Monthly Archive: July 2012

Effects of Worship in Ramadhan

Effects of Worship in Ramadhan

Experience has shown that effects of ibaadat (worship) in the blessed month of Ramadhan remain upon the remainder of the year. Whomsoever practises any virtue informally therein, ease of performing A’amale Salihah overtakes them...

The Prophet’s Sermon on Ramadhan

The Prophet’s Sermon on Ramadhan

Baihaqi reported on the authority of Salman Al-Farsi (Radhi Allah ‘Anh) that Prophet (‘Alaihi Salat was-Salam) delivered a sermon on the last day of the month of Sha’ban. In it he (‘Alaihi Salat was-Salam)...

WHY I EMBRACED ISLAM

WHY I EMBRACED ISLAM

by Sister Asiya Abd al-Zahir Islam has been described as being the religion of Fitrah, the innate nature of all humans. It is not surprising therefore when we discover that Islam is being accepted...

Women In Islam: Beyond the Stereotypes

Women In Islam: Beyond the Stereotypes

What comes to your mind when you think of a Muslim woman? A mysterious, veiled victim of male oppression, awaiting Western liberation? A slogan-shouting terrorist? An uneducated foreigner with whom you have little or...

Human rights in Islam

Human rights in Islam

  The First Sermon All praise be to Allah, we thank Him and seek His Help and Forgiveness. We seek refuge with Him against the evils of ourselves and the evils of our deeds....

Human dignity in the Glorious Qur’an

Human dignity in the Glorious Qur’an

Dr. `Abdul-Hakim Darqawy Allah (may He be Glorified and Exalted) singled out mankind among His Creation with honor and excellence. Man is different from other creatures because Allah (may He be Exalted) created him...

Online exhibit explores Islam

Online exhibit explores Islam

  The Kennesaw State University Museum of History and Holocaust Education has created its first online exhibit titled, “Identities: Understanding Islam in a Cross-Cultural Context,” focused on bringing about cultural understanding. A free, public...

An Islamic Approach to Business Ethics

An Islamic Approach to Business Ethics

What is Ethics? Ethics may be defined as the set of moral principles that distinguish what is right from what is wrong. Ethics has a twofold objective: it evaluates human practices by calling upon...

Islamophobia

Islamophobia

Written exclusively for Salaam by al-Maktabi   The term ‘Islamophobia’ has only very recently been coined, as recent as the mid-1990s. It is one of a whole range of expressions that has grown out...