Child Hajj

As-Sai’b bin Yazid (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: I was seven years old when I was taken to perform Hajj (pilgrimage). This was during the time the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) performed the Hajjat-ul-Wada` (Farewell Pilgrimage). [Al-Bukhari]. Commentary:…

Vatican Dress Code Steams Tourists

(AP)  With temperatures soaring, tempers are flaring as the Vatican’s dress police turn back tourists in shorts and bare shoulders trying to get into St. Peter’s Basilica. Vendors are doing a brisk business selling paper pants and paper shirts — turning…

Ohio Removes Pork From Prison Menus

By ANDREW WELSH-HUGGINS AP Legal Affairs Writer COLUMBUS, Ohio October 3, 2011 (AP) A Muslim death row inmate says the Ohio prison system is denying him meals prepared according to Islamic law while at the same time providing kosher meals…