Islamic Perspectives

  • 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...

  • Hajj: The Journey of Hearts

    Hajj is the culminating tenet of Islam. “The word Hajj means, literally, repairing to a place for the sake of visit (al-qasd liziyarah), and in the terminology of the Islamic Shariah, it implies repairing to Bait­Allah (the House of A...

  • Learn From Allah’s Patience

    By Dr. Hazem Said & Maha Ezzeddine    Abu Musa Al-Ash’ari (may Allah be pleased with him) narrated that the Prophet (pbuh) said: “None is more patient in the face of offence than God. People say He has a son, but H...

  • Stay Patient in Hard Times

    One of the best remedies for tough times is to be patient. State of patience requires that we not resort to complaining, and remember Allah often. We take this lesson from the story of Prophet Yusuf (upon whom be peace) who went through various...

  • The Delight of Selflessness

    By Abu Muhammad Yusuf   Sacrifice is part of nature. The excruciating pain a mother endures patiently at childbirth, the years a teacher spends in educating children, the medical personnel who attend to accident scenes in the dead ...

  • Islam does have epochal theologians

    Sumit Paul sumitmaclean@hotmail.com I was appalled at the ignorance of an American ‘scholar’, who wrote that, “Islam never had very great and epochal theologians like Augustine and Thomas Aquinas and the other great Chr...

  • Hardships in Islam: Blessings in Disguise?

    Theresa Corbin   We often fail to remember that blessings always come out of hardships. If it wasn’t for the fire, the forest would rot and die. When I look back at my life, I often think about how it could have all gone so t...

  • Islam needs strong women

    Let us compare a sword with a flower. A sword can go on for long without rusting. A flower dies easily leaving its fragrance in the hands of its enemy who wants to crush it. A sword cannot produce a new sword but a flower can grow more flowers....

  • Appeasing the relatives: an article of Faith

    Last month an elderly lady in my extended family left for her eternal abode. May Allah bless her soul with a high pedestal in Paradise. Aameen. Later during condolence sessions it came to light that her son is highly technically qualified and w...

  • Recipe for a Successful Marriage

    Question: Every human being by nature has an instinct to dispute. This instinct becomes more manifest between husband and wife, leading to marital disputes. How can this instinct be controlled? Answer: Consider the following ten points to con...

  • Marriage: God’s Gift to Humanity

    By Raya Shokatfard A couple is able to fully give love and devotion to each other, raise healthy children who are fully secure in having both a loving father and mother. Marriage is an exclusive right given to human beings. Yet, mating...

  • Some common mistakes in Ramadan

    By Asma bint Shameem 1. Taking Ramadan as a ritual For many of us Ramadan has lost its spirituality and has become more of a ritual than a form of worship. We fast from dawn to sunset like a zombie just because everyone around us is fast...

  • Social etiquettes in the light of the Qur’an and Sunnah

    By Zafarul Islam Islahi     The Holy Qur’an is the greatest book of guidance for the whole humanity in every sphere of life including social. The Ahadith contain enough details of the teachings of the Prophet (pbuh) about so...