Islam

Routine Periodic Fasting Is Good for Your Health, and Your Heart, Study Suggests

Source: Science Daily Fasting has long been associated with religious rituals, diets, and political protests. Now new evidence from cardiac researchers at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute demonstrates that routine periodic fasting is also good for your health, and your heart. Research cardiologists at the Intermountain Medical Center Heart Institute […]

The moon and the maulvi

source/credit: Tribune The holy month is fast approaching and will no doubt approach in its usual fashion — in stages. That an Islamic Republic is so strife-ridden that it is unable to agree in unity on something as simple as the moon says much for the brand of religion it […]

The lethal son of Islamophobes

Source/Credit: Tribune If  the 32-year-old Anders Behring Breivik had not published his 1500-page ‘manifesto’ just before embarking upon the killing spree that left 76 dead in Oslo and a nearby island hosting a Labour Party youth camp, there would have been a tendency to dub him as a ‘lone wolf’. […]

There is no compulsion in religion

source/credit. dailytimes A thousand years before the age of enlightenment and before the idea of religious toleration took root in the west, the Holy Quran said, “There is no compulsion in religion” (2:256). It is often forgotten, when we speak of Islam, that Islam’s approach was reformist. For example, the […]

Jordan: Ramadan thoughts

Editorial: Jordan Times The holy month of Ramadan starts today. It is a month of abstinence, spirituality and prayer, one in which fasting Muslims are called upon to refrain from eating, drinking and carnal pleasure between dawn and sunset. It is a time when Muslims should turn to meditation and […]

Ramadan begins Monday

By Mohammad Ghazal, The Jordan Times. AMMAN – The holy month of Ramadan begins Monday in Jordan, Chief Islamic Justice Ahmad Hilayel announced Saturday. “Monday will be the first day of the holy month of Ramadan,” Hilayel said yesterday at a routine ceremony held by the Ministry of Awqaf and […]