Articles By: saulat

Granada: The Last Refuge

By Salman Yazdani With its unique location at the foot of Sierra Nevada and stunning natural surroundings, Granada conquered the hearts of Arab Muslims. They established a prosperous, educated and versatile society in this city. Under Almohad rule by the year 1200 C.E it was one of the most prosperous and the fifth largest city

Articles of Faith

Articles of Faith

A Muslim believes in the following 6 articles of Faith:   1. Oneness of God                                                                  [Read Article] A Muslim believes in ONE GOD,

Fatimah bint Sa’d al Khayr

By Sumara Khan The pursuit of knowledge and wisdom into the far reaches of the world is one of the jewels of Islamic civilization, and one of the most widely travelled seekers is a remarkable Muslim woman named Fatimah. Fatimah bint Sa’d al Khayr was born in 1130 CE in the province of Kashgar in

Jafar ibn Abi Talib: Exemplary Interfaith Leader

By AbdulWahid Hamid Jafar ibn Abi Talib was a cousin of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and brother of Ali, the fourth caliph of Islam. He was among the first people to convert to Islam and experienced firsthand the persecution that the pagan Meccans doled out to the tiny community of Muslims. Hence, when

Cairo, Egypt

Cairo, Egypt

  The world was lately riveted by the events taking place in Cairo, Egypt. The unfolding revolution in Tahrir Square transcended ethnic and religious affiliations, inspiring people worldwide with the power of change. In fact, this historic city has undergone many upheavals over the centuries and repeatedly risen above the setbacks with renewed fervor. Cairo,

What We Should Be Teaching Our Children

What We Should Be Teaching Our Children

Zaid Shakir When we talk about Islamic education and our children, the discussion usually revolves around strictly academic issues related to technical aspects of curriculum development, testing standards and methodologies, balancing between secular and religious education, and similar concerns. Sometimes we miss the greater objective of an Islamic education. That objective, in terms of what

Visitors Fault Sept. 11 Museum’s Portrayal of Islam

Visitors Fault Sept. 11 Museum’s Portrayal of Islam

By Sharon Otterman After the vivid audio recordings, diagrams and personal artifacts that take visitors minute by minute through the Sept. 11 attacks, and before the images of recovery workers combing through rubble, a small section of the National September 11 Memorial Museum is devoted to explaining Al Qaeda and terrorism. A seven-minute video installation narrates a

Muslim Leaders Condemn Boko Haram In Letter Led By Representatives Ellison And Carson

Muslim Leaders Condemn Boko Haram In Letter Led By Representatives Ellison And Carson

By Yasmine Hafiz Today, Representative Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) and Representative André Carson (D-In.) led American Muslim leaders in a call to Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau that slammed the recent kidnappings of Nigerian schoolgirls that have generated an international outcry. Ellison and Carson are the only Muslim members of Congress, and they condemned the actions that

Hunger: Our Responsibility and Ultimate Reality!

Hunger: Our Responsibility and Ultimate Reality!

By Mahbubur Rahman For the first time in human history, the number of people suffering from chronic hunger has reached one billion! Today, one out of every six persons in the world is starving. According to a UN report, about 25,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes. More unfortunately, it is children

Halal Hysteria: It’s About Muslims, NOT Animal Welfare

Halal Hysteria: It’s About Muslims, NOT Animal Welfare

By Dr. Chris Allen Here’s a controversial statement: the recent anti-halal hysteria has nothing to do with the welfare of animals. It’s just good old-fashioned Islamophobia. This is not to say that some people don’t have sincere concerns about the way in which animals are slaughtered: they do. But these are not the people now