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Lslam, Prophet Muhammad, Hazrat Ali

A brief history of Hazrat Ali - the first male to embrace Islam

His instructions on keeping the army happy, selecting a chief justice are kept in the United Nations as an example.


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Pluralism, Prophet Muhammad, Islamic Culture, Narendra Modi

Does PM Modi really believe in what he said about ‘Islamic heritage’ of India?

The Modi who wants to become a statesman is very different from the Modi speaking in political rallies to his core supporters.


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Religion, Sufis, Prophet Muhammad

Why Prophet Muhammad is said to be the first Sufi

It's our ego and our insecure minds that are hurt, not God or his messenger.


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Sunni, Shia, Muslims, Prophet Muhammad

How interpretation of the word maula caused the Shia-Sunni schism

Dispute over whether Ali was declared 'wali' which means friend or 'khalifa' which means successor persists.


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Mecca, Hajj, Prophet Muhammad, Kutbah

Pertinent takeaways from Prophet Muhammad's 'Last Sermon'

The historic 'Khutbah' (sermon) is short, yet comprehensive; simple, yet extraordinary.


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Indian Muslims, Prophet Muhammad, Islam

The Brahmins among Muslims we don't talk about

Justification of casteism is a direct attack on Prophet Muhammad's life and an injustice to Islam's ideals and teachings.


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Prophet Muhammad, Islam, Salman haider, Balochistan

Why Pakistan's blasphemy law will come back to haunt it

It is important to remember the ordinance was passed by Zia-ul-Haq, a dictator, and we cannot separate the law from the lawmaker.


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Islam, Prophet Muhammad

Milad-un-Nabi: Prophet Muhammad's last sermon has key lessons for our times

He told the Muslims that they must under no circumstances accept being 'either oppressors or oppressed'.


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Prophet Muhammad, Muslims, Islam

Islam is simple, Muslims make it hard

The Quran emphasises moderation and balance in all matters related to faith, religious practices and social responsibilities.


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Muslims, Islam, Prophet Muhammad

Rediscover Prophet Muhammad, clear misconceptions about Islam

Contrary to popular belief, he was a man of mercy.