Islamic Perspectives

  • 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...

  • Diseases of the Soul

    Various diseases affect the soul. Only a perfect Murshid (Spiritual Guide) can treat them. We should study ourselves and upon finding ourselves affected by any of these ailments, seek a remedy from a perfect Murshid. Ala Hadrat Ahmad Rida Khan ...

  • My experience during Hajj 2015

    Dr. Mustafa Kamal Sherwani What I felt in my heart, what I said with my tears, what I perceived through the Divine aura, what I saw with my faithful eyes, and what I heard with my devoted ears – all lay within the ambit of my faith. ...

  • The Art of Conversation

    Nazneen O. Saherwala A good listener can become wise and knowledgeable. Hazrat Ali ibn abi Talib (A.S.) used to say, “Words are silver but silence is golden.” We must not throw around our words unnecessarily. Allah has give...

  • Taking Over the Steering Wheel of Your Life

    Yusuf Estes   Islam asks us to look around us, examine the things, think, use our mind and then we will begin to understand. I want to talk to you about how beautiful it is when we can have faith and prove it at the same time....

  • Islamic new year 1437 continues the lunar calendar controversy

    October 14, 2015 marked the first of Moharram, the beginning of the new Hijra year 1437, according to the Islamic calendar announced by the Fiqh Council of North America and endorsed by the Islamic Society of North America, a leading Americ...

  • Satanic mischiefs

    God the Almighty has created three categories of inhabitants possessing perceptive aptitudes. They are angels created from light/nur, the genie (jinns) created from fire and mankind was created from clay. The jinns are of two kinds: believers a...

  • Duty of Muslim women toward society

    Status of women is very high in Islam. Muslim mothers play very important role in the upbringing of children. They give light of knowledge to the minds of new generations. Therefore, they ought to be highly educated. They must have modern &lsqu...

  • Fulfilling the Qur’an’s Mission

    Khurram Murad An essential and important part of living by the Qur’an is to convey its message to people around you. Indeed the moment the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him), received the first revelation he realised the immen...

  • Learn From Allah’s Patience

    Dr. Hazem Said and Maha Ezzeddine   Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) said: “None is more patient in the face of offence than God. People say He ...

  • Saudi Haj management needs toning up

    Tragedies in Hajj not only a cause of pain and agony for the pilgrims and tens of thousands of their family members but also a source of embarrassment for Saudi Arabia and the world Muslim community.

  • A bid’ah checklist

    What follows is a list of some common innovations and practices that are against the Sunnah of the Prophet, peace be upon him, and yet are widespread especially in the India-Pakistan-Bangladesh sub-continent. Do you fall into any of these pract...

  • How to introduce the Qur’an to non-Muslims

    The Qur’an is the word of Almighty God. It’s not a history text book or a science manual. It’s the word of God speaking to us directly. How do we speak to a non-Muslim about the Qur’an? How can we introduce the Qur&rsquo...

  • An Islamophobe’s Journey to Islam

    By Damianna Pearson The Quran changed my heart, and my whole life. I realized that the Quran didn’t teach hate like I had been led to believe. I was one of the biggest Islamophobes on the planet. Why? Well, I was born and raised in A...

  • Pilgrimage (Haj)

    By Shaista Bano Haj is the fifth Pillar of Islam, any sane adult who can afford it, Muslim male & female is ordered to perform Haj once in a lifetime. “The first house (of worship) appointed for men was that at Bakka (same as...

  • Abu Bakr to Umar on his deathbed

    When the first Caliph Abu Bakr Al-Siddiq was on his deathbed, he called Umar, may Allah be pleased with both of them, and said: Fear Allah O Umar, and know that Allah has deeds to be done for Him in the day which He will not accept if do...