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Swiss Minarets' Ban: Scholars' Views (Folder)

Wed, 12/30/2009 - 06:10
On November 29, 2009, Swiss voters backed an initiative by the right-wing Swiss People's Party, Switzerland's biggest party, to ban the building.

Seeking Knowledge.. Everyday Virtue

Wed, 12/30/2009 - 02:36
True knowledge does not mean obtaining a degree or diploma that will let one earn an income and guarantee a good standard of living, after which one… .

Zakah to Relatives

Wed, 12/30/2009 - 02:35
It is permissible to give Zakah to the needy relatives. The relatives to whom Zakah cannot be given are wife, children, grandchildren, parents… .

The Unique Gift of Life

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 05:25
Your life is a very precious gift from Almighty Allah. Count back to one year before your first birthday, and then try to imagine your state — your state of ....

Virtues of the Month of Muharram

Tue, 12/29/2009 - 05:24
What are the virtues of the month of Muharram Could you also furnish me with some details concerning the virtues of observing voluntary fasting during ....

Karbala’: Lessons for the Muslim Ummah

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 01:53
The revolution that Imam Al-Hussein made was not a rebellion against a legal ruler but a revolution against a tyrant dictator, Yazid Ibn Mu`awiyah, who...

Al-Aqsa Wrecking: Possible? (Part 1)

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 01:44
Wrecking Al-Aqsa is in fact an action that would lead to tremendous repercussions that would have more negative than positive effects on Jews themselves... .

A Day that Expiates Sins of a Whole Year

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 01:34
Among the virtuous days on which a Muslim should endeavor to work more good deeds and gain higher degrees in Paradise is `Ashura', the 10th of Muharram....

Never Lose Hope

Mon, 12/28/2009 - 01:31
There are numerous lessons that we can learn from the Hijrah, if well-contemplated and deeply considered. One of the most important lessons is "hope." Indeed, hope is a remarkable feature of the Prophet's character during his entire life, even during the hardest situations....

Never Lose Hope, Even in Hardships

Fri, 12/25/2009 - 04:26
There are numerous lessons that we can learn from the Hijrah, if well-contemplated and deeply considered. One of the most important lessons is "hope....

Fasting the 9th & 10th of Muharram: Virtues & Rules

Fri, 12/25/2009 - 04:24
It is very important to make it clear that fasting on the day of `Ashura’ – the 10th of Muharram- is of great merits in Islam. The Prophet (peace and ....

The Effect of My Father on My Life

Thu, 12/24/2009 - 02:11
Looking back upon my childhood, I recall fond memories of my father being a man who was interested in all areas of his children's lives. He treated us....

Using Energy: Am I Responsible for Global Warming?

Thu, 12/24/2009 - 00:54
One negative aspect of the Industrial Age is the ceaseless and careless encroachment on the global environment. Man has caused too much damage to....

Muharram and `Ashoura' (10+Fatwas)

Thu, 12/24/2009 - 00:48
In the month of Muharram, we should remember the Hijrah of the Prophet from Makkah to Madinah. There are many lessons in this story and it can help us.

Reflections on Surat Al-Fatihah (Part 3)

Thu, 12/24/2009 - 00:44
Instead of the third person case in the first four verses, the remaining three verses use the second person. This indicates the propinquity and nearness that a Muslim feels toward Allah. A Muslim addresses Allah directly saying, (You (alone) we worship). The sentence starts with....

Imposing Outward Guidance and Sunnah Acts: Acceptable?

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 02:47
Calling people to Islam and its ethics should be done by means of wisdom and proper preaching. No one is allowed to forcefully impose ethics or morals on people. Moreover, people are not entitled to take the law in their own hands, for it’s the responsibility of the state and its concerned.

The Minarets Ban Violates All International Conventions

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 02:43
Muslims' duty is, first of all, to eliminate the differences among themselves and unite their calls and their decisions, at least regarding the strategic issues related to their existence and their religion, Islam. So, the Muslim World should resort to international.

Swiss Ambassador to the USA on Minarets Ban (Interview)

Wed, 12/23/2009 - 02:39
Following the results of the recent referendum to ban building minarets attached to new mosques in Switzerland, a heated debate continues on the meaning and implications of this referendum for Muslims in Switzerland, and in Europe in general....

Your Plans for the New Hijri Year (Share)

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 03:57
A year has ended! True, but this is not the end of the world. As long as Allah permits you to live, you can still make up for lost time and return back to....

Hope Is What We All Need

Tue, 12/22/2009 - 03:30
Reading and reflecting on the Prophet's Hijrah from Makkah to Madinah, I see "real" hope is present in most, if not all, its events and scenes....