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Saturday 6th of February 2016
Family and Its System in Islam

The Great Challenge

The Great Challenge to Produce One Chapter Like the Chapters of the Holy Quran God has said in the Quran:And if you are in doubt about what We have revealed (the Quran) to Our worshiper (Muhammad ), then produce a chapter like it, and call your witnesses (supporters and helpers) besides God if you are truthful.  And if you do not do it, and you can never do it, then fear the Fire (Hell) whose fuel is men and stones.  It has been ...

The Expansion of the Universe

In the Quran, which was revealed fourteen centuries ago at a time when the science of astronomy was still primitive, the expansion of the universe was described in the following terms: And it is We Who have constructed the heaven with might, and verily, it is We Who are steadily expanding it. (Quran, 51:47) The word "heaven," as stated in the verse above, is used in various places in the Quran. It is referring to space and the wider ...

Qur"anic Outlook Regarding the "Heart"

Perhaps I need not explain here that in the language of literature and mysticism the term heart does not mean the organ situated in the left side of the human body, which pumps blood into the blood vessels. What is implied is the sublime and distinguishing faculty of the human soul, as can be readily understood from the following examples from the Qur"an and verses of Sa"di:  Surely in that there is a reminder to him who has a heart ... ...

Our Arms Only Tool to Negotiate with Israel - Palestinian MP

Over the last two decades there have been some so-called peace negotiations, approved by the Palestinian Authority in the 1990s. The Palestinians were told that the talks would be a viable mechanism through which they would obtain their usurped rights from the Israeli regime. However, the talks brought the Palestinian people not but more disasters and scourges like wars and seizing what remained of the Palestine’s lands. And despite the ...

Canadian Montreal univ. to hosts 5th Anniv. of Bahrain uprising

A number of Human Rights organizations announced that the Canadian University Of Montreal will host an art exhibition marking the fifth anniversary of the Bahraini uprising that erupted on February 14 to call for putting an end to the ruling Al Khalifa family's monopoly over power.The Justice Human Rights Organization (JHRO) and the Middle-East and North Africa Observatory for Strategic Studies of the University Of Montreal (MENA) in ...

The Problem of Contradiction in Islamic Philosophy

IntroductionHe makes the night enter into the day and makes the day to enter into the night and brings forth the living from the dead and brings forth the dead from the living. (The Holy Quran)Conflict, collision and struggle are some of the fixed characteristics of this world. This condition is clearly perceived through superficial observation and profoundly revealed through scientific and philosophical enquiry. We live in a world full of ...

Some Selected Sayings (Traditions) of the Holy Prophet

1. "Seek knowledge even if it were in China." It was knowledge of good from evil, which made man worthy of getting the great job of the vice-regency of God on earth. Knowledge has given man superiority over more powerful creatures. It is self evident that nations, which had more knowledge, acquired greater power. The above tradition stresses the need of acquiring knowledge even if one has to travel long distances.2. "Masses follow the religion ...

Bahrain's Al Wefaq Condemns the Brutal Attack on Sayeda Zainab District in Syria

Al Wefaq National Islamic Society in Bahrain condemns the brutal crime that was committed by terrorists in the Sayeda Zainab (pbuh) district, southern Damascus. The attack took the lives of tens of tens of people and wounded others.This crime, which targeted the holy shrine of the granddaughter of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), reveals the downfall of values and hostility towards Islamic principles.These inhumane and terror acts make counter-terror ...

Greed is the Enemy of the Soul

Greed is the excess fondness of money and fortune. It is one of the bad manners that draw to various evils and sins.Amir ul-Mu'minin (A.S) said: “Know with certainty that you cannot achieve your desire and cannot exceed your destined life. You are on the track of those before you. Therefore, be humble in seeking and moderate in earning because often seeking leads to deprivation. Every seeker of livelihood does not get it, nor is everyone ...

Texas University Students Try on Headscarves for World Hijab Day

The event was intended to encourage open discussion about Muslim customs and aimed to answer any questions non-Muslims may have about hijabs. Any interested non-Muslim women were invited to don the headscarf for the day, or even just for a moment, in order to gain knowledge and insight about the culture of hijabs. The event was hosted by the Muslim Student Association and a discussion was held later in the day to answer questions and concerns ...

