At a time when calls from here and there rise to save women from the injustices of menand to provide them with all guarantees that maintain their dignity as well as peace ansecurity inside and outside the home, when different social and legislative organization senacted laws and covenants that ensure women’s rights and when political and academic conferences in the Arab and Muslim World issued numerous recommendations stressing the high position of women in society, no single statement has been issued, nor aconference has been held or a call has been voiced against women’s excesses in the use of these rights or against their mistreatment of their husbands and children. Read More
The Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) said, “Islam is based on five (principles): to testify that there is no deity but Allah and that Muhammad is Allah’s Messenger; to offer the compulsory Prayers (salah) dutifully and perfectly; to pay zakah (obligatory charity); to perform Hajj (pilgrimage to the Ka`bah in Makkah); to observe fast during the month of Ramadan.” (Reported by Al-Bukhari)
The Muslim individual is required to pay zakah as an expression of obedience to Allah. It goes hand in hand with salah (ritual Prayers); one is the bodily expression of submission to the Creator, the other is the financial expression of the same. Therefore, zakah is obligatory for Muslims. Read More
Every day in the united states, news broadcasts and articles inform Americans that islam, particularly the interpretation commonly referred to as Wahhabism, is synonymous with terrorism, violence and hatred. More than airplanes were hijacked on 9/11. The very images of Islam and Muslims, particularly Saudis, were twisted and distorted to support popular beliefs that Islam as it is interpreted and practised in Saudi Arabia is the source of global terrorism and anti-Americanism. Many Americans have concluded not only that America’s relationship with Saudi Arabia must end, but also that Islam and Muslims must be regarded with suspicion, that the civil liberties of American Muslims and Muslims living in America ought to be curtailed, and that foreign Muslims should be denied student visas to come to the United States for studies in order to prevent further acts of terrorism from occurring on American soil. Within such an environment, what prospects exist for redressing US-Saudi relations and, most importantly; the images of Islam, Wahhabism, and Muslims? Read More
All jurists have agreed that it is prohibited to abort the fetus after breathing the spirit in it one after hundred twenty days (four months) of gestation. This is clearly put down by the Prophet’s saying narrated by AI-Bukhari and Muslim on the authority of Ibn Masoud, may Allah be pleased with him, stating that:
“Each one of you is formed in the uterine as a sperm at forty days, as a clot following the same period and as an embryo following the same period; following which the angel is sent to breathe the spirit in him…” Read More
Non-Muslim is a broad term that covers all those who are disbelievers in the faith and principles of Islam. These people are classified into four categories as follows:
• Peace seekers
• Peace truce holders
• Non-Muslims living or residing in an lslamicly governed country.
The following is an attempt to present a brief account of each one of the above stated categories: Read More
The biggest right over mankind is that of Almighty Allah. Emaan (Faith) in and obedience to Him are our first and foremost duties. After these are the responsibilities of domestic life and fulfillment of these responsibilities by trying to correct and construct the domestic life, is a social need as well as a religious duty.
Parents deserve our highest esteem. They are entitled to the foremost rights. Allah, has decreed, that you worship none but Him and that you be kind to parents. Whether one or both of them attain old age in your life. Say not to them a word of contempt nor repel them, but address them in terms of honor and out of kindness lower to them the wing of humility and say, “My Lord bestow on both of them Your Mercy as they cherished me in my childhood.” [Quran : 17:23-24] Read More