Islamic Perspectives

  • Health benefits of Salat

    By Dr. Zakir Naik   + Pic There are several health benefits of Salat – of offering Salat and as every Muslim knows that the best part of Salat is the sujood, that is the prostration in front of Allah. No wonder, A...

  • Prophet Muhammad chose a life of poverty

    By Adil Salahi Even in the poorest of countries, government leaders live a life of affluence, even when they manifest a superior degree of integrity and do not use their positions to make unfair advantage. The head of the state is even rega...

  • The Spirit of Ramadan — Eid Mubarak

    Rituals signify the mile stones of our daily life. Every significant moment of the day is a ritual. It is an unwritten way of measuring our progression; a memory pattern to bring discipline to our actions.

  • Our current state and the need to change

    In 1913 the American poet Ezra Pound remarked that he had no idea of the force that was unleashed from the Arabian peninsula in the 7th century that led to a thousand mosques in Cordoba, Spain, until he caught a glimpse of it in the way a Musli...

  • The Pharaoh lives on

    It’s amazing how Allah (swt) repeatedly mentions the Pharaoh and his evil character in the Holy Qur’an. What’s more amazing is the reason Pharaoh’s character is emphasized and concentrated on in the Qur’an in compa...

  • Which charity is best?

    By Adil Salahi + Pic We are always confronted by people who request charity. They may have a genuine case which needs help. How does Islam view such people and their action? Hakeem ibn Hazam, one of the Prophet’s companions, us...

  • Islam ensures human rights

    By Ahmad Wahaj Al-Siddiqui   IN order to properly understand the theme of this article - how did Islam introduce peace and human rights? - we will have to have a peep in history before 7th century C.E. when the world in general and...

  • Prophet Muhammad - Finest instinctive social habits

    + Pic By Adil Salahi   A leading Arab writer of the twentieth century, Abbas Al-’Aqqad, gave a short definition of the signs that indicate that someone is a messenger of God. He said: “A messenger of God is someo...

  • The Qur’an cares about animals and environment

    By Yusuf Al-Qaradawi It is quite striking to the fair researchers how the Qur’an and Sunnah cared about the environment. For example, the Qur’an says: “Do they not look at the camels, how they are created?” (Qur&r...

  • This is how we welcomed this years' holy month of ramadan

    After the day's work, every night, a few friends from my neighbourhood hang around a park nearby. With our bellies full after dinner, we businessmen, scientists, engineers,  doctors, artists, general exchange ideas. Just four ...

  • How Samarkand was conquered

    By Fatma Dawood The judge said: "Qutaybah, you confessed and by this the court’s duty ends" Samarkand is a great country located in North Asia. It has green mountains, hills and forests that you can never imagine. Sama...

  • The Prophet (pbuh) on women

     “The rights of women are sacred. See that women are maintained according to the rights accorded to them.”  “God enjoins you to treat women well, for they are your mothers, daughters, aunts...

  • The concept of tolerance in Islam

    By Kamal Ahmad Khan   Tolerance means ‘’to bear.’’ As a concept, it refers to respect, acceptance and appreciation of the rich diversity of cultures, forms of expression and ways of being human. In Arabic, it ...

  • “Soon shall we show them Our Signs” (Qur’an - 41:53)

    + Pic Decorative white silk crosses are an ingenious tactic used by orb-weaving spiders to protect their webs from damage, a new study from the University of Melbourne has revealed. The team, led by Dr Andre Walter and Professor Mark...

  • Islamism is a viable political system

    In the last twenty-five years the Muslim world has witnessed a very significant increase in the appeal of Islamism among their people. The overthrow of monarchy and the emergence of the masses-based leadership of the Ayatollahs in Iran; the app...

  • Pearls of Wisdom

    The Prophet (pbuh) said: * “If you love your Creator, love your fellow-beings first.” *  “The ink of the scholar is more noble than the blood of the martyr.” *  “The most excellent Jihad is th...

  • What about a world without Islam - ii

    Though Persia had a rich civilization before Islam but once Islam entered Persia it enriched every walk of Persian life. It produced a syncretic culture much richer than it had before. It produced Hafiz and Sa’di both from Shiraz. The gha...

  • What about a world without Islam - i

    Recently a book has been published by an American writer, Graham. E. Fuller. It is titled A World Without Islam. Graham Fuller is a scholar and has worked with CIA for long. It is an interesting book and quite scholarly too. It is worth reading...

  • Why do we fail on the financial fronts?

    By  Nisaar Y. Nadiadwala I happened to visit one of my old friends who had shifted to a new house. The door of his house welcomed me with the Qur’anic verse “Hadha min fadli Rabbi” (“This is the bounty of my Lor...

  • Practical Approach to Islam

    By Obaidur Rahman Nadwi To have a clear concept of Islam, one should know what it exactly means. Islam means complete submission to the will of Allah. It is the religion prescribed by Almighty Allah. It is a practical religion. Its teaching...