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The News Protocol – Towards an Islamic Framework

By Khalid Baig “We mortals hear only the news and know nothing at all” – Homer, The Iliad. Several years ago an Indian reporter for Time magazine approached Maulana Waheeduddin Khan, a prominent scholar and author in India, and interviewed…

The Rulings of Sadaqat al-Fitr

By Mufti Faraz ibn Adam The great Hanafi faqih (jurist) Imam Ibn al-Humam mentions: “Sadaqat al-Fitr is compulsory upon every free Muslim.” (Sharh Fath al-Qadir, 2:285) The Evidence All the scholars base their opinion on the following ahadith: ‘Abd Allah Ibn ‘Umar…

Islam and Muslims in the U.S. Prison System

By Shaykh Rami Nsour [1] Edited by Faraz Abdul Moid I believe that every American has the duty to know what is going on with incarceration in our country. We house the largest number of prisoners in the world, pay for…

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…

Is it Sunnah to Reply to “Jazākallāhu Khayrā”?

By Muhammad Suleman Chothia Edited by IlmGate Question: Is “Jazākallāh” mentioned in any Hadith? Is there a Masnoon reply to it? Answer: The Mention of “Jazākallāhu Khayrā“ in Hadith: When someone does good to us, Islam encourages us to return the favour with…

Tolerance and Respect in Matters of Ikhtilāf

By Mawlana Qari Muhammad Tayyib al-Qasimi Amongst the clearest signs of ignorance are disrespect, mockery, and name calling. When Musa (may peace be upon him) advised his nation, informing them of a certain victim of murder who would come alive should…

Women’s Mosque? Women’s Empowerment?

By Khalid Baig Posted: 11 Rabi al-Thani 1436, 1 February 2015 The Women’s Mosque of America has started operations in Los Angeles. It is not a mosque per se, but the name of a non-profit organization. It began with holding female…

Islamic Perspective on Protests and Demonstrations

By Mufti Zubair Bayat Question: Is it permissible to join protest marches, burn effigies of opposition leaders, burn flags of other countries, hold rallies in support of oppressed people of Palestine, Kashmir, etc. At many of these rallies, there is…