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    Addiction and Islam – The Disease and its Cure

    We live in a culture in which mass advertising glorifies excessive consumption and the near instant gratification of desires. “Having it now” unfortunately, proves to be a slippery slope for millions, and uninhibited desires prove to be like an uncontrollable fire, growing stronger each time they are fed. Some desires becomes overriding compulsions that could […]

Addiction and Islam – The Disease and its Cure

We live in a culture in which mass advertising glorifies excessive consumption and the near instant gratification of desires. “Having it now” unfortunately, proves to be a slippery slope for millions, and uninhibited desires prove to be like an uncontrollable fire, growing stronger each time they are fed. Some desires becomes overriding compulsions that could

By |January 4th, 2015|Self Development, Social Ties|5 Comments

Jesus: A Servant of God

By Imam Shabir Ally
It will be quickly obvious that they often referred to him as a servant of God, but never Son of God. Peter, for example, said:

“The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus” (Acts 3:13).

Peter further said: “God raised up his servant” (Acts 3:26),

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    African American Muslims and the Social Justice Movement

    By Imam Khalid Griggs The Quran and Sunnah (authentic traditions of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him) are clear in articulating the purpose of revelation as being the liberation of human beings from the false worship of anything other than the Creator and the establishment of justice for all creation, including the human and natural […]

African American Muslims and the Social Justice Movement

By Imam Khalid Griggs
The Quran and Sunnah (authentic traditions of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him) are clear in articulating the purpose of revelation as being the liberation of human beings from the false worship of anything other than the Creator and the establishment of justice for all creation, including the human and natural worlds.

By |December 20th, 2014|Social Ties|0 Comments
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    Gender Equity in Islam

    Jamal A. Badawi, Ph.D. World Assembly of Muslim Youth I. Introduction & Methodology When dealing with the Islamic perspective of any topic, there should be a clear distinction between the normative teachings of Islam and the diverse cultural practices among Muslims, which may or may not be consistent with them. The focus of this paper […]

Gender Equity in Islam

Jamal A. Badawi, Ph.D. World Assembly of Muslim Youth
I. Introduction & Methodology

When dealing with the Islamic perspective of any topic, there should be a clear distinction between the normative teachings of Islam and the diverse cultural practices among Muslims, which may or may not be consistent with them. The focus of this paper is

By |December 15th, 2014|Gender Relations, Social Ties|3 Comments
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    Disability in Islam

    The Treatment of Handicapped People in Islam By Saulat Pervez In our everyday lives, we often encounter handicapped people. Whether we stop to chat with them or not, many of us find ourselves thanking God for creating us free of disabilities while simultaneously uttering a prayer for them. Interestingly enough though, whereas we may consider […]

Disability in Islam

The Treatment of Handicapped People in Islam

By Saulat Pervez
In our everyday lives, we often encounter handicapped people. Whether we stop to chat with them or not, many of us find ourselves thanking God for creating us free of disabilities while simultaneously uttering a prayer for them.

Interestingly enough though, whereas we may consider such people disadvantaged,

By |December 13th, 2014|Social Ties, Society|0 Comments
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    Attitude of Gratitude

    By Saadia Z. Yunus “When it rains, it really does pour,” she said aloud. “Why do horrible things happen to me?” It was just too easy to think this way, to look around and see that so many people had it better than her. She had lost her job and was finding it difficult to […]

Attitude of Gratitude

By Saadia Z. Yunus
“When it rains, it really does pour,” she said aloud. “Why do horrible things happen to me?” It was just too easy to think this way, to look around and see that so many people had it better than her. She had lost her job and was finding it difficult to pay

By |December 2nd, 2014|Character, Social Ties|0 Comments
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    What We Should Be Teaching Our Children

    Zaid Shakir Islamic teachings for children 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, […]

What We Should Be Teaching Our Children

Zaid Shakir
Islamic teachings for children
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

By |November 22nd, 2014|Character, Social Ties|2 Comments
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    Character in Islam: An Introduction

    By Nageen Khan The importance of character in Islam     An individual’s character is one of the most important aspects of Islam. While acts of worship hold great significance, Islam is a way of life. Everything in a Muslim’s life, including manners and personality, should be in line with Islam. Thus, proper Islamic values […]

Character in Islam: An Introduction

By Nageen Khan
The importance of character in Islam

 

 

An individual’s character is one of the most important aspects of Islam. While acts of worship hold great significance, Islam is a way of life. Everything in a Muslim’s life, including manners and personality, should be in line with Islam. Thus, proper Islamic values and traits are extremely

By |November 17th, 2014|Character, Social Ties|1 Comment

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 who

By |November 13th, 2014|Charity, Social Ties, Society|0 Comments