Social Values and Norms in Islam

Society

Islam: about the individual as well as the larger societyIslam 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 what [...]

2017-12-01T00:18:58+00:00 November 30th, 2015|Society|

Reflections on Black History Month

By Zaid Shakir Black History Month should be of interest to every Muslim, especially in America. It is estimated that upwards to 20 percent of the Africans enslaved in the Americas were Muslim. In some areas, such as the coast of the Carolinas, Georgia, and parts of Virginia, the [...]

Toward an Ethical Economic System: Alleviating Suffering Caused by Greed

By Samya Ali The Prophet (p) was asked which was the best form of income. He replied: “That for which a man works with his hands. And honest trading.” The Prophet himself was a trader and was well-known for his integrity. In fact, he was popularly known as “al-amin,” which [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:03+00:00 January 31st, 2015|Islamic Finance, Society|

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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:24+00:00 January 4th, 2015|Self Development, social-ties, Solutions to Social Issues|

Ferguson, Missouri: Anytown, USA

By Imam Khalid Griggs “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Fannie Lou Hamer, iconic Mississippi civil rights activist and organizer, uttered her now transcendent words on August 22, 1964, testifying before the Credentials Committee of the Democratic National Convention. After being nearly beaten to death in [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:26+00:00 December 22nd, 2014|Society|
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