What is Jihad?
Do Muslims Support Terrorists?
(Post) Future Planning
Sins of the Tongue
Education and Youth in Islam
Patriotism and Islam
SUICIDE IS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN (HARAM) IN ISLAM
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“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...read more
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...read more
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....read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more
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...read more