As the Middle East continues to be enveloped in political turmoil and media outlets bombard us constantly with new information, I for one had become desensitized to the gravity of the situation there. As sad as it sounds, after a while the stories about dreadful combat and war just become headlines you skim over. However, I was reminded of the harsh reality of the human struggle in Bahrain when I heard the heart breaking story of Zainab al-Khawaja.
I have composed what I believe to be the Ten Best Islamic Video Lectures published across the net up till now. I’ve restricted the list to filmed lectures and those that have been addressed in the English language*. I ask that both Arabic and Urdu speakers forgive me, as I am a well-developed coconut. There are many beneficial speeches that have not been recorded in the presence of a video camera, so in the future I hope to construct an audio-only list, insha’Allah.
Things happen. They always do. You had planned otherwise but Allah subhanahu wata'ala has planned better things for you. The brother may have all the qualities you were looking for but it just didn't work out. Or that degree you worked so hard for didn't land you a job. It is possible that someone, with whom you planned to stay forever and raise children, left you stranded. Maybe you have difficult parents who just do not understand. Funds might be lacking and there's a household to run. Grade
A transcript of Shaykh Yasir Qadhi's khutbah on the Tennessee "Anti-Shari'ah" Legislation on March 11, 2011. Shaykh Yasir Qadhi speaks on the recent controversy regarding the proposed "anti-Shari'ah" legislation in Tennessee, the Peter King congressional hearings against Muslims and the rise of anti-Muslim rhetoric around the country.
Although many Muslims view converts as valuable assets to our communities, the way some Muslims behave toward converts proves contradictory. This is the story of Miriam - an Igbo convert, who struggles to bridge her African culture and Islam, and in the process seeks to find her place in the Muslim community.
Share The following is a clip from a documentary called Abraham’s children – following the lives of 6 Muslim American kids – can you identify with any of these children? Disclaimer: background music. I didn’t know that every tenth kid in NYC is Muslim. It is a tough time to be a Muslim kid especially [...]
I remember once collecting for Charity Week with another sister a few years ago at university and observing the countenance of a woman as she walked pass reading my t-shirt. As soon as she saw the word ‘Islamic’, the expression on her face turned into one of horror and disgust as she walked away from us even faster than she was at the time. Whenever I look back on that, I think about WHY she did that.