Climbing the Steep Hill

Folders / Ramadan Diaries / Fatma Bayram

I haven't personally attended the iftaars organized in luxurious restaurants with crowded groups, but as I hear more and more about the amount of food that goes to waste in these so-called charity events, I can't help but write about the irony that such iftaars create with some anger-tinged sorrow.

read more 03.07.2015, Friday

Its Beginning is Mercy, Its Middle is Forgiveness

Folders / Ramadan Diaries / Fatma Bayram

It is related from our Prophet (s.a.w) that he said about Ramadan, “Its beginning is mercy, its middle is forgiveness, and its ending is liberation from the Hellfire.” The stage of mercy has come and gone; now is the time for forgiveness. The mercy of God surrounds us as a manifestation of his name Rahman, whether we want to or not, whether we deserve it or not. (His name Rahim, however, is more about worthiness.)

read more 02.07.2015, Thursday

He Called and We Obeyed

Folders / Pilgrimage / Muhammad Taher

This is the call our lord Allah. He made it holy by His majesty, and did this for His faithful servers. It is a call the one, Allah, to the nation of Islam to fulfill these sacred rites. Indeed, these rites are so very much a part of the foundations of Islam.

read more 22.03.2015, Sunday

Guardians Of The Natural Order

Folders / Others / Dr. Fazlun Khalid

Dr. Fazlun Khalid outlines the Islamic approach to environmental protection...

read more 02.03.2015, Monday

The Mawlid of al-Barzanji

Celebration of the Prophet's birth from Cape Town...

read more 27.01.2015, Tuesday

Mosque attacks in Sweden

An arson attack on a mosque...

read more 30.12.2014, Tuesday

Albanian Mawlid

The unique recitation of a Mawlid in the Albanian...

read more 30.12.2014, Tuesday

How are we to realize the Mawlid?

Folders / Mawlid / Fatma Bayram

The word mawlid is defined...

read more 10.01.2014, Friday

Mawlid

Folders / Mawlid / Ahmet Hakkı Turabi, PhD

Meaning "place and time of birth," the word "mawlid" is used in the Islamic world to express the honored welcoming of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) to this world. Muslim poets competed with one another to make literary works regarding the Prophet...

read more 10.01.2014, Friday

Discovering the Legacy of Muhammad

Folders / Mawlid / Muhammad Hudayi (Stuart R. Clark)

Strangely, the image that some of the world has of this man is in stark contrast to the vast literature of eyewitness accounts. This is perhaps because when there is ignorance, there is fear and when there is fear, a few words or images let the imagination loose and reality is a poor friend of fantasy.

read more 10.01.2014, Friday