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    We Follow the Religion of Our Friends By Dr. Nabi Raza Abidi

    Posted on : March 27, 2017
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    Who we take as our most intimate friends will determine our relationship with God because we follow the religion of our friends.

    By Dr. Nabi Raza Abidi Our greatest struggle is against our habits. Perhaps the greatest source of our habits come from our friends. Sometimes we think we are moving forward, but our progress […]

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    Where Do we Perceive God From? By Nabi Raza Abidi

    Posted on : March 21, 2017
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    Where do we perceive God from? We perceive Him, just like beauty, through our hearts and not just our industrial minds.

    We have two types of minds, one is the industrial, analytical or empirical mind, and the other is the spiritual mind. Through the industrial mind (ʿaql-i abzārī) we relate to the world through our basic physical senses […]

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    On Developing the Spiritual Mind by Dr. Nabi Raza Abidi

    Posted on : March 16, 2017
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    The scientific mind is not enough to grasp religious truths, to really grow spiritually one must develop the spiritual mind that is in our hearts. By Dr. Nabi Raza Abidi Alhamdulilah, the SABA Islamic Center in the Bay Area is known throughout America for its high concentration of engineers and doctors. Great stress is put […]

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    Places Aren’t What Make Us Holy by Dr. Nabi Raza Abidi

    Posted on : February 20, 2017
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    Our actions and inward states are what makes us holy not the places we dwell in. When things go wrong, it is inward that we must first look in, not outward.

    The places we live in will inevitably have an effect on us. Our environment plays a strong role in shaping who we are. Those […]

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    On Dealing with Despair and Seeking Validation from Others by Dr. Nabi Raza Abidi

    Posted on : February 5, 2017
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    Seeking validation from others is one of the primary causes of our social downfall and the cause of much of our despair. Only God can give us our true sense of worth.

    I have lived and visited quite a few countries around the world from India, Japan and all the way to the United States. […]

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    The Islamic Clerical Robe and Hijab by Moulana Nabi Raza Abidi

    Posted on : January 29, 2017
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    Our Islamic dress code inspires more people than it offends

    A sight that perhaps stands out in Shia Muslim centers are the clerics that work within them. The SABA Islamic Center (Shia Association of Bay Area) which we find ourselves in is no different. We see clerics with elaborate robes and neatly wrapped turbans. For […]

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