Posts By Aliya Khan

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What is the Qur’an: A Muslim Perspective

“That is the indubitable scripture, a guidance for the righteous.” (2:2) The Holy Qur’an is the sacred text revered by Muslims all around the world and regarded as the fundamental source for Islam’s teachings. Linguistically, ...

Remaining silent is NOT an option: Islamic Perspective

1 in 4 women will experience domestic violence in her lifetime. The National Coalition Against Domestic Violence  reports  1.3 million women are victims of physical assault by an intimate partner each year in the US. 85% of ...

Islam 101: Eid -Ul -Fitra

Muslims around the world celebrated Eid -Ul -Fitra on August 8 , 2013 The Eid celebration occurred after the month of fasting in Ramadan and is a celebration of the achievements of the month. It ...

Ramadan 101: A Muslim Perspective

For Muslims the wonderful season of Ramadan has once again returned – this is the 9th month in the lunar calendar which is the month when the Holy Quraan was revealed confirming God’s revelations: The ...

What happens at a Muslim Wedding: A Muslim Perspective

Wedding season has come around once again, and the festivities in the Muslim community that celebrate a new couple coming together are certainly a sight to behold! Muslim weddings exhibit great cultural diversity but regardless ...

Praying for peace: A Muslim Perspective

“Whoever kills a soul, it is as if he has killed all mankind; and whoever saves a life, it is as if he has saved all mankind” (Qur’an chapter 5, verse 32)   It is ...

Food: A Muslim Perspective

“Eat and drink but waste not by excess for God loves not the wasters-“ Quraan Chapter al-A`raf 7:31 Moderation in food and drink has been advised by the Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him ). Food ...

“O God, I ask you for beneficial knowledge”: A Muslim Perspective

Learning is one of humanity’s most precious talents. It allows us to grow and develop as individuals and as communities. Through gaining knowledge and understanding, we make new discoveries, enhance our abilities, and make informed ...

Women of Faith: Muslim Perspective

Women have worked hard over the past century to gain rights and to stand on an equal footing with men in society. For instance, it was not until 1920 that women gained the right to ...

Care: Muslim Perspective

The Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him ) famously said, “You are not a believer unless you love for others what you love for yourself.” In our fast-paced consumer – driven lives we are often ...