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Topic: Islamic Teachings - Dr. Jamal Badawi (Canada)
Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Subject: Islamic Teachings - Dr. Jamal Badawi (Canada)
Date Posted: 30 June 2008 at 5:01pm
This thread is a continuation of an earlier thread on this same topic with many learning resources available in the archives at this URL:
 
http://whyislam.org/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12304 - http://whyislam.org/forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=12304
 
Western historians believe that Europe hit rock bottom in regards to its social, economic and moral standards in the 6th and the 7th centuries.


Historians believe that it was an age not of war or robbery but of extreme famine and total chaos.


Why was the light of civilization waning and near extinction? How could a great civilization become so miserable that money was the only remaining value?


To get answers to these questions and more, http://stream.islamonline.net/JamalBadawy/Media/12/L32_02.rm -




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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 20 July 2008 at 4:57pm

Can Muslims and Christians be Friends?

A Recent Debate at the Convention Center of Tulsa - Oklahoma

Dr. Jamal Badawi & Rev. Reza Safa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeBWTJkKujI - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeBWTJkKujI



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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 02 September 2008 at 5:00pm

Social Relationships in Islam

Islamic point of view, if friendship is based on love of God and commitment to the faith, then it will be blessed; however, if it is based on trivial factors, then it is not likely to last. In addition to this, both the Qur'an and the Prophetic tradition contain warnings against friendship with people who may take the believer away from the straight path of truth rather than help him to become a better believer.

Prophet Muhammad said,

"Individuals follow the same way of life and thinking as their close friends, therefore let each of you be careful about who he is taking as his close friend"

(Hadith in At-Tirmidhi)

http://www.readingislam.com/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1173695223318&pagename=Zone-English-Discover_Islam%2FDIELayout - http://www.readingislam.com/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1173695223318&pagename=Zone-English-Discover_Islam%2FDIELayout
 


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Posted By: Faris al-Farik
Date Posted: 03 September 2008 at 3:23pm
When I took my Shahada, an experienced Saudi Muslim referred me to Dr Jamal Badawi, and I took his Islam 101 Class. (Available FREE.)

While not a scholar, nor pretending to be one, this Canadian manages to enlighten and inspire Muslims.

I highly recommend Dr Badawi's viewpoint on so many subjects. His moderation and good sense is of great need in today's world.

Thanks, Al-Cordoby for reviving interest in Dr Badawi.


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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 04 September 2008 at 2:35pm

The Essence of Ramadan

Like other Islamic injunctions, the benefits of Ramadan are not limited to either "spiritual" or "temporal" elements of life. In Islam, the spiritual, social, economic, political and psychological intermingle in a consistent and cohesive whole. For convenience of presentation, the significance of fasting is discussed under four subheadings; spiritual and moral, psychological, social, and physical and medical.

Spiritual and Moral Elements

1- Above all, fasting is an act of obedience and submission to Allah the Almighty. Submission and commitment is based upon love for Almighty Allah and earnest effort to gain His pleasure and avoid His displeasure. If this is the only reason for fasting, it surely suffices.

2- Fasting is an act acknowledging Allah the Almighty as the Only Master and Sustainer of the universe. It is only through His bounties that we have our existence and sustenance.

3- Fasting is an act of atonement for our errors and mistakes, as the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said:

"Whoever fasts (the month of) Ramadan on the basis of faith and seeking (the pleasure of Allah), his past errors are forgiven." (Ahmad)

4- Fasting trains the believer in taqwa (piety and fear of Allah). If one volunteers to refrain from lawful food and sex, he or she will be in a better position to avoid unlawful things and acts.

5- Fasting trains the believer in sincerity. Unlike other acts of worship, it is entirely based on self-restraint. Others can never know for sure if the person is fasting or if he broke the fast in secret. Self-restraint requires a high degree of sincerity and faithfulness.

6- Fasting teaches other virtues. Fasting does not exclusively mean refraining from food and drink. Essentially it means refraining from all vice and evils. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: "If one does not abandon falsehood in words and deeds, Allah has no need for his abandoning his food and drink." (Al-Bukhari)

7- The spirit of Ramadan with its nightly voluntary prayer (called Salat Al-Qiyam or Tarawih Prayer) and frequent recitations and study of the Glorious Qur'an provides a chance for spiritual revival (a kind of annual spiritual overhaul).

8- Fasting is a form of jihad (striving for Allah). It teaches self-discipline and enhances one's ability to master his needs and desires rather than be enslaved by them.

http://www.islamonline.net/English/Ramadan/Heart_Softening/Softening/16.shtml - http://www.islamonline.net/English/Ramadan/Heart_Softening/Softening/16.shtml



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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 18 September 2008 at 5:13pm
Muslim / Non-Muslim Relations
 
Commonly Misunderstood Qur'anic Texts- Dr Jamal Badawi (1/7)
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMfWURGcvBI&feature=related - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yMfWURGcvBI&feature=related
 
An excellent talk by Dr. Badawi
 
 


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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 21 September 2008 at 2:10am

Ramadan's Four Elements

Like other Islamic injunctions, the benefits of Ramadan are not limited to either "spiritual" or "temporal" elements of life.

In Islam, the spiritual, social, economic, political, and psychological intermingle in a consistent and cohesive whole

For convenience of presentation, the significance of fasting is discussed under four subheadings: spiritual and moral, psychological, social, and physical and medical. ...

http://www.readingislam.com/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1221461431996&pagename=Zone-English-Discover_Islam%2FDIELayout - http://www.readingislam.com/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1221461431996&pagename=Zone-English-Discover_Islam%2FDIELayout

 

 




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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 29 September 2008 at 1:49pm

Muslims in the West

A talk by Dr. Badawi on the role of Muslims in non-Muslim societies

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-DhL3oLiuU - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-DhL3oLiuU

(31 minutes)



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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 07 October 2008 at 2:54pm
NEW WHY ISLAM Interviews with Dr. Badawi
 
Introducing the Qur'an - Part 1
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf7MrswxxKY - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf7MrswxxKY
 
(8 minutes)
 


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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 09 October 2008 at 2:23pm
NEW WHY ISLAM Interviews with Dr. Badawi
 
Islam & Co-Existence - Part 1
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0YB7MaRddg&feature=related - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0YB7MaRddg&feature=related
 
(5 minutes)
 


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Posted By: Deserves2Die
Date Posted: 09 October 2008 at 2:31pm
Who is this Guy in the Video? The one talking the interview?

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 14 October 2008 at 10:49pm

Muslim Contribution to Civilization

Conceptual Foundations and Historical Manifestations

  • http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1201957650529&pagename=Zone-English-Living_Shariah%2FLSELayout#Introduction - Introduction

  • http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1201957650529&pagename=Zone-English-Living_Shariah%2FLSELayout#Allah - Allah: The Source of All Bounties

  • http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1201957650529&pagename=Zone-English-Living_Shariah%2FLSELayout#Human - The Human as a Beneficiary of Allah's Bounties

  • http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1201957650529&pagename=Zone-English-Living_Shariah%2FLSELayout#World - The World: Sharing Allah's Bounties

  • http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1201957650529&pagename=Zone-English-Living_Shariah%2FLSELayout#Quranic - Qur'anic Inducements to Study and Explore

  • http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1201957650529&pagename=Zone-English-Living_Shariah%2FLSELayout#Specific - Specific Examples of Some Major Contributions

  • http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1201957650529&pagename=Zone-English-Living_Shariah%2FLSELayout#Conclusion - Conclusion

http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1201957650529&pagename=Zone-English-Living_Shariah%2FLSELayout - http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1201957650529&pagename=Zone-English-Living_Shariah%2FLSELayout



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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 18 October 2008 at 1:09am

Will Jesus Return?

Do Muslims believe in the second coming of Jesus? When will that be? What are the similarities and differences between the Muslim and Christian belief regarding the second coming of Jesus?

