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Preachers should understand that those attending sermons come from all walks of life and from various professions. Friday congregations, when the majority of the people of this country have their ears tuned to the sermon from the pulpit should address such present-day issues. With such a captive audience, it would be a shame not to take full advantage of the situation. Let them be touched by the words reaching their ears....

 

After the Qur’an, the life of the Prophet is the best source of guidance. While elaborating eternal truths, he simultaneously exemplified through his scrupulous behaviour. His life is full of such incidents, where he projects an appropriate sense of morality. Even his bitter enemies confessed that his ethics were great. His thought for human benefit, his works of kindness, his words of love, his effort for peaceful coexistence and his prayers for human salvation are brilliant examples for all to emulate....

 

As I started the in-depth study of the Qur’an some 20 years ago, I came across a passage about the plant kingdom that really caught my attention.

He Who has made for you the earth like a carpet spread out; has enabled you to go about therein by roads (and channels); and has sent down water from the sky. With it have We produced diverse pairs of plants each separate from the others. 20:53...

In the years that the Taliban were busy keeping women at home and uneducated, Akram was uncovering a radically different version of Islamic tradition. Its luminaries included women like Ummal-Darda, a seventh-century jurist and scholar who taught jurisprudence in the mosques of Damascus and Jerusalem. Her students were men, women, and even the caliph. Another woman in Akram’s research discoveries: the fourteenth- century Syrian scholar Fatimah al- Bataihiyyah, who taught both men and women in the Prophet’s mosque in Medina, drawing students from as far away as Fez....

Women in Abu Dhabi Urged To Use Female-Only Parking

Pakistan: Woman Made ‘Moharar’ At Dir Police Station

2 Girls School Set on Fire in Pishin District of Pakistan

Couples in Tunisia Unable To Wed despite Law Change

Youngest-Ever Pakistani Lawmaker Vows to Work for Youth and Empowerment of Women

Women's Aid Organisation: Dress Code for Muslim Women in Private Sector Is Discrimination

New York Women's Group Opposes Israel-Hamas Agreement

20-Year-Old Saudi Woman Teaches Filipino Martial Arts

Women In Iran Enjoy Good Freedom, Are Good Planners: Female Diplomat

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The Islamic School That Ensures Its Boys Understand the Israeli Point of View

No Relief for People Likely In First 100 Days of PTI Government

Iraqi Court Sentences Five Takfiri Daesh Terrorists to Death by Hanging

Bangladesh Militant Groups Trying To Reunite Before Polls

 

Southeast Asia

Hands off Women’s Dresses, Rights Group Tells Malaysian Religious Minister

Mideast

Israeli Military Court Gives 1.5 Years in Jail to Palestinian Minor

Pakistan

Fazlur Rehman’s Son to Be MMA’s Nominee for NA Deputy Speaker

Arab World

Egypt Says It Supports Saudi Arabia in Rights Row with Canada

South Asia

Taliban Claim to Be Preparing Onslaught to Drive Islamic State from Afghan Stronghold

Africa

Arsonists Target Constantia Muslim Shrine

Twenty Years after Al Qaeda’s First Big Attack, Kenyans Still Bear Scars

India

India Will Soon Become Andalusia If Muslim Leadership Continues To Be Like This

North America

Muslim Organization Plans To Challenge U.S. Over Terror Watch List System

Trump Warns Countries against Doing Business with Iran

Europe

Has The 'Post-Integration' Phase Really Come For Muslims In Europe?

UK: Muslim Body Urges Tories to Deal with Islamophobia

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It denounces the practice of celebrating the birth of the Prophet, accusing these people of imitating Christians – the “unbelievers” – in their celebration of the birth of Jesus. Those who make the graves of prophets and the righteous into mosques are also considered evil-natured. Saudi Arabia even had a plan to clear the grave of the Prophet to make way for development! They have already cleared many Islamic historical structures in the name of expansion and development for the Haj and Umrah pilgrimages where they make billions of dollars annually. Apparently, to the Saudi dynasty, money talks more than anything else....

