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Humanity, Religion, & Peace: Finding Common Ground

By Mufti Shuaibullah Khan [1] Edits and Footnotes by Faraz Abdul Moid The religion of Islam is the religion of peace and tranquility, and this fact stands out clearly in the teachings of the Holy Qur’an which preaches that it is the…

We Told You So!

By Salim Williams   Being the winner or being correct can be such a satisfying feeling even if the relative consequence is that others must suffer loss or the feeling of disappointment. The feeling of victory can be heightened by…

From Principle to Practice: Justice in Islam

By Shaykh Mohammed Amin Kholwadia  People often question whether Islam is a tolerant religion, whether it tolerates diversity of thought among its adherents and in its interaction with different worldviews.  This question is easily answered when one considers that Allah…

Accountability for the Things We Do Not Know

By Mufti Abdur-Rahman Ibn Yusuf Question: Are we accountable for the things which we do not know, for example if there is a fault in our prayer or an fiqh issue? Will we be accountable for these things? Answer: Assalamu…

The Philosophical Outlook of Islam in a Nutshell

By Dr. Muhammad Hamidullah The vitality of any society, people or civilization depends in a large part on its philosophy of life conceived and practised. In his natural state, man scarcely thinks of anything but his own individual interests, and…

Freedom of Expression?

By Khalid Baig With the latest in-your-face act of Facebook, the issue is once again attracting headlines. Should Muslims react? How should they react? Where do they stand on the philosophical issue underlying all this? In the media the issue…