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The Role of Islam in the Mental Health of Freed Slaves

Throughout history, slavery was spoken about negatively due to its detrimental effects on those serving as slaves. With the coming of Islam, the emancipation of slaves was promoted, and gradually afterwards, the cry for democracy rang throughout the world. Many people rejoiced after gaining independence and leaving the clutches of their oppressors. However, different forms of slavery are still present, … Continue Reading

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The Remarkable Slaves of Sahabah

Introduction

The Prophet ﷺ said, “The best people are those of my generation, and then those who will come after them (the next generation), and then those who will come after them (i.e. the next generation)…” [Sahih al-Bukhari 6429]

These generations of role models consist of various kinds of people, from businessmen to scientists, as well as slaves. These slaves … Continue Reading

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Does Islam Encourage the Usage of Alternative Energy?

Allah ﷻ created the Heavens and the Earth, and He ﷻ subjected them to our use so that we may seek His bounties and be grateful to Him. Energy is one of Allah’sﷻ  many bounties to us; it can be defined as the ability to do work. All these tremendous developments and modern civilizations are due to the ability to … Continue Reading

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Bondspeople or Fellow Beings?

The concept of slavery in Islam has invited a lot of controversy from people with different viewpoints. This is because of the misunderstanding that has occurred with the sub-concepts involved, including the real meaning of slavery in Islam, the rulings on slavery, its sources and reasons, the rights and duties of slaves as equal to free people, rulings on freedom … Continue Reading

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Capitalism Vs Islamic Principles

Environmental Degradation due to Capitalism and Conservation by Islam

Introduction to Capitalism

Capitalism is defined by the Oxford dictionary as a system by which a country’s trade and industry are controlled by private owners. Capitalism includes all gigantic industries and firms that run major parts of the economy. These industries have provided jobs and developed countries around the world. Capitalism … Continue Reading

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Carbon Footprint and Islamic Minimalism

Global warming is very real and it’s happening. The repercussions of the lifestyle we, human beings, lead are extremely harmful to the environment. Most of us are aware of this, yet we continue with our reckless ways of living, not caring about the environment that is crucial for human survival. Allah ﷻ has blessed us with a beautiful world and … Continue Reading

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The Importance of Trees in Islam

Islam has placed a great deal of significance on the conservation of the environment. Believers are obligated to protect animal and plant life, and to preserve the environment by not cutting trees, not polluting water, not contaminating the atmosphere and much more. There are several beautiful verses in the Book of Allah ﷻ that contain descriptions of the lush, green … Continue Reading