Social Values and Norms in Islam

Media and Sexuality

Children’s thinking is primarily impacted by the environment they grow up in. These include daily events, memorable experiences and peak feelings. Cartoons are one of the daily habits that children partake in; studies have shown that an average child with a television in the home watches approximately 18,000 hours [...]

2018-03-01T17:36:05+00:00 January 31st, 2018|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 [...]

2017-12-20T17:43:39+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 [...]

2017-12-19T18:46:06+00:00 January 31st, 2015|Islamic Finance, Society|
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