Ulul amr is an important Islamic concept. Its correct understanding is essential in order to understand who qualifies to be called ulul amr.
Whenever a crisis erupts in any part of the Muslim world, there are those who would sow discord and confusion. The current crisis over Israel’s barbarous attack on Palestine is no exception. Muslims must be vigilant and not fall for such divisive propaganda.
The Covid pandemic led to lockdowns and other restrictions. Studies now show that these were unnecessary and did not achieve the purpose for which they were instituted. Are Muslims prepared to face the next engineered crisis with Qur’an-based solutions?
Westoxicated women in Pakistan have been holding ‘Aurat March’ (Women’s March) since 2018. While some of their demands are legitimate, others are extremely offensive like “my body, my choice”. This goes against the ethos of the vast majority of people. This year, however, hijab-clad women challenged this offensive narrative.
The noble Qur’an provides clear guidance about verification of any news brought by fasiqs (degenerates) yet in the case of Covid, Muslims have ignored this divine advice. While the pandemic is real, how it should be dealt with needs careful assessment. An assortment of opportunists has turned it into a racket.
The gift of knowledge, understanding, practical guidance, and political analysis I got from Ustad Syed Jawad Naqvi’s Islamic lectures—which covered everything from instructing wives to dress up for their husbands only, to urging Muslims to decolonize their minds—I could not find cohesively anywhere else.
Resistance and revolution are definitely in the air, not only in Iran and Iraq but everywhere the heart beats for peace and justice.
Hamza Yusuf is no Islamic scholar. He has exposed himself as an opportunist who sucks up to corrupt rulers for money while trying to provide them ‘religious’ cover by proclaiming not to rebel against these oppressors.
Serious efforts are underway to push Pakistan to recognize the Zionist state of Israel. This is a trap Pakistan must resist
There is a vicious campaign underway instigated by the enemies of Islam and Muslim unity to create divisions between Pakistan and Iran and get them entangled in conflict. Pakistanis must resist this plot.
In recent years a new phenomenon has emerged: spiritual tourism. There is nothing wrong with it per se but the problem is that many Imams have turned into traveling salesmen compromising their Islamic principles by not offending tyrannical rulers.
Some ‘celebrity’ Muslims in the US are sipping with the devil and causing great harm to fellow Muslims.
One of the more destructive outcomes of the US’s war on Islam is that it has spawned a number of ‘shaykhs’ that act as willing tools in promoting the agenda of imperialism.
Muslims need to focus their minds and energies on the liberation of al-Quds at a time when the US plans to move its embassy to Jerusalem and the Zionists plan another war.
“Why is everyone talking about the refugees all of a sudden?” a friend messaged me last month. “Facebook is so annoying. It’s one crisis or another, and they just repost one article after another. By the time they are posting articles, the damage has al-ready been done!”
Muslims need to overcome the petty differences borne of ignorance to live with each other and learn to tolerate differences...
Ramadan should mean more than simply going hungry. There must be the wholehearted obedience to Allah’s (swt) commands in order to achieve the true purpose for which we fast: upholding truth and justice even though the challenges may be huge.
The cliques that run mosques in North America pursue their own narrow agendas without addressing the burning issues or paying attention to the needs of the people. This has resulted in alienating most Muslims.
Muslims are now going to b confronted by US-promoted Imams through the Internet. Welcome to a new form of cyber warfare on Muslims!
Incessant propaganda to sugar-coat US crimes is not only used in the US but also in victim societies where media outlets are recruited and financed to do America’s dirty work.
Students are supposed to be vanguards of activism but in the oppressive climate created in the wake of 911, most Muslim students are keeping their heads low and their mouths closed in order not to arouse any attention. It is a real pity.
There is no shortage of people willing to serve foreign masters. Salina Khan looks at the theatrics of a self-styled Shaikhul Islam.
A masjid ought to be more than simply a fancy building where people just come to offer salat. Frustrated by lack of meaningful activities in the masjids, Salina Khan argues they ought to be occupied by activist Muslims to liberate them.
‘Get the vote out,’ was a common refrain heard by Muslims from the minbar prior to the November 6 elections. Salina Khan asks whether the same Imams would be just as eager to link up with people standing for justice and peace.
Salina Khan reflects on the challenges facing Muslim parents in raising children in America. She illuminates the narrative with personal experiences of her own children.
The sacred month of Muharram follows the sacred month of Dhul Hijjah. Salina Khan argues that the true significance of Ashura and the martyrdom of Imam Hussain must be addressed honestly to create awareness among Muslims about issues of legitimacy, justice, dignity and freedom in Islam.
Sister Salina Khan challenges the conventional, ritualistic approach to performing Hajj and explains her experiences during the last Hajj.
Muslims have become fond of building cathedral style masajid where all kinds of restrictions are imposed. Sister Salina Khan argues that masajid should become centers of activism for social, political and economic justice.
A Friday sermon I attended curbside on an oppressively hot day earlier last month turned out to be a long-sought breath of fresh air.