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Islam enjoins modesty for both men and women

By Moin Qazi
“Outward modesty means behaving in a way that maintains one’s own self-respect and the respect of others, whether in dress, speech or behaviour. Inward modesty means shying away from any character or quality that is offensive to God. ..”

Islam is moderate. Some clerics have made it harsh.

By Moin Qazi
“The theme of moderation in religious practice has been the leitmotif in Islamic literature from the time of Prophet Muhammad. In the Quran and the Prophetic traditions that amplify it, Muslim women and men are called upon to exercise moderation in all aspects of their religious life.  The Prophet confirms the essence of Qur’an’s message: “Make things easy, do not make them difficult.”

Prayers unanswered? Please Allah first!

By Essam Mahgoub
“A Muslim and a Mu’min (true Believer) are not the same. A Mu’min enjoys a far higher status with Allah. A Muslim has to work very hard, controlling passions, cultivating patience, and reposing complete faith and trust in Allah, to become a True Believer…”

Good Advice in the month of Muharram

By Sheikh Abdul Hamid Lachporia
“Go placidly amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly, and listen to others, even to the dull and ignorant; they too have their story. ..”

   Now We Have Two United New Years For Muslims and Jews

By Rabbi Allen Maller
“By beginning the Jewish calendar with Adam and Eve, rather than with some important event in their own religion, the rabbis emphasized that the one God of Israel was the one God of all humanity. The rabbis also equated human history with urban civilization and writing. ..”

Exile towards the beginning…

By Prof Tariq Ramadan
“Someday we are bound to come back to the beginning. Even the most distant pathways always lead us inward, completely inward, into intimacy, solitude between our self and our self—in the place where there is no longer anyone but God and our self.”

Ashura and Muharram of Sunni and Shia

By Dr Aslam Abdullah
“Imam Hussain,the grandson of the Prophet, lived his life the way he watched his grandfather live it. He embodied the qualities of the prophet in his character and he remained deeply committed to the Quranic values of justice and equality. “

Duties we owe to others

By Dr Husni Hammuda
“The Rohinya, for example, are one of the most persecuted people in the world today. We owe them a duty of care. They are our brothers and sisters and we should do whatever we can to help them in their hour of need….”

FORGIVENESS: ISLAM’S PATH TO PEACEFUL FELLOWSHIP

By Moin Qazi
“There are few virtues which have as powerful an aura of divinity as forgiveness. Forgiveness is an opportunity to adorn our souls with Godliness. Forgiveness can take many forms, but at its most basic, it is the offer of goodness to the one who has hurt you…”