10 Islamic Rules of War Given by Prophet Muhammad #2

10 Islamic Rules of War Given by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Islam is often projected as a violent religion, either due to bias or misinformation. At times, mainstream media portrays Islam as an ideology of violence. This leads to many people mistakenly assuming the media version of Islam to be the real one. However, do you know that Islam has its own rules of war? Also, do you know that many such Islamic rules of war were given by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) himself?  Continue reading “10 Islamic Rules of War Given by Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)”


Remembering The Masjids of Spain

For several centuries, Spain was under Muslim rule, and this left a significant mark on Spanish culture, art and architecture which can be seen even to this day. In fact, Spanish way of life and cultural thought attained maturity only under the guidance of Islam.

However, after the Christians occupied Spain, there embarked an era of social, political and cultural genocide. Spanish Muslims were expelled from their homeland, or forcibly converted, or killed. Several buildings, especially masjids, were either demolished or converted into churches and cathedrals.

In this post, I take a look at five such masjids — ironically, these masjids survived only because they were converted or transformed into churches. Once again, this roundup is just a small testimony of all that we, as Muslims, have lost.  Continue reading “Remembering The Masjids of Spain”