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Golden Age of The Fatimid Empire, Birthplace of Muwahhideen

Wondering why the Fatimid period was called the “Golden Age”?  There are many useful and memorable contributions our Fatimid Imams have made to Islam, and the whole world. Here are some facts about the Fatimids, you may not know, that will make every Muwahhid appreciative of their beginnings at the …

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Druze Who Act Justly to One Another

In the book, The Druzes, by Nejla M. Abu-Izzeddin, Nejla writes, “faith and good works are inseparable, born of the light cast in the believers’ hearts.” Included after is the following passage from a scriptural manuscript titled Al-Shari’a al-Ruhaniyya (the Spiritual Law), discovered in the middle of the twentieth century. …

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Renouncing Idolatry, A Principle of The Druze Faith

The third tenet in Tawhid is translated by the late Sami Makarem as “Renouncing all Beliefs Leading to the Negation of the Oneness of God”. While this tenet extends across other doctrines, our faith embraces unity and refutes idolatry.  Wiaam El Khatib: Our monotheistic beliefs were notably alluded to during …

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Reincarnation in the Druze Faith

The soul was created in the beginning from a spark of God’s will and its existence is eternal– based on my understanding of the Druze faith. Our body is a vessel for our soul, and our souls cannot exist without our bodies. In order to experience God’s creation and transcend …

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Safeguarding: a Principle of the Druze Faith

We continue our discussion on the Principles of the Druze Faith. In this article, we explain in greater detail the second principle: Safeguarding of Brothers and Sisters, or “Hifz al-Ikhwan”. Almost all religious groups adopted a similar principle at one time or another, and it becomes even more crucial to …

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Truthfulness, a Principle of the Druze Faith

The first and most important principle of the Druze Faith is Truthfulness (“Sidq”, صدق). Honesty or truthfulness is given serious consideration in most religions. Honesty is such a revealing character trait, it is said: whoever can be trusted with a little can be trusted with much. Sidq… Dr. Ramy Fayad: …

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Prayer for Kids to Use

A good friend of mine recently asked me for a prayer that her child could use while she was away on work. I spent a few hours scouring the internet and our own resources to find the right prayer, but came up empty-handed. For a moment, I felt lost and …

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Include God in Your Life This New Year

A new year is upon us and we are granted an additional year of thriving and spirituality. Let us observe the endless bounty Allah is granting us every single day, with every sunrise, every heartbeat and every breath we take. Think of all the bumps you turned into mountains last …

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Work is a Form of Worship

I grew up believing that coupling faith with hard work is a divine way for a person to live their life. I also never forgot my father’s words: “An idle’s mind is the devil’s playground”. He spent his life working tirelessly, investing in his skills in a way that pleases …

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STOVE (“Wjaq”) Film directed by Jad Andari, 2019

Stove is a feature documentary shot through the eyes of a Lebanese expatriate who returns to the Lebanese village of Bzebdine to rediscover images from his childhood. The documentary takes the form of a visual poem–journeying through the spirit of rural Mount Lebanon and the people who live there. The …

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