Islamic Perspectives

  • 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: ...

  • 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...

  • Muslims and world peace

    The November 2015 attackers of Paris were aged between 25-28 years. In 2001 they were 11-14 year boys and were surely not terrorists. So, what all went into their mind during these 14 years of 21st century that should not have gone there in the...

  • Sixteen Qualities that Allah Loves

    1) Patience: “And Allah loves as-Sabirun (the patient).” (Surah Imran 3:146) 2) Justice and Dealing with Equity: “O ye who believe! Be steadfast witnesses for Allah in equity, and let not hatred of any people seduce you that...

  • Islam given by Allah or Islam invented by Mulla?

    Aslam Abdullah Which Islam do we follow in general? An Islam that was revealed by Allah and lived and practiced by the Prophet (pbuh) or an Islam that was invented by those who claimed to be gatekeepers of Islam. Which Islam would we prefe...

  • When Ottoman Sultan sent aid to Ireland

    160 years ago, during the Great Famine in Ireland, the Ottoman Empire sent £1,000 sterling (about $1,052,000 today) and three shiploads of food to Drogheda, Ireland which was ridden with famine and disease between 1845 and 1849. Also know...

  • How the Prophet fought domestic violence

    Abdul Malik Mujahid Their number is not known with certainty. Perhaps they were only two. Maybe they were twenty. These women approached the man who had thus far given them hope for this world and beyond. This time, it was to seek a soluti...