To know the answer to these questions, http://stream.islamonline.net/JamalBadawy/Media/9/K06_07.rm - listen to Dr. Jamal Badawi's short talk about the second coming of Jesus

 

http://www.readingislam.com/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1223905227438&pagename=Zone-English-Discover_Islam%2FDIELayout - http://www.readingislam.com/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1223905227438&pagename=Zone-English-Discover_Islam%2FDIELayout



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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 22 October 2008 at 10:40pm

Spiritual Rejuvination and Ramadan

A Friday Speech by Dr. Jamal Badawi

Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv7N7oSuDfI - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uv7N7oSuDfI

Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TLTkvR5d94 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TLTkvR5d94

Though Ramadan is over, spiritual rejuvination is year round



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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 13 November 2008 at 11:32am
Buying a Car or a Home without Riba (Interest):
 
Economic Challenges for Muslims in America
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wep5qU8IXHI - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wep5qU8IXHI
 
(10 minutes)
 
 


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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 14 November 2008 at 11:17pm
Walking in Prophet Abraham's Footsteps
 
For Muslims, Hajj is a re-enactment of journeys of Prophet Abraham and his family during his life. Every year Muslims from different parts of the world travel to Makkah to walk in Prophet Abraham's footsteps.

 

Muslims view Hajj as a reminder that life on this earth is more like a journey that will eventually end to a final abode.

 

To understand more about Hajj, http://stream.islamonline.net/JamalBadawy/Media/2/E11_02.rm - listen  to Dr. Jamal Badawi's three minute talk

 
http://www.readingislam.com/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1226471414839&pagename=Zone-English-Discover_Islam%2FDIELayout - http://www.readingislam.com/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1226471414839&pagename=Zone-English-Discover_Islam%2FDIELayout


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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 18 November 2008 at 11:02pm

Interaction between Men and Women

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQrGQYhg1NE - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eQrGQYhg1NE

A 9 minutes extract from a talk by Dr. Badawi



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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 20 November 2008 at 11:49am
A Talk on Zakah by Dr. Jamal
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgoVGO7x01c - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hgoVGO7x01c  
 
(Friday Speech - Part 1 - 9 Minutes)
 
 


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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 26 November 2008 at 12:47pm
Ask about Islam
 
http://www.readingislam.com/livedialogue/Browse.asp?hGuestID=0jP615 - http://www.readingislam.com/livedialogue/Browse.asp?hGuestID=0jP615
 
Transcript of a recent Q&A Session with Dr. Badawi on Islam On-Line held last Wednesday
 
 
 
 
 


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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 01 December 2008 at 10:49pm

Hajj Rites Explained by Dr. Badawi

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGCLYwRm0Os - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGCLYwRm0Os

Part 1/6 - Audio

(9 minutes)



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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 03 December 2008 at 10:25pm

Secrets of Success - Part 1 Importance of Family

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN3w_StoY4w - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tN3w_StoY4w

Part 1/6 - around 9 minutes



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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 07 December 2008 at 12:56am

Islam's Contribution to Civilization

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkZLLbliewc - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkZLLbliewc
 
(10 minutes)
 
 


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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 20 December 2008 at 11:06pm
Preservation of the Qur'an
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MVqBTwmQZk&feature=related - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7MVqBTwmQZk&feature=related
 
(Brief part of Dr. Badawi's Talk)
 


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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 22 December 2008 at 10:59pm

General Fatwa Session

IOL - 21 December 2008

Q: I am a teenage girl. I want to know if boyfriends are halal or haram?

A: Islam recognizes the fact that there is a natural attraction between men and women. It also provides a legitimate and wholesome way to satisfy this human desire. Such a way must be within the limits of the morality of a Muslim.

The idea of boyfriend or girlfriend seems to run contrary to this moral orientation and the due caution in the interaction between men and women. It is also a very slippery road where some people convince themselves that it is only a matter of friendship and soon things get out of control and with disastrous effect on the future of parties involved in this life and the hereafter.

It is for that reason that Allah did not only forbid adultery and fornication but He did forbid also the actions that may lead to such mortal sins including the prohibition of free and unrestricted mixing men and women, and more seriously the khalwa or privacy between men and women who are not lawful to each other.

May Allah help you to maintain your chastity and purity and reward you with a good future husband.

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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 23 December 2008 at 11:39pm

Islamic View of the Universe

by Dr. Jamal Badawi

Islam considers the environment as a personal trust and not personal property. This is why the destruction or unwise use of the environment is regarded as a moral crime.

http://discover.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1154235120409&pagename=Zone-English-Discover_Islam%2FDIELayout - http://discover.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1154235120409&pagename=Zone-English-Discover_Islam%2FDIELayout



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Posted By: Rashadi
Date Posted: 25 December 2008 at 5:09am
Originally posted by Al-Cordoby

Can Muslims and Christians be Friends?

A Recent Debate at the Convention Center of Tulsa - Oklahoma

Dr. Jamal Badawi & Rev. Reza Safa

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeBWTJkKujI -
I would love to challenge this guy to a debate to expose him.


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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 27 December 2008 at 12:06am
Dr. Badawi has hundreds of excellent talks explaining and teaching Islam to Muslims and also non-Muslims, in addition to debates
 
This article is on the very important topic of purity of intentions:

Improving the Quality of Sincerity (Ikhlas)

The first step to improve the quality of ikhlas is to make sure that your action is not prohibited by God. For example, a person cannot drink wine or rob a bank and say that he or she is doing it with a good intention. According to Islam, ends do not justify means; if a person has a noble objective then his or her intentions must also be noble.

Second is being conscious of God by realizing that God is present at all times and that He is aware of all your inner thoughts and motives. The Qur'an refers to this by saying what means:

[Say: "Whether ye hide what is in your hearts or reveal it, Allah knows it all: He knows what is in the heavens, and what is on earth. And Allah has power over all things.] (Aal `Imran 3:29)

Third is to develop the habit of giving some thought to any action before actually doing it. This includes, for example, seeking God's approval and pleasure when giving charity and not intending to impress people by it.

http://www.readingislam.com/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1154701741809&pagename=Zone-English-Discover_Islam%2FDIELayout - http://www.readingislam.com/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1154701741809&pagename=Zone-English-Discover_Islam%2FDIELayout



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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 02 January 2009 at 12:41am

Main Ethical Questions

One of the definitions of the word “ethics” is the study and evaluation of human conduct. It is regarded as normative because it relates to certain basic ideals. Ethics can also be described as a field of study that focuses on the knowledge of good and evil, and the basis on which aspects of behavior should be evaluated.

Ethics and Life

Since the start of creation man has never ceased to contemplate the moral question of good and evil.

Nowadays technological advancement is peoples’ main concern, but progress in the field of ethics and morals is rarely considered. The relevance of morals to our daily life is so great that a lot of our present social, economic, and political problems are the result of our ethical problem.

This ethical problem leads to the breaking down of the family institution, subjecting it to problems such as, cohabitation (couples living together without legal or religious sanctions) and generation gaps.

In the name of “modernism,” some people have excluded morals from their dealings. They claim that honesty is meaningless unless there is benefit derived from it. Others stopped worshiping God in the name of “liberation,” and instead they worship false gods like worshipping wealth, power or expediency.

This disregard of the ethical problem led to many wars which caused a great deal of human suffering. The philosopher Jeffery Burton Russell commented on this problem, pointing out that it is unfair to say that man has descended to the level of beasts, as beasts only kill for food while people kill each other brutally and senselessly, which gives a clear indication of our dire need for ethics and morals in life

http://www.readingislam.com/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1154526129635&pagename=Zone-English-Discover_Islam%2FDIELayout - http://www.readingislam.com/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1154526129635&pagename=Zone-English-Discover_Islam%2FDIELayout



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Posted By: Al-Cordoby
Date Posted: 07 January 2009 at 11:40pm
Inheritance in Islam
 
  • http://stream.islamonline.net/JamalBadawy/Media/8/H17_02.rm - A Historical Review

  • http://stream.islamonline.net/JamalBadawy/Media/8/H17_03.rm - Principles of Inheritance in Islamic Law

  • http://stream.islamonline.net/JamalBadawy/Media/8/H17_04.rm - Male and Female Shares

  • http://stream.islamonline.net/JamalBadawy/Media/8/H17_05.rm - Priorities in Distribution

  • http://stream.islamonline.net/JamalBadawy/Media/8/H17_06.rm - The Maximum to Bequeath

  • http://stream.islamonline.net/JamalBadawy/Media/8/H17_07.rm - How Is the Estate to Be Divided?

    http://www.islamonline.net/English/In_Depth/ShariahAndHumanity/Articles/2005-08/02.shtml - http://www.islamonline.net/English/In_Depth/ShariahAndHumanity/Articles/2005-08/02.shtml
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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 12 January 2009 at 1:19pm

    The Original Inhabitants of Palestine

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbndFN00Ky4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IbndFN00Ky4

    (3 minutes)



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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 23 January 2009 at 8:32am

