Islamic Perspectives

  • Solar and Lunar Eclipse as two important signs of Almighty Allah

    In various countries of the world, lunar and solar eclipse will be visible on 7th and 21st of August 2017 respectively. Why does solar or lunar eclipse take place? There are various reasons given for their occurrence. As per science, the moon r...

  • Counter-view on wearing Black-Bands on Eid to protest and mourn

    This is what Allah wishes us to do as Muslims on Eid day. No extravaganzas, no glittering and no possible mourns, no complaints on anything – enjoy with what is available and thank Allah gracefully.

  • Hazrat Ali ibn Abi Talib – a Sunni point of view (Urdu)

    Ali ibn Abi Talib, karrama Allahu wajhahu (May Allah honour his face), the fourth caliph according to the Sunnis and the first Imam according to the Shiis, was the closest person to the Prophet of Islam (pbuh). He is highly revered by the Sunni...

  • A Ramadan Tale For A Great Full Year

    The sin that makes you sad and repentant, is more liked by Allah than the good deed (years of pious personal prayer) which turns you arrogant.

  • Fasting For Renewal of a Spiritual Life in Islam and Judaism

    The Tsom/Sawm of the Jewish holy day of Yom Kippur is the oldest monotheistic fast; and the Tsom/Sawm of the Muslim holy month of Ramadan is the most wide spread; as the Qur'an states, "Oh you who believe! Fasting is prescribed to you ...

  • Why has Smoking not been declared Haram by now?

    I will focus here on smoking only because while alcohol and drugs are considered Haram by all the religious experts of Islam, unfortunately, smoking has not yet been declared universally Haram. This is despite the fact that smoking kills and de...

  • Watch ‘Road to Jerusalem’ a short film on the Holy Land

    With a bill being debated in the Knesset to ban the Adhan and increasing calls amongst fringe groups for the destruction of Islam’s third Holiest site -- Indian Muslims have some precedent to fear for Jerusalem in the Post-Babri Masjid Er...

  • Spiritual Melody of Azan

    The secret of deriving spiritual pleasure in Azan is to comprehend its meaning and feel deeply about it. It is the power and beauty of Azan that inspired many famous persons in history to convert to Islam.

  • Halala: A Practice invented by sexual perverts

    Shocked as I was, I once again asked him to repeat the question. His words did not change. So you want me to play a pimp? I asked him. 'What', he questioned.

  • Why Consider Islam?

    So don’t trust me—trust our Creator. Read the Quran, read books and study good websites. But whatever you do, get started, take it seriously, and pray for our Creator to guide you.

  • Prof Khaliq Ahmad delivers lecture on ‘Islamic perspective of Leadership and motivation’

    Aligarh, March 2, 2017: Professor, Khaliq Ahmad, Former Dean and Senior Professor at Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance, IIUM, Malaysia, who is also Aligarh Muslim University alumnus, recently, delivered a lecture on ‘Islamic perspe...

  • Which political system suits Muslims

    The unity, prosperity and well-being of Muslims as individuals, groups and countries is so important that by the time we come to the end of an article we realise that far more has remained unsaid than what has been said. The political order in ...

  • Muslim fears and talk of reform can’t go hand-in-hand

     Mohammad Azeemullah azeemamu@gmail.com                                 &nb...

  • Unity or Oneness of God

    Unity or Oneness of God is a concept dealing with the belief in only one God and the worship and service to Him without associating any partner to Him. It is considered the basic belief of Islam. But a large section of humankind belonging to ot...

  • Three kinds of human beings, according to the Suratul Baqarah

    S. M. Pasha   The very first open declaration I desire to make is that I am not - unfortunately - an alumni of any “Deeni Madrasa” [Islamic educational institution] and so technically speaking not competent to write about ...

  • 18 ANSWERS OF THE HOLY PROPHET (pbuh)

    A traveler once came to the masjid to see the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) after greeting the Prophet (pbuh), he was asked where he came from. The traveler replied that he came from very far just to get a few questions answered. Following is the dia...

  • I’tedal (moderation) according to the Qur’an

    Zafarul Islam Islahi   I’tedal is one of the basic characteristics of Islam on which great emphasis is laid in the Qur’an and Sunnah. Etymologically, the word I’tedal is derived from Adl( justice and balance). Fo...

  • Ibn Rajab on Moderation

    The Prophet (pbuh) said, “Moderation, moderation! Through this will you attain your goal!” This statement encourages us to be moderate in worship in a way that avoids both extremes of excess and deficiency. It is for this reason tha...

  • Islam does not sanction triple divorce in one sitting

    Mohammad Azeemullah   When I was a child I heard about a man divorcing his wife by pronouncing three talaqs in anger in one sitting. Later he regretted and wanted to take his wife back, but there was no wayout as saying “tala...

  • Zakat money for Muslim protection

    This  refers to the write-up on ‘’Zakat money for Muslim protection’’ (MG16-31 August) wherein it is said that Jamiatul Ulam-e- Hind(JUH) has decided to use a portion of zakat money for legal battle in court of law ...