Islamic Archive

The Real History of Ertugrul

Who knew that one TV show could enlighten us in so many ways! As the Muslim world is sucked into the hysteria of Ertugrul and similar Ottoman dramas, its crucial that we uncover what is historical fact, and what is purely for entertainment purposes, …

Veena Malik welcomes Rosie Gabrielle to Islam

Pakistani actress Veena Malik has warmly welcomed Canadian traveler Rosie Gabrielle, who had announced earlier her conversion to Islam. Veena Malik shared the photo of Rosie on Twitter and wrote, “lucky are those guided towards the True path … Welcome to the …

Pakistan for Ummah unity: FM

ISLAMABAD – Foreign Minister Shah Mehmood Qureshi yesterday said that Pakistan wanted unity among the Muslim-majority countries. Speaking to renowned Islamic scholar Syed Sadaqat Ali here, the FM said the government supported the religious scholars who were preaching Islam across the world. …

Muslim world can forge renaissance: Turkish leader

ISTANBUL  Following on its rich history of science and culture, now the Islamic world can forge a new renaissance, said Turkey’s president on Monday.  “The Islamic world, which made Istanbul, Cairo, Damascus, and Baghdad centers of science and culture for centuries, can …

Increase of students in Islamic primary schools

The number of students in Islamic primary schools has grown within the last 10 years. This is clear from numbers from the Education Executive Agency (DUO). The figures had been required because of the Volkskrant. Quality enhancement is the biggest reason for this …

Erdoğan rejects reference to ‘Islamic terror’

A Muslim cannot be a terrorist and Islam does not produce terrorists, the Turkish president said on Dec. 5, once again rejecting the term “Islamic terrorism”. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said racism, discrimination and Islamophobia have spread like poison ivy in countries once seen …

Islam vs official Islam: myth in Pakistan

“Muslim means a person who believes in the unity and oneness of Almighty Allah, in the absolute and unqualified finality of the Prophet of Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), the last of the prophets, and does not believe in, or recognize as …

The Strong Believer: Building a Positive Mindset

In a well-known hadith: وَعَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ ‏- رضى الله عنه ‏- قَالَ: قَالَ رَسُولُ اَللَّهِ ‏- صلى الله عليه وسلم ‏-{ اَلْمُؤْمِنُ اَلْقَوِيُّ خَيْرٌ وَأَحَبُّ إِلَى اَللَّهِ مِنْ اَلْمُؤْمِنِ اَلضَّعِيفِ, وَفِي كُلٍّ خَيْرٌ, اِحْرِصْ عَلَى مَا يَنْفَعُكَ, وَاسْتَعِنْ بِاَللَّهِ, وَلَا تَعْجَزْ, …