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  • Hijab vs. Western Dress

    Hijab vs. Western Dress

    France bans the Niqab but parents can buy sexy clothing for their 7-year-old daughters and send them for pole-dancing lessons. Today's Western society gone mad - surely a little more decency would not go amiss...

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  • The EDL Have Got It All-So-Wrong

    The EDL Have Got It All-So-Wrong

    3 September 2011 saw the English Defence League (EDL) defy a 30-day marching ban by the home secretary Theresa May, and staged what is being described as a "static march". They didn't count on the counter protest, staged by non-Muslims.

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  • The Five Pillars of Islam

    The Five Pillars of Islam

    Islam is not just belief; it is also practice. The Five Pillars of Islam are five basic obligatory acts, the five practical foundations which a Muslim must put into practice in order to fulfil the requirements of his or her faith.

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  • One Islam, One Moon, Two Eid's

    One Islam, One Moon, Two Eid's

    Something I cannot quite get my head around is the argument that happens every Ramadan and every Eid ul-Fitr. Why can't Muslims all agree on the sighting of the moon? After all, it is a big white thing in the sky... how hard can this be?

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  • Wudhu

    Wudhu

    How Wudhu is performed in 10 steps. Wudhu is required of all Muslims before praying the five daily prayers. It follows a set procedure for washing parts of the body using water.

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  • Fasting in Ramadan

    The Joys and Pains of Fasting in Ramadan

    The difficulties of learning to fast. It is not an easy thing to do, especially if you have not being doing it since a young age. The lesson I take away from Ramadan as a new Muslim is this: Restraint is good for the soul.

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  • Beware

    Beware!

    Recently, multiple news reports have surfaced showing many new converts to Islam becoming mixed up in terror plots. Be careful of the company you keep - not every Muslim is inherently good, or is on the right path.

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  • To Wudhu or not to Wudhu?

    To Wudhu or not to Wudhu?

    That is the question! And the question posed here is this: Is it permitted to touch, read or hold the Holy Qur'an whilst not in the state of wudhu? Is there an instruction in the Hadith which clearly advises against touching the Qur'an without your wudhu?

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  • Qur'an

    Qur'an: In your language or in Arabic?

    How are you supposed to read and understand the Qur'an in Arabic when you don't speak one word? How does a new Muslim set out to learn about their new religion in their own language?

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  • The Shahada Explained

    The Shahada explained

    The Shahada is the first Pillar of Islam and is often cited as the most important. A single honest recitation of the Shahada in Arabic is the only initial requirement to enter Islam.

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  • Life after the Shahada

    Life after the Shahada

    After declaring the Islamic Creed what's next? What changes for you? What does the above statement encompass? How much does your life change?

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  • Alhamdulillah!

    Alhamdulillah!

    The very first article on therevert.com from 16 August 2011 / 16 Shawwal 1432

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