Sanctity of Places of Worship under Islam

     Churches, mosques and synagogues have recently been targeted in a series of shootings and bombings all over the world. On 21 April 2019, three churches in Sri Lanka and three luxury hotels in the commercial capital,...

Religion of Mercy, not Religion of Sword (3)

     The previous two articles show clearly that neither Allah, Most High, nor the Prophet (PBUH), nor any of the dignified Companions (may Allah be pleased with them) had ever identified a particular verse in the Quran as the...

Religion of Mercy, Not Religion of Sword (2)

     The first article on this topic shows that neither Allah, Most High, nor the Prophet (PBUH), nor any of the Companions had ever said that the Quran contains a verse called "The Verse of the Sword", which clearly...

Religion of Mercy, not Religion of Sword (1)

     Many people around the world, Muslims and non-Muslims alike, believe that Islam is a religion that accepts others and deals with them justly and kindly. Yet, some others promulgate the idea that Qur’anic verses on...

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Hate in the Age of Corona
As we are about to bid farewell to 2020, we need to reflect on a dilemma that has swept through the whole world, Coronavirus/COVID-19 pandemic. Starting at the beginning of this year, the COVID-19 pandemic –if we may say- revealed the true...
Monday, 28 September, 2020
The Antidote to Islamophobia
            Islamophobia is one of the worst problems that beset Muslims in the West. This phenomenon, which has many negative impacts on communal integrity, must be countered and rejected,...
Wednesday, 16 September, 2020
Evils of the Tongue (3): True Threats (Al-Tarwi̅‘)
    Under the Sharia, threats, regardless of whether they are made seriously, in jest or in gesture receive emphatic prohibition. The term "threatening" (Ar. tahdi̅d) can rarely be found in the classical juristic manuals, yet...
Wednesday, 9 September, 2020
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A Reply to the Allegation that Killing Policemen and the Armed Forces Men is Jihad!!!
     The concept of Jihad in Islam has nothing to do with such allegation posed by those criminal terrorists. Jihad, in essence, communicates a true, spiritual meaning that cannot be understood by those criminal killers. It...
Sunday, 22 October, 2017
Dar al-Harb (Abode of War)
Their Allowance of Killing Non-Muslims in Non-Muslim Countries and Leaving Their Homelands as Abodes of War (Dar al-Harb) to join ISIS (To them) this is the Islamic homeland. This is similar to what is going on in European countries because of...
Friday, 11 August, 2017
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