Category: Society and Culture

The Rights of Parents in Islam

Learning About the Rights of Parents in Islam

When we are asked about the people who took care of us and nurtured us the most, we instantly think of our parents. They are the ones who helped us when we were weak and patiently taught us everything. Needless

Adab: The Importance of Good Manners in Islam

Adab: The Importance of Good Manners in Islam

Adab refers to the Islamic etiquette. It is the manner of conduct that Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) used while interacting with the world around him. It is the way he treated his companions, his wives, his enemies, his Ummah and all

Sorry Sadness, I'm a Muslim!

Sorry Sadness, I’m a Muslim!

The weight of sadness may drown you down Rise O believing soul, for Allah is always near! Sadness is not just an expression but a gradually growing and familiar feeling of our times. Every individual is struggling with his/her own

Hijab: A Soothing Shade of Faith

Modesty is a virtue that we humans have been endowed with. The purpose of Hijab is to safeguard modesty. Hijab acts as a sign of submission to Allah, reminding ourselves of His infinite Blessings and Mercy. Islam equally ordains both

Interest, Finance and Banking: The Islamic Perspective

Interest, Finance and Banking: The Islamic Perspective

A lot has often been discussed about the concept of interest and banking in Islam. Is banking, interest, usury and other similar financial activity fully forbidden in Islam? What about interest-free banking activities that are not based on money-hoarding? This

The Concept of Triple Talaq: Quranic Rulings on Divorce

The Concept of Triple Talaq: Quranic Rulings on Divorce

Before the advent of Islam, women were treated brutally. The arrival of Islam brought remarkable changes in their conditions and safeguarded their liberties. The concepts and rules of Nikah and Talaq (divorce) were laid down by Allah in the Holy Quran. So,

How To Deal With Stress

How To Deal With Stress: An Islamic Prescription

There are various ways to deal with stress. The first step is to have faith in Allah. As stated in The Quran 53:43 — “It is He who makes us laugh and cry.” On a daily basis, many of us

Self-Flagellation and Self-Harm is Not Allowed in Islam

Self-Flagellation and Self-Harm is Not Allowed in Islam

Self-flagellation is the act of beating oneself with things such as whips, lashes, rods, chains, knives, etc. willingly, especially in religious context. In early times, among certain Catholic sects, self-flagellation was apparently imposed as punishment and as a means of penance for

Seeking Happiness: A Guide For Muslims

Every human being has the right to be happy and each one of us tries our best to seek happiness. Happiness is when you are mentally, emotionally and physically stable. Happiness is characterized by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from

stoning islamic punishment

Stoning is Not an Islamic Punishment

Not too long ago, The New York Times reported that a group of Muslims in Afghanistan had stoned to death a woman accused of adultery. On what legal basis did this group of Muslims base its judgment in committing this gruesome