Thursday, January 18, 2018
Wardheer News

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

Astaghfirullah

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

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