    Dialogue of Civilizations

    A Talk by Dr. Badawi Given in Bahrain in 2002, on Muslim / Non-Muslim Relations

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlLZHDlaITY&feature=PlayList&p=9D32B2E06C5FAF0B&index=0 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FlLZHDlaITY&feature=PlayList&p=9D32B2E06C5FAF0B&index=0

    (Part 1/14: 10 minutes)



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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 31 January 2009 at 9:21am

    Islamic Family: Secrets of Success

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GGN3zS5WrY - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0GGN3zS5WrY

    (Part 1/4 - 9 minutes)



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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 11 February 2009 at 1:18pm

    Islam: The Misunderstood Religion

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6wWADYScy4 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6wWADYScy4

    Part 1: Some Theological Questions



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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 15 February 2009 at 10:51pm
    Every Word Counts
     
    Courtesy Applies to All People
     
    In Islam, courtesy of the word is not only prescribed to Muslims with regards to other Muslims. It applies for all people, as the Qur’an points out:

    [And dispute ye not with the People of the Book, except with means better (than mere disputation), unless it be with those of them who inflict wrong (and injury): but say, "We believe in the revelation which has come down to us and in that which came down to you; Our Allah and your Allah is one; and it is to Him we bow (in Islam).] (Al-`Ankabut 29:46)

    Therefore, Muslims should be courteous in their speech towards all people of all religions or philosophies

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 21 February 2009 at 8:36am

    Paradise… Not My Cup of Tea

    Q: What is the point of our existence and though the descriptions of Paradise sound good but no offence a little bit boring. So you're just happy in a garden for the rest of eternity, it just seems unimaginable ...

    A: Who created this universe? Who am I? Why am I here on this planet? Do I have any mission on earth or do I just live and die like all other living beings? What will happen to me after I die? Is there such thing as eternal afterlife? If yes, what does it look like?

    At the heart of these questions is the core question: do I believe in Allah or not? Even if I believe in Allah, what is my relationship with Him? Do I owe anything to Him? What are the consequences of believing in Him and obeying Him or rejecting Him and disobeying Him?

    It is this question about "Allah" that has always been the core message of all prophets in human history. Any other question is based on this foundation. It is the most significant determinant of one's basic identity.

    Since you believe in Allah already, I will move directly to address some of your specific questions.

    1. How do we know that Islam is the true religion, a claim that is made also by followers of all religions?

    Islam, in essence, is the message that Allah revealed to all prophets in history. The very term means to achieve peace with Allah, the One and Only Creator and Sustainer of the universe, inner peace, and peace and harmony with all the creation of Allah. Creation includes humans, animals, vegetation and the environments at large.

    Such a comprehensive concept of peace embraces peace during our earthly lives and the ultimate and perfect peace in the life to come. Realization of peace requires an unqualified firm belief in Allah, deferring to His infinite and perfect wisdom and willingly committing one's life to serve Him. ....

    More ....

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 22 February 2009 at 11:11pm

    Property Rights in Islam

    The right to own property is a part of human nature that is related to the instinct for survival and self preservation. However, the nature of this right and its limits has undergone changes throughout history and in different places .....

    Levels of Property Rights

    In Islam, there are several different levels of property rights. There are certain things owned by God that humans have no access to, such as the planets. Other properties are "common properties", which are owned by the entire human race like oceans, which are not individual properties. Within any country, community or society, there are certain properties owned jointly between the community at large, sometimes called "common land”.

    There is also the type of property which is in the possession of one particular individual or a number of individuals. These are all properties that people own with duties and responsibilities which are imposed on this property, and within the restrictions of Islamic law. However, all these properties belong to God and the levels of property are just a matter of convenience and classification.

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 11 March 2009 at 10:58pm
    The Prophet: Life In his household  

    Dr. Jamal Badawi is "Professor Emeritus" at St. Mary;s University in Halifax, Canada, where he served as Professor of both Management and Religious Studies.

    In this engaging interview Jamal Badawi discusses how we can learn from the life of Prophet in his household.

      http://www.islamicity.com/enp/t.asp?ID=421&NL=1&N=383&SubscriberID=204940&URL=http%3A%2F%2Fwww%2Eislamicity%2Ecom%2FIslamiTV%2F%3Fref%3D2880 - Click here to listen



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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 19 March 2009 at 10:41pm

    On Muslim Minorities

    Thursday, Mar 19, 2009

    Q:  I converted to islam a year ago but none of my family are muslim. I have had many discussions and debates with them about islam, i have given them books, sent emails, invited them to mosques/lectures and i try my best every day to treat them the best i can and have regularly contact with them to show them islamic behaviour. Despite this none of them are interested in islam and majority reject it.

    I know it is not my job to 'make' them muslim although i have a duty to convey the message and true meaning which i try with all sincerity and remember them in all my prayers, however i really worry about them i am scared what will happen to them i don't want them to die in disbelief although i know ultimately this is not my decision. I am doing everything i can, what else can i do to try and show them the true islam and am i right to worry about them so much?

    A: First, I pray to Allah to continue to bless you with the bounty of iman( faith). I also commend you for your compassionate sentiment towards your relatives and for loving goodness for others is a sign of good iman. However, the Prophet, peace be upon him, did not succeed in bringing his beloved uncle, Abu Talib, to Islam, and the Qur’an speaks about that in surat al-qasas, verse 56.

    Please keep in mind that sometimes in our earnest desire to help our loved ones we may appear to them as “too pushy”. So relax a little bit and let things take their due course.

    http://www.islamonline.net/livefatwa/english/Browse.asp?hGuestID=yAUh84 - http://www.islamonline.net/livefatwa/english/Browse.asp?hGuestID=yAUh84



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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 21 March 2009 at 11:19pm

    http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1235628796367&pagename=Zone-English-Living_Shariah/LSELayout - The Prophet's Campaign

     
    Coming up (Sunday 22 March 2009):

    Why do I Love Muhammad?

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 29 March 2009 at 1:35pm
     

    Women: The Spiritual Aspect

    The Qur’an provides clear-cut evidence that woman is completely equated with man in the sight of God in terms of her rights and responsibilities. The Qur’an states what means:

    [...So their Lord accepted their prayers, (saying): I will not suffer to be lost the work of any of you whether male or female. You proceed one from another...] (Aal `Imran 3:195).

    [Whoever does good whether male or female and he is a believer, We will most certainly make him live a happy life, and We will most certainly give them their reward for the best of what they did.] (An-Nahl 16:97).

    Woman according to the Qur’an is not blamed for Adam’s first mistake. Both were jointly wrong in their disobedience to God, both repented, and both were forgiven. In one verse in fact, Adam specifically, was blamed. [Then they both ate of it, so their evil inclinations became manifest to them, and they both began to cover themselves with leaves of the garden, and Adam disobeyed his Lord, so his life became evil (to him).] (Ta-Ha 20:121)

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 04 April 2009 at 11:01pm

    The Concept of Forgiveness in Islam

    Last Friday's speech by Dr. Jamal in Halifax, Canada, on forgiveness in Islam

    He talks about about a question he received about whether there is room for forgiveness in Islam

    http://www.islamonline.net/English/Islamic_Audio/Khutba/2009/04/Jumma_01/01.shtml - http://www.islamonline.net/English/Islamic_Audio/Khutba/2009/04/Jumma_01/01.shtml



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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 08 April 2009 at 1:20pm

    Purity of Intentions

    Satisfaction When Seen Doing Good

    When people are seen performing a good deed, they often cannot but feel good if they are praised for it. Islam does not consider this to be riya', as long as the person originally intended the deed for the sake of God, without wanting to be praised by people. A person must also have the feeling of humbleness and thankfulness to God that He helped him or her perform this good deed.

    This means that if a person intends to secretly do a good deed without anybody knowing and by chance somebody sees him or her, then he or she gets a double reward: one for doing a good deed and another for not feeling vain. This was mentioned when the Prophet was asked his opinion about a person who had done a good deed and then people had praised him for it. So he said, "It is glad tidings for a believer (which he has received in this mortal world)" (Muslim).

    Good and Evil Intentions

    Sometimes people may have a sincere intention to do good, but due to uncontrollable or unexpected circumstances, they may not be able to fulfill this act. According to Islam, although this action was not actually done, they are still rewarded for it due to their sincere intention.

