My Five Fs (+1) for Fulfilment

Daliah Merzaban Key components of happiness I have been thinking lately about what brings me fulfilment in life, and I discovered that the key components of my general satisfaction and happiness at this moment in time could be summed up in five words, all of which start with the [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:23+00:00January 10th, 2015|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2018-06-19T19:25:06+00:00January 4th, 2015|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:25+00:00December 26th, 2014|Uncategorized|

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. [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:28+00:00December 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Disability in Islam

By Saulat Pervez The Treatment of Handicapped People in Islam 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 [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:04+00:00December 13th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Islamic Social Order

From a talk by Maulana Abul Ala Maududi Equality of Mankind Allah created a human couple to herald the beginning of the life of mankind on earth, and everybody living in the world today originates from this couple. The progeny of this couple were initially a single group with one [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:29+00:00December 6th, 2014|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2018-11-05T22:58:01+00:00December 2nd, 2014|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:31+00:00November 22nd, 2014|Uncategorized|
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