Sunday, October 22, 2017
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Bilal ibn Rabah: The symbol of human equality

The epitaph inscribed on the tomb of Bilal Ibn Rabah, Damascus, Syria. ABU TARIQ HIJAZI Bilal ibn Rabah (may Allah bless him) is one of the most illustrious names in the Islamic history. A Negro slave originally from Habasha (Ethiopia), … Continued

Las Vegas shooting: what if the culprit was a Muslim?

By Abubakar N. Kasim No matter how horrific the crime is, no one seems to bother taking action against the gun lobby or to question the ideology of the suspect and his upbringing. So-called “experts” will control their reaction. So … Continued

Saudi Arabia ‘has fired thousands’ of extremist imams

Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir MOSCOW: Saudi Arabia has dismissed several thousand imams from mosques for spreading extremism, Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir told Russian journalists in Moscow on Sunday. “We will not let anyone spread the ideology of hatred, to finance … Continued

Indian govt sidelines Taj Mahal for its Islamic past

Sanjay Kumar NEW DELHI: The government of the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh (UP) has come under fire for omitting the Taj Mahal from its annual tourism brochure, released on Oct. 2. The stunning white marble mausoleum, commissioned by Mughal … Continued

Types of Kufr (Disbelief)

IBN KATHIR The Qur’an uses the word kufr to denote people who cover up or hide realities. The Qur’an uses this word to identify those who denied Allah’s favors by not accepting His Dominion and Authority. Kufr thus is an antonym for iman or disbelief in Allah and a kafir is a … Continued

Fasting the Day of ‘Ashura’

BY: AELFWINE MISCHLER ‘Ashura’ commemorates the day that Allah saved the Children of Israel from Pharaoh. Fasting on Muharram 10, known as the Day of ‘Ashura’, expiates for the sins of the past year. When the Prophet (peace and blessings be … Continued

Sheikh Shibli and the Somali Bantu: A Racial Controversy

By Hassan M. Abukar A Somali politician once joked about what he termed Somalis’ penchant for “perpetual controversy.” It is always one letdown after the other, he said. “At this point, there is nothing my people could do that will … Continued

Muharram: The Start of the Islamic Calendar

BY: MUHAMMAD TAQI USMANI Muharram is the month with which the Muslims begin their lunar Hijrah Calendar. It is one of the four sanctified months about which the Holy Quran says, “The number of the months according to Allah is twelve … Continued