Family

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 marriages has declined [...]

2017-12-19T18:58:55+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Family, Islamic Teachings|

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 [...]

2017-12-20T17:38:13+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Character, Islamic Teachings|

Jihad

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 larger, more encompassing root word ‘j-h-d’ [...]

2018-01-28T09:27:20+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Jihad|

Finance

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 [...]

2017-12-20T17:39:00+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Islamic Finance|

Shariah

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 [...]

2017-12-20T17:39:38+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Islamic Teachings, Sharia|

The Tragedy of 9/11

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 of American lives was jolted that day [...]

2018-01-23T13:46:14+00:00 November 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 [...]

2017-12-19T18:54:52+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Latin America, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|
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