By: Imam Yahya John Ederer
There is a big misunderstanding amongst much of our immigrant community here in the West. Sadly, this misunderstanding has been passed on to other Muslims and non-Muslims here, thus making it an accepted reality. This article—attempts to clear up this misunderstanding.
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‘Do not go extremes in religious matters, for you will not be able to continue in that way’
– Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
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It is quite rare these days to hear anything good about Muslims from the Anglo-American news media. There are, however, some exceptions in the West and Dr. Richard Bulliet, Professor of History Columbia University, New York is one of them. Continue reading “The Islamic empires that gave Europe its Renaissance”
Islam is concerned with man’s well-being in both body and soul. Hence it encourages all kinds of sports which strengthen the body and maintain good health as well as provide relaxation and leisure, such as swimming, archery, horse-riding, sword-fighting and wrestling etc. All these sports are encouraged by the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh).
Before Safavid conversion of Iran to Shia religion in 1501 and established Twelver Shiism as the official religion of their empire, Persians were indeed Islamised, but it was not Arabised. Persians remained Persians. And after an interval of silence, Iran reemerged as a centre of Islamic studies and Islamic civilisation, producing scientists, Scholars and intellectuals, such as :