– Mateen A. Khan (Trenton, NJ) Addressing the Issue We have a problem. The ummah continues to move away from a life guided by Islamic principles to the detriment of the individual and society at-large. Historically, I would submit the percentage of adherents who comprehended the nuances of tawhhīd, risālah, and the ākhirah (the foundations of… Read More Methods to Re-establish Islamic Values
by Mateen A. Khan Islam and Muslims have a long history in America and are very much a part of the legacy of the United States. Muslims and non-Muslims have worked together, lived together, and played together. We have constructed institutions of peace and have even fought wars together. And so, we increasingly find ourselves… Read More Muslim Collaboration in America: Justification and Boundaries
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.… Read More Niqab: An Approach Based on the Proofs
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:… Read More Lessons from Ma`ariful Qur’an: Slavery in Islam
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… Read More O Believers, Cast Your Ballot!