The Ramadhan Season

All around us, we are feeling the spirit of Ramadan. Our homes are dusted, mopped and shined, planners filled with actions to do in this blessed month, our dua lists readied. People are smiling more, and we already feel the eeman rush to greet this annual guest. Ramadan is like a bazaar, a bazaar of […]

The “Final Sermon” and Hajj 2020

As Muslims, we are grieving about not performing Hajj this year (Hajj 2020) due to the CORONA pandemic. At the same time, it is unfortunate; it allows us to ponder upon the “Final Sermon” delivered by Prophet Muhammad at the Hajj of year 632 C.E.  “O People, just as you regard this month, this day, […]

Modern Education and Islam

Seeking of knowledge is of an utmost importance in islam. However, the core of contemporary education is based primarily on secular and materialistic ideologies where body, life and physical sciences take precedence over soul, afterlife and meta-physical beliefs. Since, in Islamic history, there has been no explicit categorization of secular and religious education, often times, […]

Who was Hazrat Abu Bakr (RA)? His Life and Contributions to Islam

  Hazrat (an honorary term used in Persian) Abu Bakr Siddique (Radi Allahu Anhu – May Allah be pleased with him) was the first caliph of Islam after passing away of Hazrat Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him). He had the privilege of having multi-dimensional relationship with Holy Prophet (PBUH). He was one of the earliest […]

Hajj in 2020? A mirage?

Pilgrimage to a holy site is a core principle of almost all faiths. In Islam, it is the Hajj. What is Hajj? Literally speaking, Hajj means heading to a place for the sake of visiting. But what kind of visiting does it mean when it comes to ‘Islam’? Is it just any other place you visit to tour around, […]