Tag: Contemporary Islam

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Back To Islam: Muslims Should Not Forget Their Faith

Many Muslims around the world seem keen to adopt alien thoughts and ideas, while being unaware of the greatness of their own religion. However, it is time we turned back towards...

/ August 4, 2016

Ayatollah Khamenei: Insulting Aisha (RA) is Prohibited

Some days back, Shia leader Ayatollah Khamenei officially issued a fatwa, prohibiting the hurling of insults towards Hz Aisha (RA), the wife of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). This fatwa comes in...

/ June 20, 2016

Muhammad Ali: An American Muslim

Muhammad Ali, the greatest boxer this world has ever known, is no more. The fact that he is gone is difficult to swallow. For years, Ali was renowned as a...

/ June 6, 2016

Women in Islam: Oppressed or Liberated?

Many opponents and critics of Islam, due to their bias or ill-informed knowledge, claim that Islam oppresses women, and denies them their due rights. Many such “scholars” wrongfully claim that...

/ February 6, 2016

Islamophobia And The Arabic Language

While both sane and insane voices exist in every society, it is common knowledge by now that Islamophobes are pretty loud in the West, especially in USA. The story of...

/ January 7, 2016
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Remembering Dayton Accords, 1995

Back in the early 1990s, a war broke out in Bosnia and Herzegovina. Over 100,000 people lost their lives, and over two million were displaced. Rape, prison camps and genocide...

/ December 17, 2015
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Tracing The Origins of Islamophobia

Of late, Islamophobia has emerged as a term that we get to hear everyday. It is used to define prejudice against, hatred towards, or irrational fear of, the religion of...

/ November 18, 2015

Need for Unity in the Islamic World

Unity is one of the basic tenets of Islam, but unfortunately, nowadays we have to talk about the need for unity in the Islamic world, since unity is totally absent. In...

/ November 14, 2015
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Middle East: The Way Forward

Ever since World War I, if there is one region of the world that has been in constant turmoil, it is the Middle East (or West Asia, whichever way you...

/ November 11, 2015
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The State of Crimean Muslims

Back in February last year, just a few days before what became known as the “Crimean Spring,” several thousand Crimean Tatars assembled under Crimean Tatar and Ukrainian flags for a rally...

/ October 31, 2015

Alcohol And Other Haram Intoxicants

There is a delusion currently widespread in the Ummah nowadays that while alcohol is considered Haram, other intoxicants such as cannabis, psychedelics, stimulants, etc. come under a ‘not as Haram...

/ October 29, 2015
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The Voyage Home

For too long, we have been adrift on the open sea. Far, far away from home. Unprepared, we are humiliated by these storms. Our small boat, sails broken, a victim...

/ October 7, 2015