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Are Women Welcome to Mosque? (Part 2)

Are Women Welcome to Mosque? (Part 2)

"One of the wives of `Umar (`Atikah bint Zayd) used to offer the Fajr and the `Isha' prayers in congregation in the Mosque. She was asked, "Why do you come out for the prayer though you know that `Uma
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015 13:47

Women & Mosques: The Difficult Questions (Series)

Women & Mosques: The Difficult Questions (Series)
When it comes to the question of women's access to Mosques, the reality is painful. Despite the primary importance of the mosque for every Muslim, no matter whether he/she lives in a Muslim majority c
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015 13:49

FAQs About Zakat Al-Fitr

FAQs About Zakat Al-Fitr
Zakat Al-Fitr is incumbent on every free Muslim who possesses one Sa` (2.176 kilograms or 4.797 pounds) of dates or barley over and above his basic needs of food for himself and his family/dependants
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 11:06

To 'Perform' or to 'Establish' Prayers?

To 'Perform' or to 'Establish' Prayers?
The Qur’an uses the term al-iqamah to denote performing as-Salah in a perfect way and the only time it uses the term al-musalli, i.e. the praying person, is when it describes the hypocrites. This in
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 July 2015 15:08

Our Mandate to Know Ourselves

Our Mandate to Know Ourselves
Social-psychologists identify this as the 'better-than-average effect': Subjectively, most of us see ourselves as being better than the average person, but, objectively, that can't be the case. It is
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 15:46

Same-Sex Marriage: Legal Does Not Mean Permissible

Same-Sex Marriage: Legal Does Not Mean Permissible
In the context of the Arab Spring debates on parliaments and Shari`ah, the European debates on secularism and religion, the South East Asian debates on corporal punishments (hudud), I wrote and spoke
Last Updated on Monday, 29 June 2015 15:28

Islam, Muslims & ISIL (Special Coverage)

Islam, Muslims & ISIL (Special Coverage)
The rapid rise of the so-called "Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)" and the ideas and practices they adopt attracted much attention recently. While the declared goal of ISIL is to establish
Last Updated on Friday, 26 June 2015 15:13

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