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A Qur’anic Pilgrimage

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Hajj, also known as the greater pilgrimage, is an amazing phenomenon which engulfs the hearts and minds of Muslims from all across the globe. It is an event which is indeed spectacular; a mass sea of human will and flesh surging along the path once traversed by Abraham (upon him be peace), the caller to Islamic monotheism. It is a pilgrimage that is centred around the prime maxim of monotheism, every action and ritual maintaining a direct relationship with it. Inasmuch as Hajj being the single most important and spiritual journey that man will undertake, it is pertinent to note

The Hajj: The Journey

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By Him whose House the loving pilgrims visit, Responding with ihram at the appointed limit,  Uncovering their heads in total humility Before One to Whom faces bow in servility.  They exclaim in the valleys, "We have responded to You - All Praise is Yours, and Kingdom too!"  He invited and they answered, with love and pleasure;  When they called upon Him, nearer came the Divine treasure.  You see them on their mounts, hair dusty and dishevelled,  Yet never more content, never happier have they felt;  Leaving homelands and families due to holy yearning,  Unmoved are they by temptations of returning. 

Hajj Quiz

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Islam21c Hajj Quiz is here sponsored by Prophetictimeline.comTest your knowledge with the 10 questions below.

Eid Al Fitr Quiz

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We wish you a Eid Mubarak on Sunday 19th August 2012 from the Islam21c Team. Try your hand at our Eid Al Fitr quiz.

Ramadan Quiz

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Are You Ready for Ramadan? Try your hand at our Quiz and tell us what score you got.

Ramadan Quiz 2

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Try your hand at our Quiz and tell us what score you got.

The Three Myths of Israeli History

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Miko Peled, author of the 'The General's Son', is a peace activist who dares to say in public what others still choose to deny. Born in Jerusalem in 1961 into a well known Zionist family, his grandfather, Dr. Avraham Katsnelson was a Zionist leader and signer of the Israeli Declaration of Independence. Peled unravels the 3 biggest Myths in the Israeli/Palestinian conflict {tab=1} Part 1 {youtube}c4ZfnpN4Dfc{/youtube}

Arab Awakening: Syria Unrest

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Reem Haddad, a spokesperson for the Syrian information ministry, in a phone interview with Al Jazeera over the rolling nationwide protests. {tab=1} Part 1 {youtube}NcIgzLLHJZQ{/youtube}

Alternative Vote: Advice for British Muslims

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Click here to download a copy of this Report. Executive Summary On 5th Mary 2011, a referendum will be held in the UK to ask voters whether they wish to change the current way MPs are elected into parliament, replacing the existing “First Past the Post” (FPTP) system with the “Alternative Vote” (AV) method. Such a decision will have an impact on the nature of future British governments and will significantly alter the political dynamic in the UK. As such, the Muslim Research and Development Foundation (MRDF) felt it necessary to issue advice to Muslims in the UK regarding the

Important Advice in Light of the Veil Ban

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In light of the ongoing anti-veil agenda we the undersigned would like to present the following important advice to the Muslim community here in the UK, irrespective of school of thought, sect or organisation.  1. The Muslim community should remain united regardless of its differences and opinions about the veil. This request is in response to the countless number of Quranic and Prophetic traditions that command Muslims to be united. Among these is the Quranic verse that says, ‘Hold fast, all together, to the rope of Allah and do not be disunited.’ 2. We strongly condemn any attempt by any