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Burying the Nakba: How Israel systematically hides evidence of 1948 expulsion of Arabs

Burying the Nakba: How Israel systematically hides evidence of 1948 expulsion of Arabs

Since early last decade, Defense Ministry teams have scoured local archives and removed troves of historic documents to conceal proof of the Nakba Hagar Shezaf | Haaretz.com Four years ago, historian Tamar Novick was jolted by a document she found in the file of Yosef Waschitz, from the Arab Department of the left-wing Mapam Party, […]

 
My Problem with Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories – Imam Zaid Shakir

My Problem with Coronavirus Conspiracy Theories – Imam Zaid Shakir

Imam Zaid Shakir is a Muslim American scholar and co-founder of Zaytuna College in Berkeley, California. He teaches courses on Arabic, law, history, and Islamic spirituality.  There are a large number of books that discuss the coming of the Antichrist, known to Muslims as the Dajjal (The Great Deceiver). One can spend a lifetime studying […]

 
The rulings of Sadaqah al-Fitr

The rulings of Sadaqah al-Fitr

  The following is a detailed essay on the rulings of Sadaqah al-Fitr, written by Mufti Faraz Adam. The great Hanafi jurist Ibn al-Humaam mentions, “Sadaqah al-fitr is compulsory upon every free Muslim.” (Sharh fath al-qadeer 2/285 Dar al-kutub al-ilmiyyah) All the scholars base their opinion on the following: Abdullah Ibn ‘Umar (Allah be pleased with him) […]

 
Is the Rise of Thurayya Star a Sign of the End of an Pandemic ?

Is the Rise of Thurayya Star a Sign of the End of an Pandemic ?

15 April 2020 Dr. Zulkifli bin Mohamad Al-Bakri Federal Territory Mufti, Malaysia Question: Assalamualaikum ustaz. I heard in a video that a speaker spoke about a hadith of the Prophet PBUH which is narrated in Musnad Ahmad that the Prophet PBUH said if a star rises, then calamity will end. In Arabic, it is said […]

 
How to Cope with Self-Isolation, According to a 9th Century Islamic Philosopher

How to Cope with Self-Isolation, According to a 9th Century Islamic Philosopher

 
Sayyiduna Umar and the Plague of  Amawas

Sayyiduna Umar and the Plague of Amawas

Shaykh Suhail Motala Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas (radiyallahu ‘anhuma) says that ‘Umar ibn Khattab set out for Syria. When he got as far as ‘Sargh’, the commanders of the army, Abu ‘Ubaydah ibn Jarrah and his companions met ‘Umar and told him that a plague had broken out in Syria. Sayyiduna ‘Abdullah ibn ‘Abbas said, ‘Umar […]

 
Trump tells a damnable and murderous lie

Trump tells a damnable and murderous lie

April 17, 2020 By Dana Milbank  Columnist   “It would have been so easy to be truthful.” Thus spake President Trump this week on the very day he surpassed the milestone of uttering 18,000 falsehoods during his presidency, as tallied by the Post’s Fact Checker. But on this day, Trump was not admitting to losing his own struggle with […]

 
The pandemic and Ramadan – Dr Shaykh Akram Nadwi

The pandemic and Ramadan – Dr Shaykh Akram Nadwi

By: Dr Mohammad Akram Nadwi Oxford Shaykh Mohammad Akram Nadwi is an Islamic scholar from the Indian city of Jaunpur and a graduate of the world renowned Nadwatul Ulama (India) where he studied and taught Shariah. Shaykh Akram is a Muhaddith of the highest calibre who has specialised in Ilm ul Rijal (the study of […]

 
No Evidence to Suggest Tablighi Role in Continuous Rise in Covid Cases: Scientists

No Evidence to Suggest Tablighi Role in Continuous Rise in Covid Cases: Scientists

