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Reading Qur’an While Not Knowing the Meaning: Is There Reward?

By Surkheel Sharif (Abu Aaliyah)

“It is not unusual to hear scholars liken reading the Quran without knowing the meaning of what is being recited, to a sick patient for whom a doctor writes a prescription. Yet instead of understanding what the prescription says, or acting on what it requires, the patient simply keeps reading the prescription over and over again; making such recitation an end in itself…”

Muslim Controversialists: Thriving on Fitnah on Social Media

By Shaykh Abu Aaliyah Sukheel
“Turning Facebook into Disgracebook, or turning Instagram into Fitnahgram, may help gain us a larger following or more likes. It may be a winning formula in terms of our murky desires for self-promotion. It might even assuage an ego desperate for attention and self-glory. But such insincerity will corrupt hearts and damage whatever little relationship we have with our Lord…”

Islam and Evolution

By Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller
“Darwin’s theory of Evolution is taught as a given fact in most Western schools and universities. But this theory has major flaws. Shaykh Nuh Ha Mim Keller explains the logical inconsistencies and contrasts it with the coherence of the Islamic view of creation. This article is essential reading for Muslim students, and anyone interested in the natural sciences.”

Optimism: an act of worship!

“Optimism works. It helps us get through difficulties in the present, and it allows us to see beyond today. Optimism is a Sunnah. Let’s start practicing it more consciously. “

Capital Hill Terror: thinking, talking and action points

By Imam Abdul Malik Mujahid
Whether criminals are Muslim or White, they are hurting humanity and we have a responsibility to condemn and speak out against it.  Avoid generalizations. Not all Trump supporters are violent; not all Whites voted for him; not all of his voters approve of terrorizing Congress. A number of Black Americans and as many as 30 percent of Muslim Americans voted for President Trump.

The Islamic Jesus: A Gap Or Bridge Between Christians And Muslims?

By Mustafa Akyol
“Throughout the whole Qur’an, there is only one woman mentioned by her name. She is exceptionally praised, as someone that God “has chosen over all other women.” There is a long chapter named after her, and even another chapter named after her family. Guess who she is?”

Why Boycotting France is the Wrong Response

By Waleed S Ahmed
“As pitiful as Macron’s actions are, is the Muslim response calling for boycotts of France justified? Is it fair to hold all of France guilty for the comments made by its President? Are we not only advancing the ‘Us vs Them’ narrative that extremists on both sides want? No one holds all of America responsible for the ridiculous comments that Trump makes – why a different standard for France? ..”