“Reflecting on his actions, he said: ‘It’s almost a back-handed compliment when they say ‘hero imam’. The norm is that Muslims would have lynched this guy and killed him? No, the norm is to do what I did.’
By Syed Abul Ala Maudoodi
“Holy is He Who carried His servant by night from the Holy Mosque (in Makka) to the farther Mosque (in Jerusalem) – whose surroundings We have blessed – that We might show him some of Our signs 1. Indeed He alone is All-Hearing, All-Seeing.”(Quran 17:1)
By Rabbi Allen S. Maller
From an Islamic perspective the experience of Isra, Prophet Muhammad’s night-time journey to Jerusalem, and Miraj, Prophet Muhammad’s ascension to heavens, is a very significant event in the history of religion.
But why, in Prophet Muhammad’s ascension to the heavens, was he first taken to the ruins of the sacred site of the Jerusalem Temple of Solomon? Why did Prophet Muhammad not ascend to the heavens directly from the Ka’ba?” Read more….
By Abu Aaliyah
“Oftentimes, whenever a non-Muslim personality who has ostensibly brought about much good to the human situation passes away, many Muslims raise the age-old question: what is the ultimate fate of “good” non-Muslims in the afterlife? The news of Hawking’s death seems to have aggravated the matter. So let me recount some staple Islamic theology – in abstract, at least – to address the question…”
By Dr Husni Hammuda
“Worry, sadness and depression are normal human conditions that usually come we all feel at times. What is not usual is for these feelings to persist indefinitely. We must seek help when prolonged depression shows not sign of going away…”
By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“Beloved People of Imaan! What does it signify when we repeat: “Ih’dinas Seerathal Mustaqeem” [Guide us on the Straight Path]. The Straight Path is the path that leads directly to Almighty Allah and it is the path trodden by all the Ambiya Alayhim Salaam. The Straight Path that we are praying to Almighty Allah is not the path devised by any particular race, community or by any particular religious group…”
By Dr Kamran Riaz
“Sacrifice is about giving up everything and anything that we hold dear, but it is also to give up one’s sense of nothingness, which is often the last remaining possession of one who has nothing. To put it another way, it means to sacrifice your sense of being a victim and giving up even your feeling sorry for yourself.Sometimes, giving this up is more difficult that giving up everything in the world.
But perhaps this is why this sacrifice is required—to bring in the power of the Divine, the power of nothingness must be given up in return. Hajar understood this. So must we.”
By Dr Husni Hammuda
“There is a saying in Portuguese, that a man isn’t a man until he has done three thiings: He has become a father, he has planted a tree, and he has authored a book. This reminds me of a Hadith of Prophet Muhammad sws, which says that there are three things that live on after our death: A righteous child that prays for him, an ongoing charity that benefits others, and knowledge that he left behind to guide people to good deeds.”