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 25 April 2009 at 1:01pm

    Islamic Teachings Course, by Dr. Jamal Badawi

    Volume 3: Social System of Islam

    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#Content - Content

    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#Introduction - Introduction
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-lHuman Brotherhood and Equality I - G-l Human Brotherhood and Equality I
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-2Human Brotherhood and Equality II - G-2 Human Brotherhood and Equality II
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-3Human Brotherhood and Equality III - G-3 Human Brotherhood and Equality III
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-4Brotherhood of Faith - G-4 Brotherhood of Faith
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-5Social Relationships and Choice of Friends - G-5 Social Relationships and Choice of Friends
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-6Social Responsibility I - G-6 Social Responsibility I
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-7Social Responsibility II - G-7 Social Responsibility II
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-8Emancipation of Slaves I - G-8 Emancipation of Slaves I
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-9Emancipation of Slaves II - G-9 Emancipation of Slaves II
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-10The Place of Family in Islam: Introduction - G-10 The Place of Family in Islam: Introduction
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-11Position of Women in Ancient Civilization - G-11 Position of Women in Ancient Civilization
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-12Women in Judaea-Christian and Muslim Scriptures - G-12 Women in Judaea-Christian and Muslim Scriptures
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-13Women in Judaea-Christian and Muslim Scriptures II - G-13 Women in Judaea-Christian and Muslim Scriptures II
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-14Position of Women in Islam - Spiritual Aspect - G-14 Position of Women in Islam - Spiritual Aspect
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-15Position of Women in Islam - Economic Aspect - G-15 Position of Women in Islam - Economic Aspect
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-16Position of Women in Islam - Social Aspect - G-16 Position of Women in Islam - Social Aspect
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-17Position of Women in Islam - Political Aspect I - G-17 Position of Women in Islam - Political Aspect I
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-18 - G-18 Position of Women in Islam - Political Aspect II
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-19Muslim Women in History I - G-19 Muslim Women in History I
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-20Muslim Women in History II - G-20 Muslim Women in History II
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-21Muslim Women in History III - G-21 Muslim Women in History III
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-22Muslim Women in Recent History - G-22 Muslim Women in Recent History
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-23Muslim Women in Contemporary Society - G-23 Muslim Women in Contemporary Society
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-24Islams View of Sex - G-24 Islam's View of Sex
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-25 - G-25 Selection of Spouse and Engagement
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-26Engagement %28continued%29 - G-26 Engagement (continued)
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-27 - G-27 Marriage Laws in Islam I (Forbidden Categories)
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-28Marriage Laws in Islam II %28Validity of Marriage%29 - G-28 Marriage Laws in Islam II (Validity of Marriage)
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-29Marriage Laws in Islam III %28Marriage Contract%29 - G-29 Marriage Laws in Islam III (Marriage Contract)
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-30Marriage Laws in Islam IV %28Marriage Contract%29 - G-30 Marriage Laws in Islam IV (Marriage Contract)
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-31Polygamy in Islamic Law I %28Historical Perspectives%29 - G-31 Polygamy in Islamic Law I (Historical Perspectives)
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-32 - G-32 Polygamy in Islamic Law II (Historical Perspectives)
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-33 - G-33 Polygamy in Islamic Law III (Why is it allowed?)
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-34 - G-34 Polygamy in Islamic Law IV (Woman's options)
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-35 - G-35 Polygamy in Islamic Law V (Prohibition or Legalization)
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-36 - G-36 Marital Relations I (Wife's Rights)
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-37 - G-37 Marital Relations II (Wife's Rights)
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-38 - G-38 Marital Relations III (Related Issues)
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-39 - G-39 Marital Relations IV (Husband's Rights)
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-40 - G-40 Marital Relations V (Husband's Rights)
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-41 - G-41 Marital Relations & Children's Rights
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-42 - G-42 Rights of Parents
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-43 - G-43 Rights of Relatives
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-44 - G-44 Marital Problems
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-45 - G-45 Dissolution of Marriage I
    http://witness-pioneer.org/vil/Books/JB/IslamicTeachingCourse-3.html#G-46 - G-46 Dissolution of Marriage II

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 27 April 2009 at 1:06pm
     

    Women: The Spiritual Aspect

    The Qur’an provides clear-cut evidence that woman is completely equated with man in the sight of God in terms of her rights and responsibilities. The Qur’an states what means:

    [...So their Lord accepted their prayers, (saying): I will not suffer to be lost the work of any of you whether male or female. You proceed one from another...] (Aal `Imran 3:195).

    [Whoever does good whether male or female and he is a believer, We will most certainly make him live a happy life, and We will most certainly give them their reward for the best of what they did.] (An-Nahl 16:97).

    Woman according to the Qur’an is not blamed for Adam’s first mistake. Both were jointly wrong in their disobedience to God, both repented, and both were forgiven. In one verse in fact, Adam specifically, was blamed. [Then they both ate of it, so their evil inclinations became manifest to them, and they both began to cover themselves with leaves of the garden, and Adam disobeyed his Lord, so his life became evil (to him).] (Ta-Ha 20:121)

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 17 May 2009 at 9:11pm

    Main Ethical Questions

    One of the definitions of the word “ethics” is the study and evaluation of human conduct. It is regarded as normative because it relates to certain basic ideals. Ethics can also be described as a field of study that focuses on the knowledge of good and evil, and the basis on which aspects of behavior should be evaluated.

    Ethics and Life

    Since the start of creation man has never ceased to contemplate the moral question of good and evil.

    Nowadays technological advancement is peoples’ main concern, but progress in the field of ethics and morals is rarely considered. The relevance of morals to our daily life is so great that a lot of our present social, economic, and political problems are the result of our ethical problem.

    This ethical problem leads to the breaking down of the family institution, subjecting it to problems such as, cohabitation (couples living together without legal or religious sanctions) and generation gaps.

    In the name of “modernism,” some people have excluded morals from their dealings. They claim that honesty is meaningless unless there is benefit derived from it. Others stopped worshiping God in the name of “liberation,” and instead they worship false gods like worshipping wealth, power or expediency.

    This disregard of the ethical problem led to many wars which caused a great deal of human suffering. The philosopher Jeffery Burton Russell commented on this problem, pointing out that it is unfair to say that man has descended to the level of beasts, as beasts only kill for food while people kill each other brutally and senselessly, which gives a clear indication of our dire need for ethics and morals in life. ...

    The Ultimate Good

    Books of philosophy have concentrated on four main ethical questions. The first, what is the supreme good that a person really aspires to? One answer considers happiness the ultimate good that a person aspires to. Anything that makes a person happy is good and anything that causes disappointment is evil.

    Another answer is that the attainment of perfection is the ultimate good. This means that a person should do his best to achieve perfection, and anything that helps achieve it is good and anything preventing its achievement is evil.

    Philosopher Emmanuel Kant’s answer to this question is that the feeling of duty makes a person moral, which is considered the ultimate good. ...

    http://www.readingislam.com/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1154526129635&pagename=Zone-English-Discover_Islam%2FDIELayout - http://www.readingislam.com/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1154526129635&pagename=Zone-English-Discover_Islam%2FDIELayout



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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 25 May 2009 at 10:28pm

    Human Brotherhood and Equality

    G-2 Human Brotherhood and Equality II Questions:

    1. How does the Qur'an relate the story of Adam and Eve and what are the implications for human equality and brotherhood of the way in which the Qur'an relates the story?

    2. Are there any specific references in the Quran which enshrine the principles of human equality and brotherhood?

    3. Within this basic framework of equality, is there any basis for distinguishing between human beings?

    http://www.ashabilyemin.com/human-brotherhood-and-equality-by-jamal-a-badawi-t131848.html?s=65ef0331df87663e21bf3b11fac6f19b&amp - http://www.ashabilyemin.com/human-brotherhood-and-equality-by-jamal-a-badawi-t131848.html?s=65ef0331df87663e21bf3b11fac6f19b&amp ;



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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 09 June 2009 at 1:18pm

    Prerequisites for a Constructive Interfaith Dialogue

    Reading through the whole live dialogue, one can put one's hand on four essential, though scattered, prerequisites for the establishment of a positive and constructive interfaith dialogue. These prerequisites are as follows:

    1. Presentation of one's beliefs to others must be done in a courteous manner.
    2. Neither side should exploit people's ignorance or vulnerability (such as their critical need for food or medication) to twist their arm or put pressure on them so that they accept something against their free will.
    3. In any society, Muslim or otherwise, keeping public peace is critical. So, any form of freedom must be used with discretion, with the aim of avoiding social turmoil in the name of that freedom. Thereupon, no provocative methods or actions should be used by either side.
    4. Preaching one's faith should not be done in secret. The Christian delegates of Najran presented their beliefs openly in the mosque of the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him).

