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My Five Fs (+1) for Fulfilment

My Five Fs (+1) for Fulfilment

Daliah Merzaban I have been thinking lately about what brings me fulfilment in life, and I discovered that the key components of my general satisfaction and happiness at this moment in time could be summed up in five words, all of which start with the letter F. So below I outline a list of myFIVE

The Female Scholars of Islam

By Dr. Mohammad Akram Nadwi Amrah bint Abdur Rahman was amongst the greatest of the female Successors, the generation that came after that of the Companions of the Prophet. She was a scholar, a jurist, and a specialist in prophetic traditions (hadith). The great Caliph Umar b. ‘Abdul ‘Aziz used to say: “If you want

Arrangement and Collection of the Quran

Arrangement and Collection of the Quran

The present arrangement of the Quran is not the work of later generations, but was made by the Prophet, peace be upon him (p), under God’s directions. Whenever a chapter was revealed, the Prophet (p) summoned his scribes, to whom he carefully dictated its contents, and instructed them where to place it in relation to

Who Is Leading the Muslim Peace Movement? Millions of Muslims, That’s Who.

Who Is Leading the Muslim Peace Movement? Millions of Muslims, That’s Who.

By Jack Jenkins It’s not altogether unusual to find anti-Islamic rhetoric in conservative circles these days, but a particularly vitriolic breed of Islamophobia was on full display on Monday at the Heritage Foundation, where speakers at a panel mercilessly mocked and berated a Muslim student who asked about religious diversity. The event was ostensibly convened to discuss

Muslim woman has MP hopes

Muslim woman has MP hopes

By Cherie Howie New Zealand could soon have its first female Muslim MP. The Herald on Sunday understands Hamilton chartered accountant Anjum Rahman performed well at a recent Labour Party conference, and is expected to be ranked inside the party’s top 30 candidates for the September 20 general election. In 2011, Raymond Huo was number

A Muslim Entrepreneur Follows a Kosher Model to Mainstream Success

A Muslim Entrepreneur Follows a Kosher Model to Mainstream Success

By Samuel G. Freedman During the early months of 2010, Adnan A. Durrani found himself frequently thinking of kosher hot dogs. To be more precise, he was thinking of an ad campaign for them created decades earlier by the Hebrew National company. Its well-known slogan went, “We answer to a higher authority.” Let it be

In Tennessee mosque fight, religious freedom trumps Islamophobia

In Tennessee mosque fight, religious freedom trumps Islamophobia

By Charles C. Haynes After four years of protests, lawsuits, vandalism, arson, and a bomb threat, American Muslims in Murfreesboro, Tenn., can finally celebrate the power of religious freedom to triumph over hate and fear — at least in the courts. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court put an end to a lawsuit filed in

This Lazy Discussion of Islam and Extremism Is Getting Just a Little Tired

This Lazy Discussion of Islam and Extremism Is Getting Just a Little Tired

By Shabana Mahmood To quote Shirley Bassey, I am what I am. And what I am is a Muslim. And in answer to the most common questions I get asked when people discover I’m a practicing Muslim: Yes. Yes. Yes. No. (Do I pray? Do I eat only halal? Do I observe Ramadan? Do I

Islamic finance — by the book

Islamic finance — by the book

By Robin Wigglesworth This spring, a clutch of politicians, civil service mandarins, bankers and overseas dignitaries gathered in the gilded halls of the UK Foreign Office’s Lancaster House in west London. Unusually for such a gathering, there was not a glass of wine in sight. For this was a reception designed to celebrate London’s credentials as

Timbuktu, Mali

Timbuktu, Mali

  Timbuktu has long captured popular imagination as a legendary city. The fact that it actually exists still surprises some people who have merely pictured it as a mysterious or mythical place. In reality, Timbuktu became renowned for its riches and scholarship after it was permanently settled by the Muslims. Timbuktu is located in the