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Winning the Modern World for Islam

The present translation now extends this profoundly powerful message to readers of English. The French title has a degree of shock value—as the singular inversion of the secularist phrase moderniser l’islam (“modernizing Islam”)—that cannot be reproduced in English. “Islamicizing” is
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The Feast of the Sacrifice for Muslims, meaning and significance

1- How many holidays are there in the Muslim religion? The Muslim calendar includes two major holidays: the Eid Al-Fitr holiday “the feast of the break of the fast” which marks the end of the month of Ramadan and the feast of Eid Al-Adha, “the feast of the Sacrifice&
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On Ramadan

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, a month of intense prayer and dawn-to-dusk fasting. The fast is intended to bring the believer closer to God and to remind them of the suffering of those less fortunate. Ramadan is a month that God has distinguished and revealed his
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The Muslim in Ramadan

The gift of the year Setting the scene for Ramadan, God, the Most High, says: “The month of Ramadan [is that] in which was revealed the Qur’an, guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights [the new moon of] the month, let him fast it; and
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Welcoming the month of Ramadan

Many people have moved away from the proper understanding of the reality of fasting. Ramadan for them has transformed into a period of festivities marked by the presentation of varied food, drinks, treats; a period of vigils in front of the satellite television channels. They prepare
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The Distinction between Qur’anic Knowledge and Other Concepts

Islam is not logical and philosophical hair-splitting and rationalization: it is the generation of consequences and achievements through practical struggle. Therefore, Islam is not meant for opium addicts and lotus-eaters. It is meant for people who relish action and like to lead an a
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Imam Yassine: the Incandescent Path (2)

Imam Yassine’s thought is, therefore, a fabric unique in conception because it projects Islam in its true colors and caters for all the Muslim sects by obliterating the unhealthy intrusions of bias and prejudice. The execution of the thought also harmonizes with its conception. The th
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Faith as a Process in Imam Yassine’s Revivalist Theory

Lifelong repentance The justice and spirituality movement was founded by Imam Abdessalam Yassine in the early 70s of the twentieth century. The main rationale of the movement could be summed up in the maxim which the leaders as well as members keep citing “we repent to God and call on
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Imam Yassine: the Incandescent Path (1)

Imam Abdessalam Yassine’s thought is unique both in conception and execution. It is conceived in a true Islamic spirit; it is non-sectarian in approach; it eschews factional involvements and projects the essence of Islam without emphasizing the incremental elements which sometimes res
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A Spiritual Guide or an Imposter

It is important that all Muslims, having observed the correctness of their practice, also attend to the correctness of their inner conduct. Countless Qur’anic verses and hadiths prove conclusively that this is also essential, though many of those who attend only to externals are heedl
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MAN, KNOW THYSELF! -3- : Life after Death

“When I am dead, will I then be raised up again?” This question may hover on the periphery of the consciousness of even those who do not have any deep convictions of the reality of life after death, but the fact remains that very few people give any direct attention to the question of
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MAN, KNOW THYSELF! -2-

When the air-raid siren sounds in wartime and proclaims in its chilling wail: “Squadrons of enemy bombers are approaching to blast this city to eternity. To the air-raid shelters at once!” everyone immediately takes the quickest route to the shelters and, in an instant, th
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