Adnan Adrees & Sawsan Therese
Have you ever noticed that all the books on science and technology somehow only seem to be filled with discoveries and inventions from the likes of Aristotle, Archimedes, Da Vinci and Thomas Edison… but what about all the Muslims? Where are all our discoveries?
A period of a thousand years exists between these thinkers and when great Muslim men and women expressed their religiosity through contributions made to society and the sciences. So what were these contributions? And how many of these are used today? Continue reading “nventions and Discoveries from the Muslim World”
The Prophet (sal Allahu alaihi wa sallam) said: “Allah said, ‘I have prepared for My righteous slaves (such excellent things) as no eye has ever seen, nor an ear has ever heard, nor a human heart can ever think of.’” [Bukhaari]
Allah (subhana wa ta’ala) refers to us as “Abd” – slaves. Allah has made Jannah for His “righteous slaves.” The question is; do we act like righteous slaves? The following true story is narrated in “100 Qissatin min Qisasis Saalaheen:”
Bishr was enjoying himself in his home, drinking and passing time with his friends when a righteous man knocked on his door. A slave girl opened the door. He asked her: “Is the owner of this house a free man or a slave?” She replied: “He is a free man.” He said: “You have spoken the truth, for if he were a slave he would have had the etiquettes of a slave and would have left his desires.” Continue reading “Bishr the Barefoot”
By Misbah Akhtar
The issue of single Muslim mothers is fast becoming a prevalent one; with divorce on the rise it seems only logical that some of these statistics would also apply to Muslim households.
Why then are they not revered as they deserve to be and instead looked down upon and scorned by many communities? Is it really seen as so contagious that girls from ‘respectable’ families should stay away from these women in case they too, catch it?
Why are these women made to feel humiliated and isolated from their community as if they chose this path for themselves? Being left with no option but to walk is not the same as breaking up a perfectly happy marriage for selfish reasons; only Allah knows the whole truth and what is in someone’s heart so why then do people assume? Continue reading “The Truth About Being A Single Muslim Mother”