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The First Lady of Islam

By Dr Moin Qazi
“Contrary to general belief, Muslim women have held the flag of enlightenment all through the historical ages. The early Muslim community recognized and honoured a wide spectrum of female roles and responsibilities. A mother was considered the first school for her children. In Islam, a woman is seen as an individual in her own right, an independent entity, and not   a shadow or adjunct to her husband or any other man.  Islamic history abounds with abundance of women, both past and present, who have achieved and contributed significantly to intellectual and cultural life in the Islamic world..”

The Muslim Documents Everyone Must Know

By John Andrew Morrow
“Islam, true Islam, traditional, civilizational Islam, balances justice with mercy. It creates a tolerant, pluralistic, society, governed by the rule of law, which provides equality and equity for all its citizens regardless of race, ethnicity, tribal affiliation, gender, social class or economic status.

“I have left two things,” said the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, “the Qur’an and my Sunnah” (Malik and Muslim). The Qur’an and the Sunnah, which includes the Constitution of Madinah and the Covenants of the Prophet, provide fundamental and universal civil and human rights. Islam, and by Islam, I mean traditional Islam, I mean classical Islam, provides safety and security for both Muslims and non-Muslims.”

The Islamic Jesus

A Christmas Day Tribute
By Moin Qazi
“The Qur’an does not believe that Jesus is divine but it devotes more space to the story of his virginal conception and birth than does the New Testament, presenting it as richly symbolic of the birth of the Spirit in all human beings (Q 19:17-29; 21:91). The Quranic writings say Jesus was betrayed and sentenced to die on the cross. According to Islamic narrative, Jesus was not crucified; instead, a man who looked like him was. Muslims believe Jesus did not die but risen bodily to Heaven by God, from whence he will return to Earth before the Day of Judgment to restore justice and to defeat al-Masih ad-Dajjal (“the false messiah”), also known as the Antichrist.”    

Islam and Jerusalem

By Dr Hossam Roushdi
“Why is Jerusalem so important to Muslims? Why did Allah choose Jerusalem rather than Makkah or Madinah for the miraculous Night Journey (Isra and Mi’raj) of Prophet Muhammad sws?”
Dr Hossam Roushdi explains the historical and spiritual background in the light of current events…..

Know Allah by His 99 Beautiful Names

By Salim Ebrahim
“How can we humble human beings truly get to know our Creator? We are creatures of dust, with limited capacities. Yet Allah wants us to know Him, love Him and Worship Him alone. We cannot gain any knowledge of Allah except what pleases Allah to show us. Therefore, the Holy Quran constantly refers to Allah by His 99 Beautiful Names (Asma-ul-husna)…”

Turning Anger into Action

Dr Tim Winter (Shaykh Abdal Hakim Murad) offers a thought-provoking historical perspective on Jerusalem. He suggests a way forward for all those who value genuine global peace based on justice and mercy.
Allah is the Lord of history…
We lost Jerusalem because we turned our backs on Allah to followed the failed systems of nationalism and secularism. When we Muslims once more deserve to be custodians of that Holy City, the golden door of Jerusalem will again be opened for us.

When will Muslims take back Jerusalem?

By Shaykh Hamza Yusuf
“When will Muslims take back Jerusalem? This question has been asked over and over again during the last few decades…but the answer has always evaded us. Shaykh Hamza Yusuf, however, has the answer…”

Be like Muhammad! sws

By Nuradeen Ahmad
“Prophet Muhammad sws was not just a man of theory. He was a man of action. All the wisdom that we find in the Holy Quran and Hadith is only of value in theory until we learn it, love it and live it.  We Muslims must make it work, as our Prophet did. Islam must become a living reality in our lives, in our personal behaviour, in our personal conduct, in our families and neighbourhoods. Islam  was never meant to be an academic curiosity, fit only for the dusty bookshelves in libraries and museums…”

Jesus (alayhis salaam) foretold the coming of Muhammad (sws)

By Adam Seedat
“The lunar month of Rabi ul Awwal is the month in which Muslims commemorate the birth of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).  Astrophysicist and author Michael Hart who, in his well-documented research, ranked the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) as the most influential person in human history. For example, Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is the only person in human history who has removed alcoholism effectively from society.

Playwright George Bernard Shaw and Russian author Leo Tolstoy are amongst many luminaries that have praised the impact of Prophet Muhammad on modern society. Muslim belief is that the final Prophet was sent as a mercy not only to Muslims but to the entire creation. It follows then that all communities should develop an appreciation of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).  In the featured article, Muslim scholar and translator of the Quran, Muhammad Asad argues that Jesus (pbuh) prophesied the coming of Prophet Muhammad in the Gospel of St. John…”