Tag: Muslims

  • Jesus and The Virgin Mary in Islam

    Jesus and The Virgin Mary in Islam

      Many people may be surprised that Muslims love Mary, the mother of Jesus. In the Quran, no woman is given more attention than Mary. Mary receives the most attention of any woman mentioned in the Quran even though all the Prophets with the exception of Adam had mothers. Of the Quran’s 114 chapters, she […]

  • Similarities between Islam and Christianity

    Similarities between Islam and Christianity

    The Christmas holiday is coming upon us, with colorful lights, joyful carols and people going to churches to celebrate the birth of Jesus (Prophet Isa). It is well known, particularly in this holiday season, that Christians follow the teaching of Jesus. What is less well understood is that Muslims also love and revere Jesus as […]

  • A Threat to American Heritage – by Muhammad Faisal Younus

    A Threat to American Heritage – by Muhammad Faisal Younus

    On the evening of the Democratic National Convention (DNC) at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, an incident left the audience surprised. Participants in the conference hall were amazed to see a Muslim couple walk onto the stage. This Muslim couple were the parents of martyr Humayun Khan. Humayun Khan was a Muslim American Captain […]

  • Muslims in the world of Modern Science – by Muhammad Faisal Younus

    Muslims in the world of Modern Science – by Muhammad Faisal Younus

    Thousands of years ago, it was a golden era of Muslims in terms of science and education. 800 AD to 1100 AD was a time when Baghdad was well-known for its scientific knowledge and inventions. A large number of intellectuals including philosophers, chemists, teachers, and scientists went to Baghdad for seeking education and refining their […]

  • شراب پینا ایک آدمی کا اور دیوار پھلانگنا خلیفہ راشد دوئم کا

    شراب پینا ایک آدمی کا اور دیوار پھلانگنا خلیفہ راشد دوئم کا

      ایڈیٹوریل نوٹ : حضرت عمرؓ کے ساتھ پیش آنے والا واقعہ اس سلسلے کے عمدہ واقعات میں سے ہے۔ یہ واقعہ امام غزالیؒ نے ’احیاء علوم الدین‘ میں ’الامر بالمعروف والنہی عن المنکر‘ کے تحت بیان کیا ہے: حضرت عمرؓ دیوار پھلانگ کر ایک آدمی کے گھر میں چلے گئے اور اس آدمی کو […]

  • دادری واقعے نے بھارتی سیاسی شعور کی قلعی کھول دی

    دادری واقعے نے بھارتی سیاسی شعور کی قلعی کھول دی

    گذشتہ ہفتے دہلی سے ملحق علاقے دادری میں گ‏ا‏ئے کےگوشت کھانے کی افواہ پر ایک 50 سالہ مسلمان کے قتل نے سیاسی شعور کی ناکامی کو اجاگر کر دیا ہے۔ یہ واقعہ بھارتی دارالحکومت دہلی سے محض 50 کلومیٹر دور پیش آیا۔ محمد اخلاق جو پیشے سے لوہار تھے انھیں مشتعل ہجوم نے پیٹ پیٹ […]

  • ’مالیر کوٹلہ مذہبی ہم آہنگی کی مثال ہے‘

    ’مالیر کوٹلہ مذہبی ہم آہنگی کی مثال ہے‘

    بھارتی پنجاب میں صرف مالیر کوٹلہ ایک ایسا شہر ہے جہاں آج بھی مسلمانوں کی اکثریت ہے اور پورے پنجاب میں رمضان کے دوران اتنی رونق کہیں اور نہیں ہوتی جتنی کہ اس شہر میں ہوتی ہے۔ باقی پنجاب میں جگہ جگہ پرانی مساجد ویران پڑی ہیں لیکن مالیر کوٹلہ میں داخل ہوتے ہی تصویر […]

  • حضرت کبھی انسان اور انسانیت کا بھی سوچ لیا کریں – عمار کاظمی

    حضرت کبھی انسان اور انسانیت کا بھی سوچ لیا کریں – عمار کاظمی

      حضرت کبھی انسان اور انسانیت کا بھی سوچ لیا کریں مسلمان اگر مینار آسمان تک لیجانے، مساجد کو ماربل سے بھرنے اور دو دو حج کرنے کی بجائے غریبوں کو پانچ مرلے کی چھت مہیا کرنے لگیں تو شاید دنیا میں انھیں عزت کی نگاہ سے دیکھا جانے لگے۔ شیعہ اگر زیارت کو زیور […]