    http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1243825151713&pagename=Zone-English-Living_Shariah%2FLSELayout - http://www.islamonline.net/servlet/Satellite?c=Article_C&cid=1243825151713&pagename=Zone-English-Living_Shariah%2FLSELayout



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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 25 June 2009 at 10:00pm

    Commonly Misunderstood Qur'anic Texts

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HXGRYaUy6g - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HXGRYaUy6g

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 11 July 2009 at 8:55am

    Islam: The Misunderstood Religion

    This presentation by Dr. Badawi is a few years old, but an excellent talk which deals with a number of misunderstood topics in the West by non-Muslims, and also by some Muslims

    He deals in this speech with the five main topics:

    1- Some theological questions

    2- The question of Jihad

    3- The issue of human rights

    4- The nature of criminal punishments in Islam

    5- The issue of women in Islam

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6wWADYScy4&feature=related - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6wWADYScy4&feature=related

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 14 July 2009 at 5:23am

    Islamophobia: Misquoting the Qur'an

    Dr. Badawi warns of (the cut and paste) approach in reading The Qur'an, and warns of the out-of-context quotes which some people try to do to attack Islam

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw39sd5oQP0&feature=channel_page - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sw39sd5oQP0&feature=channel_page

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 19 July 2009 at 5:25am

    Human Dignity and Courage

    A talk by Dr. Badawi on human dignity in Islam

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-Zchss6EZM - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-Zchss6EZM

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 20 July 2009 at 9:23pm

    Islam's Contribution to Civilization

    A talk by Dr. Badawi which sheds some light on the Muslim contribution to civilization

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkZLLbliewc&feature=related - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkZLLbliewc&feature=related

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 03 August 2009 at 1:08pm

    Muslim Contribution to Civilization

    Conceptual Foundations and Historical Manifestations

    Introduction

    In his book, The Making of Humanity, Rob Briffault states:

    It is highly probable that but for the Arabs, modern European civilization would never have risen at all. There is no single aspect of European growth in which decisive influence of Islamic culture is not traceable. What we call science arose in Europe as a result of a new spirit of enquiry, new methods of investigation, methods of experimentation, observation, measurement, and the development of Mathematics in a form unknown to the Greeks. That spirit and those methods were introduced into the European world by the Arabs. (qtd. in Waheed 25-26)

    Like many other authors, Briffault recognizes the immense contribution of Muslims to civilization and its influence on the European Renaissance. Unlike most other authors, however, Briffault realizes that this contribution was stimulated, motivated and guided by a “new spirit.” Insufficient attention; however, has been given to the source and roots of this “new spirit” that emerged suddenly and powerfully in the seventh century. Initially the Arabs were not known for having made any significant contribution to science and technology, nor was the sandy, mostly arid Arabia known as a center of learning and research.

    What then could explain the extraordinary transformation of a people from that state into pioneers of progress and apostles of learning in diverse fields of knowledge? .........

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 05 August 2009 at 12:15pm

    Live Dialogue with Dr. Jamal Badawi on Muslim Minorities

    4 August 2009

    Q: Last year Ramadan I was pregnant I tried to fast but I could not, I gave but now nursing a Baby I tried to fast but encountering difficulties, I still have some days left but I am not sure of making them before this years Ramadan. Please will advise me on this? I need you guide in Islamic way. Thank you

    A: While encouraged, it is not necessary to make up for missed Ramadam before the next one. Nursing your baby is of paramount importance even if it last for two years. Fasting while nursing affect the health of your baby. May Allah bless you, your baby and all your loved ones.

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 09 August 2009 at 1:14pm

    Abraham & Muhammad: The Divine Promise

    Prophet Abraham (peace be upon him) reached the age of 85 and was childless. He couldn't get his hopes up as his wife, Sarah, was in her mid-70s and barren. As Prophet Abraham was accepting his destiny of not becoming a father, God had another plan for him. In Genesis, God promised Abraham to multiply his seed.

    But how could this Divine promise be fulfilled given the facts mentioned above? What does the name "Ishmael" mean? How is the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) the descendant of Prophet Abraham?

    To get an answer for these questions and more, listen to Dr. Jamal Badawi's 5-minute http://stream.islamonline.net/JamalBadawy/Media/12/L01_05.rm - audio .

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 13 August 2009 at 1:06pm

    Inviting People of Other Faith Communities to Islam

    The Prophet's Dawah Methodology

    Muslims believe that inviting people to the straight path of Allah is in fact an invitation to truth, goodness, virtue, and felicity in this life and the Hereafter. This explains why such an invitation (dawah in Arabic) is considered a duty on every Muslim to the extent of his or her knowledge and ability. .........

     

    This paper is an attempt to discern some elements of that role model for dawah. It is no more than scratching the surface of such a rich model, in the hope that it may shed light on such an important and timely topic.

     

    The paper begins by clarifying its methodology which is then to be applied in addressing some of the major elements of the Prophet's model of dawah. .......

     

    Elements of the Prophet's Methodology in Dawah

     

    1. Sincerity of Intentions

     

    2. Genuine Love and Care for the Invitees

     

    3. Uncompromising Steadfastness in Core Issues

     

    4. A Clear Universal and Comprehensive Vision

     

    5. Emphasizing the Individual Responsibility of the Invitee

     

    6. Humility and Gentleness with All

     

    7. Justice, Courtesy, and Respect for the Invitees

     

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 27 August 2009 at 1:48pm

    How to Make the Most of Ramadan

    Q: Can you share with some of the inner dimensions of the fast that can highlight the real significance of fasting?

    A: Ramadan is meant to enhance the feeling of the immense blessing of this month that we wait for year after year. The greatest of such blessing is to draw near Allah, the Creator and Sustainer of the Universe, re-affirm faith in Him, to constantly remember Him and to express our positive and willing submission to Him and love of Him through obedience and voluntary abstinence.

    In fact, it is that feeling of direct and close relationship with Allah that qualifies it with the special mention in Qudsi Hadeeth that it is specially and directly rewarded by Allah on account of expressing the love of Allah through sacrifice of our appetites and desires for His sake. We need to realize that, like other acts of pure worship, the real beneficiary of obedience to Him.  .........

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 01 November 2009 at 12:18pm

    The Ethics of Preaching Religions

    Q: Should people of different faiths agree on a code of ethics with regard to preaching religions?

    A: Proselytizing is not the same as "propagation" which means "to make known" [one's religion], which is closer to the Quranic term "balagh".

    Nor is proselytizing the same as the Quranic term "dawah", which literally means invitation, a far gentler and not overbearing discourse. Even "invitation" is qualified in the Quran by the requisites of wisdom and beautiful exhortation to goodness. .............

    http://www.readingislam.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1243825059343&pagename=IslamOnline-English-AAbout_Islam/AskAboutIslamE/AskAboutIslamE - http://www.readingislam.com/servlet/Satellite?cid=1243825059343&pagename=IslamOnline-English-AAbout_Islam/AskAboutIslamE/AskAboutIslamE



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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 06 November 2009 at 1:14am

    Islam and Co-Existence

    An interview with Dr. Jamal Badawi on the topic of Islam and Co-Existence

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0YB7MaRddg&NR=1 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v0YB7MaRddg&NR=1

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 15 November 2009 at 12:49am

    Preservation of the Qur'an

    Part 1/9 of an interesting scholarly talk by Dr. Badawi on the preservation of the Qur'an

    http://www.youtube.com/user/kingbravewisdom#p/u/36/cW1QvSHsfmU - http://www.youtube.com/user/kingbravewisdom#p/u/36/cW1QvSHsfmU

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 17 November 2009 at 11:52am

    Islam: A Misunderstood Religion

    A talk given some years ago by Dr. Badawi

    http://www.youtube.com/user/kingbravewisdom#p/u/186/r1IYpIbo0ts - http://www.youtube.com/user/kingbravewisdom#p/u/186/r1IYpIbo0ts

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 22 November 2009 at 12:47am
    Rituals of Hajj step by step with Dr Jamal Badawi Fri. Nov. 20, 2009

    Dr Jamal Badawi's reflections of the physical, spiritual and mental aspects of the rituals of Hajj on IOL Radio

    2. Saee- Running between Safa and Marwa:

    Safa and Marwa are two hills in the neighbourhood of Masjid-ul-Haram 9in Makkah). The literal meaning of Sa'i is to run. Muslims who perform the Hajj must run in the middle portion of the distance between Safa and Marwa seven times,this is called"Saee".

