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There is no honour except by Islam

The Leader of the Believers, Umar bin Al-Khattaab (May Allah be pleased with him) said: "We are a nation whom Allah has honoured by Islam. Whenever we seek honour through other than it, Allah will humiliate us. There is no honour except by Islam, and there is no affiliation except to Islam." Abu Bakr (may Allah be pleased with him) said, "My father is Islam, I have no father other than it, When they pride themselves with Qais or Tameem" Thus, to affiliate to and seek honour through other than Islam is from the acts of ignorance. When the Prophet (sal Allaahu alayhi wa sallam) heard some of the people saying, ‘we are with the Ansaar’ and others Read more ...

Inspiration: Islam and Racism

Episode-12 (final episode - Season 1) from the amazing Inspiration Series by Mohamed Zeyara. Islam does not pay attention to differences in colour, race or lineage. All people come from Adam, and Adam was created from dust. In Islam, differentiation between people is based on faith (eemaan) and piety (taqwaa), by doing that which Allah has enjoined and avoiding that which Allah has prohibited. Allah says in the Quran:  "O mankind! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you may know one another. Verily, the most honourable of you with Allaah is that (believer) who has At-Taqwa [i.e. he is one of Read more ...

Broken Pieces of Clay and Pottery: A Lesson in Humanity

I was once walking along a narrow but busy street in Cairo when ahead of me was a donkey-cart laden with handmade pottery and clay utensils. It belonged to an old man who had been walking slowly beside it, and trying to sell whatever he could to make an income. He walked with hunched-shoulders, a turban tied round his head like a Sa’idi from Upper Egypt, his face wrinkled by age and the harsh Egyptian sun. It wasn’t hard to see that many difficult years had passed over him and he had probably been doing this for a long while. As I continued to walk, I heard a cry and some commotion. The donkey had staggered back (probably startled by something) and Read more ...

God is Not a Terrorist

God is Not a Terrorist - Unearthing Our Common Humanity From Ahmed Rehab, CAIR Religious extremists waste no time declaring natural disasters to be God's punishment. The divine motivations they cite are different, but they invariably reflect personal religious or political agendas. On different occasions, these extremists of different faiths said Hurricane Katrina was America's punishment for pressuring Israel to leave Gaza, for the invasion of Iraq or for domestic "immorality." Such zealots invoke God's name to reinforce their own demands, without recognizing that God is not their personal lobbyist. A just God, and Muslims know one of God's Read more ...

Picture Perfect : Guidance to Humanity

Photo Courtesy : http://www.flickr.com/photos/happyindya2020/

Photo Courtesy : http://www.flickr.com/photos/happyindya2020/

“Humanity had been a single community…” – Did Religious Beliefs Evolve Over Time?

“Humanity had been a single community...” – Did Religious Beliefs Evolve Over Time? Sheikh 'Ali Muhammad al-Salabi Source: www.islamtoday.com Allah says: “Humanity had been a single community, and Allah sent (unto them) Prophets as bearers of good tidings and as warners, and revealed therewith the Scripture with the truth that it might judge between people concerning that wherein they differed. And only those unto whom (the Scripture) was given differed concerning it, after clear proofs had come unto them, through hatred one of another. And Allah by His will guided those who believed unto the truth of that concerning which they differed. Allah Read more ...

Picture Perfect : All Equal Before Their Lord

They are all saying together : "Praise be to Allah, our Lord the greatest". There is no white, no black, no rich, no poor, no young, no old... just humans bowing before their lord. Courtesy: Original link here Read more ...