Yvonne Ridley The emergence of Black Lives Matter is an indication of the serious escalation of racism and bigotry in America these days which is obviously felt around the US hence the emergence of the #taketheknee protests. US President Donald Trump might be in denial but it is obvious there is institutional racism in your back yard, but there are equally sinister agendas at play over here in the UK albeit a tad more subtle.
Yvonne Ridley OF the many revelations I discovered on my spiritual journey to Islam one that completely blew me away was just how environmentally friendly and green is this great faith. Reading through the pages of the Holy Qurâ€™an, it is abundantly clear that God, as our Creator, made we humans trustees of our beautiful planet.
Syed Jawed Anwar FEW years ago, I was sitting with some of Ulema (scholars of Islam) in Toronto at a dinner party. I initiated, â€œI have a question if any one among you will prefer to answer.â€ Then, I asked a question: â€œHistory proves that wherever, whenever, Muslims migrated and entered into any country, the darkness of the society started disappearing, and finally light engulfed the whole nation. As Muslimsâ€™ presence increased, the light overcame the darkness.
Quran Says; â€œ(O Prophet), you did not recite any Book before, nor did you write it down with your hand; for then the votaries of falsehood would have had a cause for doubt. But it is a set of Clear Signs in the hearts of those who have been endowed with knowledge.â€ (29:48-49)
Elder George THE universe contains the structure and order enabling all life to function, preserve itself, and propagate. Structure provides parameters to function within, and order provides reliability of events and responses to action.
Yvonne Ridley in Johannesburg Few believed the Palestinian groups of Hamas and Fatah could finally bury the hatchet when both sides came together for reconciliation in Cairo recently but that is exactly what happened. Watching the whole drama from his offices thousands of miles away in South Africa was hero of the anti-Apartheid struggle 87-year-old Laloo Isu Chiba who knows the pain and sacrifice revolutionaries have to make if they are to overcome oppression and brutal regime
Dr. Javed Jamil IN another â€œremarkableâ€ judgment, the Supreme Court on October 11, held that sexual intercourse by a man with his wife, who is below 18 years of age, is rape. A girl child below the age of 18 cannot be treated as a commodity having no say over her body or someone who has no right to deny sexual intercourse to her husband, the Supreme Court held.
"The population of the Rohingya Muslims is being continuously annihilated as per a blue print of ethnic cleansing."Double standard has become the most established norm in world politics; one rule for the Muslims and another rule for the non-Muslims is now visible everywhere. If a terrorist attack takes place in a western city by a Muslim, the western governments, the European Union, the media outfits, even the UN Security Council, spare no time to condemn it.
Syria Muslim Brotherhood in its sixth session of Shura Council issues following statement on October 7, 2017, Ikhwanweb reports.
By Tanya Granic Allen Kathleen Wynne, who seems intent on controlling all decisions regarding our childrenâ€™s education, has another item she can tick off her agenda. After it was brought to Wynneâ€™s attention by a reporter that high school students in Hamilton are earning their required volunteer hours by participating in pro-life activities such as 40 Days for Life, Wynne saw her opportunity and seized it.
By Syed Jawed Anwar Our message is clear and without any ambiguity. There are two biological genders â€“men and womenâ€” created by God. All the religious books â€“Al-Quran, Tanakh (Jewish Bible), Christian Bible (including the Gospel, Talmud, Vedas, Upnishads, Tripitaka, Guru Granth Sahibâ€” say the same thingâ€” that the genders are two, men and women.
By Dr. Muhammad Hamidullah, D. Phil., D. Litt. (9 February 1908 â€“ 17 December 2002) IN the annals of men, individuals have not been lacking who conspicuously devoted their lives to the socio-religious reform of their connected peoples. We find them in every epoch and in all lands.
By Yvonne Ridley, UK WHEN US President Donald Trump made an election pledge to move the American Embassy from tel Aviv to Jerusalem it was bound to cause a seismic reaction in an already volatile of the world and maybe that's why he shelved the plan when he got the keys to The White House.
Syed Jawed Anwar ALLAH sent prophets and messengers all over the world at different time periods, particularly when evil envelopes good completely. The Prophethood has been completed and finalized with the last Messenger Muhammad ï·º(s.aw.) 1429 years ago. Now the responsibility to convey the Message of God [and His Prophet Muhammad ï·º (peace be upon him] transfers to Ummah (the party, community, group) of Muhammad ï·º(peace be upon him) till Qiyamah (Doomsday).
By Yvonne Ridley THE New York Marathon is a huge event drawing in nationalities and runners from around the world but I want you to spare a thought this year for Palestinian marathon man Mohammad Alqadi who has been stopped in his tracks by American racism.