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December 10, 2009

Imam Husain And His Martyrdom

all students of history are aware that the horrors that are connected with the great event of Kerbela did more than anything else to unite together the various contending factions which had unfortunately appeared at that early stage of Muslim history.

November 6, 2008

Canadian Muslims and Societal Contributions through Community Involvement

How often do we reflect upon the glorious past of our Muslim nation? The amazing contributions of Muslim civilization in Spain, examples of Islamic tolerance during the reign of the famous Salah-el-din and of course the incredible contributions Muslims have made to sciences, mathematics and philosophy? One can explore these contributions thoroughly and never cease […]

June 23, 2008

Human Rights Violations: Blaming Islam

People love to show a divide between Islam and Democracy. So they perpetuate the myth of Islam’s incompatibility with human rights. They blindly assert that Islam and human rights are antithetical.

April 19, 2006

Seven Ways You Can Save the Planet

Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, said, “The world is green and beautiful and God has appointed you as His stewards over it. He sees how you acquit yourselves…” (Muslim). Allah tells us in numerous verses of the Quran, that He has created everything on Earth—animals, rain, plants, oceans, stars, the sun, the moon—for the […]

December 15, 2005

Preserve Water, Preserve Life

How Much is Too Much? “Get out of the shower!” your little brother shouts as he bangs on the washroom door. “You’ve been in there for twenty minutes!”

November 15, 2005

Towards A Rational Political Participation

  Adverse Ideological Phenomena There are ideological phenomena that no careful examiner can miss in the sphere of the Islamic Movement, particularly in the political field.

February 22, 2004

Activism At School

We, as young Muslims at school, have heard many things about Islam: ?Its all about peace?all about love?all about believing in Allah.? But what does all this mean for us in real life? How many things is Islam about, after all? The answer is sweet and simple; it?s about all, yes that?s right, all! It […]

August 8, 2003

Where are the Women?

    From the pulpit to the preachers, many often proclaim Islam?s liberation of women 1400 years ago. After all Islam did recognize that women possessed souls ? this acknowledged only over the past 100 years in Christianity and Islam did give women the right to vote ? yet another relatively recent phenomena in Western […]

July 5, 2003

From Slavery to Leadership: Muslims in North America

    Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, and Jameel Al-Ameen are perhaps a few names that cross our minds when we consider the evolution of Muslim identity and community in North America. What often escapes notice is the sacrifice, discipline, social justice, leadership, and cooperation modeled by such individuals and their communities.

June 28, 2002

Islamic Movements: Self-Criticism and Reconsideration

  – a revival aiming to rebuild the individual and society and recompose the nation’s thought and politics based on Islam – we find it making progress. It is making victories that no other ideology is making in today’s world. The progress is not limited to the idea, because the idea itself is improving. The […]

March 31, 2002

Volunteerism in Islam

  Volunteering is the lifeblood of any community. It is because of volunteers that communities are able to run organizations, social services, conferences, playgroups, drop-in centers, feed the hungry, shelter the homeless, open libraries, run schools, set up blood banks, and the list goes on. Paid employees only make up a small part of the […]

January 22, 2002

Why Sacrifice?

Islam: A Path of Struggle First let us briefly look at an important question. Why must Islam be so emphatically linked with the idea of struggle? What has the one to do with the other? Cannot a person become a good Muslim without involving himself in a struggle that necessarily requires sacrifices? The answer is: […]

November 30, 2001

This Is The Road

  “By the heavens with constellations; by the Promised Day; by the witness and the witnessed; doomed were the makers of the pit, abundantly supplied with fuel, as they sat by it and watched what they did with the Believers. They were outraged with them only because they believed in God, the All-Powerful, the All-Praiseworthy, […]

April 24, 2001

Imam Jamil al-Amin: From Revolutionary to Reformer

The world was at war in 1943. From the plains of Europe to the islands of the Pacific, the world was brimming with violence. America had entered World War II two years earlier and many of its young men were sent overseas to bring an end to an international conflict that had been started by […]

April 23, 2001

The Distinct Position of Muslims

    [This is an abridged version of a speech delivered by the late Maulana Sayyid Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi (rahimahullah) on 13th June 1999 to a congregation of around 100,000 people in Lucknow, India. The lecture was given while the Maulana was critically ill, and some six months later he passed away. The address […]

April 23, 2001

Explanation of Jihad

  I have already mentioned, about the Muslim Brotherhood’s prayer and Zakah, at a previous time, about what they want from themselves and others with regards to prayer and Zakah, the pillars of Islam. Now, I will talk to you about the Muslim Brotherhood as mujahideen, as “strivers in the way of Allah” – about […]

April 23, 2001

Importance of Collective Work: Jama’ah

  Why should we today work in a jama’ah? Surely, all these different groups today are a disease in the Ummah, and if anything they are serving to increase the problems. Yes, there are many sincere people working in these jama’ahs but at the end of the day they end up fighting each other so […]

April 23, 2001

The Islamic Revival: al-Tajdeed al-Islami

  “And when We told the angels, ‘Prostrate yourselves before Adam!’, they all prostrated themselves, save Iblees, who refused and gloried in his arrogance: and thus he became one of those who denied the truth.” [al-Baqarah 2:34]

April 23, 2001

Characteristics of the Islamic Movement

  The term ‘Islamic Movement’ (al-Harakah al-Islamiyyah) conjures up differing images in the minds of the people of today, Muslim and non-Muslim alike. For some, it is a source of pride and hope; the truest reflection of the unique Qur’anic generation; the pre-eminent vehicle by which Islam is to be re-established in this world. For […]

April 23, 2001

Principles of Islamic Leadership

What is Islamic Leadership? a person or a group that will lead humanity from the brink of destruction to the way of Allah the Almighty.