Islamic Perspectives

  • Countdown to grand finale — last ashra of #Ramadan

    As of writing this (afternoon of 24th Ramadan in the subcontinent) much of the holy month is already gone. The first ashra  (ten days) of rahmat  (God’s mercy) has gone by ; the second of maghfirat  (God’s pardon) too...

  • A New (Old) Attack On Halal Food

    A Belgian cabinet minister recently called for a total ban on Jewish and Muslim religious slaughter. Ben Weyts, animal welfare minister in the government of the Flemish Region - one of three entities that make up the federal kingdom of Belgium ...

  • Riba: From words to deeds

    Dr. Phiroz A. Poonawalla “Debt is the slavery of the free” said a philosopher a century before Christ. And also: “Debt is an inexhaustible fountain of dishonesty”. It has been observed that once a borrower always a ...

  • Sins of the tongue

    By Sumayyah Meehan   However much we may try to insulate our lives and loved ones from vulgarity and sacrilegious language, it nonetheless floods our ears and is a flame in the worlds we move in. From television to the Internet, it is ...

  • Achieving Righteousness this Ramadan

    By F. I. Choudhury A crescent moon hails Ramadan, the ninth month in Islamic lunar calendar, when fasting for the entire month is obligatory for every able-bodied Muslim. Abstaining from food, drinks, sex and smoking from the break of dawn...

  • Govt employees can derive benefits of medical insurance: Ulama

    The twelfth Juristic conference held in Bandipura (Kashmir)’s Darul Uloom Rahimia, sponsored by Jamiatul Ulama’s Institution of Juristic Discussions was attended by the country’s important Ulama and (Islamic) jurists in which ...

  • Islamic manners

    When a glass is broken, the sound of breaking disappears immediately whereas the glass pieces are scattered all over the ground hurting whoever walks over it. Similarly,  when you say something that hurts people's emotions and feelings...

  • Ramadan: a month of training

    F. I. Choudhury Sighting of moon at the end of the lunar month of Sha’ban hails Ramadan, the ninth month in the Islamic calendar when fasting for the entire month is obligatory for every healthy Muslim male and female. Abstaining com...

  • Commercialisation of Ramadan — Need to ban Advertisements

    SM Mohamed Idris, President of Consumers Association of Penang, Malaysia hopes that this years' Ramadan will be free from sinful practices

  • Ramadan is not hunger and thirst but for Achieving Righteousness

    Excellence in faith is to worship Allah as though you see Him, and though you do not see Him, you know that He sees you. (Hadith)

  • Religious conversions

    Muzaffarnagar: Shiv Sena’s former city head of Khatauli, Sushil Kumar Jain, has embraced Islam. He made this announcement on Mahavir Jayanti, the birth anniversary of Lord Mahabir, founder of Jainism. He was working in the revenue departm...

  • ISLAM: THE RELIGION OF PEACE!

    Dr. Shaista Bano, Aligarh Islam means peace and submission to the Will of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Islam preaches, propagates and promotes peace. The peace of a person, peace in family, society, country and the world is the che...

  • Qur’an tops the list of books read in the world

    Lahore: In a recent report published by UNESCO in cooperation with some other research institutions it is stated that the book that is read at present in maximum number of languages of the world is the Qur’an. It is also revealed in the r...

  • 21 Daily Good habits of a Muslim

    As Muslims we are reminded to stay conscious of Allah as we go through life’s challenges each day. Following are some 20 good habits to inculcate in ourselves, in our families and in our children: 1.  We begin all good things and a...

  • Islam and Judaism have common names of God

    Rabbi Allen Maller malleraj@aol.com All of God’s names except one are appellations: titles and descriptions. Thus to say that God is a King or Judge describes one of many ways God acts. To say that God is the Prince of Peace or the...

  • On Blasphemy

    Aslam Abdullah   Is Allah (God) so insecure of his majesty that he wants us to kill those who insult him or his messenger and prophet? Mumtaz Qadri was hanged in Pakistan on Monday, February 29, 2016. His crime was killing the...

  • Infanticide

    Obaidur Rahman Nadwi According to a survey, around one lakh female foeticides are carried out each year in UP. The situation is worse in some other states The question is how to combat this menace. The Supreme Court directed the Central an...

  • Eight Reasons Why I’m Grateful to Be a Woman

    Hasnaa Hassan The basis of my marriage has always been to help each other please Allah. Some days we are better at this than others. But one thing we have really excelled at is helping each other improve our character. Have you ever th...

  • Shariah-compliant New Islamic Insurance Law of Oman

    Delhi-based Transworld Consultants, a company specialising in laws in the Gulf states, has come out with an  English version of the New Islamic Insurance Law of Oman. The law, promulgated by the Sultan of Oman, through a Royal De...

  • 35 Ways to Respect Your Parents and Elders

    1. Put away your phone in their presence 2. Pay attention to what they are saying 3. Accept their opinions 4. Engage in their conversations 5. Look at them with respect 6. Always praise them 7. Share good news with them 8. Avoid s...