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How Should Muslims Settle Their Family Problems in the West

How Should Muslims Settle Their Family Problems in the West?

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. Answering your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and an Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states: Muslims ought to settle their differences …

15+ Ramadan Tips for Western Muslims

15+ Ramadan Tips for Western Muslims

Allah the Almighty has blessed us with special hours such as the pre-dawn hours (sahar); with special days such as Friday, the first ten days of Dhul-Hijjah and the Day of `Arafah; with special nights, such as the last ten nights of Ramadan and the night of Power (Laylat Al-Qadr) and with special months like …

Tariq Ramadan on Identity and Culture

Tariq Ramadan on Identity and Culture

Who are we? We touch here on the central question of identity that has occupied people’s minds and continues today to be the nub of much reflection and debate. The question is a vital one for Muslims living in the West. If the message in which they believe is universal, if they must try, wherever they …

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Muslims in the West: Between Stereotyping and Social Acceptance

Race…religion….skin color…ethnic origin…disability…gender…age…body shape…marital status…family makeup…career choice…favorite food…etc…The list goes on…we are all different! Despite this, so much animosity exists in the world today as a result of these so called differences so it’s important that we learn how to appropriately cope with them to avoid falling into psychological distress as a result. Embracing difference …

Airports' Nude-Body Scanners

Airports' Nude-Body Scanners: Should I Not Travel?

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. Thank you for your good question and concern about the affairs of your fellow Muslims. The full-body X-ray scanners (also called nude-body scanners …

Action, Participation and Muslim Identity in Western Context (Part 4)

Part 1 | Part 2 | Part 3 | Part 4 The outward expression of Muslim identity is the articulation and demonstration of the faith through consistent behavior. Faith, understanding, education, and transmission together constitute the substrata of Islamic ethics and should therefore guide the actions of the believer. To be Muslim is to …

Tolerance in Islam and Among Muslims

Salam (Peace) Vanessa, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. I am glad to hear that you are reading about Islam in order to better understand your husband’s religion. I hope that your husband is likewise reading about Christianity in order to better understand your religion. Islam does, in fact, teach Muslims to be …

Praying `Isha’

Need to Sleep, Can I Pray `Isha’ with Maghrib?

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. Dear questioner, thanks for your important question, and we implore Allah to help us all gain insight to understand the teachings of Islam …

islamophobia

How to Respond Appropriately to Islamophobia?

Building on what was addressed the last time in terms of acceptance of differences as a means to increase dialogue and overcome boundaries in integration, this article will focus specifically on dealing directly with Islamophobia and strategies we can use to cope with this. Discrimination, namely Islamophobia in this case, can been exhibited in many …

Is It Allowed for Muslims to Steal Non-Muslims in the West

Is It Allowed for Muslims to Steal Non-Muslims in the West?

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. Dear questioner, we would like to thank you for the great confidence you place in us, and we implore Allah Almighty to help us serve His cause and …



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