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Islamic Medicine

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History of Medicine The Islamic Golden Age, spanning the 8th to the 15th Centuries, saw many great advances in science, as Islamic scholars gathered knowledge from across the known world and added their own findings. One of these important fields was Islamic medicine, which saw medical practice begin to resemble our modern systems. Certainly, this period of the history of ... Read More »

The Blessings of the Lunar Calendar – By : Karima Burns

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When Al-Bara' was asked, "Was the face of the Prophet (as bright) as a sword?" he answered, "No, but (as bright) as a moon” (Bukhari). When the Prophet was asked about those entering paradise, he responded, "The first batch (of people) who will enter Paradise will be (glittering) like a full moon…" The Islamic calendar, based purely on lunar cycles, ... Read More »

The future belongs to Muslims

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Russia's Orthodox archpriest Dmitri Smirnov said that Muslims were closer to the teachings of Jesus than Christians. World Bulletin / News Desk In a sermon that reportedly took place in a church in Moscow on Sunday, Russia's Orthodox archpriest Dmitri Smirnov said the future belongs to the Muslims after comparing them to Christians. Recalling an experience shared with him by ... Read More »

‘Why Islam’ Heading to Brazil

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CAIRO – A leading American Muslim group has announced plans for a special da`wah mission to Sao Paulo, Brazil, during the FIFA World Cup from June 12 through July 9, to provide accurate information about Islam to hundreds of thousands of football fans. Heading to Sao Paulo, WhyIslam, the largest grassroots da`wah project in North America, had many goals in ... Read More »

Muslim Prayer, Adhan Enter Vatican

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ROME – For the first time in history, Muslim prayer and adhan would be heard in the Vatican city after Pope Frances invited Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas and Israel’s Shimon Perez for a peace prayer. "This is a moment to invoke God for the gift of peace. This is a pause in politics," Father Pierbattista Pizzaballa, a Church official in ... Read More »

Mother’s Day from an Islamic Perspective

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Question and answer details Name of Questioner:Dalia Reply date:     2014/05/11 Question:     Dear scholars, as-Salamu `alaykum. What is the Islamic stance on celebrating Mother’s Day; is there anything wrong in it according to Shari`ah? consultant:     Faysal Mawlawi consultant:     Yusuf Al-Qaradawi consultant:     `Abdul-Fattah `Ashoor Answer Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, ... Read More »

The Mosque in Washington – The Untold Story of American Foreign Policy Unraveling at Home By Waleed Shahid

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On June 28th, 1957, President Dwight Eisenhower addressed a crowd of American and Muslim diplomats gathered at the Islamic Center of Washington’s inauguration. Speaking from under marble columns and turquoise floral tiles he declared that the United States held a “strong bond of friendship with the Islamic nations” and called for the “peaceful progress of all men under one God.” ... Read More »

“BEARDS KEEP YOU YOUNG, HEALTHY & HANDSOME, SAYS SCIENCE”

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Gentlemen, they’re not just for hipsters and the homeless any more. While both dead sexy and totally awesome, beards are also a boon to your overall health. Researchers discovered that men with beards and moustaches actually enjoy numerous benefits including, but not limited to, instant handsomeness. A study from the University of Southern Queensland, published in the Radiation Protection Dosimetry journal, found ... Read More »

DECODING THE PAST: SECRETS OF THE KORAN – Documentary

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The Koran is one of the most important works ever written. For almost one billion people worldwide, it is the Holy Scripture, the word of God and his prophet. For others, it is a historical artifact that has left an indelible imprint on the world. DECODING THE PAST: SECRETS OF THE KORAN probes the heart of the work that many ... Read More »