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Scottish Muslims, Jews Unite Against Hate

GLASGOW – Jewish and Muslim community leaders have joined forces in a landmark challenge to hate crime in Scotland. Members of both faith groups unveiled a communique which lists aims that include challenging hate online and prejudicial reporting by the media, as the government reviews hate crime legislation in the country. “We stand together determined …

Seattle Muslims, Jews Work to Find Solutions to Hate Crimes

SEATTLE – Each of the Muslim and Jewish communities in Seattle have been working independently to counter rising hate crimes, finding solutions to the recent spike in attacks. “I’ve heard incidences of people using slurs at people wearing hijabs, physically pushing them and throwing things at them because they are Muslim,” Amina Ibrahim, a trainee …

Columbus Muslims, Jews Unite Against Hate

OHIO – Shared discrimination in the American society against both religious groups is bringing Muslims and Jews together in central Ohio, uniting people of all faiths against hate, NBC4i reported on October 31. “An attack against one of us is an attack against us all. The thought crosses my mind that someone could walk in …

How Will Manners Improve Our Society?

LONDON – At a time of rising hate and racism, conversation, dialogue, and engagement remain a top priority that have always been encouraged by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), who once said, he who has something to ask, should ask. It is only through the exchange of words that we can understand a person’s …

Eating Food Made by Non-Muslims

Eating Food Made by Non-Muslims: Permissible?

Wa`alaykum as-salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Muslims are allowed to eat food prepared by any human as long as the food is clean, healthy, and prepared with halal (lawful) ingredients. It is not required …

Ashura & Yom Kippur: Muslims & Jews Will Fast Together This Year

JEDDAH – Wednesday, September 19 was a very special day this year, seeing both world Muslims and Jews fasting together to mark religious occasions, a rare coincidence that occurs a few times each generation. “This coming year may become a very good year because this year both Jews and Muslims worldwide are fasting together on …

How Many Consecutive Days to Fast in Muharram

How Many Consecutive Days to Fast in Muharram?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: It is recommendable to fast as much of the month of Muharram as one can; particularly the 9th, the 10th and the 11th days of it. Added …

The Story of Passover According to Islam

Pesach, or Passover, means protection in Hebrew, and the name refers to this last of the plagues sent by God to the Egyptians. While the Egyptians suffered this plague, the angel of death passed over the houses of the Israelites. To protect themselves, the Israelites…



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