Monday, December 18, 2017
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Masjid Al-Aqsa in Islamic history

BY: ZAFAR BANGASH Panoramic view to Jerusalem Old city and the Temple Mount, Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosque from the Mount of Olives in Jerusalem (photo: iStock by Getty Images). Masjid al-Aqsa has a rich history. It is … Continued

Veiling is compulsory in Islam, debate unacceptable: Al-Azhar

Egypt’s Al-Azhar, the Sunni Muslim world’s main religious institution, asserted on Monday in a fatwa, or religious decree, that it is compulsory for women in Islam to wear the veil, while those who deny this are “extremist” and “abnormal”. Through a … Continued

Prophet Muhammad: A Mercy For All Creation

– إِنَّ فِي هَذَا لَبَلَاغًا لِّقَوْمٍ عَابِدِينَ  – وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا رَحْمَةً لِّلْعَالَمِينَ “Indeed, in this [Quran] is notification for a worshiping people. And We have not sent you, [O Muhammad], except as a mercy to the worlds.” (Quran: 21:106-107) God’s … Continued

What ‘Allahu Akbar’ Really Means

BY: OMAR SULEIMAN Interior of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey. The mural reads “Allah” – the name of God in Arabic (photo: iStock by Getty Images). I’ll never forget the day a US army veteran who had fought in Iraq embraced … Continued


BY: NAIMA SHAIKH Astaghfirullah is the act of seeking forgiveness from Allah.  This is done by repeating the Arabic words astaghfirullah, meaning “I seek forgiveness from Allah “. The Prophet Muhammed was masoum (innocent) and the most virtuous human being alive … Continued

A modern mosque without minarets stirs controversy in Tehran

Iranian hardliners are refusing to recognise the new Vali-e-Asr mosque next to the City theatre as a place of worship By Saeed Kamali Dehghan The Vali-e-Asr mosque in Tehran has been criticised by religious hardliners. Photograph: Deed Studio When the … Continued