Islamic Perspectives

  • 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...

  • An exemplary act of a Muslim woman

    Aslam Abdullah Masjid Ibrahim in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA opened its prayer hall after a four-year long wait on January 29, 2016. It had existed since 1995 as a small facility for those who lived in its neighborhood in a single-family reside...

  • Why Are Muslims Turning Away From Science?

    Sufyan Bin Uzayr   “Seek knowledge, even if you have to travel all the way to China!” The above is one of the most well-known and oft-quoted statements of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). Even though its origins are not ent...

  • Consensus for Citizenship for All: The Marrakesh Declaration

    Marrakesh (Morocco): At the invitation of His Majesty King Mohammed VI, 250 of the world’s eminent Islamic leaders convened on 27 January 2016  to discuss the rights of religious minorities and the obligation to protect them in Musli...

  • The whirling dervish and the Sufi message of love

    F.I. Choudhury Rumi He inspired and established sufism as a cult that believes love is the language of life and with devotion one has to try to merge oneself with the Absolute, the True Beloved, to attain eternal bliss: &nbs...

  • How to know if you are doing it for Allah?

    The first against whom judgment will be pronounced on the Day of Resurrection will be a man who died a martyr. He will be brought and Allah will make known to him His favours and he will recognize them. [The Almighty] will say: And what did you...

  • Qur’an on the relationship with People of the Book

    Prof. Zafarul Islam Islahi   In the present world, relations between Muslims and non-Muslims have become a subject of discussion among people in general and academics in particular. The importance of the issue is evident from the f...

  • Muhammad (pbuh) — the Best of Creation

    There is a popular principle of physics known as Anthropic Principle. There was a time before Galileo when scientists regarded the universe as geocentric (earth centred) for they considered the earth as the central point of the universe. Then t...

  • A Medieval Antidote to ISIS

    Mustafa Akyol The recent massacres in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., demonstrated, once again, the so-called Islamic State’s ability to win over disaffected Muslims. Using a mixture of textual literalism and self-righteous certain...