Islam & Terrorism – 28 Aug 2010
The UK Islamic Mission was established in August 1962, on the initiative of a small group of Muslims who felt the need for a Britishbased organisation which would convey the true spirit of Islam to the Western world. Keywords: Islam, Peace, Jihad, Terrorism, Muslims
The New Millenium Through Muslim Eyes – 28 Aug 2010
As the 20th century draws to a close and we are approaching a new millennium, there is a great deal of apocalyptic hype: ordinary people are grasped by anxiety, whereas scientists, politicians, economist, religious leaders and the media are busy in anticipating and predicting the future. The repertoire ranges from the doom-and-gloom scenario to euphoria for the brave new world about to begin.
Islam Today – 28 Aug 2010
This thought-provoking paper by Abul A’la Mawdudi, although very brief, speaks volumes. The author takes us through the major phases of Islamic history, carefully tracing all the elements that have been responsible for the rise and subsequent decline of the Muslim Ummah.
Muslim Woman's Dress – 09 Oct 2010
A Muslim woman should not display her beauty and adornment (zeenah) except for ‘that which must ordinarily appear of it. Islam a Historical Perspective
09 Oct 2010
Islam began when man’s career on the earth began-more precisely at the time of man’s creation and his descent. Allah created Adam and Eve and enjoined them to worship Him and live a life of obedience to the Divine Will.
Life after Death – 09 Oct 2010
Is there life after death? If so, then what kind of life is it? This crucial question lies beyond the realm of human perception. Our eyes cannot see what lies beyond this earthly life, nor can our ears detect the existence of another world. Nor do we have the physical apparatus to test whether life after death is real.
Prophet of Mercy – 09 Oct 2010
If there was one man in history who had so much influence on people around him and those who followed him then this must be the orphan who had no schooling and was born in a town in the midst of a desert. Such was his influence that countless books have been written and numerous seminars and conferences have been organised, but still there is so much to relay about him, his life and his personality.
Muslims in Europe – 09 Oct 2010
While still constituting a small percentage of Europe’s total population, Muslims and Islam are becoming a visible part of its cultural, social and political landscape. They are an inseparable part of the European civilization and thus European identity.
Prophet PBUH as teacher – 09 Oct 2010
The Prophet as Teacher’ does not need justification, since all prophets are meant to be teachers in the first instance, and the Qur’an itself has talked the function of the Prophet Muhammad as “To teach them the book and wisdom and making the grow in purity.”
The Hajj (pilgrimage), the Universal brotherhood – 09 Oct 2010
The Hajj is the fifth and final pillar of Islam. It is a declaration of Belief, a process of renovation, and an expression of inspiration, motivation and devotion. It is an acknowledgement of the command of God.
The Mosque (Masjid) – 09 Oct 2010
The Mosque has an important place in a Muslim’s life. It is not only a symbol of his identity but also a refuge to protect him from evil. The Muslim community has always been attached to the Mosque throughout history in some way or the other. Wherever a Muslim goes, he searches for a Mosque to offer his prayers; if he fails to find one in the area he lives, he makes an effort to build such as institution. This is an in-born tendency of the faithful, which finds expression whenever there is an opportunity.
RAMADAN – The Month of Salvation – 09 Oct 2010
Ramadan is the name of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. The Islamic year is initiated by the journey made by the Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) and his companion Abu Bakir Siddique (may God be please him) from the city of Mecca to Madina. The year has 12 lunar months. Each month can have either 29 or 30 days, depending on the birth of a new moon. Indeed, Ramadan begins and ends (like the other eleven months) on the sighting of the new moon.
The Linking Faiths of Jesus & Muhammad – 09 Oct 2010
Towards the end of the eleventh century A.D. Christians and Muslims fought a series of bitter wars for possession of the Holy Places. It was an era of insensate savagery relieved only by the flashes of chivalry displayed on both sides.
Divine World Order – 09 Oct 2010
Never before in history has man been so ruthless, arrogant and ignorant as in present day. Man has waged war with his fellow human beings on the basis of ideology or nationalism. But today’s modern civilised man is waging war with the Creator. Although Pharaoh took the same route in a limited way, the present Pharaoh wants to control not only the entire globe and the necessities of human life but also life and death itself. Death is far too sure
The development of Hadith – 09 Oct 2010
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) has a special place in the history and culture of Islam. Not only was He the leader of the Muslim community, and the vehicle through whom the Qur`an was revealed, but he was also considered, by virtue of his status as a final Messenger of God 1and to be a suitable model for human behaviour.
The Ijtihad (Consensus) – 09 Oct 2010
The Arabic word ijtihad is defined literally as “striving, exerting” and, in the jurisprudential sense, “the capacity for making deduction in matters of law in cases to which no express text or rule already determined by Ijma (consensus) is applicable”. However, it has also been described as “rethinking”. Commonly known as “independent reasoning.” The opposite of ijtihad is taqlid, which Peters defines as “accepting an opinion concerning a legal rule without knowledge of its bases”.
Islam at a Glance – 09 Oct 2010
Islam is an Arabic word which means peace, purity, acceptance and commitment. The religion of Islam is the complete acceptance of the teachings and the guidance of God, (i.e surrender to the Will of Allah).
Facts About Usury (Lending money at Interest ) – 09 Oct 2010
AT TIMES OF ECONOMIC hardship, when every good idea fails, just because “the money can not be found”, when a decline in services is explained with the need “to reduce the deficit”, when business can’t afford new investment because of the “high cost of borrowing”, when mortgage rates have gone up so much that it becomes difficult to maintain a decent living standard, many small savers still think that high interest rates mean that they get the most out of their savings. The truth is, they pay more than they get.
Islamic Way of Life – 09 Oct 2010
The Islamic Way of Life is an immensely important book. It has been widely acclaimed and used as one of the best and most concise primary introductory texts on Islam in contemporary times. Within the limits of five very short talks, Sayyid Mawdudi has said, succinctly and effectively, what others might have needed volumes to express. He has brought together most of the essential, salient teachings of Islam on the major human responsibilities.
Some Prominent Western Views About Islam – 09 Oct 2010
“Islam had the power of peacefully conquering souls by the simplicity of its theology, the cleanliness of its dogma and principles, and the defined number of the practices which it demands. In contrast to Christianity which has been undergoing continual transformation since its origin, Islam has remained identical with itself