What’s Happening

A Match made in Heaven

It has always been fashionable to regard religion as something  belonging  to  the  past,  to  a  time  when man  was  ignorant,  lacking  in  knowledge,  incapable of understanding, and incapable of properly analysing  the  course  of  events.  Human  beings,  from  the  very inception  of  history,  started  to  learn  from  nature  and …

Read More »

How Can One Defeat Laziness?

Question: Most youth suffer from idleness, which is the source of corruption, melancholy, and boredom. What is the way to get out of this impasse? The answer: The case, in its first point, is connected with the economic state of countries and this is not in our hands. As for …

Read More »

How The Quran Shapes The Brain

  “If it wasn’t for their political problems and constant fighting between each other, the Muslims would have been on the moon by the 1400’s” was the statement made by a non-Muslim professor in a 400-level undergraduate class on the history of science. It seems that the rate of discovery …

Read More »

The Fingerprints of God

  ‘ We certainly show them Our Signs in the universe, and in their own selves, until it becomes manifest to them that it is the Truth. Is it not sufficient in regard to your Lord that He is a Witness over all things?’ 1 Introduction We go about our daily lives …

Read More »

Young Muslims urged to give blood during Muharram

Young British Muslims are being urged to mark the holy month of Muharram by giving blood in Manchester. Muharram is a period of mourning to commemorate the death of Imam Hussein, grandson of the prophet Muhammad. In an extreme demonstration of their faith, devout Shi’a Muslims makes themselves bleed on …

Read More »

Sharing the Message of Karbala with Children

As many communities prepare to commemorate the life of Imam Hussain (as),  many questions are being asked by those in positions of power. Who will the speakers be? Where will programs be held? However, while focusing on such details, we are often  neglecting how topics such as Ashura, the battle …

Read More »

The Tweeting Ayatullah

As any medical student will tell you, becoming a doctor is an incredibly tough process. Six years of medical school, years of being overworked as a junior doctor, sitting exams well your 40’s…the list of challenges goes on. Society rightly expects high standards from doctors: when it comes to protecting …

Read More »

Polygamy on the Rise in UK Muslim Community

Multiple marriages are on the rise in the U.K.’s Muslim communities—and the women are the ones seeking out second-wife status. Jamie Dettmer reports from London. Aisha laughs out loud at the thought of how her colleagues and clients would react if they knew she shares a husband. The laughter makes …

Read More »

Study: Wearing Hijab Helps Body Confidence

British Muslim women who wear the hijab feel generally better about their body image than those who don’t wear the hijab suggests research published in the British Journal of Psychology today. The research, conducted by Dr Viren Swami from the University of Westminster and colleagues looked at body image issues …

Read More »