Social Ties

“It (Islam) replaced monkishness by manliness. It gives hope to the slave, brotherhood to mankind, and recognition of the fundamental facts of human nature.” [Canon Taylor, Paper read before the Church Congress at Walverhamton, Oct. 7, 1887, Quoted by Arnond in The Preaching of Islam, pp. 71-72.] Islam, the [...]

2017-12-20T17:39:20+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Within the Sheltering Peace

By tasleem k. griffin Sexual Politics Imagine this scenario, for it is real: two antagonists locked in a grim power struggle. And another: two or more other competitors, rivals in a race for high stakes, a race to determine the course of their entire life. At the race’s end, [...]

2017-12-01T00:18:59+00:00 March 30th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Islam & Domestic Violence

What Islam says about Domestic Violence “The most perfect of believers in belief is the best of them in character. The best of you are those who are the best to their women.” Domestic violence against women remains a major concern in today’s society. The problem is so severe [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:00+00:00 March 20th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Marriage in Islam

"And among His signs is this, that He created for you mates from among yourselves, that you may dwell in peace and tranquility with them, and He has put love and mercy between your (hearts): Verily in that are signs for those who reflect" (Quran 30:21). "O Humans revere your [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:01+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Towards Purification

For Abdullah Alvarez, Ramadan is a time of intense focus on Islam. He tries to spend as much time at the mosque as possible, reciting Quran and attending any study circle. One of the things which helped him last Ramadan was to create a schedule around the 99 names of [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:02+00:00 February 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The Importance of Parents

By Nageen Khan Importance of Parents In Islam When asked about the people who taught us the most, who were there for us through hardships, who laughed with us during the good times, who put up with us on our off days, most of us think immediately of our [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:02+00:00 February 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Spiritual Awakening

By Mahbubur Rahman Leading lives fully conscious of God We, human beings, of past, present and future, are in absolute need of Divine grace and the opportunity to earn His pleasure. Our human power — no matter how great — can’t give us immortality and eternal bliss. With or without [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:04+00:00 January 24th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Environment and Islam

Climate Change: A Call for Personal Changes By Imam Shabir Ally The reality of climate change calls for a re-evaluation of our actions and a redirection of our energies towards the reduction or possible reversal of the looming environmental crisis. Religious leaders are challenged to look into their traditions for [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:05+00:00 January 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|
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