  • نفع بخشی – سید اسرار احمد

    نفع بخشی – سید اسرار احمد

      یہ غالبا” کوئی تیسری یا چوتھی مسجد تھی جہاں ہمارا سہہ روزہ قیام تھا، اب تک کے ایام میں سیکھی جانے والی باتوں میں بہت سی روایتی سوچ و فکر کے لوگوں سے ملاقات رہی، بعض بہت قابل اور اکثر سطحی خیالات کے سادہ لوح لوگ تھے، مغرب کی نماز کے بعد ایک صاحب […]

  • قیدی – از عامر حسینی

    قیدی – از عامر حسینی

    نوٹ : قیدی ہندوستان کی ریاست مغربی بنگال کی ایک ایسی ہندؤ خاتون ادیب کی کہانی ہے جس نے ہندؤ مذھب میں عورتوں کو مجبور و مقہور رکھنے کا پردہ چاک کیا اور اس حوالے سے کئی ایک ناول لکھے تو ہندؤ سماج نے اس کا ناطقہ بند کردیا – یہ میری طبع زاد کہانی […]

  • Xinjiang city bans Islamic dress

    Xinjiang city bans Islamic dress

      Editor’s note: This article illustrates the selective stances of the Pan-Islamist. While many times more Muslims are killed, denied their universal right to practice their faith and driven off a hundred times more land than Palestine, the Islamist do not even squeak on this issue. It should be noted that Israelis are indeed very […]

  • UKIP councillor comes under fire after wrongly branding religious procession in Ilford a ‘nice Islamic call to war’

    UKIP councillor comes under fire after wrongly branding religious procession in Ilford a ‘nice Islamic call to war’

      Ilford Jaloos 2014 A UKIP councillor who wrongly branded a religious Islamic procession in Ilford a “call to war” on Twitter has been blasted. Cllr Rod Butler tweeted a link to a video of the annual Jaloos through Ilford town centre, branding it a “nice call to war” and claiming police did not intervene […]

  • Al-Bakistani on Muslims of Xinjiang struggling for freedom from China – by Senge Sering

    Al-Bakistani on Muslims of Xinjiang struggling for freedom from China – by Senge Sering

        They don’t deserve it, they are conservative, terrorists, extremists, problem creators, agitators, don’t even look like Arabs, too short, should remain with China cause they all look like Chinese, should be thankful to China for all the development and progress, they were always part of China, destroying commerce by creating lawlessness, Islam forbids […]

  • Islam gaining popularity in Brazilian culture and TV – by Rahat Hussain

    Islam gaining popularity in Brazilian culture and TV – by Rahat Hussain

    WASHINGTON, January 6, 2014 — While the Middle East appears to dominate much of the discourse relating to Islam and Muslims, the growth of Muslim communities in countries such as Brazil seems to go unnoticed. The rise of the religion in the country has become so widespread, that it has permeated the entertainment industry. A […]

  • I left the US because of their hatred towards Muslim – This is my story – by Kashif Chaudhry

    I left the US because of their hatred towards Muslim – This is my story – by Kashif Chaudhry

      Everyday I would see hate stickers against Muslims at Harvard Medical School. PHOTO: AFP I was born in 1982, in the beautiful American city of San Jose, California. A proud patriotic Muslim American, my dad would decorate our house with lights every Fourth of July. Fast forward to the year 2001, when I got […]

  • Beyond Mullahs and Marxists

    Beyond Mullahs and Marxists

    LOOKING TO THE FUTURE: “During my travels I found young Muslims vigorously debating the ‘challenges’ facing India’s 170-million-strong Muslim community, and what it should do to haul itself out of the hole it is in.” A scene during Partition. The notion that a practising Muslim cannot be liberal has become conventional wisdom, but over the […]

  • Disgusting Arab culture imposed by force – by Peja Mistri

    Disgusting Arab culture imposed by force – by Peja Mistri

    This is not just a condemnation, this is what this battle is all about. Yesterday I saw a comment on the status of another of my friend, a well meaning guy telling him how it is disgusting and shirk to say Mubarik, and today another of my friend told me that how sinful is it […]

