A lot of people are arguing on television and in print media that the Holy Quran is just filled with violence and misogyny. American conservative Christians talk about the peaceful message of the Bible and seem to forget or are oblivious to what is actually contained in the Bible. A Youtube channel run by a group of Dutch producers called [...]
Many in the West say that there is no structure to the Holy Quran. They fall into this mistake because they try and read it like a history book or a story book. One could argue that there is no structure to a book of mathematics; one chapter is about addition, next subtraction, next multiplication etc. We can only find a structure in the Holy [...]
By Andrew Brown This article first appeared in The Guardian It is a trope among people who loathe and fear Islam that their fear and loathing has nothing in common with racism because Islam is not a race, the implication being that hating Muslims is rational and wise whereas hating black people is deeply irrational and stupid. Some people [...]
A ninety year old man, who for years has given food to the poorest and most in need in Florida is facing jail for doing so. As The Independent reports; Arnold Abbott risks being fined $500 and spending time in prison after police officers apprehended him while he was handing out meals to homeless people in a park on Sunday. He was arrested [...]
A new survey from OnePoll, the London based creative market research company, has found that more Britons believe that aliens exist than God does. 72point.com reports that A detailed study carried out among 1,500 adults and 500 kids, aged 8-12, found more than half of adults (51 per cent) believe in aliens, but only a quarter said the same [...]
In a Hadith from the book of Al Tirmidhi, the Holy Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) is said to have encouraged Muslims to read Surah Al-Kahf (Chapter 18) of the Holy Quran every Friday. In this khutba, we look at the first of four stories from this chapter, about a group of young men that found their lives in danger because they believed in One God. [...]
Men who change the course of their nations have many common traits. One such trait is selfless service of their people or in the words of the Holy Quran it is by striving with their persons or their property.
Nelson Mandela was one such person. He gave up what could have been a lucrative law practice to fight for the rights of his people. And then having established the dignity of his people and rid them of tyranny he did not cling on to power but retired to let younger men carry on with running his country.
Men who change the course of their nations have many common traits. One such trait is selfless service of their people or in the words of the Holy Quran it is by striving with their persons or their property. Nelson Mandela was one such person. He gave up what could have been a lucrative law practice to fight for the rights of his people. [...]
Verse 2:143 calls Muslims “ummati wustai”. This is usually translated as “exalted nation”. I disagree with this. I believe it means a moderate people. So Islam enjoins moderation on Muslims. This is not just in religious matters but also secular matters. So we must avoid extravagance in celebrating all functions, in our behaviour and [...]
An American who listens to our lectures emailed us to ask whether we dislike the American people because this misimpression may be gleaned from the things we say. Our criticism is aimed at the American government and its agencies. We do not dislike anyone let alone the man in the street. We merely criticize the US government. We apologise [...]