Category: General

What is Islam? (The Hadith of Angel Gabriel)

on the authority of ‘Umar, radiyallahu ‘anhu, who said: “While we were one day sitting with the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, there appeared before us a man dressed in extremely white clothes and with very black hair. No…

Why has Sharia Become a Synonym for Cruelty and Lack of Compassion?

Arabic writing visible on the page of a Qur'anMany people, including Muslims, misunderstand Sharia. It’s often associated with the amputation of limbs, death by stoning, lashes and other medieval punishments. Because of this, it is sometimes thought of as draconian. Some people in the West view Sharia as archaic and unfair social ideas that are imposed upon people who live in Sharia-controlled countries.

Many Muslims, however, hold a different view. In the Islamic tradition Sharia is seen as something that nurtures humanity. They see the Sharia not in the light of something primitive but as something divinely revealed. In a society where social problems are endemic, Sharia frees humanity to realise its individual potential…more: BBC

Holy Quran Verse on the Cover of Time Magazine: “Whoever saves one life, saves all of humanity.”

Image result for time magazineThe curriculum now covers the full range of hazards that the rescue teams encounter in Syria: how to search collapsed buildings, how to put out fires, how to handle unexploded bombs, what to do in a chemical attack. When the shells fall or an airstrike hits, they run in the direction of the destruction. The White Helmets’ credo is a quotation from the Quran: “Whoever saves one life, saves all of humanity.”…more: Time Magazine


FIBA Allow HijabSince you joined our petition to FIBA a few months ago, there’s been some good news! At its January meeting, FIBA directed its rules committee to reassess the regulation that bans religious headwear. It won’t be official until May, but we’re expecting FIBA to finally lift the ban that prevents Bilquis—along with other Muslim, Sikh, and Jewish players—from playing professional basketball.more:  “FIBA Allow Hijab.” Click here to watch the documentary.