By: Muhammad Wajid Akhter
Seeing a scene of impeccable beauty, we often hear the term “Heaven on Earth!” But there is only one place that literally has the right to proclaim itself heaven on Earth. There, deep in the mosque of the Prophet (masjid Nabawi), covered by green carpets and the tears of millions, lies a “garden from the gardens of paradise.” It is a place known to every Muslim who has ever lived, yet there’s still much we don’t know about it. Here are just some of the interesting facts and mysteries of the Prophet’s Mosque:
WikiLeaks has been around for some time thanks to Julian Assange. In fact, the treasure trove of info we have access to gave us an early look into the workings of IS Group (aka ISIS or ISIL). What other insights could the classified documents have on current news events?
By: Siraaj Muhammad
When reading about the problems Muslim families face we notice that some are general to the culture in which they live, while others are specific to Muslims or predominantly Muslim cultures. Attempts to resolve them usually involve learning Prophetic family best practices as well as educating ourselves about gender and child specific communication techniques via seminars, books, and articles.
War has forced hundreds of thousands from their homes, as humanitarian relief efforts struggle to cope with numbers. Al Jazeera’s John Joe Regan reports.
In Today’s Society there is seems to be this assumption that just becasue your “religious” you don’t believe in or scientific fact, Pangea or dinosaurs. Personally i think its quite ridiculous. I mean…there is “some” Truth in All things and all knowledge comes from Allah. I personally dont subscribe to that assumption that religion is “backwards” and does not comply with Science. I feel ISLAM and Science go hand in hand. so here’s what i learned and think. Secular Science believes that millions of years ago there was PANGEA. Earth with all the plates and lands connected. Over time, it in fact separated until earth is as it is today.
Allah explains in the Quran about the Moving of the Earth.
[I swear] by Heaven which returns and the earth which splits. (Qur’an, 86:11-12)
In one verse, we are informed that mountains are not motionless as they seem, but are in constant motion.
You see the mountains you reckoned to be solid going past like clouds. (Qur’an, 27:88)
The IDF (Israeli Defense Forces) began their current operation against Hamas after three teens were kidnapped and killed. The military op has already claimed over 1,500 civilian lives in Gaza. The fragile humanitarian ceasefires end within minutes of creation pushing the region into further bloodshed.
After engaging more with the Muslim community through activities like da`wah (calling to Islam), conferences, and halaqat (study circles), I have observed something intriguing: there seems to be a fascination—even obsession—with the topic of marriage. Regardless of whether a particular lecture is dedicated to something other than gender relations, the topic of marriage somehow always creeps up.
By: Sara Saleh
Israel’s war on Gaza is as much about oppression as it is about public relations, and winning the propaganda battle. Sara Saleh unravels the spin.