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Keyword: Misconceptions

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Daily News Analysis

ISIS making mockery of Islamic principles and concepts

Crescent International

Ramadan 03, 14352014-07-01

The Muslim Ummah is faced with many problems but often Muslims themselves are to blame. Consider the latest phenomenon of the thug al-Baghdadi and his declaration of the Khilafah. The noble concept of the Khialfah is being ridiculed by mass murderers and rapists using Islamic terms. The ill-conceived project is bound to collapse soon and with it will die the misplaced hopes of thousands of Muslim youth.

News & Analysis

Sleeping with the Devil

Eric Walberg

Sha'ban 03, 14352014-06-01

Muslims opposed to the extremist ideology espoused and practiced by the likes of al-Qaeda, have to be careful not to become unwitting tools of imperialism.

News & Analysis


Salina Khan

Rajab 22, 14342013-06-01

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.

Special Reports

On Hajj: eat, pray but love not?

Salina Khan

Dhu al-Qa'dah 14, 14332012-10-01

Sister Salina Khan challenges the conventional, ritualistic approach to performing Hajj and explains her experiences during the last Hajj.

News & Analysis

Build masjids, not country clubs

Salina Khan

Shawwal 14, 14332012-09-01

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.


The problem of the diminishing position of Hajj in modern Muslim societies

Iqbal Siddiqui

Shawwal 22, 14312010-10-01

This writer has never had the privilege of performing Hajj. It may be many years before I am able to do so, although I hope and pray to have the opportunity before the end of my time on this earth, insha’allah.


ISNA announces Eid dates in accordance with Saudis rather than Islam

Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Qa'dah 13, 14232003-01-16

The Fiqh Council of North America, which is linked to the Islamic Society of North America (ISNA), has issued an astonishing statement regarding the date of Eid al-Adha, which amounts to a recommendation that Muslims ignore the commandments of Allah.

Islamic Movement

Deaths at Jamarat only a part of the tragedy and travesty of Hajj

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 07, 14222001-04-01

Any Muslim considers Hajj to be a journey in repentance and submission, and hopes to return home cleansed of all sins, like a new-born baby. Hajj is an arduous undertaking beginning with the hijra (migration) of the Muslim from his or her place of abode to Makkah in preparation for the performance of various rites.


Widespread concern and consternation as Nigeria’s Zamfara state adopts Shari’ah

Crescent International

Sha'ban 08, 14201999-11-16

Zamfara, an overwhelmingly Muslim state in northern Nigeria, adopted Shari’ah law on October 27, amidst celebrations by the area’s Muslim population and widespread support among other Muslims in the country.

Book Review

Fighting back against both western and Muslim misconceptions about ‘women in Islam’

Aisha Geissinger

Dhu al-Hijjah 14, 14191999-04-01

The topic of women in Islam has long been a favourite with modern writers, many of whom have advanced their careers on the backs of the ‘oppressed’ Muslim women whose cause they claim to champion.


Poisoned minds on killing spree in rural Pakistan

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 28, 14191999-01-16

What kind of people would open fire with automatic weapons on a group of worshippers in a mosque who had just completed Fajr prayers and were sitting to recite the Qur’an? The only answer is: coldblooded murderers and professional killers. To call them anything else would be outrageous.

Special Reports

Exotic western view of Muslim women

Laila Hasib

Dhu al-Qa'dah 12, 14161996-04-01

The assumption that western culture is inherently superior to all other cultures is the vantage point from which all social and religious philosophies are judged by the west. Muslim societies are, thus, regarded with special interest, fear and ignorance.


Interested in Islam?

Rafique Mirza

Dhu al-Qa'dah 12, 14161996-04-01

THERE are apologists and then there are apologists. And then there is Sai’d Al-Ashmawy, former chief justice of Egypt’s Supreme Court and the author of 15 books on Islam.

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