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Why Risk It?

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 love you and want to trust you completely.  I don't want any doubt in my heart about you.  I know you love Allah and want to please Him.  But don't you realize that if you lie all that is jeopardized?

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Building Human Beings

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It was a small white frame house with a huge back yard and five ancient, towering pecan trees that lined the outside of its semi-circular drive.  From the road, one could see the entrance of the building behind the trees.

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A Name to Remember

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When my daughter was a year old, it became very clear that I would not be able to satisfy her companionship needs. She needed someone whose only responsibility was to play with her. She needed a sibling. It was wonderful when my husband and...

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Lost Hopes

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Slowly I climbed the steep hill toward my destination.  Reaching the place where I was to turn, I paused for a moment to catch my breath.  The subtle morning breeze caused the edge of my scarf to flutter as it cooled and refreshed me.

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Who’s the Master?

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Being his school's administrator and counselor for several years, I observed him the moment he arrived at the school to register that first summer.  He was the tall, silent type that could easily be misread as insecure. 

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Mom Deserves Better

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Whether it began with the ancient Greek tradition of mother worship epitomized by a celebration for Cybele, an important mother of Greek gods, or in ancient Rome with a holiday dedicated to Juno on which mothers were given gifts...

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Where to?

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With the decision made months in advance, the tickets are purchased, and the planning s. As the date approaches, the list of things to do fluctuates in length as one thing is marked off and five more need to be added.

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Successfully Enduring

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The deep green leaves of the ivy covering the wall that ran along the sidewalk fluttered in the cool spring breeze as I made my way downhill on a morning errand.  The sky was clear blue with the occasional puffy cloud.

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A Call to Mankind

Lastprophet.info / Writers' Articles / Najla T. Ilhan

 had heard those words before.  Strange and mysterious initally, with time I learned what they meant.  If I had heard them before becoming a Muslim, I had no idea what they were. Like someone who is not Muslim recently told me, "I thought they were different each time."  But they weren't.

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Call to Prayer

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One of the five pillars of Islam is the ritual prayer (salat) which is performed by Muslims around the world five times a day. How Muslims know that the prayer time has come is by the adhan, or the call to prayer that is recited the minaret of a mosque.

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