    This is a commemoration of one mother's sacrifice for her son

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 25 November 2009 at 12:49am

    Dr. Badawi's Reflections on Hajj

    Pilgrims will spend the day at Arafat, at the outskirts of Makkah, tomorrow (Thursday) - This audio recording by Dr. Badawi explains the spiritual and rituals aspects of this day

    3.Standing at "Arafat"Mountain:

    This is the most important ritual of Hajj without which Hajj is null and void. it is sufficient to be present at Arafat awake or asleep, sitting ,standing or walking. its time is from noon of the ninth of Dhul-Hijjah until dawn of the tenth of Dhul –Hijjah.

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 26 November 2009 at 1:30am

    After sunset of today (which is the best day of the year), pilgrims will move from Arafat to Muzdalifah

    This is what they will do tonight (Thursday evening)

    4. Night at Muzdalifah

    Pilgrims spend a night in the open at Muzdalifah, near Mecca.

    Muzdalifah is a place between Arafah and Mina where pilgrims pray and then collect a fixed number of pebbles to be used on the following days at the Jamrah.

    Here the pilgrims spend the night under a million of stars .They sacrifice their comforts and leave behind their pride in the name of Allah!

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 29 November 2009 at 12:36am

    5. Stoning of the Jamaraat

    Stoning of the Devil or stoning of the jamarat is one of the obligatory rituals of Hajj and is prescribed for everyone who intends to do these great pilgrimage. Muslim pilgrims fling pebbles at three walls called jamarat in the city of Mina just east of Mecca. It is one of a series of ritual acts that must be performed in the Hajj.

    The purpose behind this ritual is to follow the command and manifest submission and servitude to Allah, and show complete obedience without rational thought or the ego having any part in it. The aim is also to imitate Ibrahim (peace be upon him), when Iblees (may Allah curse him) appeared to him in that place to instil confusion in his mind or tempt him to sin, and Allah commanded him to throw stones at him so as to drive him away and dash his hopes.

    http://www.islamonline.net/English/Radio/programs/topic_08/2009/11/06.shtml - http://www.islamonline.net/English/Radio/programs/topic_08/2009/11/06.shtml



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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 29 November 2009 at 10:39am

    Together: Yes we Can

    Dr. Jamal Badawi - Islamic Shura Council of Southern California Banquet 2009 (Part 1 of 2)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mU-2HbBG2E - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1mU-2HbBG2E

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 02 January 2010 at 1:48am

    A Live Talk on Muslim Minorities

    IOL - 31 December 2009

    Q: Free Will vs. Destiny

    I always get bewildered with the concept of Allah's Will / Qadr overriding our free wil. Is it that no matter how much effort one puts, he would get whatever is decreed for him?

    If something is already decreed for us and even if we make our own choice, will it ultimately result whats already decreed for us? How does Qadr and Allah's Will override our decision?

    A: We should make a distinction the ultimate and full knowledge and will of Allah. By virtue of being the creator of the universe and in line with His divine attributes, Allah Almighty is All-Knowing and Omnipotent. For us as humans we should keep in mind the following:

    1. We have no access to the perfect knowledge and wisdom of Allah. As such we cannot make excuses such as “God knew that I will commit sins.”

    2. While everything in the universe must be subject to the overall will of Allah, on our level as sane, adult humans we are free agents and we are free to choose to obey or disobey Allah. That is what makes us responsible for our deeds.

    3. We will not be held responsible for matters that Allah decreed for us as we have no control over them such as our skin colours, height or weight at the time of birth. Our responsibility is exclusively related to what we choose to do. If such responsibility is evaded in the name of Qadar, then there will be no meaning or consequences of moral behaviour or even belief in Allah.

    4. Having said that, we must realize also that while the Qur’an urges us to use our minds and reason to the fullest extent in the scope that is appropriate and amenable to the human mind. On the other hand, we must also realize that there are issues of beliefs that are beyond our human capacity of perception and reasoning, yet they are not definitively proven to be contrary to reason. This is the difference between irrational and supra-rational.

    5. It would be helpful to heed the advice of the Prophet, peace be upon him, not to dwell too much on such supra-rational issues and focus instead on how we should live our life in obedience and love of Allah and trust is repeated assurances in the Qur’an that He is never unjust to any of His creatures and He is the Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful. This is indeed is the most relevant and practical challenge for all humans.

     
    http://www.islamonline.net/livefatwa/english/Browse.asp?hGuestID=5lJnTF - http://www.islamonline.net/livefatwa/english/Browse.asp?hGuestID=5lJnTF

     
     


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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 12 January 2010 at 1:31am
    Muslims in the West

    A lecture by Dr. Jamal Badawi on Muslims in the West

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-DhL3oLiuU&feature=related - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9-DhL3oLiuU&feature=related

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    Posted By: a well wisher
    Date Posted: 12 January 2010 at 1:13pm
    Bridge Building Between Christians and Muslims
     
    While there are theological differences, some of which might be significant, there are nonetheless other important areas of belief that are shared by both communities .
     


    INDEX

    1. http://www.islamicity.com/articles/Articles.asp?ref=IC0406-2353#1. MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE - MUSLIM-CHRISTIAN DIALOGUE 2. ISLAM - MEANING OF "ISLAM"
    3. http://www.islamicity.com/articles/Articles.asp?ref=IC0406-2353#3. ISLAMIC MONOTHEISM - ISLAMIC MONOTHEISM 4. http://www.islamicity.com/articles/Articles.asp?ref=IC0406-2353#4. NATURE OF THE HUMAN - NATURE OF THE HUMAN
    5. http://www.islamicity.com/articles/Articles.asp?ref=IC0406-2353#5. ALLAH-HUMANKIND RELATIONSHIP - ALLAH-HUMANKIND RELATIONSHIP 6. http://www.islamicity.com/articles/Articles.asp?ref=IC0406-2353#6. THE SPECIAL ROLE OF MUHAMMAD - THE SPECIAL ROLE OF MUHAMMAD 
    7. http://www.islamicity.com/articles/Articles.asp?ref=IC0406-2353#7. ACCOUNTABILITY AND SALVATION - ACCOUNTABILITY AND SALVATION  8. http://www.islamicity.com/articles/Articles.asp?ref=IC0406-2353#8. THE APPLIED ASPECT - THE APPLIED ASPECT
    9. http://www.islamicity.com/articles/Articles.asp?ref=IC0406-2353#9. MUSLIM/NON-MUSLIM RELATIONS - MUSLIM/NON-MUSLIM RELATIONS 10. http://www.islamicity.com/articles/Articles.asp?ref=IC0406-2353#10. ISLAMIC TEACHINGS SERIES - ISLAMIC TEACHINGS SERIES

    With nearly one billion followers each, Islam and Christianity are major religions that influence the thinking and values of over 40 percent of the World population. While there are theological differences, some of which might be significant, there are nonetheless other important areas of belief that are shared by both communities: belief in Allah, or God; belief in revelation, in prophets, in the Holy Books of Allah; in the life hereafter and in a divinely inspired moral code organizing and regulating human life during our earthly journey to eternity.

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    Posted By: a well wisher
    Date Posted: 13 January 2010 at 1:36pm

    Kufr or Infidels

    If you look at the English dictionary meaning of infidel, you would find that it means someone who does not have a faith or does not believe in Allah. Does the Quran say that the Jews and Christians do not believe in Allah? No. In Surat Al-Ankabut (29:46), Allah says that the God of Christians, Jews, and Muslims is one and the same. The word infidel is an inaccurate translation of the word kafir in this case.

    The term kafir, referring to a person, or kufr, referring to an act, is used in the Quran in a variety of contextual meanings. It is not clear from the English terms non-believer or disbeliever what is the object of unbelief or disbelief, is it God, a particular prophet, or others?

