Some ‘celebrity’ Muslims in the US are sipping with the devil and causing great harm to fellow Muslims.
Most masjids in North America are used merely for prayers and offer little by way of social support. Most Imams are not equipped to deal with the challenges thrown up living in the West.
We continue our conversation with Dr John Andrew Morrow about his views on the role of Muslims in North America.
Mosques have become battlegrounds in more places than one can imagine. In the West, regimes are refusing permission for Muslims to open new mosques...
In what must be a first, a court in Kuwait has sentenced seven people to death and another 15 to prison terms for aiding and abetting terrorism. Today's sentences were handed to people that had connived with a Saudi suicide bomber who killed 27 people in Imam Sadiq Mosque in Kuwait City on June 26. More than 230 others were injured...
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 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.
his day, Friday, is a day in which we speak the truth and we speak truth to power. This is part of our understanding of taqwa. We are expected to avoid Allah’s punishment and Allah’s power presence not these other transient and feeble powers around. We take this attitude and we locate ourselves with Allah’s Prophet as we have been doing for many Jum’ahs now. We spoke about the liberation of Makkah and what was left after the liberation of Makkah- was what may be called a mopping up operation. At Ta’if, the twin city of Makkah, remained resistant to Allah and His Prophet and the ongoing numbers of committed Muslims; but it was only a matter of a few weeks after the liberation of Makkah and At Ta’if itself- Thaqif was to Makkah what Quraysh was to Makkah- succumbed to this new Islamic reality.