Islamic Perspectives

  • 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 ...

  • The Unity of God

    Asif Ahmed The belief in One God, without associating others in His divinity is a belief born out of conviction and assurance, which has its roots  in the fertile soil of knowledge. Polytheism, atheism and the likes are the seeds of e...

  • Masjid’s Property

    Allah, the Almighty, has created mankind for His divine law revealed to the last and final Prophet Muhammd (pbuh) and bestowed upon them what they need to live in this temporary world. The Holy Qur’an announces: “And He (Allah) give...

  • Prophet Muhammad’s struggle against extremism

    Mohammad Azeemullah   In a brief encounter with one of my facebook friends, Mohammad Majeed, over inhumane treatment of animals on the auspicious occasion of Eid-al Adha, I was called a “liar”, “sycophant”, ...

  • Advising is linked to secrecy, condemning to publicizing

    Imam Ibn Rajab Al-Hanbali (died in Damascus, Syria, on 14 July, 1393) Al-Fudail (rahimahullah) said: “The believer conceals (the sin of his brother) and advises (him), while the evildoer disgraces and condemns (him).” Thi...

  • Sagacious advice which Muslim parents must give to their children

    S.M. Pasha valimuhammad777@gmail.com Only an adamant diehard kafir [disbeliever] will refuse to admit that the Qur’an is a universal guide to the entire mankind in general and not to Muslims alone. One of the most important act whi...

  • Marriage and Divorce: A Qur’anic perspective

    Aslam Abdullah Coming together of a man and a woman to form a family is considered the most essential religious rite in all religions of the world. A family is the foundation of a society and a centre of nurturing the future generation in ...

  • Haj: An intense spiritual journey

     F. I. Choudhury “Labbaik Allah hummalabbaik, Labbaik la sharikalakalabbaik…” (O my Lord, here I am at Your service, here I am…). This chant engulfs Mount Arafat as millions of Muslim brave the barren desert ...

  • All you need to know about Muslim Divorce & Triple Talaq

    Intention of the Shari’ah is to make marriage easy and adultery difficult, to make marriage quick and divorce, with time to permit reconciliation, to save the marriage as far as possible

  • More of Allah’s Worlds Are Discovered

     Rabbi Allen S. Maller   Both the Hebrew Bible and the Qur’an teach that the One God created the whole universe to be conducive to the universal evolution of life. Recent astrophysical studies discover ever more evidence of ...

  • Avoid the Seven Noxious Things

    It is reported on the authority of Abu Huraira (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Messenger of Allah (pbuh ) said: Avoid the seven noxious things. It was said (by the audience): What are they, Messenger of Allah? He replied: 1. Associat...

  • LIFE AFTER DEATH

    S.M. Pasha valimuhammad777@gmail.com   Barring lunatics and young children, there is no one who does not  know what death is. There are several definitions and descriptions of death – scientific and non-scientific. T...

  • Islamic and Jewish Views of Jesus’ Teachings

    Rabbi Allen S. Maller It was revealed by the tongue of Jesus: “A land is cursed if its rulers are young boys” (Muhammad ibn Sa’d). But this is not written anywhere in the Gospels. Perhaps Jesus was simply repeating Ec...

  • Who decides who’s kafir and who’s Muslim?

    M Ghazali Khan Zakir Naik’s style has antagonised many and his speeches sometimes contain objectionable expressions that cause unnecessary and avoidable misunderstanding. For this reason, he has been criticised in the past. The Bangl...

  • Triple Talaq is man-made problem!

    Dr. Shaista Bano Family is the most intimate social unit which comes into existence as a result of marriage which is the most intimate communion between male and female partners. With the formation of marriage bond, the woman becomes entit...

  • Patience and discipline key to Da’wah

    Shabir Ahmad Kawa 19s.ahmadkawa@gmail.com Have we Muslims thought for a moment about the causes of our downfall? Though we boast that Islam is the fastest growing religion, we can’t show even a square inch of land on earth where th...

  • Terrorism, killings forbidden in Islam: one lakh Bangladeshi ulama

    A fatwa against militancy, which collected signatures from over 100,000 Islamic scholars of Bangladesh, was published on 14 June at Sholakia. It declared terrorism and suicide attacks as haram, forbidden, under Islamic law. Thirty volumes of do...

  • Who Will Decide Who is a Kafir and who is a Muslim?

    The Prophet did not hesitate in leading the funeral prayer of the person whose hypocrisy was known to everyone but in this part of the world even marriages are declared as nullified for joining funeral prayers led by the scholars of another sect.