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In Loving Memory of My Mother

Zafar Bangash

Muharram 23, 14432021-09-01

My mother passed away on August 28, surrounded by her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was an inspiring person gifted with a generous heart. Her loss to our family and to me personally is incalculable.

The Heart of a Fool is in His Mouth, But the Mouth of a Wise Man is in His Heart

Abu Dharr

Muharram 23, 14432021-09-01

How to study and understand the hadiths is very important. Abu Dharr continues with is enlightening discussion of this vital topic.

Nuclear states and Nuclear Lepers

Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Hijjah 22, 14422021-08-01

Nuclear weapons are weapons of mass destruction. The US is the only country in the world to have used them but twice against Japan in the Second World War. It has now appointed itself the world’s policeman to determine who can and cannot possess such weapons.

To Avoid Criticism, Do Nothing, Say Nothing, Be Nothing

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Hijjah 22, 14422021-08-01

Abu Dharr continues his review of hadiths, true and made-up or misinterpreted, so that Muslims would have a better understanding of this vital subject that has often been used for partisan point-scoring.

Hajj under Quarantine

Zafar Bangash

Dhu al-Qa'dah 20, 14422021-07-01

The pandemic has imposed severe restrictions on travel. Hajj, the annual pilgrimage, has also been badly affected. The Saudi occupiers of Arabia have imposed arbitrary restrictions on pilgrims from outside the kingdom while allowing Western concerts and song and dance programs to take place.

He Invites Future Injuries Who Rewards Past Ones

Abu Dharr

Dhu al-Qa'dah 20, 14422021-07-01

In his regular column, Abu Dharr continues to delineate correct hadith from those that have been inserted to suit vested interests. Readers show pay attention.

Masjid al Aqsa and the Muslim World

Zafar Bangash

Shawwal 20, 14422021-06-01

The protection of Masjid al Aqsa is not only the responsibility of the Palestinians but of all Muslims especially the Muslim governments. Zionist settlers, protected by Israeli police have been encroaching on the noble sanctuary. Muslim governments must step up to their responsibility.

Faith without Reason Leads to Superstition; Reason without Faith Leads to Cynicism

Abu Dharr

Shawwal 20, 14422021-06-01

In hadith literature, there are some hadiths that purport to report verbatim what the noble messenger (pbuh) said while others reflect the meaning of what he said. In his ongoing series, Abu Dharr sheds light on this point.

The Process of Transforming the Muslim World’s Jahili Societies

Zafar Bangash

Ramadan 19, 14422021-05-01

Apart from the parasitical ruling classes, few would disagree that Muslim societies are in need of drastic change. The gross inequalities must be eradicated. The noble Qur’an and the Prophetic Sunnah and Seerah offer us the process of change.

Tradition Lies Not in Knowing Too Much, But Rather in Not Knowing Enough to Think Things Through

Abu Dharr

Ramadan 19, 14422021-05-01

Inviting the thinking Muslims to ponder, Abu Dharr in his regular column repeatedly emphasizes that hadiths must be evaluated against the ayats of the noble Qur’an. No hadith, no matter what the chain of narrators, can be accepted if it contradict the noble Qur’an.

New, Distinctive Translation of the Noble Qur’an

Zafar Bangash

Sha'ban 18, 14422021-04-01

The divine Word of Allah—the noble Qur’an—must not only be read but understood in order to implement its message in our lives. For this reason, a new distinctive translation of the noble Qur’an has been prepared so that Muslims can begin to engage it in a more meaningful way.

The Only Known Cure for Ignorance is Education

Abu Dharr

Sha'ban 18, 14422021-04-01

Thoughtful Muslims need to understand that everything attributed to our beloved Prophet (pbuh) may not necessarily be correct. There were some characters in early Islamic history that attributed to the noble Messenger (pbuh) statements that he could not have said because they contradicted the Qur’an.

Living the Spirit of Ramadan

Khadijah Ali

Sha'ban 18, 14422021-04-01

Ramadan is much more than going without food, water or other bodily pleasures for some hours during the day. Fasting should lead to the building of an upright character that is at peace with its Creator as well as with His creation.

Isra wal Mi‘raj

Zafar Bangash

Rajab 17, 14422021-03-01

Muslims have a tendency to speak about the miraculous nature of the event of Isra wal Mi‘raj. It would be far more helpful if they focus on the circumstances that led to this great event. Muslims would learn much from reviewing these circumstances in the life-struggle of the noble Messenger (pbuh).

Don’t Find Fault with What You don’t Understand

Abu Dharr

Rajab 17, 14422021-03-01

In his continuing series on Hadith compilation, Abu Dharr calls upon Muslim from both sides of the sectarian divide to set aside their preconceived ideas and begin to see the other’s point of view with an open mind.

MbS’ Dilemma

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Akhirah 19, 14422021-02-01

With Donald Trump’s departure from the White House, Saudi crown prince Mohammad bin Salman (MbS) faces an acute dilemma. Joe Biden is far less tolerant of MbS’ criminal conduct. Besides, the US deep state would like Mohammad bin Nayef in power.

Nothing Shows Dirt Like a White Lie

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Akhirah 19, 14422021-02-01

In his ongoing examination of the compilation of hadith literature, Abu Dharr continues to provide insights that should enlighten sincere Muslims to look at this crucial issue with greater clarity.

Nuclear Hypocrisy

Zafar Bangash

Jumada' al-Ula' 17, 14422021-01-01

Nuclear weapons have such destructive power that they could virtually wipe out life on earth. Yet there is much hypocrisy surrounding nuclear policy. They should be eliminated completely if humanity is to be saved but the major nuclear powers are rank hypocrites. They refuse to comply.

It is Twice as Hard to Crush a Half-truth Compared to a Complete Lie

Abu Dharr

Jumada' al-Ula' 17, 14422021-01-01

The Prophet (pbuh) had expressly forbidden his companions from writing his hadiths. That explains why there are few hadiths narrated by his close companions yet there are others that have taken much liberty with them. It is a serious matter that needs close attention.

The Terrible Trio

Zafar Bangash

Rabi' al-Thani 16, 14422020-12-01

In the not-so-secret meeting between Mike Pompeo, Benjamin Netanyahu and Mohammad bin Salman on November 22, certain sinister plans were discussed. Was the assassination of Iran’s top scientist Dr Mohsen Fakhrizadeh part of the plot?

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