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Rising with Standing Rock: A Muslim’s Perspective on the Struggle of Indigenous People

The terrible events that occurred in the immediate vicinity of the Standing Rock Sioux Reservation to the united Indigenous American movement and their allies, along with the global struggles of indigenous people throughout the globe should be a great concern to Muslims worldwide. Granted, we are not lacking in our …

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The Plight of the Refugee

Having written on the propagandistic character assassination of Dr. Sekaleshfar, given the current charged climate against refugees, I see it incumbent to shed light on the double standards applied to refugees as well. Without a doubt, there are certain troubling and misrepresentative incidents where refugees have committed atrocious acts. However, …

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The Media’s Bias against Islam’s Preachers

وَيَمْكُرُونَ وَيَمْكُرُ اللَّهُ ۖ وَاللَّهُ خَيْرُ الْمَاكِرِينَ But they plan, and Allah plans. And Allah is the best of planners. [Holy Qur’an, 8:30] In light of the recent barbaric massacre in Orlando, various political activists and presidential candidates have shown their true colors by their method of grievance after the …

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Patience, a Road to Success

“O you who believe! Be patient and excel in patience and remain steadfast, and be careful of (your duty to) Allah, that you may be successful.”(Holy Qur’an, 3:200) Patience is one of the fundamental conditions of faithfulness and following righteous ways. It’s the lifeline of one’s religion and a necessity …

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Brotherhood in Islam

إِنَّمٌا الْمُؤْمِنُونَ إِخْوَةٌ فَأَصْلِحُوا بَيْنَ أَخَوَيْكُمْ وَاتَّقُوا اللٌّهَ لَعَلَّكُمْ تُرْحَمُونَ “Without doubt the believers are brothers of one another so then make peace and harmony between your brothers and have consciousness of Allah so that maybe He will show you mercy.” (Surah Hujurat, verse 10) Imam Sadiq (as) is quoted …

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