Islamic banking: Is it really Islamic?

Today, ulama mostly are of the opinion that ‘Islamic banking’ is halal, and some of the ulama say it is forbidden to use conventional banking because conventional banks are based on riba (usury). However, when we look deeper into the matter, we will find that there really isn’t any difference between the so-called islamic banking Read More

Modern Idol Worship

…وَلَقَدْ بَعَثْنَا فِي كُلِّ أُمَّةٍ رَسُولًا أَنِ اعْبُدُوا اللَّهَ وَاجْتَنِبُوا الطَّاغُوتَ“Verily, We have sent among every nation a messenger (proclaiming): ‘Worship Allah (Alone), and avoid (or keep away from) Taghoot (all false deities, idol worship etc.)….”(Quran, Al-Nahl, 16:36) The need to identify and re-examine the real meaning and nature or ‘syirk’, or in other words Read More

Taking Religious Scholars and Monks as Lords Besides Allah: Learn from the Mistakes of Christians and Jews

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيمWith the ism of Allah Most Compassionate Most Merciful اتَّخَذُوا أَحْبَارَهُمْ وَرُهْبَانَهُمْ أَرْبَابًا مِنْ دُونِ اللَّهِ وَالْمَسِيحَ ابْنَ مَرْيَمَ وَمَا أُمِرُوا إِلَّا لِيَعْبُدُوا إِلَٰهًا وَاحِدًا ۖ لَا إِلَٰهَ إِلَّا هُوَ ۚ سُبْحَانَهُ عَمَّا يُشْرِكُونَ They have taken their scholars and monks as lords besides Allah, and [also] the Messiah, the son of Read More

Islam Is A Way of Life, Not A Religion

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيمWith the Ism of Allah Ar-Rahman Ar-Raheem We all have heard that Islam is a complete way of life, but do we really  understand Islam as a way of life (deen) ? Or are we just practicing Islam as a religion, like all other religions on the planet? Unfortunately, many Muslims, including Read More