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  • 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

  • The Benefits of Hoping for the Best

    Having hope in Allah The Almighty bears fruit to the following: • It makes one strive more and exert greater effort in performing acts of worship. • It makes one even more inclined to be constantly obedient to Allah The Almighty. • It makes one enjoy drawing closer to Allah The Almighty, and makes one experience the thrill of supplicating.. More

  • The Glory of Faith

    Haaroon Ar-Rasheed, may Allah have mercy upon him, once stood looking at the sky when he saw a cloud passing by. He addressed it saying, “Rain wherever you wish, for your fruit will certainly come to me anyway.” This means that the cloud would have rained either on an Islamic land or on a non-Islamic one. In the first case, Muslims would.. More

  • A Believer Should Not Be Stung Twice from the Same Hole!

    To be precautious and prudent is a Prophetic directive, especially when dealing with those who have been proven deceitful and dishonest. It is unbecoming of a Muslim to be gullible that he would be deceived twice by the same trick. A person may see things in other than their real form and, thus, he gets deceived by them – and this is normal –.. More