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Worship and Prayer

Worship and Prayer

By ABUL A`LA MAWDUDI IBADAH (worship) is an Arabic word derived from abd (a slave) and it means submission.  It portrays that God is your Master and you are His slave, and whatever a slave does in obedience to and for the pleasure of his Master is Ibadah.  The Islamic concept of Ibadah is very […]

Michael Wolfe: Why I Accepted Islam

Michael Wolfe: Why I Accepted Islam

(Michael Wolfe will be one of the Speakers at UMA Symposium on Islamophobia on April 17 at Newark, California) AFTER twenty-five years as a writer in America, I wanted something to soften my cynicism.  I was searching for new terms by which to see.  The way one is raised establishes certain needs in this department.  […]

4 Reasons to Change the Way We Think About School

4 Reasons to Change the Way We Think About School

By MARY HICKCOX THE way in which we view education has a lot to do with our past; how we grew up, societal influences, and the way we were schooled ourselves. It is the legacy that we pass on to our children. Tragically, the current way our education system is engineered, it appears our children […]

The “Islamization of Knowledge" and Dr. Isma’il Raji al-Faruqi

The “Islamization of Knowledge

By JAVEED IQBAL SAIT  Dr. Isma’il Raji al-Faruqi was born in Jaffa, Palestine. His father, ‘Abd al-Huda al-Faruqi, was an Islamic judge (qadi) and a religious man well-versed in Islamic scholarship. Dr. Faruqi received his religious education at home from his father and in the local mosque. He began to attend the French Dominican College […]

IQBAL’S MESSAGE TO MUSLIM YOUTH

IQBAL’S MESSAGE TO MUSLIM YOUTH

Not yet have other nations seenWhat thou art truly worth;The realm of being has need of theeFor perfecting this earth.If aught yet keeps this world alive,‘Tis thine impetuous zeal,And thou shalt rise its ruling starAnd thou shalt shape its weal.This is no time for idle restMuch yet remains undone:The lamp of Tauhid needs thy touchTo […]

Allama Shibli and Aligarh Movement

Allama Shibli and Aligarh Movement

DARUL MUSANNEFIN SHIBLI ACADEMY MUHAMMAD Shibli Nomani (1857-1914) more popularly known as Shibli Nomani or even simply as Shibli was born in a respected family of landed aristocracy in Bindawal, a village of Azamgarh district in eastern U.P. in 1857. Thus Shibli was born while the first war of independence was at its peak. Azamgarh […]

Imam Bukhari: Giant of Hadith Scholarship Who Stands in Way of Attempts to Misinterpret the Qur'an

Imam Bukhari: Giant of Hadith Scholarship Who Stands in Way of Attempts to Misinterpret the Qur'an

An Introduction For New Muslims and Western-educated Muslims By KAUKAB SIDDIQUE SHAWWAL 13 was the anniversary of Imam Bukhari's birth in 194 Hijri. His name is Muhammad and he was known as Abu Abdullah. "Bukhari" refers to his place of birth, the city of Bukhara, located in Tajikistan, 38 miles west of Samarkand. I'll begin with […]

A Review of Shahid Alam's "Israeli Exceptionalism": Zionism Laid Bare

A Review of Shahid Alam's

By KATHLEEN CHRISTISON THE essential point of M. Shahid Alam's book, Israeli Exceptionalism: The Destabilizing Logic of Zionism, comes clear upon opening the book to the inscription in the frontispiece. From the Persian poet and philosopher Rumi, the quote reads, "You have the light, but you have no humanity. Seek humanity, for that is the […]

Excerpt from the Book:The Bible and the Qur’an at the Edge of Renaissance

Excerpt from the Book:The Bible and the Qur’an at the Edge of Renaissance

WITH an uncommon blend of spiritual insight and scientific logic, The Bible and the Qur’an at the Edge of Renaissance encourages and guides the reader toward a broader understanding of the Scriptures, including the Tanakh (Jewish Bible), the New Testament, and the Qur’an. The author beckons readers to focus on the consonant values of all religions of light to wonderfully and vigorously affect the world for a global, spiritual renaissance.

Six Visiting African Boxers Embrace Islam in Pakistan

Six Visiting African Boxers Embrace Islam in Pakistan

KARACHI: While Islamophobia is increasing in the world, six Christian members of visiting Central African Republic boxing team decided to convert to Islam after being highly-impressed

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