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January 27, 2004

Conflict in France: A Message to Muslims

  Abu Musa reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: A believer is like a brick for another believer, the one supporting the other. Muslim, 32:6257 Nu’man b. Bashir reported Allah’s Messenger (may peace be upon him) as saying: The similitude of believers in regard to mutual love, affection, fellow-feeling is that […]

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 […]

May 30, 2003

Modernizing Islam in a Modern World

 Sometimes, us Muslims get an idea. We?re pleased with ourselves?it?s a ?modern? idea. A modern idea for modern Muslims. We get excited about the future?modern ideas manifest in a brighter existence for modern Muslims! We feel bitterness about the past?it keeps haunting us with its backward, extremist ways?not at all modern. And so, we modern […]

April 24, 2001

Islam and the Elevation of Women’s Status

  Many, upon hearing the title of this lecture, might assume it to be an oxymoron because the prevalent idea, at least in the West, is that Islam does not elevate the status of women, but that Islam oppresses and suppresses women. So people might find the title in itself to be shocking or a […]

April 23, 2001

Free the Muslim Women!

      If the media and its ensuing stereotypes are to be believed then Islam does not have very much to offer women, except for a life of misery, oppression and slavery. However, if one bothers to look closely at Islam then it has an abundance to offer men and women alike.