Islamic Perspectives

  • 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.

  • 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...