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… Read More Muslim Voters, We Need You!
By Shaykh Omar Baig (Mississauga, Ontario) Around 1300 years ago, a man would decide to travel from the blessed city of Madinah all the way to Egypt just to learn a single ḥadīth. Upon learning this ḥadīth, he would immediately pack his bags and begin his journey back home. This man was Khālid bin Zaid, also known… Read More Seeking Knowledge: Then vs. Now
By Shaykh Omar Baig While there are understandable differences of opinion regarding issues pertaining to salāh, zakāh, and ḥajj, never before have such differences come about regarding food. Nowadays, even the chicken we eat every day is an issue of contention! During the time of the Messenger (may Allah Ta’ala bless him and give him peace),… Read More Machine Slaughtered Chicken
by Ustadh Omar Baig (Mississauga, Ontario) I finally arrived at Burger Factory. Oh man, I’m starving! I haven’t eaten all day. This place definitely has the best burgers in town. Even this brother is heading in the same direction. “Salām brother! You off to Burger Factory as well? Wait… What?! Harām?! It says it’s halāl right… Read More Doubting Your Food