Social Values and Norms in Islam

Rush to Virtue

By Abu Zayd Muhammad, the final prophet of Islam, stated: “Every Muslim should give charity.” He was asked, “What if one cannot?” He replied, “Then he should go find work and help himself and others.” He was asked, “What if one cannot?” The Prophet, peace be upon him (pbuh), replied,“Then [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:59+00:00 September 24th, 2014|Charity, Charity, social-ties, Society|

Morality & Ethics in Islam

Self Development The word “morality” comes from the Latin word moralitas meaning "manner, character, and proper behavior". Morality generally refers to a code of conduct, that an individual, group or society hold as authoritative, in distinguishing right from wrong. Such an ideal code of conduct is often espoused in preference [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:00+00:00 September 18th, 2014|social-ties, Society|

Fatima al-Fihri: Founder of World’s Very First University

Sumara Khan The name Fatima Al-Fihri crowns the annals of history with the distinction of having established the world’s very first university. Yes, it was a Muslim woman who pioneered a model of higher learning coupled with the issuance of degrees of various levels. Fatima Al-Fihri migrated with her family [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:04+00:00 August 7th, 2014|Muslim Heritage, 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 forbidding [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:48+00:00 January 6th, 2014|Society|
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