The increasing anti-Muslim tension in India reached new heights on the early hours of Tuesday morning with the senseless murder of a young Muslim teacher named Riyaz. He was hacked to death by a number of unknown assailants. Riyaz had taught at the madrassa next to Muhayuddin Jumma Masjid for eight years.
The devastation we witnessed in Aleppo in the last few months once again made it clear that the Muslim rulers willfully keep their distance from the Ummah and the responsibility of its protection. Yet we also saw those who would find no end of excuses to absolve these rulers of the inexcusable. It would seem arguments and proofs of any sort would not suffice, and therefore, there seems little hope in addressing them. After all, if the bloodshed in Aleppo can’t make someone at least question their misplaced loyalties, truly, what can? (more…)
Saudi Deputy Crown Prince and Defence Minister Mohammed bin Salman affirmed Saudi Arabia’s subservience to America as he met with US president Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday, in a meeting aimed at “strengthening mutual ties”. The two held talks in the Oval Office, along with Vice President Mike Pence, senior adviser Jared Kushner, chief of staff Reince Priebus and strategist Steve Bannon. (more…)
An alarming famine is gripping Somalia as the result of a drought experienced over the last few months. With the people receiving little international aid coupled with the country’s lack of infrastructure (decimated by foreign intervention and long civil wars), the situation is critical with a huge number of lives at risk. (more…)
What is Islam’s position on apostates? What does sharia law say about gays? Does Islam allow men to beat their wives? Does the “Koran” tell you to kill non-Muslims “wherever you find them”?
These are the kind of questions that many Muslims who appear in the media are often confronted with. Essentially, the questions revolve around aspects of Islamic law and Muslims are put on the spot to either deny or confirm them. (more…)