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  • Double trouble in India: Religious bigotry coupled with coronavirus

    By: Ravale Mohydin As Italian philosopher, Giacomo Leopardi once observed, “no human trait deserves less tolerance in everyday life, and gets less, than intolerance.” This adage perfectly encapsulates India’s ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s response to the coronavirus pandemic so.. More

  • Encroaching on Privacy

    By: Dr. Muhammad Al-‘Awadhi On my way to the place I was heading to in a mall in Kuwait in the company of some foreign guests and colleagues, a woman stopped me to ask me a question. She then went on to request my counsel on a private social problem that was troubling her. As she started relating her story, I advised her to consult specialists.. More

  • Palestine's economy hit by COVID-19, Israeli occupation

    Palestine is struggling with an "unprecedented" economic crisis amid the novel coronavirus outbreak and Israeli occupation, the head of Gaza's National Committee for Breaking the Siege said Sunday. "The Israeli occupation, siege and measures against COVID-19 have resulted in an economic crisis, and if it continues, it will create an.. More

  • Medical colonialism in Africa is not new

    Remarks about testing coronavirus drugs on Africans part of pattern where some bodies are dehumanised, others protected. by Karsten Noko Last Wednesday, a French doctor caused controversy when he proposed that vaccines for the COVID-19 pandemic be tried on Africans because they lack masks and other personal protective equipment. By Friday, after.. More

  • Water the Garden of So-and-So

    The text of the Hadeeth Abu Hurayrah, may Allah be pleased with him, narrated that the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said:“While a man was in a barren tract of land (or a desert), he heard a voice proceeding from a cloud (saying): ‘Waterthe garden of so-and-so.’ Thereupon, the cloud drifted (in a certain direction),.. More

  • The Virtues and Rewards of Prayer in Islam

    The obligatory five daily prayers were prescribed during the night the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, ascended to the heavens, while the commands for the remaining acts of worship were revealed to the Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, on earth. This indicates the special status and importance of prayer as an act of worship. • It.. More

  • Seeking Forgiveness: Tradition of the Prophets and the Righteous

    The Prophets, may Allah exalt their mention, and the virtuous and righteous people were the quickest of all to comply with the call of Allah The Almighty. Our father Adam (Adam) and our mother Hawwaa’ (Eve), may Allah exalt their mention: They responded to the call of Allah The Almighty immediately after they disobeyed Him when Shaytaan (Satan).. More

  • Hope is the Elixir of Life

    Please join us in mediating on what motivates a farmer to work hard and sweat. It is the hope of harvesting. What urges a merchant to travel, adventure and leave his people and home? It is the hope of getting revenues. What encourages a student to study hard and remain awake for hours? It is the hope for success. What motivates a soldier to fight desperately.. More

  • Our Non-Muslim Relatives: Their Rights Upon us

    By Kimberly Ben When I reverted to Islam over 10 years ago, I received mixed reactions from my friends and family. While attending my first family gathering wearing Hijab, I was eyed very curiously at first, but with time they have come to accept my choice. Now, no one even seems to notice much except for the occasional complement on my choice of.. More

  • Yemen: First bombs, soon a coronavirus epidemic

    At a time when the world is scrambling to respond to COVID-19 and ensure that hospitals can treat all patients, Yemen has entered the sixth year of a war that has all but decimated its healthcare system. The new threats of the virus will complicate an already disastrous and entirely man-made humanitarian crisis. The multiparty war that has ravaged.. More

  • How to prevent outbreaks of zoonotic diseases like COVID-19

    by Maxwell Gomera · By now billions of people around the world are following advice to practisesocial distancingand "shelter at home" to prevent the alarming spread of a new coronavirus disease, COVID-19. The virus joins a growing list ofemerging zoonotic diseasesor diseases caused by bacteria, viruses, or parasites that.. More

  • Muslims in Chile

    By: Ahmad Mahmood As-Sayyid Chile is situated along the western seaboard of South America, bordering the South Pacific Ocean. It shares borders with Peru to the north, Bolivia to the northeast, and Argentina to the east. The total population of Chile is 16 million. Catholics make up 80.7% of the population; Protestants make up 6.1%; Jews make up 3%;.. More

  • The Humor and Jesting of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam

    Jesting and a good sense of humor are endearing personality traits; they are a reinvigorating force that motivates people to work with diligence and enthusiasm. There is nothing wrong with humor and jesting as long as the provisions of the Sharee‘ah are observed and no harm is incurred. Rather, it is required and desirable because people tend.. More

  • Why do Muslims oppose citizenship engineering in India?

    by Mohammad Pervez Bilgrami India’s Hindu nationalist government recently passed the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) to amend the Citizenship Act of 1955, paving the way for grantingIndiancitizenship to religious minorities from Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh. Those listed as eligible to become Indians in the new law are Hindus,.. More

  • Coronavirus outbreak in the time of apartheid

    As the world calls for solidarity, Palestinians expect none from their occupiers. by Osama Tanous As the number of infections and deaths from COVID-19 multiply by the day, there have been increasing calls across the world for people to show solidarity and care for each other. Yet for the Israeli government, there is no such thing as solidarity. As.. More