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Manufactured Misery and Global Suffering

During the 1980s, longtime activist Rev. Jesse Jackson, Sr. popularized the expression “misery index” in response to President Ronald Reagan’s domestic fiscal philosophy of trickle-down economics and the resulting suffering …

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Zakah: Understanding Divine Mercy

Zakah is a well-known financial obligation in an Islamic society. It is obligatory on every mentally sound and financially strong adult who has money saved for one year. This extraordinary …

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Baghdad: A Center of Learning

[two_fifths] When we think of Baghdad today, we imagine a war-torn, ravaged city. However, Baghdad has a rich history which the present should not obscure. From the eighth century to …

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Famous Scholars of Baghdad

Ibrahim al-Fazari (d. 777 C.E.): constructed the first Muslim astrolabe ~750 C.E. Jabir ibn Hayyan (721-815 C.E.): Also known as Geber in Latin, he is considered by many to be …

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Prophetic Wisdom for Our Times

“Verily God honors nations through this Book and debases other nations through this Book.” [Had?th related on the authority of ‘Umar bin al-Khatt?b in Sah?h Muslim 1353, Ibn M?jah 214, …

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The Message International, a premier Muslim magazine based in New York City, New York, is a publication of Islamic circle of North America (ICNA). It has been serving for over …

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Magazine Circulation One of the Oldest and yet Continuously Published Magazine Reaching Diverse Muslim Community… The Message International is a mainstream Islamic magazine that is distributed throughout the United States.  …