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What Makes Ramadan A Blessed Month

What Makes Ramadan A Blessed Month

INTRODUCTION But what makes Ramadan a blessed month?  Why do Muslims fast during this month?  What are the spiritual benefits of fasting?  All these questions and more are addressed in this article that introduces you to a month long spiritual journey that over 1.4 billion Muslims engage in worldwide. The Quran says what means: “It […]

Last Sermon Of Holy Prophet Mohamad

Last Sermon Of Holy Prophet Mohamad

*This Sermon was delivered on the ninth day of DHUL-HIJJAH 10 AD in the Uranah Valley of  Mount Arrafat* *”O people, lend me an attentive ear, for I know not whether, after this year, I shall ever be amongst you again. Therefore listen to what I am saying to you very carefully and TAKE THESE […]

5 Reasons Not to Take Every “Great Opportunity” That Comes Your Way

5 Reasons Not to Take Every “Great Opportunity” That Comes Your Way

Do you ever find yourself wanting to take every great opportunity that comes your way? Just because an opportunity presents itself and it looks appealing, doesn’t necessarily mean it is from God. And sometimes there are good reasons to say “no” and pass on that opportunity. The Bible gives us principles to help us discern […]

27 Beautiful Bible Verses For Every Woman In Need Of Love, Reassurance And Strength

27 Beautiful Bible Verses For Every Woman In Need Of Love, Reassurance And Strength

1. “God is within her, she will not fall.” — Psalm 46:5 2. “She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” — Proverbs 31:25 3. “The Lord is my strength and my shield.” — Psalm 28:76 4. “I loved you at your darkest.” — Romans 5:8 5. “Be […]

Religion Declining, Secularism Surging

Religion Declining, Secularism Surging

An ongoing spate of recent studies – looking at various countries around the world – all show the same thing: religion is in decline. From Scandinavia to South America, and from Vancouver to Seoul, the world is experiencing an unprecedented wave of secularization. Indeed, as a recent National Geographic report confirms, the world’s newest religion […]

Worship is More than Singing

Worship is More than Singing

I often struggle with the music at modern churches. It’s so loud, I’ve been known to covertly stick my fingers in my ears so I can hear myself sing, because if I don’t I can’t even tell if I’m singing in the right key or not. I can’t hear anyone around me singing either. Last […]

Oprah Winfrey Calls New Mega-Church TV Drama ‘A Dream Come True’

Oprah Winfrey Calls New Mega-Church TV Drama ‘A Dream Come True’

Oprah Winfrey is returning to scripted television more than two decades after her last regular small screen acting gig in a show that is close to her heart – a family drama centered around a black mega-church in Memphis. Winfrey, 62, plays a manipulative blues club owner in the 13-episode series “Greenleaf” for her OWN […]

Why Purity Doesn’t Just Mean Saving Yourself for Marriage

Why Purity Doesn’t Just Mean Saving Yourself for Marriage

Recently, I’ve noticed a trend of celebrities voicing their decision to abstain from sex until marriage. Their decisions to do so range from personal, spiritual, and moral. Now, it might even be the trendy thing to do. The conversation about saving sex for marriage has certainly increased over the past few months, which is why […]

What Does It Mean to Agree in Prayer?

What Does It Mean to Agree in Prayer?

When I was in college, I joined the synchronized swimming team. I loved to swim and thought the sport might be a fun, new experience. Over the months of practice, I learned to keep myself afloat with just my hands, to dive without a ripple from the surface of the water, and to turn in […]

Empathy for the Rest of Us

Empathy for the Rest of Us

Empathy might seem like a squishy, vaguely liberal word — a sentimental virtue of minor importance. But the more we learn from neuroscience and psychology, the more it appears that much of human social and economic life, not to mention individual health, fundamentally relies on it. Which makes the rise of inequality — something that threatens empathy — all the more […]