Niqab: An Approach Based on the Proofs

Wearing niqab is a deeply personal choice. Many across the world wear it for no other reason than to please their Lord. Unfortunately, some non-Muslims and Muslims equate the niqab with extremism or dismiss it as a purely cultural practice. Attached is a discussion to show that niqab indeed has a legitimate basis in Islam.... Continue Reading →

Lessons from Ma`ariful Qur’an: Slavery in Islam

by Shaykh Dr. Mateen Khan (Trenton, New Jersey) The following is a brief, loose translation including the translator’s notes on a topic from the Qur’anic exegesis, Ma`ariful Qur’an, written by the late esteemed Mufti Muhammad Shafi`. Any ayahs and hadiths have also been translated loosely to convey a meaning rather than a strict literal translation. Note:... Continue Reading →

O Believers, Cast Your Ballot!

by Shaykh Dr. Mateen Khan (Trenton, New Jersey) Muslims living in ‘non-Muslim’ lands is a relatively new occurrence. True, Muslim travelers and traders roamed the known (and unknown) world since the beginning of Islam. However, to take up residence and begin families and communities is a recent phenomenon. Today, we find ourselves governed by those whose... Continue Reading →

Muslim Voters, We Need You!

By Shaykh Omar Baig As the U.S. presidential elections begin kicking into high gear, once again Islam and Muslims are a major talking point. The bigotry, hatred, and racism openly spewed out have reached unprecedented levels. It almost feels as if such apparent hateful rhetoric was never before acceptable. However, this is nothing new. It has... Continue Reading →

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