Day: July 19, 2013

Nigeria: Tarawih As Part of Ramadan Ibadah

Source: Every activity in the month of Ramadan should be for seeking the blessings of Allah. Succintly put, the Tarawih is considered part of Ramadan. In the early days of Islam in Mecca, the companions of the Prophet and his successors used to make prolonged rak’ah during Ramadan. So long […]

Ahmadiyya mosque Situradja Closed, Activities Discontinued

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Did the Qur’an and perhaps even the Constitution of Medina influence Jefferson when he authored the two most important documents in American history? This is certainly an intriguing question and one which Alexandra Meav Jerome considers in a piece for Oxford Islamic Studies Online. Jerome writes: The Declaration of Independence and the United States Constitution contain similar clauses on some topics. The Constitution of Medina states: “The Jews shall maintain their own religion and the […]

Using Islam to Combat Domestic Violence

Source:  The Daily Beast – by Alaa MurabitLibyan women wear tape over their mouths during a December 2012 protest in Martyrs’ Square in Tripoli calling for more freedom of expression, greater transparency, and a more important role for the judiciary and the security forces. (Mahmud Turkia/AFP/Getty) Enlightenment Using Islam to Combat […]

What is modern paganism?

The Guardian: by Liz Williams. The majority of pagans these days do not dwell in the country, but a yearning towards nature is marked According to the recent census, there are around 80,000 people who call themselves pagans in England and Wales today. Although they are insignificant numerically, they haunt […]