Islam and Muslims are no longer welcome in Europe. If that message wasn’t already clear to most people it has been set in to law this week by EU judges. The decision by the European Court of Justice to allow employers to ban staff from wearing the headscarf seems certain to only further marginalise and […]
Imam Muhammad Zahid al-Kawthari (1879-1951, Cairo), the last Deputy Sheikh al-Islam of the Ottoman Empire, explained in his article on Hijab al-Mar’ah (Women’s Hijab, meaning to cover her body completely with loose clothing, not the modern misconception of the hijab as a “head scarf”):
When details leaked earlier this week about a spate of immigration-related executive orders from President Donald Trump, much public discussion focused on a 30-day ban on new visas for citizens from seven “terror-prone” countries.
It is human nature that everyone reacts in some way or the other when they meet people from different backgrounds. And often people jump to assumptions and make judgements regarding someone’s ethnicity. Not only this, certain people tend to devalue others’ identity and label them on the basis of their colour, cast, creed and sometimes […]
2016 has been a painful year for the world. Paralyzed by global terrorism, civil wars, the refugee crisis, sectarian conflicts, geopolitical muscling, growing economic inequality and the failure of the international community to stop the global bleeding, it has seen the destruction of innocent lives and the abandonment of the poor and the oppressed.
Early Years Bilal Abdul Kareem was born in 1970 in the US state of New York. There he grew up in a small suburb playing baseball and attending church services on Sunday. While still in primary school, he entered into an oratorical contest wherein he won 1st prize for his recitation of former US President […]
Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and Jordan all make up what is known as Bilad Ash-Shaam (بلاد الشام). Many parts of Shaam are currently undergoing tumultuous times, but this is nothing but a mercy from Allah TA’ALA and a means of their purification in the world, rather than the hereafter.
As soon as I woke up after the election night in America, messages from my relatives living in the US began to pour in. The one that struck me most was my aunt’s: “This is like a bad dream — I think I will wake up tomorrow and find out everything is back to normal.”