History & Culture

Hui: the based nation of Chinese Muslims

Hui: the based nation of Chinese Muslims

Walking through the Muslim quarter of Xi’an is a fascinating venture into a hodge-podge of cultures. The smell of lamb skewers and hot spices wafts through the crowded streets. Chinese-looking women in headscarfs stretch noodles, while an old man with a white prayer hat stands in front of a mosque with a distinctly Chinese arched roof.   This is the home[Read More…]

December 7, 2017 0 comments History & Culture
The Value of Pre-Islamic Arab Poetry

The Value of Pre-Islamic Arab Poetry

One Step Away From Islam The Value of Pre-Islamic Arab Poetry Studying Arabic classics was an essential part of Islamic traditional education until very recently. Today’s Muslim cannot always reason with this fact, and often times opinions like ‘why do we need to study the writing of kufr,’ could be heard. With this logic, similar understanding expands to the entire[Read More…]

December 3, 2017 0 comments History & Culture
Anthem in British style for the Prophet’s ﷺ Birthday

Anthem in British style for the Prophet’s ﷺ Birthday

November 30, 2017 0 comments History & Culture
Spanish and Slavic Muslim emirates in the Islamic Andalus

Spanish and Slavic Muslim emirates in the Islamic Andalus

Following the collapse and disintegration of the Umayyad Caliphate of Cordoba during the civil wars of 1009–1013, al-Andalus fragmented into about 20-30 kingdoms known as the party kingdoms, reyes de taifas or mulūk al-tawā’if. Some of these emirates, such as the Taifa of Silves, were little more than self-governing city-states while others, such as the Taifa of Seville, controlled large swathes of territory.[Read More…]

November 26, 2017 0 comments History & Culture
What is the Rum? (Shaykh Ali Adani)

What is the Rum? (Shaykh Ali Adani)

That the Rum mean “the Byzantines” is purely Imran Hoosein’s (erroneous) view. We have already amply addressed that point and debunked it in our writings. Rum is, according to all the classical genealogists, lexicographers etc., not any do-it-yourself modern theorist, the son of Isu (Esau), son of Ishaq, ‘alayhis-salam, who went west, and from whom the “Romans” in a broad[Read More…]

November 26, 2017 0 comments History & Culture
The song about prophet Muhammed ﷺ in British style

The song about prophet Muhammed ﷺ in British style

A beautiful rendition of this rare qasida, by Shaykh Abdal-Hakim Murad and Harmonia Alcorani. Recorded in Cambridge, United Kingdom in March, 2014. Consider expressing your enjoyment of this qasida by donating to the Cambridge Mosque Project. Lyrics: hal min mugheethi li min ba’ath  fi nafsin min huznin wa min asa qad awal al’umru fi sayil harami fi al-subhi wa fi al-masaa’ fi tarki al awla maqtu al-mawla[Read More…]

November 24, 2017 0 comments History & Culture
The song about Bosnian heroes

The song about Bosnian heroes

Song “Devet Heroja” which means “Nine Heroes” in Bosnian, and it is a story about nine martyrs of Bosnia, who sacrificed their lives for the survival of Bosnia and Herzegovina and its people. The visuals in the video are stunning, and the editing is on point. Translation is below. The barricade of our freedom is the river Drina My brother,[Read More…]

November 19, 2017 0 comments History & Culture
Deep roots of Western Muslim culture (Idris Mears)

Deep roots of Western Muslim culture (Idris Mears)

Idris Mears was born in 1951 and studied English at Oxford University. He entered Islam in 1973 and attended Al Azhar University. He has been a publisher with Diwan Press and an educator with various Islamic education projects. He was director of the Association of Muslim Schools 2002 – 2008 and remains on its board as fundraiser. He is a[Read More…]

November 16, 2017 0 comments History & Culture
Islam and cultures (Umar Faruq Abd-Allah)

Islam and cultures (Umar Faruq Abd-Allah)

  ISLAM AND THE CULTURAL IMPERATIVE For centuries, Islamic civilization harmonized indigenous forms of cultural expression with the universal norms of its sacred law. It struck a balance between temporal beauty and ageless truth and fanned a brilliant peacock’s tail of unity in diversity from the heart of China to the shores of the Atlantic. Islamic jurisprudence helped facilitate this[Read More…]

October 9, 2017 0 comments History & Culture
Islam and the West (Abdul Hakim Murad)

Islam and the West (Abdul Hakim Murad)

October 9, 2017 0 comments History & Culture