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Are Women Welcome to Mosque? (Part 2)

Are Women Welcome to Mosque? (Part 2)

"One of the wives of `Umar (`Atikah bint Zayd) used to offer the Fajr and the `Isha' prayers in congregation in the Mosque. She was asked, "Why do you come out for the prayer though you know that `Uma
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015 13:47

Women & Mosques: The Difficult Questions (Series)

Women & Mosques: The Difficult Questions (Series)
When it comes to the question of women's access to Mosques, the reality is painful. Despite the primary importance of the mosque for every Muslim, no matter whether he/she lives in a Muslim majority c
Last Updated on Thursday, 30 July 2015 13:49

FAQs About Zakat Al-Fitr

FAQs About Zakat Al-Fitr
Zakat Al-Fitr is incumbent on every free Muslim who possesses one Sa` (2.176 kilograms or 4.797 pounds) of dates or barley over and above his basic needs of food for himself and his family/dependants
Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 July 2015 11:06

To 'Perform' or to 'Establish' Prayers?

To 'Perform' or to 'Establish' Prayers?
The Qur’an uses the term al-iqamah to denote performing as-Salah in a perfect way and the only time it uses the term al-musalli, i.e. the praying person, is when it describes the hypocrites. This in
Last Updated on Thursday, 09 July 2015 15:08

Our Mandate to Know Ourselves

Our Mandate to Know Ourselves
Social-psychologists identify this as the 'better-than-average effect': Subjectively, most of us see ourselves as being better than the average person, but, objectively, that can't be the case. It is
Last Updated on Wednesday, 01 July 2015 15:46

Should Muslims in the North Fast 23 Hours a Day?

Should Muslims in the North Fast 23 Hours a Day?
This article surveys the different opinions regarding the maximum length of fasting for Muslims living in northern regions of the globe. My main concern is to ease the hardship that a sizeable populat
Last Updated on Sunday, 21 June 2015 10:55

Contemporary Ijtihad and Emergent Issues (Part 1)

Contemporary Ijtihad and Emergent Issues (Part 1)
Researchers in religious disciplines know that every subsidiary issue in jurisprudence involves a controversy among scholars and that difference in opinions is nothing strange in Islamic jurisprudence
Last Updated on Sunday, 17 May 2015 18:40

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