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Glass of Milk

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The Surrey Jamea Masjid: Responding to a Fast Growing Community

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The Danger of Self-Magnification

The title of this article was taken from the Glorious Qur’an 7:146 where Allah gives five characteristics to those who magnify themselves wrongfully: […]

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Interest Rate in the Clinton-Obama Debate

This article is connected to the California Democratic Debate which took place a few days before the Super Tuesday. […]

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Teacher’s Pet: Be Fair and Just with Children

The teacher’s pet is an expression given to a student who is loved by the teacher more than anybody else in the classroom. […]

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Vainglorious Boasters

The need to accept “misfortunes” in our lives is mentioned in the Glorious Qur’an in 57 Al Hadeed (Iron): 22-23.   […]

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Cleaning Starts at the Top

If you want to clean a country from corruption, start with top people. If you want to clean the stairs with water, start at the top of the stairs. If you want to clean a person, start at the top. […]

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Attention Muslims: Devils Ahead

The Glorious Qur’an talks about the devil or the shaitan. The Qur’an tells us that he is our biggest enemy (2:168, 2:208, 6:142, 7:22, 12:5) for at least ten reasons: […]

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Performance of Muslim Schools

The Ministry of Education of British Columbia evaluates its schools through standard testing to pupils in Grades Four and Seven. Caring Muslims examine these results in order to know what is going on in our schools. […]

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The Three Processes of Islamic Education

The glorious Qur’an (2:129) identifies three processes of Islamic Education. They are: Telawah, Ta’aleem and Tazkeyah. […]

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Hardships: Who Needs Them?

All people need to face hardships because they are required for growth and strength. We may not like them but we need them. […]

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Are You a “PIGERAB”?

This article addresses the question of identity. When immigrants move from their countries of origin to their countries of destination they go through a process of psychological and social change that may lead to a change of loyalty. […]

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Why We Should Support Islamic Schools

Our Prophet Muhammad (peace be unto him) said, “when the son of Adam dies, his work (the return on his righteous deeds) will stop except from three (sources): 1) sadaka jariyah (running charity), 2) ilmun-yun-ta-fa-o-bih (useful knowledge), and 3) waladun-salihun-yado-lah (a righteous child who prays for him.) […]

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Actions Speak Louder Than Words

This article deals with how people express themselves. Basically there are two ways to express your self: 1) in words (by saying), and 2) in actions (by doing.) […]

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And Have You Seen the Water that You Drink?

The title of my article is taken from Surah # 56. The Arabic name for this Surah is Al-Waquiah meaning “The Event.” […]

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The Newest Medical Technology

Allah subhanahu wa ta’ala says in the glorious Qur’an (17:82) “And we send down of the Qur’an that which is healing and mercy for the believers, but it does not increase the wrong doers except in loss.” […]

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Mom, I Forgot My Lunch

Your 10 year old child phones you from school to tell you, “Mom, I forgot my lunch.” How would you respond to him? […]

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Stick Your Cheek to the Ground: Islamic Approaches to Anger Management

Islam is a way of life and the Qur’an offers guidance in all areas of life. In the area of personal and emotional development, Islam encourages Muslims to manage their anger in two steps. […]

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Don’t Get Angry

A man asked the Prophet (peace and blessings be unto him) for an advice. The answer was: don’t get angry, don’t get angry, and don’t get angry. […]

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Do Parents Talk Too Much?

Let us answer this question together. Parents are not the same when it comes to how they respond to their children’s behavior. […]

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Thank You Surrey Muslim School

On Friday November 23, 2006 an announcement was made at Masjid At-Taqwa (72 nd Ave and 124 th St.) regarding the excellent academic performance of the Surrey Muslim School Grade 4 for the 2005/06 academic year. […]

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Ten Guidelines for Life

Allah (swt) introduces to us in the Glorious Qur’an 101: 6-11 the concept of balance of good deeds. Balance stands for the difference between good deeds (+) and bad deeds (-). […]

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Solving Problems in Ramadan

There are basically two ways of solving any problem: the way of justice and the way of mercy. […]

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The Question Every Muslim Must Ask at the End of Ramadan

During the month of Ramadan, Muslims all over the world are busy in doing righteous deeds. Eamples are: praying on time in congregations, reading Qur’an daily, taraweeh and night prayers, charity, fasting, breaking our fast together in the mosques and doing all kinds of good deed. But will Allah accept these deeds? […]

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Ramadan Assignment!

In the previous issue I gave the readers an opportunity to think about the reasons for fasting in Ramadan. I asked them one question and promised to acknowledge the first respondent with the correct answer. […]

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Your First Ramadan Assignment Fill in the Blanks

According to the glorious Qur’an, you will receive the following blessings if you reach the level of…… (Find the missing word) […]

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Sheikh Al Qaysi

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Guidelines for Parents: Part 2

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Guidelines for Parents: Part 1

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Muslim Youth Helpline: A Dream Came True

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