Are we true to the Holy Prophet’s Mohammad teachings?


This is the column by eminent Arab media figure and Editor in Chief of Saudi Gazette newspaper Khaled AlMaeena on Prophet Muhammad (peace  be upon him), published by Saudi Gazette today.

Not a day passes without some depressing news from one Muslim country or another. Either it is a terrorist attack in Afghanistan or the Syrian Air Force bombing its own people. Iraq continues to be hit with violence of the most gruesome kind. Mali now joins the list of Muslim countries facing internal turmoil and external intervention. People continue to be killed in Pakistan either in drone attacks by the US or in inter-sectarian strife. Why?

I think no one who reflects on the worsening conditions in the Muslim world can fail to ask these questions: Is this the community envisaged by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), who was born on 12 Rabi Al-Awwal, and is this the world we would have witnessed if Muslims had proved true to their religion and had lived according to the guidance provided by their Prophet (peace be  upon him) and the teachings of the Holy Qur’an?

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The Prophet’s Mohammad Wisdom in Leading His Companions

Mohsen Haredy


Human resources experts say that successfully leading a small group of people is not an easy task.

Imagine for a moment the challenge Prophet Muhammad  faced when he established the foundations of the first Muslim community first in Makkah, then in Madinah.


When Islam started to gain publicity, the few people who had embraced it in Makkah formed the nucleus of the first Muslim community. This small community was put to persecution at the hands of the people of Quraysh.

The Prophet  had to do something about this challenging situation. When the persecution intensified, he asked some of them to leave Makkah and migrate to Abyssinia where its king, Negus, gave them protection and welcomed them in his country. As a responsible leader, the Prophet  had a serious concern for his followers’ safety and he took wise measures to ensure that at least some of them were safe, far away from danger.

After the death of the Prophet’s wife, Khadijah, and his uncle, Abu Talib, the persecution of the Prophet  and his companions in Makkah increased, and his personal safety was at risk as the tribes joined hands to kill him. At that point, God commanded the Prophet  to leave Makkah and migrate to Madinah where he started a new phase in establishing the new Muslim state.

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American Muslim woman faces Islamic stereotypes

MIT / Agencies

“Where are you from?”

This is a question I have received countless times. If I had a dime for every time I was asked this question, I’d be rich.

Ironically, when I answer, “From Ann Arbor,” the response is always, “No, I mean, where are you really from?”

I recently went to Iowa, where I had this encounter almost word for word. I’ve been calling it my Iowa story, but it could have happened anywhere, and it does happen everywhere.

We all have things that are essential to our character, things that make us who we are. But how would it feel if you were questioned about your identity on a regular basis? If everywhere you went, someone stopped you and asked you about yourself, your values and your beliefs?

This is the daily experience of American Muslim women. This is my experience.

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US Muslims Plead for Ramadan Donations

MIT / Agencies

The Muslim community in Orlando in the US state of Florida is appealing for donations for philanthropic activities to poor families during the holy fasting month of Ramadan.

The Muslim Women’s Organization of Central Florida said it seeks donations for care packages to help meet the needs of poor families during Ramadan, reported Orlando Sentinel on Thursday, June 6.

The group says a $50 donation will fill a box with enough nourishing food to last during the holy month.

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Anti-Muslim protests flare following murder in London

MIT / Agencies

British police yesterday arrested two people as they tried to quell anti-Muslim disorder following the brutal murder of a man, believed to be a soldier, in London.

A 43-year-old man was arrested in Braintree, east of London, after reportedly walking into a mosque with a knife shortly after news broke of the London murder. Local lawmaker Brooks Newmark wrote on Twitter: “Local mosque in Braintree attacked by man with knives and incendiary device. Man arrested.

No one injured.” Elsewhere, a man was in custody in Gillingham, south east England, on suspicion of racially aggravated criminal damage to a mosque, a Kent Police spokesman said. In the hours following the attack, around 250 supporters of the anti-Islamist English Defence League (EDL) gathered at Woolwich Arsenal train station.

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Can anyone deny the effect of Islamic civilization in freeing the world and saving the people?

The Impact of the Islamic Civilization

Dr. Mustafa as-Sibaa’ie


The lasting legacy of the Islamic civilization can be summed up under five main headings:


1.  The Field of Religious Belief


The principles of the Islamic civilization had a profound impact on the religious reform movements that appeared in Europe from the 7th century until the age of the modern Renaissance. For Islam, which proclaimed the oneness of God and declared Him to be the only Sovereign, far removed from having any human attributes, performing any injustice, or having any shortcomings, and its declaration of man to be independent in his worship, his relationship with Him, and his understanding of His laws without any need for the mediation of the clergy, was a major factor in opening the minds of the people to these astounding principles. At that time people were suffering from violent sectarian disputes and having to submit their thoughts, opinions, wealth, and labor to the men of the cloth. So it was only natural that with the Islamic conquests spreading so far and wide from the east to the west, that neighboring nations would be influenced by Islam’s principles of belief above all else.

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The Impact of Islamic Civilization and Culture in Europe During the Crusades


Masoumeh Banitalebi,
Kamaruzaman Yusoff and
Mohd Roslan Mohd Nor
Department of Political History,
Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities,
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Malaysia
Department of Islamic History and Civilization,
Academy of Islamic Studies,
Universiti Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Crusades occurred between Muslims and Christians in 1097 to 1291, which its main aim was to recapture
Jerusalem by the Christians. During this time, Europeans had enough opportunity to learn about
Islamic civilization and its cultural and economic benefits. Although these were ended with the political and
military victory of Muslims enabling them to keep their lands, Europeans were much benefited of the economy,
culture and civilization. Crusades caused Europeans to be familiar with the East and especially the glorious
Islamic civilization and they took advantage of Muslims’ knowledge.
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