 

ध्यान देने योग्य बात यह है कि आम चुनाव से पहले पाकिस्तान तहरीक ए इंसाफ ने अपने मेनू फेस्टो में भी स्पष्ट रूप से अपना मिशन पाकिस्तान को एक ऐसा इस्लामी कल्याणकारी राज्य बनाना प्रदर्शित किया था जो मानवीय और न्यायप्रिय सिद्धांतों पर आधारित होगी जिस पर मीसाक़े मदीना का आधार थाl जो कि नबी सल्लल्लाहु अलैहि वसल्लम के राज्य में मानवाधिकार का एक लिखित घोषणापत्र थाl

 

I think it could have been much better than what happened in the end - today the situation is getting worse, more and more settlements are being built. “I think Israel will not survive in the end, not the Israel I knew, I honestly do not think that in 50 years Israel will exist as Israel, look at demography, how many Arabs will be there be in another 50 years’ time?”...

 

Wariness bordering on hostility toward India is a part of the Pakistan Army’s institutional memory. No civilian leader, least of all Mr. Khan, can change that. He was the military’s chosen candidate for the job of Prime Minister as events leading up to the elections made evident. Mr. Sharif and several other leaders of the PML-N were either disqualified or incarcerated to prevent them from participating in the elections...

 

There is a pattern here – Muslim women are a quick, easy way to make a point that furthers your interests with certain sections of the media and my party – a useful political football. Where’s the harm in that, you might ask – it’s just politics. Well, this approach is not just offensive, it is dangerous. Johnson’s words have once again validated the view of those that other Muslims....

 

This week, even the Prime Minister was moved to call on the ex-foreign secretary to apologise for claiming Muslim women in Burqas “look like letter boxes” and comparing them to “bank robbers.” Boxed into a corner, Boris turned freedom of speech into the last refuge of a scoundrel, claiming his critics were trying to shut down debate about “difficult issues”....

 

No advocate of human rights, civil liberties and due process would defend the current regime in Iran – with its history of abuses, of clamping down on press freedom, of persecuting minorities and of failing to offer democratic protections and due process. The fact that the US claims the moral high ground when it comes to human rights and civil liberties, including press freedom, is one of the reasons why Trump’s own attacks on the media have been so horrifying...

In order to carry out the command of the holy Prophet (peace be upon him), Hazrat Ali was asked to record the peace-treaty which began with “Bismilla Hir Rahman Nir Rahim” meaning “In the name of Allah the Most Merciful, the Most Gracious”. However, the stubborn pagan Suhail bin Amr objected and said that he was not aware of these words. He insisted that “Bi Ismika Allahumma” should be written instead. The Prophet (peace be upon him) commanded Hazrat Ali to write what Suhail wanted. Then Hazrat obeyed....

 

Malaysia Finds Champion for ‘Invisible’ Women in Deputy Premier

Driving Abayas for Comfortable Journey

Ammara Athar First Female DPO: Setting Example for Others to Follow

16 Egyptian Women Judges Promoted To Top Judicial Positions

Kuwaiti Women Granted Full Political Rights in Elections, Candidacy, Leadership Positions

Malaysia under Fire over Plan to Control What Women Wear To Work

Telangana Muslim Girls Stay Longer In School than Boys: Study

Mosul Woman Raising 23 Grandkids Orphaned by IS Conflict

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Iranian Cleric Launches Tirade against Islamic Regime as Protesters Shout 'Death to Khamenei

Belittled By Burqa Row, British Muslims Fear Rise In Hate Crime

South Africa: Arsonists Target Constantia Muslim Shrine

Combating Terrorism Is an Islamic Community’s Collective Wish: Shanghai Mosque’s Imam

 

India

Majlis, Sharia Courts to Help Prevent Cases of Triple Talaq

Mideast

Colombia Recognizes Palestine as Independent State

Europe

Johnson’s Burqa Remarks Caused Offence: British Prime Minister

Africa

Shabab Militants ‘Kill 5 Soldiers’ In Kenya's North

South Asia

Consensus Reached On Peace with Taliban, Elections: Junbish Party

North America

Anti-Islam Rally to Be Held In Front Of Toronto City Hall Draws Outrage

Palestinian-American to Become First Muslim Congresswoman in US

Pakistan

Imran Wants To Build Trust-Based Relationship with US

JI to Give PTI Chance to Fulfil Promises: Siraj

Southeast Asia

Non-State Actors Are Main Violators of Religious Freedom in Indonesia

Activist Marina Mahathir Tells Organisers of Penang Exhibit to Remove Her Portrait

