Islam

How to perform wudu

Cleanliness is an important part of daily life to a Muslim. In fact, it is a precondition to the fundamentals of worship. One must perform the ritual of wudu and/or …

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Prophet Yaqub

Story of the Prophet Yaqui ( Jacob ) ” We gave him Ishaq and Yaqub. Each of them We made a Prophet. And We gave them Our mercy and assigned …

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Islam the Religion of Proofs

ISLAM IS THE TRUE RELIGION; THE RELIGION OF ALL PROPHETS AS PROVED BY THE CONTINUITY OF PRAYER TRADITIONS Islam, meaning “submission to the Will of God”, is a continuation of …

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Laws of Islam concerning Women

The Zina Ordinance is part of the Hadood Ordinance in Pakistan’s law. It was brought in by General Zia-ul-Haq, President of Pakistan in 1979. For the first time in Pakistan’s …

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Islam Revolution in Islam

She Needs to be Saved She was pure, as pure as a virgin. She had poise, she had a unique stature. At her inception, she was blasphemous. She challenged the …

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The Blessings of Bismillah

“And I (Allâh) created not the jinn and mankind except that they should worship Me (Alone).” Al-Quran: 51:56 Rasulullah Hazrat Mohammad SAW is reported as saying that any dua which begins …

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Reflections Ramadan

The Month of mercy, forgiveness, and blessings Once again, the blessed month of Ramadhan has passed. The month of mercy, forgiveness, and blessings has sped away from us. It seems …

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Islam the Art of Quranic Calligraphy

Quranic, or Islamic, calligraphy is a special form of artistic writing using the Arabic script. Calligraphy took on prominence in Islamic societies because pictures of people and animals can contravene …

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Reflections my Hejab my Crown

Hijab: In Arabic, meaning barrier or partition In Islam, however, it has a broader meaning. It is the principle of modesty and includes behavior as well as dress for both …

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Petitioning for Halal Foods

Getting Halal Foods in our Grocery Stores With the number of Muslims in the US growing by leaps and bounds over the past several years (a reported average of about …

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Eid Prayers Mosque

Eid unity and moments of euphoria Since moving to the United States from Pakistan ten years ago, Eid to me seemed to be a day tinged with sadness. This was …

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Conditions of the shahada

Many Muslims, both new Muslims and those who grew up with Islam, take the words in the shahada for granted or simply don’t take the time to truly grasp the …

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Medieval Islamic Economics

Great minds and their works have been known to be lost to the mists of time, whether by intent or accident. Perhaps they were buried in a natural disaster, such …

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An Islamic response to abortion

“And kill not your children for fear of poverty. We provide for them and for you. Surely, the killing of them is a great sin.”  The Noble Qur’an Al-Israa 17:31 …

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Islamic Threat to the West

Is Islam a threat? The word propaganda comes to mind here… In the West, we generally associate propaganda with state-controlled media in the old Soviet Union or Red China. We …

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