Preserving Family Values We live in an age where the importance of family values is declining in society. Divorce rates are at an all time high, couples are marrying on average at older ages and the number of single parent families has increased. Overall, the proportion of people in happy [...]

2023-07-22T14:04:23+00:00November 30th, 2015|Family, Islamic Teachings|


Perfecting Your Character in Islam 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 [...]

2023-06-25T23:51:20+00:00November 30th, 2015|Character, Islamic Teachings|


Jihad: What Does It Really Mean? In our modern times, the term ‘jihad’ has come to imply violence, holy wars, and terrorism, particularly in the western world. However, its original, intended meaning – and usage to a great extent in the Muslim world – continues to hark to a [...]

2023-07-06T16:46:07+00:00November 30th, 2015|Jihad|


Islamic Finance By: Saulat Pervez Muslims often try to explain that Islam is more than a religion. They contend that Islam is actually a ‘way of life,’ with the Quran and the life traditions of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) providing a blueprint for daily life. From marriage and family life [...]

2023-07-12T18:53:26+00:00November 30th, 2015|Islamic Finance|

Social Ties

How Islam Emphasizes Interpersonal Relations, Ethics, and Social Equilibrium “It (Islam) replaced monkishness by manliness. It gives hope to the slave, brotherhood to mankind, and recognition of the fundamental facts of human nature.” [Canon Taylor, Paper read before the Church Congress at Walverhamton, Oct. 7, 1887, Quoted by Arnond in [...]

2023-07-05T18:31:40+00:00November 30th, 2015|Islamic Teachings, Social-Ties, Solutions to Social Issues|


Shariah: An Introduction The final prophet of Islam, Muhammad, peace be upon him, began receiving revelations from God at the age of 40 in 610 C.E. Over the next 23 years, the Quran, the holy book of Islam, was gradually revealed which represents not only the spiritual fountainhead for [...]

2023-07-13T18:06:33+00:00November 30th, 2015|Islamic Teachings, Sharia|

The Tragedy of 9/11

Islam and the United States: A New Beginning Today, more than a decade later, the perception of Islam in America continues to be overshadowed by the events of 9/11, as apparent in right-wing rhetoric, the anti-Shariah campaign, and the various obstacles different mosques face. Many forget that the collective fabric [...]

2023-07-12T22:26:27+00:00November 30th, 2015|9-11, African Americans|

Latin America

Muslims in Latin America When the Americas were discovered by the Spaniards in the fifteenth century, they brought slaves from the north and west of Africa who introduced Islam in Latin America, staying in countries like Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia and some Caribbean islands. In many cases, these Muslim slaves [...]

2023-07-13T16:14:56+00:00November 30th, 2015|Latino Muslims, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|
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