  • Eid Milad un Nabi: The Happiest Day of the Year – by A Z

    Eid Milad un Nabi: The Happiest Day of the Year – by A Z

    In this note I will not reiterate all the wonderful things so many, far more learned and talented than myself, have to say about the glory and wonder of Eid Milad un Nabi, and the most blessed birth of the Holy Prophet. Instead, I thought it might be more evocative to share something personal, that […]

  • مسلم ذہن کی تعمیر – مبارک حیدر

    مسلم ذہن کی تعمیر – مبارک حیدر

    انٹرنیٹ اور عالمی رابطوں کے موجودہ نظام نے تقدّس کے غلا فوں میں لپٹے ہوئے ان گنت حسّاس شعبوں کو اٹھا کر کھلے آسمان کے نیچے رکھ دیا ہے – چنانچہ دوسرے مذاھب کے ساتھ اسلام بھی کرخت تنقید کی بارش میں بھیگ رہا ہے – یہ فطری رد عمل تھا ایسے دبے ہوئے لوگوں […]

  • Difficulty of Being Minority in ‘Largest Democracy’ – by Syed Zafar Mehdi

    Difficulty of Being Minority in ‘Largest Democracy’ – by Syed Zafar Mehdi

    A “Minority” is a fascinating breed. The Permanent Court of International Justice (PCIJ), in a 1930 judgment, said, “a minority is a group of persons living in a given country or locality, having a race, religion, language, and tradition of their own and united by this tradition, and sentiments of solidarity, with a view to […]

  • Sultan Rahi – a story of betrayal, repentence & tragic end – by Asif Mall

    Sultan Rahi – a story of betrayal, repentence & tragic end – by Asif Mall

    Sultan Rahi was son of a Christian called Michael, who was worked all his life as a Cook in Lahore. Sultan Rahi’s mother was the niece of Robinson Magistrate in Lahore, a well-known Christian family still living in Lahore. Sultan Rahi’s first wife was the sister of Dilshad Najum-ul-Dim, a famous Christian from Youngsonabad village […]

  • The Moon (a true story) – by A Z

    The Moon (a true story) – by A Z

    Being caught in the midst of two Eid days being celebrated in Canada this year, my mind goes back to an old episode a few years when I was in Europe. At the end of the Ramadan in 2007, thus on the occasion of Eid-ul-Fitr, Amsterdam ‘s police thought of sending its wishes to the […]

  • A Perspective on Muslims’ Current Situation – by A Z

    A Perspective on Muslims’ Current Situation – by A Z

      Today’s Islamic extremism cannot be mistaken as the revolt of the cast out. . More than inspiring piety or dictating individual conduct it is about gaining control and power. Religion must be viewed as a powerful tool to inspire or dictate a better human conduct among its followers. However, the collective human survival lies […]

  • Is Egypt Looking for its Next Pharaoh? – by A Z

    Is Egypt Looking for its Next Pharaoh? – by A Z

    While I may support liberal ideas and politics and be dead against all forms of theocracy, I have no choice but to call a spade a spade; it just is what is. July 3, 2013 was no different from the grain of Egyptian history and it amounts to most significant subversion of democracy, sabotage of […]

  • Growing with the world Part 2 – by Mobarak Haider

    Growing with the world Part 2 – by Mobarak Haider

    کسی معاشرہ کی نشو و نما کے لئے ضروری ہے کے نظریہ اور انسان سے متعلق سوالوں کے درست جواب    فراہم کیے جائیں۔ کیا ہمارا یہ ماننا ہوشمندی ہے کہ ہم سب دوسرے انسانوں سے بڑھ الله کرعزیز ہیں اور  ہم سب سے افضل ہیں ؟ کیا ایسا خیال کرنے کے لئے ہمارے پاس ایک […]

  • Media Blackout: Why Is the World Not Acknowledging Shahbagh?

