One in ten children under five in England and Wales is from a Muslim family, census figures show

By Tomas Jivanda Nearly one in ten children under the age of five in England and Wales now comes from a Muslim family, analysis of census figures has shown. Out of 3.5 million children under five in the UK, 320,000 were identified as Muslim in the 2011 census. The findings [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:47+00:00 January 16th, 2014|External Links|

Comparative Religion

The present state of humanity should compel every thinking individual to question the direction in which the world is moving. It is a world of plenitude and scarcity, of obscene extravagance juxtaposed with abject poverty, of human and environmental exploitation, and of the individual's search for inner peace. Religion plays [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:47+00:00 January 11th, 2014|Islam and Other Faiths|

Christianity

Christianity and Islam are closely related due to the chain of prophets they share as well as similarities in beliefs such as monotheism, love for Jesus, peace be upon him (pbuh), and great regard for Mary, the mother of Jesus. At the same time, the two faiths differ in matters [...]

2017-12-19T18:28:07+00:00 January 11th, 2014|Christianity, Islam and Other Faiths|

Germany Adds Lessons in Islam to Better Blend Its Melting Pot

By Alison Smale FRANKFURT — For the first time, German public schools are offering classes in Islam to primary school students using state-trained teachers and specially written textbooks, as officials try to better integrate the nation’s large Muslim minority and counter the growing influence of radical religious thinking. The classes [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:48+00:00 January 8th, 2014|External Links|

Society

Islam: about the individual as well as the larger society Islam is as much about one’s spirituality as the social ties which bind humans together. In that sense, Islam is concerned not only about the individual but the larger society as well. For example, “Enjoining what is right and forbidding [...]

2017-12-19T18:27:44+00:00 January 6th, 2014|Society|

Character

An individual’s character is one of the most important aspects of Islam. Perfecting one’s character is something every Muslim must strive for. In doing so, one must be conscious of internalizing values such as integrity, honesty, compassion,  justice and tolerance. However, it must all begin with faith: the essential character of [...]

2017-12-19T18:27:21+00:00 January 6th, 2014|Character|

Islamic Finance

Islamic finance is flourishing even in a time of economic turmoil in the world. And, more and more people are taking notice. Recently, many articles have been written by mainstream publications highlighting the success of Islamic banking and the need for the world to learn from this financial model. For [...]

2017-12-19T18:26:22+00:00 January 6th, 2014|Islamic Finance, Islamic Teachings|

Islamophobia: Surge revealed in anti-Muslim hate crimes

By Tomas Jivanda Islamophobic hate crimes across Britain have risen dramatically this year, new figures have revealed. Hundreds of offences were perpetrated against the country's Muslim population in 2013, with the Metropolitan police alone - Britain's largest force - recording 500 Islamophobic crimes, compared with 336 incidents in 2012 and [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:48+00:00 January 4th, 2014|External Links|

Islamic Banks, Stuffed With Cash, Explore Partnerships in West

By Nathaniel Popper A noted Muslim law scholar, Yusuf DeLorenzo, recently pored through the books of Continental Rail, a business that runs freight trains up and down the East Coast. Along with examining the company’s financial health, Mr. DeLorenzo sought to make sure that the rail cars didn’t transport pork, [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:49+00:00 January 4th, 2014|External Links|