April 10 2020 NEW DELHI – Refuting allegations against Tablighi Jamaat, an amalgam of about 400 scientists came out in defence of the Islamic group. They said there was no evidence to support the claims that a Jamaat event at Nizamuddin Markaz in Delhi was responsible for the continued rise in covid-19 cases in India. “The […]

 
Prophet Muhammad’s Incredible Tips for Surviving a Pandemic

Prophet Muhammad’s Incredible Tips for Surviving a Pandemic

(translated from the abc.es Spanish article) April 2020 1,300 years ago, the founder of Islam already recommended isolation and hygiene measures to combat infectious diseases José Manuel Nieves Frequent washing your hands, staying at home, not touching anything, isolating yourself from others … With the planet practically paralyzed and half Humanity confined to their homes, […]

 
Marriage and Spirituality – Dr Maulana Haroon Sidat

Marriage and Spirituality – Dr Maulana Haroon Sidat

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Ibn Arabi and Modern Thought

Ibn Arabi and Modern Thought

Ibn ‘Arabi and Modern Thought deals with some of the findings of modern philosophy, social science and psychology, in an open discourse between the ancient and the modern, the traditional and the scientific, the industrial and the personal. It is an invitation to reconsider some of the central and defining ideas of modernity in the...

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A Perspective on the Pandemic – ShaykhAbdal Hakim Murad

A Perspective on the Pandemic – ShaykhAbdal Hakim Murad

Bi’smi’Llahi ’r-Rahmani ’r-Rahim Taking a normally familiar stroll through Cambridge’s city centre I find myself, subhanAllah, rather staggered by the difference these two weeks have made. The little roads call to mind the way Sundays used to be: they are nearly deserted; but this particular day of rest will stretch on for weeks and months, […]

 
Allama Muhammad Iqbal (رحمه الله)

Allama Muhammad Iqbal (رحمه الله)

Muhammad Iqbal (1877-1938) is one of the pre-eminent writers of the Indian subcontinent, and the attention he has received from numerous writers, translators and critics in Western as well as Islamic countries testifies to his stature as a world literary figure. While his reputation is primarity as a poet, Iqbal has not lacked admirers for […]

 
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The Mysteries of Purity

The Mysteries of Purity

Being A Translation With Notes of The Kitab Asrar al-Taharah of Al-Ghazzali’s “Ihya’ `Ulum al-Din” By NABIH AMIN FARIS PREFACE Though one of the most important works coming down to us from Medieval Islam, no single part of the Ihya”Ulum al-Din appeared in English, or any European language at that, until Duncan B. Macdonald published […]

 
Ibn Arabi – A Prayer for Spiritual Elevation and Protection

Ibn Arabi – A Prayer for Spiritual Elevation and Protection

‘Whoever recites this prayer will be like the sun and the moon among the stars’ This is a much-loved prayer  by Ibn Arabi. The Dawr al-a’la (‘The Most Elevated Cycle’),  also known as the Hizb al-Wiqaya (‘The Prayer of Protection’), is a prayer of remarkable power and beauty. It is said that whoever  reads it […]

 
The Life and Work of Muhyi-al-din Ibn Al-Arabi

The Life and Work of Muhyi-al-din Ibn Al-Arabi

R. W.J. AUSTIN The author of the Fusus al-Hikam or The Bezels of Wisdom was born on the twenty-seventh of Ramadan in A.H. 560, or the seventh of Au­gust, A.D. 1165, in the township of Murcia in Spain , which was ruled at the time by Muhammad b. Mardanish. His full name was Muham­mad b. […]

 
Muslim Historians

Muslim Historians

Ibn Ishaq (d.768) and Ibn Hisham (d. 218/833) Early Muslim historical writing was primarily concerned with the biography of Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) (Sirat Rasul Allah) and the first wars of Islam (Al-Maghazi). Muhammad Ibn Ishaq related the first known biography (Sira) of the Prophet (pbuh). This work no longer exists in its original form, but […]

 
As a doctor I have to speak out: Johnson has contributed to thousands of deaths

As a doctor I have to speak out: Johnson has contributed to thousands of deaths

Dec 19, 2019 The prime minister’s neglect of the NHS has resulted in too many tragedies. If he were a doctor, he would be struck off • Andrew Meyerson is a junior doctor working at Worcestershire Royal hospital Dear Boris Johnson, In medicine – unlike politics, where anything seems to go these days – we have […]

 
What is Sufism ?

