April 2018


Letters to the Editor

On Scholarships, Mortgage, Tatoos, Ta’wiz, Zakah on Diamonds and more…

The Hadith

Kitab al-Iman: Ahadith from a forthcoming book “Miftahul Ma`ani”

Authentic Ahadith with Commentary

The Qur’an

Translation & Commentary of Surah 26: Al-Shu`ara’ (The Poets)

Tafsir and Commentary from Ishraq Al Ma’ani

News Flashes

Flashes from the Muslim World

Concerns Rise Over Attacks on Religious Leaders, Adel al-Kalbani – Former Imam of Makkah Mosque, First Saudi Tablet, Headscarf Protester Sarks Social Media Storm, Skatepark Put Smiles on Refugees, FIFA to help Muslims at World Cup

Children’s Column

Children’s Column

The Qur’an for Young Hearts, Take a Needle to Heaven, Crossword Puzzle


“Christianity, as Default, is Gone” – The Rise of a Non-Christian Europe

Figures show a majority of young adults in twelve European countries have no faith, with Czechs least religious.

Contemporary Issue

Islamophobia: Some Commonplaces

Islamophobia is no more than contemporary racism with a strong classist and sexist component.


Who are the Nusayrîs? Are they Muslims or Unbelievers?

The Nusayriyyah sect is attributed to Muhammad b. Nusayr al-Basrî, a slave of Banî Numayr, originally from Persia, from Khuzistân.


Come Mercy

A lilting poem on the theme of recognizing the Almighty.

Human Rights

Benign State Violence vs. Barbaric Terrorism

It would by hypocritical to justify one form of extrajudicial killing while demonizing another. Yet that is exactly what happens.


Profiting from America’s Longest War

The mineral resources of Afghanistan have the attention of US President Donald Trump, who is looking for a reason to continue America’s longest war.


Did Certain Foreign Governments Facilitate the 9/11 Attacks?

Some thirteen years after the event, the shadow of the 9/11 terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in Manhattan and the Pentagon still darkens our world.