Imam W.D. Mohammed

Blessed Ramadan

1982-July-16 1982-July-16   A.M. Journal   Blessed Ramadan   Imam W. Deen Muhammad     With the name Allah, Most Gracious, Most Compassionate; Peace and Blessings upon Muhammad the last and Universal Messenger.   Dear Readers, As-Salaam-Alaikum: The month of Ramadan gives us an opportunity to improve upon our total life in terms of nurturing…

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The Battle of Badr

The Battle of Badr by  Anonymous     The Great Battle of Badr took place on the seventeenth of Ramadan, two years after the Hijra. This was the first battle that the believers ever engaged in with the disbelievers, and it is, by far, the most famous and most renown, becuase of the several extraordinary…

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Ramadan Mubarak

A Ramadan Message

A Ramadan Message: A Time for Growth in Love, Devotion and Lasting Change By Oliver Muhammad The time for Ramadan is here again (possibly April 23rd or 24th), so once more we will be actively involved in Ibadat, or acts of devotion, including fasting, prayers, Taraweeh, late night prayers, Quran recitation, and other forms of…

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The Significance of Fasting

The Significance of Fasting Fasting, is abstaining from eating, drinking and coitus from daybreak to sunset as a devotional ritual. Allah, the Almighty Says in the Noble Quran (what means): "O you who have believed, decreed upon you is fasting as it was decreed upon those before you that you may become righteous." [Quran; 2:183]…

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Test Post

Forgive and show indulgence to them!  (Qur’an, 2:109) Among various prolific misconceptions concerning the religion of Islam, one cannot miss the oft-quoted “Kill them wherever you find them,” characterization of religious intolerance in the Qur’an. This bloodthirsty depiction of Islam is far, far from the truth. Yet, with so much media attention shone on “Muslim

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Tolerance in Qur’an

Forgive and show indulgence to them!  (Qur’an, 2:109) Among various prolific misconceptions concerning the religion of Islam, one cannot miss the oft-quoted “Kill them wherever you find them,” characterization of religious intolerance in the Qur’an. This bloodthirsty depiction of Islam is far, far from the truth. Yet, with so much media attention shone on “Muslim…

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Some Misappropriations of Quranic Verses

by David Dakake Islamic Research Institute Washington, D.C.   In this synopsis we shall discuss two verses that have received much “air time” in the post 9/11 media environment. [1] The first verse appears in chapter 5, verse 51 of the Quran and says, according to the most common English translations: O, you who believe…

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Does the Qur’an Advocate Violence

by Mohamed Elmasry “You shall destroy all the peoples … showing them no pity.” (7: 16) “… All the people present there shall serve you as forced labour.” (20:12) “… You shall put all its males to the sword. You may, however, take as your booty the women, the children, the livestock, and everything in…

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