    It is prefered to use the term non-Muslim, as it applies to various categories of kufr, whether it refers to knowingly rejecting the message of Islam (disbelief) or being a non-Muslim due to the lack of awareness of the authentic message of Islam (unbelief). Following are examples of the varied contextual uses of the term kufr in the Quran as follows:

    • Kufr is sometimes used in a positive sense. A good believer can also be a kafir. How so? The Quran says [Faman yakfur bil taghut wayu'mim billah] (Whoever rejects (yakfur) taghut (oppression) and believes in Allah) (Al-Baqarah 2:56). Anyone who believes in one thing is a kafir (rejecter) of its opposite.
    • Kufr can be used in a neutral or benign sense, as the origin of kufr in the Arabic language means "to cover up." A farmer who puts a seed in the ground and covers it up is performing kufr. Spiritually, deliberate deviation from the true and authentic prophets is a form of "covering-up" the truth.
    • The word kufr can also be applied to Muslims who do something wrong, although not necessarily something that would place them outside the state of belief in Islam. For example, a Muslim who is able to go for Hajj but does not go, without denying the need to go, would be committing an act of kufr in a sense of their being ungrateful to Allah (3:96-97).
    • Kufr is used in the Quran as the opposite of shukr (to be grateful) (Luqman 31:12).
    • Kafir is used in the Quran, not only to refer to Jews or Christians, but also those who rejected the prophets and denied the existence of God. It has been used to refer to the people of Noah and the people of Abraham. It has also been used to refer to those who denied prophethood and rejected the existence of Allah altogether, which obviously is not the case with Christians and Jews.
    • Kafir can also be used in a more serious sense, but with a variety of meanings. It refers to the rejection of Islam. It describes one who knows the truth, but rejects it out of pride or vanity. It describes a person who knows the truth in his or her heart and deliberately rejects it.

    Nonetheless, we cannot clearly assess this situation. The Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) gave Muslims very clear instructions after one incident when people assumed to know why someone had professed belief in Islam. He asked them whether they had opened up his heart, and if they knew whether what was in his heart was sincere or not. The bottom line is that we have to leave judging people's faith to Allah; only Allah knows the sincerity of a particular person's acceptance. Allah is All-Knowing, and He is the only Judge of all of us.


    http://islamonline.net/english/Contemporary/2005/04/Article01.shtml - Muslim and Non-Muslim Relations: Reflections on Some Qur'anic Texts - Jamal Badawi



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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 23 January 2010 at 1:22am
    On the Event of the New Year

    A recent speech by Dr. Badawi, and seven lessons of the migration of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, from Makkah to Madinah


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1eV9RLTXrE - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1eV9RLTXrE

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 24 January 2010 at 12:41am

    The Concept of Family in Islam

    The Backbone of Society

    In Islam, family is the cornerstone of the social system. Family is not a casual or spontaneous organization of people, but it is a divinely ordained institution. Family and marriage are regarded as noble and sacred; a social contract that confers mutual rights and obligations on the couple.


    The progress and welfare of society or its breakdown can be traced to the strength and unity or to the weakness of the family. The weakness is a crucial indicator of the weakness of society, reflected by problems like juvenile delinquency, drug abuse, alcoholism, teenage pregnancies, and divorce.


    The concept of an "extended family" is common in non-Western cultures, unlike the concept of a "nuclear family", which means a family consisting of just the parents and their children, that is common in the West. ...



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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 26 January 2010 at 2:47pm

    The Timelessness of Prophet Muhammad's Message

    Muslims believe in all the prophets and messengers that came before Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon them), and they believe that they all came with essentially the same message
     
    But Prophet Muhammad's message is regarded as the final one, as part of God's plan to give humanity one final, universal reminder before declaring their religion complete ...

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 29 January 2010 at 8:28am
    Banning Burqa in France: A Prison Break?
     
    The much anticipated 200 pages report by the French parliamentary committee was finally out few hours ago to call on a ban for the burqa, a full dress which covers up the woman’s body and face the ban is requested to occur in all schools, hospitals, public transport and government offices, saying the veil was an affront to French values.

    But is the ban of burqa is for liberating the allegedly prisoned women or a slap in the face of democracy and freedom which France is bragging about?

    Joined us in this show from London, Imam Ahmad Saad, the Imam of North London central mosque and from Halifax, and Dr. Jamal Badawi, he is a Professor Emeritus at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Canada, where he served as Professor of Religious Studies

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 04 March 2010 at 2:13pm

    Live Dialogue today with Dr. Badawi

    On Muslim Minorities Issues - IOL - 4 March 2010

    Q: I am thinking of studying law in Canada or the US. And I know that this is a difficult field since you specialize either in financial transactions (riba based) or other specialties which are haram. What is your perspective on this?

    A: There is no ground to say that studying law in Canada is haram in itself. Even learning about financial transaction is not haram itself if the intention is to understand how the system operates to help establish justice in case of litigation. ...

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 10 March 2010 at 12:31am
    Dr. Badawi's Opinion on New Airport Scanners - IOL Radio
     
    IOL Radio interviewed Dr. Jamal Badawi, a professor emeritus at St. Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in Canada, where he serves as Professor of Religious Studies to get the Islamic perspective of the sanctity of the human body.
     
    http://www.islamonline.net/English/Radio/programs/topic_13/2010/03/01.shtml#ixzz0hkEc9EjY - http://www.islamonline.net/English/Radio/programs/topic_13/2010/03/01.shtml#ixzz0hkEc9EjY


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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 03 April 2010 at 2:05am

    Minarets Ban in Switzerland

    A Friday speech a few months ago by Dr. Badawi on the ban of minarets in Switzerland, and what is behind it and the real factors

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgHYdFJSCzI&feature=related - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgHYdFJSCzI&feature=related

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 22 April 2010 at 12:48pm
    Islam & Coexistence

    A Why-Islam interview with Dr. Jamal Badawi on issues related to co-existence from a Muslim perspective

    http://www.youtube.com/user/877whyislam#p/c/899395BA98E9BF00/0/v0YB7MaRddg - http://www.youtube.com/user/877whyislam#p/c/899395BA98E9BF00/0/v0YB7MaRddg

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 01 May 2010 at 3:50am
    The Status of Women in Islam

    The status of women in society is neither a new issue nor is it a fully settled one.

    The position of Islam on this issue has been among the subjects presented to the Western reader with the least objectivity.

    This paper is intended to provide a brief and authentic exposition of what Islam stands for in this regard. The teachings of Islam are based essentially on the Qur'an (God's revelation) and Hadeeth (elaboration by Prophet Muhammad).

    The Qur'an and the Hadeeth, properly and unbiasedly understood, provide the basic source of authentication for any position or view which is attributed to Islam.

    The paper starts with a brief survey of the status of women in the pre-Islamic era. It then focuses on these major questions: What is the position of Islam regarding the status of woman in society? How similar or different is that position from "the spirit of the time," which was dominant when Islam was revealed? How would this compare with the "rights" which were finally gained by woman in recent decades?

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 07 June 2010 at 12:03am

    Misunderstood Qur'anic Verses

    A talk by Dr. Jamal Badawi in Ottawa on understanding some misunderstood verses of the Qur'an, organized by the Ottawa Muslim Association:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AObukeV2Ink - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AObukeV2Ink

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 06 July 2010 at 12:07am
    Introduction to Roles and Responsibilities in a Family

    Opening session to MCA 2008 Annual Conference Family Life

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8154006844241738841# - http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=8154006844241738841#

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 15 July 2010 at 12:27am
    A Prophet Like Unto Moses

    An audio recording with Dr. Badawi in the (Islam in Focus) series on Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, in the Bible


    http://www.islamicity.com/islamitv/?ref=28 - http://www.islamicity.com/islamitv/?ref=28

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 20 August 2010 at 12:57am
    A Justly Balanced Nation

    In this talk, Dr. Badawi explains the concept of Muslims being a Justly Balanced Ummah or Nation, and the concept of (wassateyyah) in Islam

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuKvZ3ISEL0 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UuKvZ3ISEL0

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 21 August 2010 at 1:33am

    Can Diverse Faith Communities Justly and Peacefully Co-exist?

