Cultivating a culture of shura requires consistent effort as well as an optimum number of people. Any time a consultative group exceeds seven, both the flow of ideas and decision-making become difficult.
Islam’s core values and principles make it immune to co-optation. While the unipolar world is collapsing, other power centers are emerging to take its place. Islam will play a significant role in this.
In the second part of his commentary on Surat al-Kahf, Dr Kevin Barrett narrates the story and travels of Dhul-Qarnayn, the powerful yet humble figure before God.
Mosul’s liberation from the clutches of the takfiri terrorists was announced on July 10. Next day, Hizbullah leader, Shaykh Sayed Hassan Nasrallah addressed the issue. Below is the transcript of his speech.
Surat al-Kahf, the 18th surah in the noble Qur’an, has attracted unusual amount of commentary. Its three main narratives – concerning the People of the Cave, Moses and the mysterious servant of God, and the travels of Dhul-Qarnayn – are somewhat enigmatic and seem to demand interpretation.
One of the most challenging aspects Muslim parents face in the West is finding suitable spouses for their children. Because of lack of social networking, this has become a serious problem.
When Muslims were in power, they established many Auqaf (plural of Waqf—Islamic Trust) that sustained Islamic projects. This needs to be revived as Waqf South Africa is doing with a number of schools.
Among his many great contributions, Allama Muhammad Iqbal will be remembered most for making Muslims realize their distinct Islamic identity and instilling a sense of self-respect and dignity in them.
Like most visionaries and revolutionary thinkers, Dr Kalim Siddiqui, who passed away on April 18, 1996, was far ahead of his times.
Developing the Resistance Economy is a constant theme in the Rahbar’s messages to the people and officials in Iran. For this year, he designated employment and production as specific objectives.
Addressing Air Force officers on 2-7-2017 commemorating the historic pledge of allegiance by air force officers given to Imam Khomeini 38 years ago, the Rahbar ex-posed the true nature of the US. He also took to task the new American president who has been taking potshots at the Islamic Republic of Iran.
El Haj Malik Shabazz (aka Malcolm X) was a remarkable Muslim leader who emerged from the ghettoes and rose to meteoric heights. He was gunned down in the prime of his life because of his incredible influence on African Americans amid fears that he might cause a revolution in America.
The Islamic Republic of Iran has survived 38 years of sabotage, wars and sanctions and still made immense progress because of the commitment of its leaders to the values of Islam and support of its masses. Taqwa has been institutionalized in the Islamic Republic making it impregnable to the enemies’ conspiracies.
The legitimate representatives of the people of Jammu and Kashmir, not the current fake leaders ensconced in Srinagar in cahoots with the Hindu fascists, should decide the future of the state.
The noble Messenger (saws) was sent not only to inform but also to transform humanity by bringing it out of darkness and into light. Muslims ought to pay attention to this aspect of the Sirah in this month of Rabi al Awwal.
Masjid al Aqsa, the first qibla of Muslims, remains under Zionist occupation. Zionist squatters are becoming more aggressive and belligerently encroaching on the noble Sanctuary. It is incumbent on Muslims to highlight this and take urgent steps to redress this. A good starting point is the Quds Day rallies organized worldwide on the last Friday of Ramadan.
Colonialism has had a profoundly negative impact on Muslim societies. Physical occupation was but a minor manifestation of this phenomenon. More serious was the mental subjugation that continues long after direct colonialism has ended. We point out some steps on the way to breaking out of this mental slavery.
As Muslims worldwide commemorate the late Imam’s 27th anniversary, we reflect on some of his greatest achievements, among them his ijtihad on Islamic government.
Riba (usury) has taken hold of global finance. Its purpose is to enrich the rich and impoverish the poor. This grand larceny, given legal cover, needs to be understood if humanity is to break free from modern-day slavery.
Ramadan must mean more than going hungry or thirsty for 15-17 hours a day. Muslims must strive to build taqwa, the real purpose of Ramadan. Understanding the true meaning of taqwa is the first step.