Every time speculation arises that a bomb is responsible for a tragedy, such as the TWA Flight 800 crash, we in America (including Muslims) suspect the Islamic connection. Of course the disclaimers abound, but a lingering suspicion about Muslims is left in the general views of terrorism, even if other groups are identified as the main culprits for any particular incident. Read More »



The Muslims today are living at a critical juncture of Islamic history, for we are witnessing before us a great Islamic awakening and one that is primarily occurring the youth of this Ummah. To the well wishes of Islâm and the Muslims, this is heartening news for it gives us hope of a better future ahead of us, Insha’Allah. Unfortunately though, there is also a down side to this revival of Islâm amongst the youth, and that is that we are seeing the appearance of conflict in many Muslim homes. The son/daughter prays, the parents don’t; the daughter wears hijaab, the mother doesn’t. The youth become strangers in their own homes and everyday, they find themselves torn between obeying Allah or listening to their parents. This ‘clash’ between obedience to parents and obedience to Allah is difficult and sensitive subject. In many cases there are no straightforward answers. However, two important matters must be borne in mind whenever one discusses the issue: the first is tremendous rights which parents have; and second, the limits to this obedience.
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Islam honors all the prophets who were sent to mankind. Muslims respect all prophets in general, but Jesus in particular, because he was one of the prophets who foretold the coming of Muhammad. Muslims, too, await the second coming of Jesus. They consider him one of the greatest of Allah’s prophets to mankind. A Muslim does not refer to him simply as “Jesus,” but normally adds the phrase “peace be upon him” as a sign of respect.
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1st April – a day when people lie, play jokes and mock in the name of entertainment. This ugly practice of lying, which is considered to be merely a humor, is known to have caused great harm to many. Even trauma and deaths. Still this dishonest tradition is not only practiced among the common masses, but also newspapers and magazines participate in it by publishing false news and untrue stories on the first day of April!
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