Dear Iqama Magazine

In the months since I have converted to Islam I have met many Muslims and learned so much about my new faith.  I firmly believe this religion is perfect, although not all of its followers are. I think that is one of the things that makes it difficult for a new Muslim to learn about Islam.  Sometimes I feel overwhelmed with learning “how to be a good Muslim”. I see different Muslims who practice the religion in different ways, and I think I need to do everything in order to be “the perfect Muslim”.  However, there is no such thing and I need to be reminded of that from time to time.

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Who is Nairoun?

Iqama Magazine Creative Writing Submission by: Robiyn

This is a short story that is divided into several segments that will be shared in the upcoming editions of Iqama Magazine. Keep reading Iqama Magazine to see what Nairoun Abdul Aziz is up to next!

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Featured Quote About the Prophet Muhammed (PBUH)

“If greatness of purpose, smallness of means, and astonishing results are the three criteria of a human genius, who could dare compare any great man in history with Muhammad? The most famous men created arms, laws, and empires only. They founded, if anything at all, no more than material powers which often crumbled away before their eyes. This man moved not only armies, legislations, empires, peoples, dynasties, but millions of men in one-third of the then inhabited world; and more than that, he moved the altars, the gods, the religions, the ideas, the beliefs and the souls.

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Birds in the Quran

And [Solomon] reviewed the birds, and he said, “Why do I not see the hoopoe, or is he of those absent? I shall surely punish him severely or slay him, or he must come to me with a clear excuse.” But [the hoopoe] was not long in coming, and it said, “I have found out […]

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On Sincerity (Ikhlas) and Intentions (Niyah)

“Actions are (judged) by motives (niyyah), so each man will have what he intended. Thus, he whose migration (hijrah) was to Allah and His Messenger, his migration is to Allah and His Messenger; but he whose migration was for some worldly thing he might gain, or for a wife he might marry, his migration is to that for which he migrated.”

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