    In this talk, Dr. Jamal Badawi gives 15 reasons from a Muslim point of view why diverse faith community can justly and peacefully co-exist: 

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u1f45DYIl0 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_u1f45DYIl0

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 21 August 2010 at 4:58pm

    Gender Equality and Equity in Islam

    This talk is a brief summary of a book by Dr. Jamal Badawi titled (Gender Equity)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvsofYLKPto - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WvsofYLKPto

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 22 August 2010 at 12:54am

    Common Problems and Errors in Interpreting the Qur'an

    In this talk, Dr. Badawi presents the main reasons which lead to error in interpreting and understanding the Qur'an, starting from translation problems

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-jhkomAAJQ - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e-jhkomAAJQ

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 23 August 2010 at 1:53am

    Muslim Contribuition to Civilization

    A recent talk by Dr. Jamal Badawi on the Muslim contribuition to civilization

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE31e-EdR_0 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE31e-EdR_0

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 08 October 2010 at 2:28am

    Dialogue of Civilizations

    A talk by Dr. Jamal at an inter-faith meeting on the dialogue of civilizations 

    http://www.youtube.com/user/DiscoverIslamTV#p/u/264/FlLZHDlaITY - http://www.youtube.com/user/DiscoverIslamTV#p/u/264/FlLZHDlaITY

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 30 October 2010 at 3:20am

    Audio Talks on Hajj Rituals

    A detailed description by Dr. Jamal on the main rituals of Hajj

    http://www.onislam.net/english/multimedia/audio/living-shariah.html - http://www.onislam.net/english/multimedia/audio/living-shariah.html
     
    (7 audio briefs)
     


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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 07 November 2010 at 2:26pm

    Prophet Muhammad and the Abrahamic Tree

    Dr. Badawi discusses in an engaging dialogue the topic of Prophet Muhammad and Divine scriptures.

    Do older scriptures refer to the coming of Prophet Muhammad?

    http://www.islamicity.com/islamitv/?ref=1021 - http://www.islamicity.com/islamitv/?ref=1021

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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 22 January 2011 at 7:29am

    An Introduction to The Qur'an 1/10

    In this Why Islam interview with Dr. Badawi, he gives a general introduction to approaching and understanding the Qur'an, and answers several questions on this topic
     
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf7MrswxxKY - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zf7MrswxxKY
     
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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 07 February 2011 at 3:47pm

    Purity of Intentions

    Satisfaction When Seen Doing Good

    When people are seen performing a good deed, they often cannot but feel good if they are praised for it. Islam does not consider this to be riya', as long as the person originally intended the deed for the sake of God, without wanting to be praised by people. A person must also have the feeling of humbleness and thankfulness to God that He helped him or her perform this good deed.

    This means that if a person intends to secretly do a good deed without anybody knowing and by chance somebody sees him or her, then he or she gets a double reward: one for doing a good deed and another for not feeling vain. This was mentioned when the Prophet was asked his opinion about a person who had done a good deed and then people had praised him for it. So he said, "It is glad tidings for a believer (which he has received in this mortal world)" (Muslim).

    Good and Evil Intentions

    Sometimes people may have a sincere intention to do good, but due to uncontrollable or unexpected circumstances, they may not be able to fulfill this act. According to Islam, although this action was not actually done, they are still rewarded for it due to their sincere intention. ...

    http://www.onislam.net/english/reading-islam/understanding-islam/ethics-and-values/435513.html - http://www.onislam.net/english/reading-islam/understanding-islam/ethics-and-values/435513.html



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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 19 February 2011 at 5:52am
    The Modern Pharaoh

    A talk by Dr. Jamal Badawi with reflections and lessons learned on recent events in Egypt:

    http://www.islamicity.com/islamitv/?ref=11269 - http://www.islamicity.com/islamitv/?ref=11269




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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 20 March 2011 at 1:42am

    Purity of Intentions

    Islam regards the motives behind what people say or do as essential and that these motives should always be to pursue the pleasure, approval, and satisfaction of God.

    People whom we encounter daily have certain motivations behind their actions. These motives determine their enthusiasm, quality and amount of effort, and even their tolerance and perseverance while working.

    Some peoples’ intentions and motives may be detected easily through their behavior, which may reflect selfishness, love for money, or the need for prominence and pride.

    Other times, these motives are subtle and not clearly discovered, even the individual himself may not be totally aware of what drives him to do or say certain things. Whether the individual himself or the people discover these motives or not, a person must acknowledge that God sees and knows what is in his heart at all times.

    Lack of Pure Intentions

    Islam does not just look at the superficial aspect of deeds irrespective of its motives. God evaluates peoples’ deeds according to the intentions behind them...

    http://www.onislam.net/english/reading-islam/understanding-islam/ethics-and-values/435516.html - http://www.onislam.net/english/reading-islam/understanding-islam/ethics-and-values/435516.html



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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 21 March 2011 at 1:30am

    Taqwa: Between Love & Fear

    Taqwa is a central concept that has been frequently mentioned in the Qur’an, especially in verses that deal with individual behavior in social relations.

    Some of the common English translations of the word taqwa are “piety” and “heed” or “God-fearing.” Each of these translations gives only a partial understanding of this word’s true meaning because it is an attitude that combines many feelings, such as fear of God, heeding, and above all being God-conscious.

    Is Taqwa Simply Fear?

    The term fear, when used to refer to God-consciousness in the Islamic context, does not mean being scared of God because being scared excludes any feeling of love or respect.

    Fear of God means to fear His disobedience and punishment, on the Day of Judgment, and to fear forgetting Him and losing His blessings.

    Another partial meaning of fear, which is nobler, is the fear of displeasing God, the One Whom you love. For example, when two people love each other, you find each of them trying their best to please the other and to avoid even forgetting their anniversaries or birthdays. If this is the attitude of humans towards each other, then it is more appropriate that people fear God’s displeasure. People should love God most because they owe everything to Him: their lives, property, and, above all, His guidance to know and worship Him.

    So, fear of God is not founded on a vengeful concept of hate and fear of God. It is actually based on love, which leads to a feeling of fear of God’s displeasure...

    http://www.onislam.net/english/reading-islam/understanding-islam/ethics-and-values/439939.html - http://www.onislam.net/english/reading-islam/understanding-islam/ethics-and-values/439939.html



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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 12 April 2011 at 1:02am

    I am Muslim, Can We Be Friends?

    Answer by Dr. Jamal Badawi

    Can Muslims befriend Non-Muslims?

    Can Muslims and Non-Muslims live together justly and peacefully?

    What are the perceived barriers to mutual friendship and co-operation?

    Where do we go from here?

    Jamal Badawi visited Calgary on Januarly 15th ,2011 to answer these and many other questions that both Muslims and Non-Muslims had in their minds. He shared with the Calgary community a thoughtful and enriching discussion regarding the basis of a balanced relationship between Muslims and Non-Muslims

    http://onislam.net/english/component/jvideodirect/?v=Av2613GYaCcon - http://onislam.net/english/component/jvideodirect/?v=Av2613GYaCcoN



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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 15 April 2011 at 4:39pm
    Islamic View of the Human

    Islam views humans as quite distinct from other beings, as humans are the trustees of http://onislam.net/english/reading-islam/understanding-islam/islam-and-the-world/worldview/426276.html#prev2 - God on earth.

    This viewpoint has main effects on a person's outlook that could be summarized in four basic points. The first is self-acceptance by realizing one's own nature, whether it is weaknesses or strengths. This results in a mental balance: people are neither haunted by their sins and weaknesses nor too arrogant about their strengths.

    The second point is, by realizing that humans are the trustees of God, they should abide by the limitations He set for them on earth. These limitations do not contradict with individual ownership; they only prevent people from abusing the gifts placed in their hands by God...

    http://onislam.net/english/reading-islam/understanding-islam/islam-and-the-world/worldview/426276.html - http://onislam.net/english/reading-islam/understanding-islam/islam-and-the-world/worldview/426276.html  



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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 30 April 2011 at 12:02pm
    Peace and Justice

    A talk on Peace and Justice by Dr. Badawi on Peace TV:


    http://www.onislam.net/english/multimedia/video.html?v=1JvCHzv1XuzVc - http://www.onislam.net/english/multimedia/video.html?v=1JvCHzv1XuzVc




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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 03 May 2011 at 12:12am

    Modesty and Dignity in Islam

    Humbleness can be divided into two basic categories.

    The first kind is humbleness before God, which implies faith in Him and total submission to His will and commands without feeling haughty

    The second category is humbleness with people, usually defined in dictionaries as the quality of being humble or modest and lacking pride, boastfulness or excessive self-assertiveness. These definitions also reflect Islam's view of humbleness.

    Degrees of Honor

    According to the Qur'an, the only basis for varying degrees of honor among people is their piety ...

    http://www.onislam.net/english/reading-islam/understanding-islam/ethics-and-values/429958.html - http://www.onislam.net/english/reading-islam/understanding-islam/ethics-and-values/429958.html



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    Posted By: Al-Cordoby
    Date Posted: 05 June 2011 at 12:01am
    The Spirit of Islam: Muslim / Non-Muslim Relationship

    An excellent talk by Dr. Jamal Badawi on Peace TV on relations between Muslim and non-Muslims, based on the Qur'an and Sunnah

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9HfUBfHoV8 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M9HfUBfHoV8



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