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)…”
By Salim Ebrahim
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.
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…”
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…”
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…”
By Shafiq Morton
“The mawlud – which is usually a recitation of the Prophet’s (SAW) life combined with the remembrance of Allah – is a social gathering that carries with it the power and grace of good intention. By its very nature it does not contravene Sacred Law….”
By Shaykh Hamza Yusuf Hanson
“Celebrating the Mawlid, as great scholars such as Imam al-Suyuti have shown, does not depart from the Sunnah and is a branch from the root of love of the Messenger, peace be upon him.” (Please read the full article here…)
By Rabbi Allen Maller
” Islamic and Jewish Views of Jesus as a ‘Son of God’…”
By Dr Husni Hammuda
“For better or for worse, Allah warns us in His Holy Book that Allah will never change the condition of a people until they start to change what is within themselves…” This is a clear warning that we are all responsible for improving or worsening our situation. Allah only helps those who patiently persevere in seeking His good pleasure…”
By Moin Qazi
“As you read these lines, 1.6 billion Muslims across the world, from Morocco to Jakarta, will be paying homage to the Prophet Muhammad on his birthday.
This day, 1,428 years ago, Prophet Muhammad delivered the historic Last Sermon (khutabat al-wida) on the parched terrain of Mount of Mercy (Jabal ar-Rahmah) in the Uranah valley of Mount Arafat, 20 kilometres east of Mecca. It was precisely on the ninth day of Dhu al-Hijjah(12th and last month of the Islamic year -6 March 632)) in the tenth year of hijrah(migration from Mecca to Medina ) that the Prophet addressed 1,44,000 pilgrims The sermon , though seemingly addressed to a Muslim gathering, had a universal message…”