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Understanding the Social Ties in Islam

Understanding the Social Ties in Islam

Islam places great emphasis on fulfilling the rights of others, whether they are your relatives, neighbors, strangers, the disadvantaged, or the destitute. So much so that God has stated that He may forgive those who do not fulfill God’s rights, but will…

Circulating Jokes that Mock Religion on Social Media

Circulating Jokes that Mock Religion on Social Media: Allowed?

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: 1- If the jokes are circulated out of ignorance or are not intended to make fun of religion, then it is imperative that we advise …

Ibn Khaldun - Father of Sociology

Ibn Khaldun said in clear-cut sentences that he has explored an independent science that no one of his ancestors had talked about. He says: “Such is the purpose of this first book of our work. (The subject) is in a way an independent science. (This science) has its own peculiar object- that is, human civilization and social organization.

Zakah and Distributive Justice

Zakah or Institutionalized Charity is partly spiritual but it is not only spiritual that would make it like any religion which calls people to be charitable.

How Prophet Muhammad Reprimanded Children

Because little children are a sacred trust from God, we should remind ourselves not to be harsh with them. God is not even writing their “sins” yet, even if they deliberately break a precious piece of crockery, or touch anything in our cupboards or drawers that we have kept strictly off limits.

Modern Modesty

I get frustrated sometimes when, as dressing modestly, people ask me, “Aren’t you hot?” It seems such a silly question. Of course I’m hot– but so are you! It’s 100 degrees outside– it doesn’t matter what you wear, you will be hot. I’ve actually realized that as long as I’m wearing breathable…

Guidance to the Light

To reflect on my hardships alone would imply I have gained nothing by becoming a Muslim other than pain. On the contrary, Islam has given me already so many vast rewards, I shiver to think of how much more wonderful the gifts of Paradise would be.

Giving and Receiving: Lessons from Charity

Charity is an obligation, but it is also an opportunity given to each of us. Whether we are giving or receiving, Allah has put us in these positions because He is trying to refine us and make us better people, to perfect our manners, to gain empathy, to gain humility, to soften our hearts.

Social Solidarity & Social Justice in Islam

Islam and Muslims have a lot to offer. Muslims should support oppressed people with all possible means. At times of crisis, Muslims should leave out differences of faiths and make a contribution for positive change for a better future for all of society.

Lessons in Social Justice from Scandinavia

Although Scandinavians are very well-off, I didn’t see anyone flaunting their wealth the way we see in other countries. There seemed to be a social code that made people want to keep a low profile in public and blend in with the crowds without standing out too much.



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