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Islamic Banks: Sailing Smoothly in Troubled Waters

Aftab Ahmad
At a time when economic observers are worried about the threat of a new global financial crisis and global credit rating agencies have brought down credit ratings of giant financial institutions such as the Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase and Morgan Stanley etc, it may be amazing to see that Islamic banks, with

By |November 9th, 2014|Islamic Finance, Social Ties|0 Comments

Islamic Perspective on Halloween

By |November 4th, 2014|North America, Social Ties|3 Comments
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    Family: The Building Blocks of Society

    By Saulat Pervez Mr. and Mrs. Siddiq migrated to the United States in the late 1980s from Pakistan. Sponsored by Mrs. Siddiq’s brother, they had a clear and simple goal: to avail better educational opportunities for their four children in the New World. Muhammad Uthman came to the United States as a masters student in […]

Family: The Building Blocks of Society

By Saulat Pervez

Mr. and Mrs. Siddiq migrated to the United States in the late 1980s from Pakistan. Sponsored by Mrs. Siddiq’s brother, they had a clear and simple goal: to avail better educational opportunities for their four children in the New World.

Muhammad Uthman came to the United States as a masters student in the mid-1990s.

By |October 31st, 2014|Family, North America, Social Ties|4 Comments
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    Islamic Shariah

    By Saulat Pervez When the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, first began to receive revelations from God in 610 A.D., little did he know that they were the foundational stones for the formation of a future state to be refined piecemeal over the next 23 years. Complete with divinely-ordained laws, a blueprint for societal […]

Islamic Shariah

By Saulat Pervez
When the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, first began to receive revelations from God in 610 A.D., little did he know that they were the foundational stones for the formation of a future state to be refined piecemeal over the next 23 years. Complete with divinely-ordained laws, a blueprint for societal balance,

By |October 25th, 2014|North America, Shariah, Social Ties, Society|24 Comments

From The Pursuit of Power to The Power of Cooperation

By Imam Zaid Shakir
Some time back, the theme of Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference in Toronto, Canada, was Saving the Ship of Humanity. In the words of the program’s brochure:

When a ship is lost at sea, is in imminent danger of sinking, or if it has been hijacked, the captain sends out an SOS. This acronym

By |October 20th, 2014|Social Ties, Society|0 Comments
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    Shura: A Social Approach to Consultation

    By Lamya Hamad Shura, or consultation, embraces every facet of life and is easily adaptable to a variety of different situations. In Islam, it is encouraged not only in the political realm but on a social scale as well, involving families and professional entities. The Quran mentions shura when it refers to those “who (conduct) […]

Shura: A Social Approach to Consultation

By Lamya Hamad
Shura, or consultation, embraces every facet of life and is easily adaptable to a variety of different situations. In Islam, it is encouraged not only in the political realm but on a social scale as well, involving families and professional entities. The Quran mentions shura when it refers to those “who (conduct) their

By |October 15th, 2014|Social Ties, Society|0 Comments

Elderly Care

The Status of the Elderly in Islam

On a visit to a post office in San Diego, California, I noticed an elderly lady struggling to get out of her car. Alone and probably in her mid seventies she held the door with a trembling hand as she stepped out of the driver’s seat.

“May I help you

By |October 11th, 2014|Family, Social Ties, Society|6 Comments
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    A Muslim View on Respecting Life

    By Suzy Ismail Life’s fragility should remind us of the greatness of God, and the goodness of God’s creation should inspire us to respect life. Adapted from remarks made in the Princeton University Chapel for Respect Life Sunday. In a world preoccupied with material wealth and convenience, the gift of life is often minimized and […]

A Muslim View on Respecting Life

By Suzy Ismail
Life’s fragility should remind us of the greatness of God, and the goodness of God’s creation should inspire us to respect life.
Adapted from remarks made in the Princeton University Chapel for Respect Life Sunday.

In a world preoccupied with material wealth and convenience, the gift of life is often minimized and sometimes forgotten altogether.

By |October 6th, 2014|Character, Social Ties|1 Comment

Women's Rights and Driving under Shariah (video)

By |October 1st, 2014|Gender Relations, Social Ties, Society|0 Comments
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    The Importance of Girls' Education in Islam

    by Farah Onaid Women and girls have been victims of ruthless power struggles for centuries in all societies and cultures around the world. This hegemony over women has been exercised in the form of Sati, Hitobashira, Karo-Kari and the killing of witches, which are only a few to mention. Sadly, but truly, many societies including […]

The Importance of Girls' Education in Islam

by Farah Onaid
Women and girls have been victims of ruthless power struggles for centuries in all societies and cultures around the world. This hegemony over women has been exercised in the form of Sati, Hitobashira, Karo-Kari and the killing of witches, which are only a few to mention. Sadly, but truly, many societies including some

By |September 29th, 2014|Social Ties, Women in Islam|12 Comments