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The worlds most ‘Islamic’ country is … New Zealand?

“New Zealanders came together, regardless of color or creed, to mourn and to help the grieving Muslim community recover. Social integration and empathy are sacred in Islam. New Zealand’s population is only 1 percent Muslim, but …

ACCORDING TO A NEW ANALYSIS, NEW ZEALAND IS THE COUNTRY THAT MOST CLOSELY FOLLOWS QURANIC PRINCIPLES.
The Islamicity Indices, compiled by the Islamicity Foundation, a U.S.-based nonprofit, measure world governments by how well they adhere to the Islamic principles set forth in the Quran, including adherence to interest-free finance, equality of education, property rights and animal rights, among others. They don’t include the personal duties required of Muslims, like prayer, fasting and pilgrimages..”

When Ramadan Reconciliation Might Fail 

By Rabbi Allen Maller
“Yet many good hearted idealistic people keep trying to fix bad relationships, often exposing  themselves, and sometimes others, to new hurts and rejections. They need to understand that without the co-operation of another person, some hurts and bad feelings cannot be healed. 

The only remedy then is to let that person go; and to begin again with new opportunities to atone by giving extra charity, as Anas related: “The Prophet was asked, ‘Which type of charity is best?’ He responded, ‘Charity done during Ramadan.’ ” (Tirmidhi, #663); and doing good deeds for other suffering people.”

Muslims have the highest life satisfaction: They have a feeling of ‘oneness’ that trumps Christians, Buddhists and yogis, study suggests

By Natalie Rahhal
“Muslim people feel the most satisfied with their lives because they feel more ‘oneness,’ or connection than people of other faiths, a new study suggests.
Measuring life satisfaction is about as close to quantifying ‘happiness’ as we’ve been able to get thus far, and a German psychologist’s new study suggests that a feeling of ‘oneness’ predicts overall contentment.
And when the researchers divided their 67,562 survey respondents by religion, Muslims felt the greatest sense of oneness.

Sincerity: Is Our Motive Purely for God, or for Others Too?

By Abu Aaliyah
“‘Sincerity is to single-out the Real [God] as the sole object of devotion. Meaning that one desires by their obedience to draw closer to God, exalted is He, to the exclusion of all else, such as making a show [of one’s piety] for people; seeking their praise; taking pleasure in their compliments; or other such things besides drawing closer to God, exalted is He. It is right to say that sincerity is: Purifying the act from creation having any share in it.’

Isra’ and Mi’raj: The Miraculous Night Journey

by Tariq Ramadan.
“the Prophet and his experience reveal what prayer must in essence be: a reminder of and an elevation toward the Most High, five times a day, in order to detach from oneself from the world, and from illusions…”

The Night Journey (Mi’raj)

  The Night Journey (Mi’raj) In the twelfth year of his mission, the Prophet made his night journey from Mecca to Jerusalem, …

An Imam, a Pastor and a Rabbi prove that Love is greater than Hate

Pastor Steve Stone and Rabbi Micah Greenstein attended Jumuah prayers led by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi in Memphis, USA. This video captures a deeply emotional and moving commitment by Jewish and Christian leaders as they offer their love and support to grieving Muslims. Please share this video widely.