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Basketball Legend: Islam Is Religion of Peace


WASHINGTON – A Muslim basketball legend has defended his comments after Chralie Hebdo attacks earlier this month, asserting that Islam is a religion of peace which extremists use as a mask to cover their crimes. "Islam is a religion of peace, Islam does not tolerate wanton murder,” basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar told NBC “Meet The Press” on Sunday, January 25. ... Read More »

German Footballer Reverts to Islam


CAIRO – Germany's young footballer Danny Blum has announced his reversion to Islam, describing it as a religion of hope and strength. "Islam gives me hope and strength. Prayer calms my soul," Blum told Bild newspaper on Monday, January 26. "I was short-tempered, erratic and did not know where I belong," he added. Blum joined 1. FC Nürnberg in Bavaria ... Read More »

Tolerance in the Prophetic tradition


by: Ismail Hakki Atceken Source: Coming from the Arabic root samaha, musamaha (tolerance) means to forgive and to pardon. The wordhosgoru is used in Turkish and the word tolerance in English. As a term, it is used for the understanding and gentle behavior towards everyone, without prejudice, of someone who is mature and good-intentioned. Truly this is a high virtue ... Read More »

The virtue of supporting one’s family

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When a man fulfills his duty of supporting his family, God rewards him in multiples! I was very surprised when I learned the Islamic Ruling in this area. I was asked a question: If I have some money, what is the best way to spend it: give it to those who fight for the sake of God, give it to ... Read More »

Drugs, Medicines, Herbs and Birth Defects By :- Karima Burns

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Aisha, Ummul Mu'minin, narrated, "I heard the Apostle of Allah (SAWS) say, 'Every intoxicant is forbidden; if a faraq of anything causes intoxication, a handful of it is forbidden." (Bukhari, Book 26, Number 3679). Modern science is catching up with the wisdom of Prophet Muhammad (SAWS) as it slowly discovers the adverse effects of drugs and alcohol. Only forty years ... Read More »

The Abandonment of the Qur’an By :- Iman Badawi

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It is known as “al-Kitab” (the Book). It is so well known and highly revered that when any Muslim refers to “the Book,” it is understood to mean the Holy Qur’an. It is the book above all books because it is the complete and final revelation of Allah subhanahu wa ta`ala (exalted is He) to mankind. It is the best ... Read More »

Hadith on forgiveness and justice By :- Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad


Forgiveness and Justice: Meditations on Some Hadiths by Abdal Hakim Murad (1) The Prophet prayed for pardon for his people, and received the reply: ‘I have forgiven them all but acts of oppression, for I shall exact recompense for the one who is wronged, from his oppressor.’ In the Quran, God is just, and requires justice; but he is also ... Read More »

Islam and Formation of Identities in Africa (P.5)

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Editor’s note: In the first four parts of this Series, the author has explored some significant features of the formation of Islamic identities in Africa.. Here, he draws important conclusions from his in-depth study. The names of tribes, like the Manding/Jula, Fulbe, Hausa, Wolof .. Tribes delving deep into Islam have become synonymous to Islam The real link between the ... Read More »

Islam and Formation of Identities in Africa (P.4)


Editor’s note: In the first three parts of this Series, the author has explored some significant features of the formation of Islamic identities in Africa.. Here, he continues to trace and study other important features. “Hakuri” or patience and forbearance: Greene pointed out that many of Hausa customs, as well as their language, reveal the status of such moral value ... Read More »