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Islam and Muslims in the U.S. Prison System 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 …

The Rulings of Sadaqat al-Fitr 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 …

Humanity, Religion, & Peace: Finding Common Ground 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 …

Is it Sunnah to Reply to “Jazākallāhu Khayrā”? 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 good.

Imam Muhammad Zahid al-Kawthari: Concerning the Western Influence that Led to the Removal of the Hijab in Muslim Lands Imam Muhammad Zahid al-Kawthari: Concerning the Western Influence that Led to the Removal of the Hijab in Muslim Lands

By Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks
Imam Muhammad Zahid al-Kawthari (1371 AH, Cairo), formerly the Deputy Grand Mufti of the Ottoman Empire, explained in his article on Hijab al-Mar’ah (Women’s Hijab, meaning to cover her body completely with loose …

Tolerance and Respect in Matters of Ikhtilāf 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 …

Women’s Mosque? Women’s Empowerment? 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 …

Islamic Perspective on Protests and Demonstrations 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 …

Rethinking Education Rethinking Education

By Khalid Baig
Although the Muslim world is facing many crises today, probably none has more far reaching consequences than the crisis of education. If in every area we find that our affairs are not being …

The Etiquette of Appearance The Etiquette of Appearance

By Shaykh ‘Abd al-Fattah Abu Ghuddah
Distinct Muslim Personality
Islam advocates this etiquette and stresses it so as to perfect the Muslim personality and to bring about harmony among people. There is no doubt that embodying such …