Africa · Human-Rights · Religion & Spirituality

Ugandan President Signs Antigay Law

LONDON — President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda significantly strengthened Africa’s antigay movement on Monday, signing into law a bill imposing harsh sentences for homosexual acts, including life imprisonment in some cases, according to government officials. The move came weeks after Mr. Museveni’s Nigerian counterpart, Goodluck Jonathan, took similar steps in his own country, threatening offenders… Continue reading Ugandan President Signs Antigay Law

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Human-Rights · Religion & Spirituality

Teaching myself how not to lose hope

Written by Asmaa Hussein   Teaching myself how not to lose hope: Amr Kassem 1987-2013 “Think not of those who are killed in the Way of Allah as dead. Nay, they are alive, with their Lord, and they have provision. They rejoice in what Allah has bestowed upon them of His Bounty and rejoice for the… Continue reading Teaching myself how not to lose hope

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Islam · Religion & Spirituality

My Girlfriend by Sheikh Muhammad Al Arifi

A Story By Sheikh Muhammad Al Arifi – My girlfriend! Two years ago, I had been to Canada and stayed there sometime. I met an Arab brother there, And he was a doctor who had post-graduate studies there, But he was an Arab Muslim. So, I asked him how his work was going on. He… Continue reading My Girlfriend by Sheikh Muhammad Al Arifi

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Daawah · Islam · Religion & Spirituality

Islam and Early Marriage

Early marriages are originally recommended for Muslims; it is healthy and helps for chastity. Delay of marriages is very helpful for the Shaytan. When a girl reaches the level of maturity (physically and psychologically), it is recommended to marry them off as soon as possible. One of the main aim of encouraging early marriage is… Continue reading Islam and Early Marriage

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Islam · Motivation

Be… A Better Person

» Be truthful in everything, don’t lie. »Be sincere and straightforward, don’t be hypocritical. »Be honest, don’t be corrupt. »Be humble, don’t be boastful. »Be moderate, don’t be excessive. »Be reserved, don’t be garrulous. »Be soft-spoken, don’t be loud. »Be refined and gentle in speech, don’t curse and use foul language. »Be loving and solicitous… Continue reading Be… A Better Person

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Arab World · Freedom of Speech · Human-Rights · Islam · Motivation · Politics · Religion & Spirituality

Guantanamo Bay prison guard converts to Islam because of the living faith of Muslim detainees

HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Terry Holdbrooks Jr., 29, wears the beard of a bald Amish guy, the tattoos of a punk kid, and the twitchy alertness of a military policeman. Take him to a restaurant, and he’ll choose the chair with its back against the wall. Take his photo, and he’ll prefer to look away from… Continue reading Guantanamo Bay prison guard converts to Islam because of the living faith of Muslim detainees

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Humor · Religion & Spirituality

‘Jinn’ (Spirit) has Twitter account in Saudi: report

Account says he is real but peaceful and likes to know humans A screen shot of the Twitter page. (Supplied) Many people believe in ‘jinn’ (spirits), but is it possible that one of those spirits sets up an account on Twitter and says he is a “real and peaceful jinn” who lives in Saudi Arabia… Continue reading ‘Jinn’ (Spirit) has Twitter account in Saudi: report

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Biography · Featured · Islam · Religion & Spirituality

Prophet Muhammad: The Social Reformer

All great civilizations, such as the Greeks, Romans, Persians and today in the form of West, have arisen mainly by advancing human rights and the rule of law. The rise of the Islamic civilization between the 7th and 13th centuries also owes itself to this principle. Few individuals in any civilization have been able to… Continue reading Prophet Muhammad: The Social Reformer

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Featured · Islam · United States

Can Muslims Be ‘All-American’?

The early photographs of Katherine Russell Tsarnaev, wife of Boston marathon bombing suspect Tamerlan Tsarnaev, are unsettling. They are unsettling not only because she looks frightened, but because she looks kind of like me. Though our lives are different, we are both young, white women, and we are American converts to Islam. The media’s coverage… Continue reading Can Muslims Be ‘All-American’?

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Arab World · Islam · Middle East · Religion & Spirituality

New Grand Mufti elected in Egypt

Egypt has witnessed deadly violence, insecurity and price hikes, fuelling the political turmoil gripping the country. (Reuters) Shawqi Ibrahim Abdel Karim was elected on Monday to take over as Egypt’s next mufti, the government’s top interpreter of Islamic law, the highest Sunni Muslim institute in Islam announced. President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood is… Continue reading New Grand Mufti elected in Egypt

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