The first day of the month of Shawwal has been confirmed to be Wednesday, July 06, 2016
Desecrating the Signs of God
As we approach the 88th anniversary of the tragic occasion of the demolition of the holy graves of Baqi in Medina (which took place on the 8th of Shawwal in the year 1345 AH), we are greatly saddened at the injustice. That holy piece of land is the burial place of great personalities without whom the history of Islam is incomplete. . .
Save for the love of my relatives
The Prophet's Household (Ahl al-Bayt) occupy a special position in Islam. God instructs His Messenger(s) in the Qur'an: 'Say, 'I do not ask you any reward for it except love of [my] relatives.' (42:23) In other words, the only reward the Prophet was told to ask in return for delivering the message of Islam was that the people show respect and affection for his relatives - his Ahl al-Bayt. . .
The centrality of the Prophet Muhammad(s) to Islamic spirituality
Although modern western societies might be more alienated from religion than most, they tend to regard with greater reverence the mystical paths of religion. Buddhism for example, came to be known to the West through the oriental martial arts, Zen poetry, and even through fiction. Hinduism is. . .
Islam and Racism
Islam treats mankind as one great family of brothers and sisters. Islam has brought people and peoples together, freeing them from the trammels of division and difference, and calling them to establish the bases of accord and agreement in a society of brotherhood which is the natural state of man. . .
'Read, in the name of your Lord!'
The emphasis on literacy that began with the Prophet continued with the classical scholars, who saw writing as the foremost means of preserving and transmitting knowledge. This is reflected in the fact that major Islamic centres of learning, such as the Dar al-Hikma in Abbasid Baghdad, began collecting, translating and copying manuscripts on a near-industrial scale. . .
Words of Wisdom