The late Dr Kalim Siddiqui was an intellectual and activist. This month marks 27 years since he passed away on April 18, 1996. His legacy lives on in such institutions as the Institute of Contemporary Islamic Thought and Crescent International.
Every Muslim has deep attachment to the noble Qur’an. In Ramadan, Muslims intensify their reading of the noble Book. It is, however, meant to be understood to implement its teachings in life. The new, contemporary translation by Imam Muhammad al Asi will help them achieve this objective.
Among many trouble spots in the world, two stand out: Kashmir and Palestine. People in both locales face a ruthless enemy hell-bent on wiping out their identity. The people of Kashmir have been struggling for their basic rights for more than 70 years. They need our support.
For most Muslims, Umrah is a ritual that they perform without realizing its broader significance. Our Editorial Board member narrates a very different experience that should give everyone food for thought.
That Muslims are undergoing much suffering is well known. How to change this grim reality is the real challenge. Unless Muslims begin to think within the framework of Islamic principles, they will not achieve the result they desire.
Long-time human rights activist explains the tragedy of the Kashmiri people and the fascist ideology that has gripped India.
Most Muslims are unhappy with the Saudi occupation of the holy cities of Makkah and Madinah but they do not know how to change the situation. We speculate on what could happen if three countries were to take action…
There are no good kings, period! For court cleric to try and present them in a positive light sets a bad example for Muslims everywhere.
Court preachers spend their life justifying the criminal conduct of kings and assorted tyrants for a small price. However, such conduct costs the Ummah a great deal .
If two leading powers in the Muslim world were to establish a common framework for operations, it would lead to dramatically positive developments in the Muslim world. It is time for Turkey and Iran to come together.
Islam calls for the protection of the sacred sites of not only Muslims but also other faiths. Further, the protection of minorities living in Muslim societies is also according to the Prophetic Sunnah.
The Prophet’s covenants with the Christians of the world provide clear guidance for Muslims’ conduct towards Christians anywhere. There is absolutely no room in the covenants to mistreat Christians or destroy their places of worship.
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.
Bani Saud, the illegal occupiers of the Arabian Peninsula, are busy destroying the sacred sites in Makkah and al Madinah yet the Muslim Ummah is either ignorant or largely silent on these crimes.
Islam is very clear about protecting the religious places of other faith communities, especially churches. Yet, the dictatorial regime in Egypt is using this as a cover to refurbish its jaded image .
The Bani Saud are guilty of wiping out most sacred Islamic heritage sites in the world. This is a loss to Islam, Muslims and humanity at large.
Islamic scholar Charles Upton takes on Dugin and his ‘Fourth Political Theory’ in his new book, Dugin against Dugin: A Traditionalist Critique of the Fourth Political Theory and invites him to an intellectual combat.
Allama Muhammad Iqbal was not just a poet but also a visionary and revolutionary thinker. He was able to see the problems Muslims would face in India once the British left. He proposed the creation of a separate homeland for the Muslims to protect their identity.
Muslim youth in Canada have discovered that they can learn much about their rich Islamic heritage by participating in the celebration of Islamic History Month (IHM). October is commemorated as IHM in Canada.
Nabeela was only eight when she was struck and injured by a US missile strike fired from a drone in Pakistan’s North Waziristan in October 2012. Her 68-year-old grandmother was killed. The Americans refuse to acknowledge their culpability, Nabeela’s story is gradually becoming better known.