My sister Mimi prays at her house in Damascus.
A makeshift memorial stands on a bike path in lower Manhattan on November 1, 2017 in New York City. Eight people were killed and 12 injured on October 31 when suspect 29-year-old Sayfullo Saipov intentionally drove a truck onto the path.
I grew up saying "Allahu Akbar" numerous times every day. And no, I wasn't, and am not, a terrorist. I wasn't someone who blew buildings up, killed people or shot a missile from my rocket launcher. As...
Carlos Khalil Guzman's photo project aims to capture portraits of Muslims across all 50 states.
"Allahu akbar" is an Arabic phrase that translates to "God is greater." In the wake of a deadly attack in New York on Tuesday, this inherently spiritual phrase is being used in a different context: to...
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A Muslim photographer is working on an ambitious project that he hopes will tackle stereotypes about American Muslims and showcase the community's rich diversity. Since the fall of 2015, Carlos Khalil...
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"There can be no 'talaq' (divorce) just because someone utters talaq, talaq, talaq."
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They also said that the custom of triple talaq in modern day was not feasible, irrelevant and against the spirit of Quran.
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On 18 March, another lone-wolf attacker desiring to "die for Allah" evaded France's code-red security cordon and assaulted a female solider on patrol at Paris's Orly airport. Luckily for security forc...
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The 41-year-old lawmaker from Himachal Pradesh has emerged as BJP's star debater.
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This post is a follow-up to my earlier article, “Terror Has No Religion – Debunking The Regressive Left’s Clichés. Here I want to focus on how Regressive Leftists are complicit in perpetuating the victimhood complex that fuels fascist ideologies such as Islamism and Hindutva.
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Two MLAs from the party arrested within hours.
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Zakir Naik is in the news these days, and a lot of people have, through Facebook, asked me my views about him. So let me respond. In my opinion, Zakir Naik's views are totally unscientific and stupid, but he's been peddling them successfully for a long time to his followers, who are largely gullible Muslims. We may here consider just one of his several half-baked, crackpot ideas about Creation and Darwin's Theory of Evolution.
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The archaic custom of triple talaq has been recently challenged in the Supreme Court of India as illegal, unconstitutional and violative of Articles 14, 15, 21 and 25 of the Constitution of India. What's more, this abhorrent system of divorce was never encouraged by Islam, and specifically goes against the Quranic spirit.
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The Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind (JUH) has bitterly opposed the Supreme Court's endeavour to examine Muslim personal laws so that biases against women in the legal system can be eliminated. The organisation,...
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Antiquated, repressive, protective -- whatever it might be, the burqa has attracted enough controversy in the recent past to be banned from public life by several countries. The real challenge is to understand why such a convention came into being and what exactly we need to denounce about it... for everything is not wrong with the burqa per se, but only how it is used as tool for suppression.
Fa ayna tadh haboon. It is very difficult to understand the depth of emotion behind these words in the Quran when God asks us with so much love and compassion, "Where are you going?" The concern with which we are asked about the direction we have taken, if heard and understood correctly, could so easily bring us back to the right path. Unfortunately the people of this world, especially the Muslims, have gone deaf.