Duties of a True Muslim

Verily, the Almighty Allah has sent a Book for your guidance. It is a Book which clearly defines, describes and distinguishes between right and wrong, vice and virtue, and truth and falsehood. You should adopt the path of truth and virtue so that you may be guided, and should shun vice and wickedness so that you may achieve salvation. Find out your social, moral and religious obligations and perform your duties sincerely; sincere performance of ...

Comparison of Muslim and Christian Prayers

We will mention some examples of Christian worship in comparison with what we have mentioned about Islamic worship. The Bible says: And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. “This, then, is how you should pray: “‘Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name, Your kingdom come, ...

Can Islam be forced on others?

Having accepted that from the Islamic point of view, faith in God is ingrained in human nature, and that it is only the parents and the society that corrupts the soul and divert it from the Right Path, the question comes: Can Islam be imposed forcefully on non-Muslims? Or we may even ask: Is the minor jihad a means of imposing the faith of Islam on non-Muslims?I do not intend to get into the issue of the minor jihad; but, briefly stated, the ...

Muslim Funnyman Up For Three Comedy Awards

A Muslim comedy fan, who started performing standup just two years ago, has become a finalist for three different British comedy awards. Jay Islaam, a 34-year old marketing manager from Cambridgeshire, is up for “Best Comedian” prizes in Birmingham, London and Bristol over the next three months. Jay's comedy covers many different subjects, with his unrelenting wanderlust and his Punjabi family, as well as his autism, being a ...

A Greek Girl Reverts to Islam

My name is Janna. I’m Greek. I was born in Germany and I grew up in a very strict traditional Greek Orthodox family. We grew up almost as other Muslim families with other children. Our families wanted to guarantee that we will be brought up in a Christian way, in the Orthodox way. We always went on our vacations all together and we never split up for vacations. So family vacations for all were always very nice and especially our very first ...

Canadian Girl Finds Inner Peace in Islam

Tanya's Journey to Islam: I can say my life before Islam was very sporadic, with not too much grounding, no roots.I lived with my mother. My mother doesn’t have a strong religious background. She comes from a Christian background. Because of my mother’s and I lack of compatibility, I had to live in the street for a couple of months where I was then found and I was placed into a foster care.I was in three different foster homes before ...

Muslim population in UK exceeds 3 million

England is now home to more than 3 million Muslims for the first time ever. In some parts of London, nearly half the population is now Muslims, according to detailed analysis by the Office for National Statistics (ONS). Based on recent trends, they will be the majority in those areas within a decade. Half of the Muslims in England and Wales were born outside the abroad and more are under the age of 10 than in any other age group, indicating ...

Boko Haram militant burn kids alive in northeast Nigeria

A survivor hidden in a tree says he watched Boko Haram extremists firebomb huts and heard the screams of children among people burned to death in the latest attack by Nigeria's homegrown extremists. Scores of charred corpses and bodies with bullet wounds littered the streets from Saturday night's attack on Dalori village just 5 kilometers (3 miles) from Maiduguri, the birthplace of Boko Haram and the biggest city in the northeast, according to ...

168 Italian academics demand to boycott Israeli universities; Hamas welcomes It

68 Italian academics and researchers from seven universities have signed a petition calling for a freeze on all academic agreements with the Technion Institute (Israel Institute of Technology) and all the Israeli universities. Hebrew newspaper Yedioth Ahronoth said on Friday that the move was taken because those universities help the Israeli army in the development of offensive weapons used to suppress the Palestinians. The petition stated that: ...

What Makes Sudan Shift towards Israeli Regime?

Sudan, since the rise of the Islamic Salvation Front to power in 1989, has established very strong ties with Iran and the resistant Palestinian groups and hosted such movements as Hamas and Islamic Jihad on its soil. Due to its Islamic and honorable stances, Sudan has undergone a great deal of difficulties. Despite the economic problems and domestic crises the nation has been suffering from, the country's support for Palestine is considered to ...