because I lived far away from my father who was…

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    Whoever seeks religion other than Islam

    The natural instinct God has instilled in mankind: I had a conversation with a British family consisting of a father, mother and a ten-year-old child. While I was answering the Mother’s question about Muslim faith, the beautiful and smart boy asked me:  So according to what I understand from your words, if I was taking an exam at school and there was a difficult question, if I supplicated directly to God without Christ, am I a Muslim? I answered him: Yes. I then remembered the noble verse: So, devote yourself to the religion of monotheism – the natural instinct God has instilled in mankind…. [1]and I rejoiced with joy as…

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    We have made you a moderate nation

    Do Not Forget Your portion of the present world! During a visit to China, we visited “Window of the World”, which is a public park established on enormous areas of land with monolithic figures of the most distinguished world sites. So, you find for example in one corner a model of the Eiffel Tower, a model of Big Ben in another, the Egyptian Pyramids, the Niagara Falls, etc. In this park, you get a chance to taste Latin food, wear East Asian costumes, and live African traditions. It’s a real breath-taking place. I was amazed with the place. My children were having fun and my husband was taking photos. In…

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    The Upright Religion

    But those who believe, love Allah more:  During a visit to one of Hong Kong’s distinguished attractions, we found people flocking to pray to Buddha statue and present offerings to it. I was always wondering how Gautama used the word “Buddha” in the context of the word “Prophet” which refers to a person who is enlightened by the divine revelation. He told his followers: I am not the first Buddha and will not be the last. When the Buddhist feels a lot of fear, he resorts to the power in the sky to ask for help.[1] In the middle of the crowd, while I was thinking about the beliefs of…

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    Arguing with you concerning the truth

    What is revealed to you from your Lord is the truth: As a child, I have always been keen in knowing the right religion. Due to my mom’s keen in watching the religious programs at the time, I always asked her about that topic. I was born in Kuwait. As a society that receives expatriates from different countries, it contained different religions and cultures. I always pondered the adherence of the followers of each religion in declaring that theirs was the true religion. And I used to say to myself: The true religion ought to be one; What is this ‘religion’? Why is Islam the accurate religion? And with this…

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    They denied what is beyond the reach of their knowledge

    He is with you wherever you are: I had a conversation once with my personal driver in Nigeria who was a religious catholic. He said that even though he believes that Jesus is the son of God, he refuges only from God never from Jesus. He told me about an incident that had happened to him in the past. One day he was weeping and praying to God: Oh God! I never ask but you and never pray to anyone except you! You know that I’m willing to marry and marriage is a huge responsibility. My future wife will be pregnant one day and will need me to drive her…

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