Arab World

Another Mass Grave Unearthed in Northeastern Syria

Cost of Syria War Destruction at $388 Bln: UN

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मुहम्मद सल्लल्लाहु अलैहि वसल्लम की उम्मत को उलेमा और इमामों की इताअत से भी आज़ाद रखा गया है, हर मुसलमान स्वयं कुरआन का अध्ययन कर सकता है और अपनी समझ के अनुसार उस पर अमल भी कर सकता हैl कुरआन एक ऐसी किताब है जो हक़ के रास्ते के चाहने वालों के लिए हर चीज को ऐसा स्पष्ट करके पेश करती है जिसमें संदेह की कोई गुंजाइश नहीं रहती है, इसमें किसी भी बहाने के तहत किसी भी बातिल की पैरवी की कोई गुंजाइश नहीं हैl अल्लाह ने हम में से हर एक को कुरआन के बारे में अपने इल्म और कुरआन की बेहतर समझ के अनुसार इसकी पैरवी करने की पूर्ण स्वतंत्रता प्रदान की हैl

 

Unlike Trump, Canadian leaders have consistently supported the Badawi family. In 2013, a year after Raif Badawi’s arrest, Prime Minister Stephen Harper, of the Conservative Party, granted Badawi’s wife and children political asylum in Canada. This summer, under Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, of the Liberal Party, Canada granted them citizenship. After Canada called for the release Saudi Arabia’s peaceful activists, Marie-Pier Baril...

While taking classes at the US Army War College, the officer, a devout Muslim, sometimes led Friday prayers at the local mosque. During campus debates he took exception to those who claimed that political Islam was incompatible with democracy. In his final paper he argued that Arab democracies must include Islamists, even “radical ones”....

 

Religious-ethnic violence has dominated the Pakistani landscape for several decades. Every now and then, when an identity crisis of national significance surfaces extra measures by otherwise liberal leaders, sweep in to woo support from the masses. While this clause bodes well with the Islamic Republic of Pakistan, the state-backed persecution or the silence thereof for the said crimes isn’t warranted....

 

During Ghulam Ahmad’s life, Islamic scholars expressed disapproval with other scholars or individual Ahmadis. However, in 1947, after Pakistan was established as a separate Muslim homeland, some Islamic scholars publicly attacked the theology of the Ahmadis. Various politicians harnessed the controversy to their nationalist politics....

 

قربانی کی حقیقت:قربانی کا عمل اگرچہ ہر امت کے لئے رہا ہے جیساکہ اللہ تعالیٰ کا ارشاد ہے: ہم نے ہر امت کے لئے قربانی مقرر کی تاکہ وہ چوپائیوں کے مخصوص جانوروں پر اللہ کا نام لیں جو اللہ تعالیٰ نے عطا فرمائے۔ (سورۃ الحج ۳۴) لیکن حضرت ابراہیم اور حضرت اسماعیل علیہما السلام کی اہم وعظیم قربانی کی وجہ سے قربانی کو سنت ابراہیمی کہا جاتا ہے اور اسی وقت سے اس کو خصوصی اہمیت حاصل ہوگئی۔ چنانچہ حضرت ابراہیم اور حضرت اسماعیل علیہما السلام کی عظیم قربانی کی یاد میں اللہ تعالیٰ کے حکم پر حضور اکرم ﷺ کی اتباع میں جانوروں کی قربانی کی جاتی ہے جو قیامت تک جاری رہے گی ان شاء اللہ۔

 

On the one hand is the temptation to compromise on the issue of right and wrong to avoid hurt feelings. On the other is the temptation to correct the wrong with total disregard to the fact that one might be insulting or injuring the other person. While we may see these extreme attitudes in people who seem to be poles apart in terms of their practice of religion, both stem from the same narrow vision of religion that holds our dealings with others as worldly affairs, outside the realm of Islam!...

 

Her primary finding is that it is a faulty presumption that only Muslims use Sharia courts as an adjudicatory mechanism. Her detailed ethnography of adjudication shows that different kinds of adjudicatory bodies including Sharia courts, caste councils, sect councils, civil society organisations etc, do adjudicate in family disputes. Sharia courts are the norm and not an exception....

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A top Islamic scholar, an inspiration to champions of women’s rights, a military commander riding on camelback, and a fatwa-issuing jurist, Aisha’s intellectual standing and religious authority were astonishing, by the standards of both our own time and hers. Aisha is not the only wife of Muhammad whose life explodes notions of what constitutes a “traditional” Muslim woman. Khadija ran a caravan business in Mecca. A wealthy and successful trader, she was also a twice-widowed single mother, fifteen years Muhammad’s senior, and his boss.....

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