What is Sufism ?

Annemarie Schimmel – Mystical Dimensions of Islam In recent years many books have been published on Sufism and the spiritual life in Islam. Each of them has touched upon a different facet, for the phenomenon usually called Sufism is so broad and its appearance so protean that nobody can venture to describe it fully. Like […]

 
Chronological List of Relevant Muslim and Christian Scholars Who Wrote on Contagion in the Premodern Period

Chronological List of Relevant Muslim and Christian Scholars Who Wrote on Contagion in the Premodern Period

Ibn Sahl b. Rabbān al-Ṭabarī (d. after 240/ 855), Christian doctor who converted to Islam; lived in Sāmarrā’. Ibn Qutayba (d. 276 / 889), theologian, traditionist, and jurist; lived much of his life in Baghdad. Thābit b. Qurra (d. 288/ 901), doctor, mathematician, and astronomer from Ḥarrān; flourished and died in Baghdad. Muḥammad b. Zakariyyā […]

 
Shaykh Hamza Yusuf encapsulates mutual rights of the husband and wife to treat each other well and with kindness

Shaykh Hamza Yusuf encapsulates mutual rights of the husband and wife to treat each other well and with kindness

(transcript of talk by Shaykh Hamza) In terms of what engenders and facilitates these relationships, one is really important, is Islamic etiquette so it’s very important just to remember that just like your brother you’re supposed to greet them with a smile. You’re supposed to do these things you do with people outside – sometimes […]

 
The Sufi path

The Sufi path

William C. Chittick More than a thousand years ago, a teacher called Ali the son of Ahmad, who hailed from the town of Bushanj in eastern Persia, complained that few people had any idea of what “Sufism” was all about. “Today,” he said, speaking Arabic, “Sufism is a name without a reality, but it used […]

 
Ibn Sina: An Exemplary Scientist

Ibn Sina: An Exemplary Scientist

Ibn Sina (known as Avicenna in Latin and in the West) in his masterpiece The Canon of Medicine (United States National Library of Medicine, MS A 53) states that “Body secretions of a host organism (e.g., human being) are contaminated by tainted foreign organisms that are not visible by naked eye before the infection.” Let’s […]

 
Avicenna The Scientist Responsible For Quarantine

Avicenna The Scientist Responsible For Quarantine

The Persian scholar of medicine, Ibn Sina (980-1037) suspected that some diseases were spread by microorganisms. To prevent human-to-human contamination, he came up with the method of isolating people for 40 days. He called this method al-Arba’iniya (“the forty”). Traders from Venice heard of his successful method and took this knowledge back to contemporary Italy. […]

 
If Saudi Arabia is forced to put the Hajj on hold, it will not be without precedent

If Saudi Arabia is forced to put the Hajj on hold, it will not be without precedent

5 April 2020   Saudi minister’s remarks have called into question viability of this year’s Hajj amid coronavirus crisis The annual Islamic pilgrimage has a history of disruptions and cancellations going back centuries   JEDDAH: Will the Hajj, which draws millions of Muslims annually to Islam’s birthplace in Saudi Arabia, be suspended this year owing […]

 
The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918

The Spanish Flu Pandemic of 1918

During the pandemic of 1918/19, over 50 million people died worldwide and a quarter of the British population were affected. The death toll was 228,000 in Britain alone. Global mortality rate is not known, but is estimated to have been between 10% to 20% of those who were infected.   “I had a little bird […]