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Know Your Khawarij

Khawārij: pl. of Khārijī. “Separatist Muslims.” Originally a group of puritan followers of ʿAlī b. Abī Ṭālib who rebelled violently against his leadership. They began as a group of up to twenty thousand pious worshippers and memorizers of the Qur’ān (‘ubbād wa qurrā’) – without a single Companion of the Prophet among them – who Read More …

Sex Slaves in Islam

Question: Asalamualaykum Is it true that in the past slaves could have been forced into having sex by there masters as some people say? Wassalaam Answer: Wa `alaykum salam, The law allowed a master to have sexual relations with his female slave without a marriage contract, just as it allowed a man to have sexual Read More …

Women’s Liberation Through Islam

Women’s Liberation Through Islam by Mary Ali and Anjum Ali Today people think that women are liberated in the West and that the Women’s liberation movement began in the 20th century. Actually, the women’s liberation movement was not begun by women but was revealed by God to a man in the seventh century by the Read More …

The Fifteenth night of mid-Sha‘bān

The Fifteenth night of mid-Sha‘bān For centuries, Muslims have spent the fifteenth night of the Holy month of Sha‘bān in worship, both individually and collectively. Unfortunately a small group of Muslims have recently condemned such practices and have – in essence – tried to prevent Muslims from engaging in the remembrance of Allāh on this Read More …

Marriage and “men’s cruelty”

Marriage and “men’s cruelty” by Sh. G. F. Haddad Wa `alaykum as-Salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh: A friend of mine is very depressed as she feels she cannot fulfill the rights of a wife if she is to get married. This is because she has unfortunetly witnessed a cruelty from men towards her friends/family and Read More …

Islam is not a Political Ideology

Islam is not a Political Ideology In the Name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful, All Praise is due to Allah Lord of the Worlds and Peace and Blessings be upon our Master Muhammad the crown of creation, mercy to the worlds and shining lamp guiding to the truth, his family, companions and true followers Read More …