With the number of converts to Islam on the increase cross-cultural marriages in the Muslim community are becoming more common. Sabnum Dharamsi discusses the difficulties that may arise when a convert to Islam marries a heritage Muslim
Parenthood is a blessing from God, but as much as it can elevate us to a higher level of enlightenment, it can create regression too. Batool Haydar looks for the ways to overcome the feeling of inadequacy
Pro-active Muslim organisations are supposed to improve the image of Muslim communities in the UK. However Sayed Kazmi believes behind this sudden interest hides a well planned effort by the political establishment to force Muslims to conform to an increasingly state-prescribed Islam
The 22nd of February is International Scout Association Day. Many Muslims attracted by the core principles and fundamentals of Scouting have set up Muslim Scouts groups. Mohammad Davdani describes the history of Al-Asr (1st Harrow) Muslim Scout group and its exciting activities
In an attempt to ensure that these differences of opinion do not create divisions among Muslims, Imam Khomeini”), the founder of the Islamic Republic of Iran, declared the week between 9th and 17th Rabi al-Awwal the Week of Unity.
In almost every other genocidal European expansion, books and manuscripts of the target population were destroyed. European conquests of the new world, which ironically happened at the same time as the Spanish Inquisition also wiped out the ancient civilizations of the new continent.
The production adds to a growing list of hate-expression targeting Muslims in recent years and highlights the need for immediate political action, argues Faisal Bodi. Faisal is a freelance writer specialising in Mus¬lim affairs.
Decree and Destiny: How much control do human beings have over their lives?
The limits of human free will and determination have long been discussed by theologians and philosophers, and at times some extreme views have been put forward. Theological and philosophical arguments about fate vs. freewill can be quite difficult to understand. Julia Khadija Lafene explains with simple and rational examples how it all works.