What is Jihad?

“Jihad” is a word that has come to mean a myriad of things:  terror, kidnapping, armed attacks, suicide bombings, masked gunmen shouting violent slogans of hatred, Islam and Muslims… the list goes on. It may come as a surprise that Jihad does not actually mean any of...

Do Muslims Support Terrorists?

At a time when all news is overrun with acts of terrorism, often perpetrated by someone calling themselves Muslim, the question “Do Muslims Support Terrorism?” is clearly at the forefront on many people’s mind. Underlying the media portrayal of Islam as...

(Post) Future Planning

In today’s world we are always planning for our future. Our present is constantly engaged in planning for the tomorrow that is to come. Jobs, careers, education, housing, income, investments and retirement plans are all subject to a lot of consideration and scrutiny....

Sins of the Tongue

The tongue is one of Allah’s greatest blessings that He has given humans. Without a tongue and without the power of speech, life as we know it would not be possible. The first thing Allah did after creating the first human, Aadam (peace be upon him), was to teach him...

Education and Youth in Islam

Islam places utmost importance on the correct guidance of youth and on channeling their energy into socially, physically and spiritually productive goals. It holds people who have knowledge in high esteem. Unfortunately the characteristics by which Muslim youth are...

Patriotism and Islam

Patriotism, the love  for one’s country and devotion to its betterment, is a noble trait that every body nurtures. The sense of belonging to a  country and community is the basis upon which nationalism and patriotism flourish. It is the responsibility of Muslims to...

SUICIDE IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (HARAM) IN ISLAM

SUICIDE IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (HARAM) IN ISLAM IRRESPECTIVE OF THE CIRCUMSTANCES. An example of which is that our beloved “ Prophet Mohammed (peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) refrained from offering the funeral prayer for one who had committed suicide, as a...

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What is Jihad?

“Jihad” is a word that has come to mean a myriad of things:  terror, kidnapping, armed attacks, suicide bombings, masked gunmen shouting violent slogans of hatred, Islam and Muslims… the list goes on. It may come as a surprise that Jihad does not actually mean any of...

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Do Muslims Support Terrorists?

At a time when all news is overrun with acts of terrorism, often perpetrated by someone calling themselves Muslim, the question “Do Muslims Support Terrorism?” is clearly at the forefront on many people’s mind. Underlying the media portrayal of Islam as...

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(Post) Future Planning

In today’s world we are always planning for our future. Our present is constantly engaged in planning for the tomorrow that is to come. Jobs, careers, education, housing, income, investments and retirement plans are all subject to a lot of consideration and scrutiny....

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Perfection

Allah tells us in the Quran (Chapter 5 Verse 3) that “This day I have perfected for you your religion and completed My favor upon you and have approved for you Islam as religion”. Upon comparison, we realize that Islam is the only religion among all other religions of...

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The Creator and the Created

Allah tells us in the Quran (Chapter 51 Verse 56) that the only reason mankind and the jinn (another creation of Allah made of smokeless fire) were created, is to worship Him. But in order to fulfill this purpose of our life, it is necessary for us to recognize who...

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Life of the Grave

The three existential questions asked again and again, in various forms and permutations, over the centuries are: Where did we come from? Why were we created? Where will we go after death? All three have been answered in great detail in Islam. However, for the purpose...

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The Rope of Allah

Allah tells us in Surah Al-Imran (Chapter 3 Verse 103) to “hold firmly to the rope of Allah all together and do not become divided”. Think of the times when someone might need a rope- when someone is drowning, has fallen into a pit, or is stuck in quicksand, or...

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Greed and Desire

Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) said that he feared two things would be the downfall of his ummah or followers- greed and desire. Both of these originate from the mouth (palate) and the private parts. When a person makes his or her desires overtake the framework...

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Life for a Believer

Prophet Mohammed (peace be upon him) said “The world is a prison for a believer and paradise for a non-believer”. This means that for a Muslim, one who submits his or her “nafs” or desires wholly to Allah to please Him, the world is full of restrictions and...

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Muslims Pray for 9/11 Victims

We at Muslim Window, would like to extend our deep and heart-felt condolence to the families and loved ones of  all 9/11 victims. This is not a crime perpetrated by Muslims because a Muslim by definition cannot be a terrorist. 9/11 was a a terror of unimaginable...

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Halal Entertainment ?

We have all heard of halal food, go to great lengths to procure it and ensure all the ingredients in our food and drink are halal or permissible from an Islamic standpoint. But what is halal entertainment you might ask? Can entertainment also be halal or haram...

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Is Cosmetic Surgery Permitted ?

A common question by Muslims who want to undergo cosmetic surgery, is whether it is permitted or not. This article explores the issue of cosmetic surgery and its permissibility in Islam, watch the videos from the scholars on this subject. Cosmetic surgery, broadly...

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Goal Setting

Achieving Your Goals In today’s hectic pace of life, it is common to lose sight of the destination we are headed to because we are too busy focusing on the road. Day-to-day life and the routines of work and family life take over all the available time and before you...

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Attitude is Everything

Note from Editor: Over the years I have had the opportunity to work alongside people with various disabilities. What stood out most for me was the attitude with which they went through life, surpassing challenge after challenge, not expecting any special privileges...

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The Evil of Alcohol

Nearly 4 in every 10 violent crimes involve alcohol, 4 in 10 fatal car crashes are alcohol-related and 4 in 10 offenders on probation, state prison or local jail, report they were using alcohol at the time they committed the crime (National Symposium on Alcohol Abuse...

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Raising Children- Practise What You Preach

A few days ago I wrote about some issues I had observed among children and young people with regard to their behavior, beliefs and the general direction their life was headed in. My aim is to flag some pertinent points and articulate this issue as a complex one that...

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The Pinnacle of Success

Everyone craves success. The common denominator in all our pursuits and endeavors is to attain the goal of success. Everyone’s idea of success is different, and so is everyone’s definition of it. Just as no two individuals are alike, no two perceptions of success will...

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The Sunnah of Marriage

Marriage has been designated in Islam as a necessary practice beneficial to both the individual and society. There are several verses of the Quran which promote the sanctity of the relationship between husband and wife: And of His signs is that He created for you from...

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