Islamic Perspectives

  • ISIS is beyond the pale of Islam: Ahl-e Hadees scholars

    There is no doubt that Islam is the religion of peace revealed by Allah, the Creator of all creatures and it is the embodiment of mercy and blessings for the entire world. There is no room for any kind of terrorism in it. This religion, based o...

  • The Prophet Never Tortured Prisoners of War

    By Faheem Younus Senator John McCain recently remarked in an Op-Ed, “I know from personal experience that the abuse of prisoners sometimes produces good intelligence but often produces bad intelligence because under torture a person ...

  • Shia-Sunni Unity: A Must For the Welfare of Ummah

    By Muhammad Abdus Samad Mazumdar Shia-Sunni conflict, according to my knowledge, is not religious but political. Enemies of Islam always try to make it a religious conflict to sabotage the unity of the Muslim Ummah. Islam is primarily ...

  • Covering Hair not brains — World Hijab Day India

    Bijapur, Karnataka (31st January 2015): On the occasion of ‘World Hijab Day,’ an annual event every 1st February, some students here from Al-Ameen Medical & Dental College decided to celebrate the eve to encourage both Muslim an...

  • Good Character

    By Imam Al-Bayhaqi Good Character includes suppressing one’s anger, and being gentle and humble. Allah Most Exalted has told the Prophet: “Surely, you are of tremendous character” (The Holy Qur’an: 68/4). Allah also...

  • Stoop to Conquer: 10 ways of honouring servants

    Sadaf Farooqi   Muslims in Eastern countries employ domestic staff as a norm. For some, domestic helpers are a priceless resource who significantly ease our day-to-day chores. Conversely, for others, they can be a source of distres...

  • Is Nikah not my right?

    By Dr. Muhammad Moazzam Ali I ask young boys and girls, senior, learned and religious persons and leaders of Muslim society if Nikah is not my right; also, if leading a respectable, God-fearing life is not my right, is seeking His pleasure...

  • Shaytan is the third between a Man and Woman meeting in secret

    By Arfa Saira Iqbal Islam forbids free-mixing of men and women in case it leads to fitnah and illicit relationships. In the West, it’s extremely common to have a girlfriend or boyfriend, whereas Islam prohibits this. Instead, it is e...

  • Prophet Muhammad and Peace

    During Prophet's life, Muslims fought many wars while they were in a disadvantaged position in terms of numbers and arms. They had empty pockets and lacked horses and fighters.

  • Eight hadiths on neighbours

    1) Prohibition of Harming Neighbour: The Prophet, (Peace and blessings be upon him) said: "By Allah, he is not a believer! By Allah, he is not a believer! By Allah, he is not a believer.’’ It was asked, "Who is that, O Mes...

  • Why Shia-Sunni unity does not materialise?

    Malik Ashtar Navganvi Some four years ago a conference on Ittehaad bainal Muslimeen (Unity between Muslims) was held in the Engineering College auditorium of Jamia Millia Islamia. In this conference, sponsored by a famous international org...

  • Character Comes FIRST

    When the question of marriage arises, what do you look for? Let me put it another way: what do you notice first? Do you notice their wealth, their lineage, their status, character and piety or beauty? As troubling as this is for many of our dea...

  • The Children of Israel in the Qur’an — ii

    By Rabbi Emeritus Allen S. Maller Temple Akiba, Culver City, CA Although many Christians claim the new covenant replaces the old covenant for all Jews, and Muslims say the Jewish covenant has expired for all Jews, faithful Jews continue ...

  • The Children of Israel in the Qur’an — i

    By Rabbi Emeritus Allen S. Maller Temple Akiba, Culver City, CA The Qur’an is the only book of revelation that includes within itself a theory of prophethood: “Mankind was one community; then Allah sent the prophets as bringe...

  • "Capping" the Sunnah

    You wouldn't have missed him. Not with so many people glaring at him as he began to find a place among the worshipers in the mosque. He was young, and looked either Palestinian or from one of its neighbouring countries. The obvious rea...

  • Islam does not allow enslavement of civilian population

    Zafarul-Islam Khan, senior Indian Muslim scholar, who is an alumnus of Al-Azhar and Cairo universities and holds a PhD in Islamic Studies from the University of Manchester, said it is a lie to claim that Islam allows enslavement of ordinary men...

  • Concept of Jihad and Love

    According to Al-Bukhari and Muslim, the two most important collections of the sayings and deeds of the Messenger of Allah, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is reported to have told a young man, who came to him for the cause of Jihad, “Go back to y...

  • The Best in the eyes of the Prophet

    The Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “The best of the Muslims is the one from whose hand and tongue the Muslims are safe.” (Muslim)   “The best of people are those who have the most excellent character.&rdquo...

  • Indian scholar debunks ISIS claims about slavery in Islam

    ISIS by capturing ordinary residents of the territories they have overrun in Iraq and Syria are not only disobeying Islam, they are also violating the Islamic rule of reciprocity and respect of international laws.

  • The Prophet’s Inexhaustible Patience

    Shahul Hameed   The source of the Prophet’s courageous determination in the face of all the traumatic experiences he suffered was his strong faith in God. One of the marvellous qualities of the beloved Prophet Muhammad (p...