    Posted on February 19, 2013 | When I was a little girl, I always wanted Bangladesh to be famous. I did not like that whenever people asked me where I was from I would have to explain, “Bangladesh, this tiny country on the East of India.” Why could people not just know where my Motherland […]

  • Nawaz Sharif’s Shariat bill

    By M Ziauddin Published: March 5, 2013 No Muslim, whether in name only or a practising one, would want to be publicly counted among those who do not wish to see Pakistan’s Constitution brought in full conformity with Shariah. Still, all the well-known religo-political parties (the Jamaat-e-Islami, the Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam and all its factions, and […]

  • In TN village without Muslims, Hindus observe Muharram

    We are pleased to post this news report, published in The Times of India, which provides a unique insight into how the Hindus observe Muharram as a mark of respect with a message of religious harmony in the remote Muthuvanthidal hamlet in Sivaganga district. We believe without acknowledging the respective beliefs of others we can’t […]

  • Main kaun hoon? – by Dur-e-aden

    “Pakistan ka matlab kiya, la ila ha illallah”, this is one slogan that is always heard in any milli nagma, drama, movie or a documentary made for 14 August. Growing up all of us learnt that Pakistan was created in the name of Islam. In our schools, 2 Nation Theory is instilled in our minds. […]

  • The Ahmadi Conundrum – by Aden

    I don’t know if it’s true or not, but my Mom says that my first word was Allah. Well this is what supposed to happen when your house is so close to the mosque and the Azaan comes out of it 5 times a day. I still remember my grandparents celebrating my aameen when I […]

  • Music binds people & souls, says Rekha Bhardwaj

    Music has power to bind souls, saturate valor, associate humanity, and express feelings of love, care, happiness and pain, it has also great power to pacify. The traditional music and folk songs of the subcontinent particularly connect various religions and attach people i.e Qawwali is a vibrant musical tradition that stretches back more than 700 […]

  • The Phantom of vanity -by Suleman Akhtar

    “We have been counting the bodies soaked in blood and wrapped in vanity and strategic depth coffins for years and it’s mounting with each passing day. If we still don’t realize that peril haunting us nowhere but within then we are destined to drown in our own blood. Gods are waiting for our decision and this time they are not concerned about Narcissus but the whole civilization of narcissists.”

  • Why Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto loved us – by Ali Sher Mussali

    Related posts: A brief history of PPP: mauj mela, madari, maqtal – by Hasan Mujtaba Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto slaps General Zia and Ziaists from his grave – Hasan Nisar What is the difference between ZAB, Benazir Bhutto and other politicians? – by Munno Bhai PPP is losing popularity: Myths of the Electronic Media – by […]

  • Excerpts from an Interview of Ghaus Bakhsh Bizenjo Part 1 – by Dr Feroze Ahmed

    غوث بخش بزنجو کے انٹرویو کے اقتباسات – ڈاکٹر فیروز احمد قومی جمہوریت کا نظام –  موجودہ نو آبادیاتی نظام جو انگریز چھوڑ گئے تھے لیکن جو اب تک ہم پر مسلّط ہے، اس میں ایک آزاد ملک کےاقتصادی، سیاسی اور  سماجی تقاضوں کو پورا کرنے کی صلاحیّت نہیں ہے، اسلئے اس نظام کی جگہ […]

  • Free Islam from Pakistan – by IJ Qureshi

    A nation was born in 1947 name Pakistan. It was created on the basis of 2 nation supposition Muslim and Hindus. Muslims of sub continent under the leadership Quaid-e-Azam liberated Pakistan from British Raj. Since 1956 this Country, that was formed in the name Islam doing injustice with Islam. Pakistan is the only country who […]

  • A review of Christian-Muslim conflict and a modest proposal to counter it

    If outside experts could help disentangle religion from the other issues, the argument goes, that could help neutralise religion’s capacity to mobilise and inflame, in the hope of leading to a de-escalation of the crisis. Is this idealistic? Maybe……… At a Christian-Muslim conference in Geneva this week, participants agreed to build a network for “peace teams” […]

  • Study predicts women in power, Muslims heading West -by Karin Zeitvogel

    WASHINGTON — In the next 40 years, an unprecedented number of women will be in positions of power, Muslim immigration to the West will rise, and office workers will be unchained from their cubicles, a report released last week says. South America will see sustained economic growth and the Middle East will become “a tangle […]

  • Secularism Debate: A fallacious binary – by Saqlain Imam

    The word secularism seems to be the most contentious one in the Pakistani political culture. Anything that is anti-religion or non-religious is dubbed secular; it is understood as a Western concept with no direct connection with Islam; for example, some people might find some Christian or Judaic values or practices secular. The word is used […]