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US: Alaska to get its first mosque


    After years of fundraising, the four-year construction of the state's first mosque is now near completion. The U.S. state of Alaska is due to get its first mosque in the town of Anchorage. The small Muslim community in the town have for years been performing congregational prayers in a rented space in a shopping mall, but the growing ... Read More »

The Islamic standard of excellence in work and life


  Shaykh Faraz Rabbani shares seven principles for making our work an act of worship. These are seven principles understood clearly from the Qur’an and Prophetic Sunna: 1. Purpose Make your life, career, and work truly a means to seek Allah Himself. 2. Seeking benefit Seek Allah in work by seeking true benefit: for yourself and others, both worldly and ... Read More »

Prophet Muhammad’s Care for the Poor

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By:   Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) feared for his nation from surplus more than he feared from poverty: “By Allah, it is not poverty about which I fear for you, but I fear in your case that (the worldly) riches may be given to you as were given to those who had gone before you, and that ... Read More »

Freedom of Marital Choice in the Light of the Qur’an and A hadith and its Relevance to Muslim Civil Laws – Asiff Hussein

Freedom of Marital Choice in the Light of the Qur’an and Ahadith

This paper deals with a much disputed aspect of Islamic civil law, namely, the position of the wilayat (marriage guardianship) and the legal capacity of Muslim women to contract marriage in accordance with the rules laid down in the Qur'an and the Sunnah or the Prophetic Tradition. The purpose of this paper is to elucidate that Muslim women are conceded ... Read More »

China “Ramadan ban” has increased practice of the Religion – by: Umar Farooq


Chinese authorities have imposed restrictions on Uighur Muslims during the month of Ramadan, banning government employees and school children from fasting, in what rights groups say has become an annual attempt at systematically erasing the region’s Islamic identity. Chinese authorities have justified the ban on fasting by saying it is meant to protect the health of students, and restrictions on ... Read More »

Brazil’s growing Muslim population adapt for Ramadan


Short days and pleasant weather ease the fast for Brazil's growing Muslim population. World Bulletin / News Desk For Ibrahim Nashawaty, a refugee from Syria now living in Brazil, his first Ramadan away from home has been a strange and unsettling experience so far. “In some ways it is much harder here,” he tells AA, at the only mosque in ... Read More »

Non-Muslims attempt Ramadan fast in Turkey


Thousands of non-Muslims in Turkey are adapting to a new way of life this week as the month-long period of Ramadan begins. World Bulletin / News Desk It is during this time of the year – according to the Islamic lunar calendar – that many Muslims across the world welcome the arrival of Ramadan fasting; for the many foreigners living ... Read More »

Jewish rabbi takes part in Ramadan fast


Photo: The Times of Israel A British rabbi in London fasts in Ramadan to build bridges between Jews and Muslims. World Bulletin / News Desk Orthodox Jewish rabbi Natan Levy, who lives in London, UK, is working to overcome stereotypes regarding the relationship between Jews and Muslims by fasting this Ramadan. Levy, who also set up an online radio station ... Read More »