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Modern Day Khawarij: Dissociate Yourself from them! – Dr. Hamid Slimi

A khutbah delivered by Dr. Hamid Slimi, of the Sayeda Khadija Center, Canada, stressing on understanding the similarities and common ideas between the historical khawarij/kharijites (secessionists) and today’s new groups that claim to do things on behalf of Islam including breaking the laws of the countries where they live or visit, killing innocent people – […]

American Muslims Respond: Fundraise for Victims’ Families

At least 14 people have been killed and 17 more wounded in San Bernardino, California where up to 3 attackers went on a shooting spree at a regional center that provides services to those with special needs. The San Bernardino families lost their loved ones in a deplorable act of violence. This is why a […]

“Be Unapologetically Muslim No Matter What” – Linda Sarsour

Linda Sarsour, in the aftermath of the shootings in San Bernardino, California, writes: “A young man, Saqib, put this 1-minute video together from a speech I recently gave and it really sums up a sentiment and feeling I hope we can all share. So many tragic and horrible things happening around us impacting so many […]

“Our hearts are with all who are suffering in California” – Shaykh Jihad Brown-Totten

What I’ve been compelled to convey to my non-Muslim family members out in Southern California: Our hearts are with all who are suffering tonight in California. We suffer with you. There is no excuse for the taking of innocent lives. Our beautiful and gentle Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is certainly turning in his […]

Feeling Emotional? This Nifty Qur’an Website Can Help.

Someone very clever has developed a website, Sujood.co, where you select the emotion you’re currently feeling and it automatically gives you a verse from the Holy Qur’an or a prayer that helps you cope with it. Now, why didn’t we think of that?

Ramadan, Rumi, and Love By Zeshan Zafar

It is part of life to have a difference of opinion with various individuals or groups of people. Terry Tempest Williams, in one of her books, states, “Most of all, difference of opinions are opportunities of learning.” However, generally speaking, on many occasions, when this occurs, if one doesn’t manage it well or lacks comportment, […]

The Fiqh (Law) of Peace – 12 Points Summarizing the Islamic Values Related to Peace Building by Shaykh Abdallah Bin Bayyah

[Human Values] Harmony and cohesion in a society are directly proportional to its adherence to share moral values. A society that does not adopt common values and turns away from a higher moral path becomes self-centered, and, as a result, experiences deterioration both internally and in relationship to others. It may also adopt a negative […]

War is not the Way: Peace is the Path by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

The following is the foreword to the booklet entitled, “Pursuit of Peace: 2014 Forum for Promoting Peace in Muslim Societies.” Click here for the original link [Spread Peace] The pursuit of peace is a most noble human endeavour. The Qur’an states, “Now if they incline towards peace, then incline to it, and place your trust in […]

Shaykh Hasan Le Gai Eaton: “Peace is always in the middle, never at the extremes”

One of the definitions of Islam is that it is the “Middle Way” because it is a religion of peace and peace is only at the centre of things and never at the extremes. There are many ways of understanding the concept of the Middle Way. The first one I want to deal with relates […]

Do Something about it!

A timely call for us to be proactive in these challenging times:- As-Salamu alaikum brothers and sisters, As you very well know, many of us have been attending conferences and forums especially in the last 14 years after 9/11 explaining and speaking about Islam and the Muslim stance in regard to many different issues but more importantly […]