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Hajj: How Globalisation Transformed the Market for Pilgrimage to Mecca

Hajj: How Globalisation Transformed the Market for Pilgrimage to Makkah

More than 2m Muslims are currently gathering in Makkah ahead of the annual Hajj, which begins on August 19. As long as they are fit and financially able, the pilgrimage is an obligatory act of worship that followers of Islam owe to God once in their lifetime. Reenacting the faith-testing ordeals of Ibrahim (Abraham, the …

Muhammad - A Man Much Needed for the Current Time

Our present world needs to know Muhammad. At this time in history humanity needs inspiration from exceptional people whose teachings transcend race, sex, religion, culture and even time by speaking directly to the human heart. With globalization forcing people of different…

Islam and Globalization: Friends or Foes? Part 1

Salam (Peace),  Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Please find part one of the answer to your question below. Find the second and final part at the link here. First, allow me to define the term “globalization” in the light of: The way globalization is supposed to be  The way it is actually …

Islam and Globalization: Friends or Foes? Part 2

Salam (Peace),  Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Please find the second and final part of the answer to your question below. Find the first part at the link here. Now, let us move to the Islamic position towards globalization. Islam lays emphasis on the universal nature of its peaceful message. Allah says …

Do All Muslims Represent Islam?

Knowing that not all Muslims represent Islam does not solve the problem. Just what is this religion called Islam and how is it that many people who declare themselves Muslim misrepresent their own way of life?

Two Challenges for Muslim Ummah

Dr. Qadhi: Two Modern Challenges for Ummah (Video)

Somebody who watches a few YouTube videos does not become a Scholar. Someone who Googles a Wikipedia article does not become a Mufti. With the advent of modernity and globalization the Ummah faces new challenges that are unique to our times. On the one hand we have the ultra-conservative fanatics that take every verse of the …



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