Social Values and Norms in Islam

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+00:00January 31st, 2015|Islamic Finance, Society|

Racism After Ferguson: Where Do We Go From Here?

By Dr. Mahbubur Rahman Following the fatal shooting in Ferguson on August 2014 of an unarmed African American teenager, Michael Brown, by white police officer Darren Wilson, protests were sparked in Ferguson. The protests spread nationwide in November when a Missouri grand jury decided not to indict Wilson and then [...]

2018-01-23T13:46:15+00:00January 21st, 2015|African Americans, 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 [...]

2018-06-19T19:25:06+00:00January 4th, 2015|Self Development, Social-Ties, Solutions to Social Issues|

Interfaith Action On Hunger: A Shared Obligation

J. Andreas Hipple With more than 1 billion undernourished people – many of them children – across the globe, hunger is a problem that affects all religions and nationalities. The roots of hunger are as diverse as the communities that it affects; conflict, natural disaster, water shortages, disease, climate change, [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:28+00:00December 11th, 2014|Charity, Islam and Other Faiths, Society, Zakat|
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