The Benefits of Reading Quran Online – 2021 Guide

Why should you read Quran online? Some simple reasons can help you understand the importance of this practice. The Quran is considered a miracle from God and can be read easily by anyone who wants to. The Quran has numerous meanings and different interpretations. Each person reading it has his presentation or take on what … Read more

A Find in Britain: Quran Fragments Perhaps as Old as Islam

By Michael Holden and William James LONDON (Reuters) – Fragments of a Quran manuscript found in a British university library are from one of the world’s oldest surviving copies of the Islamic text, and may even have been written by someone who knew Prophet Mohammad, researchers said. Radiocarbon dating indicated that the parchment folios held by … Read more

Religious Dreams

Some religious dreams are more pleasant than others. Ab Syahid shares advice on interpreting them. Dreams. We’ve all had them. From images of utopia to ones in which you’re plunging off a skyscraper at full speed. The random nature of what we experience when asleep makes it impossible to decide whether to take our subconscious minds seriously … Read more

Supermum Revert Spreads Inspiration of Islam

Forget fictional characters. True stories featuring inspiring characters are all around us. Amenakin introduces us to one. And she wears the hijab. Heather Sandouga is one of those women who constantly defy the stereotype of the so-called ‘oppressed’ Muslim woman – an image we have all grown to expect from mainstream media. Of course, like most Muslim … Read more

The meaning of the word ‘Muslim’

Alayna Ahmad explores the roots of the term, how it has changed over the centuries, and why understanding its deeper meaning is vital in today’s world. The world consists of 1.6 billion Muslims, a number that grows daily. Most people will acknowledge that the word ‘Muslim’, which occurs in the Qur’an 90 times*,  means one who … Read more

A friendship blessed by God

Friendships can make or break a person, and Islam can guide us towards finding true friends and being a true friend to others. In one hadith, Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) reportedly says, “The example of a good companion in comparison to a bad one, is like that of the musk seller and the blacksmith’s … Read more

Women in Black: BBC documentary

Women In Black offers a highly individual insight into the world of Muslim women around the world. Discover the Muslim makeover, sexy underwear and female Formula One racing driver in Dubai; clubbing, cosmetic surgery and surely the world’s only Qur’an inspired TV sex therapist in Egypt. Just what is the latest headscarf style on the … Read more

Why McDonald’s is Not Halal

Sya Taha takes a look at relevant verses in the Qur’an to examine how permissible the fast food giant’s offerings really are. I grew up in Singapore, where our minority Muslim community enjoys the benefits of the Islamic Religious Authority of Singapore (better known as MUIS), a semi-state institution that governs the collection and disbursement of … Read more

5 mistakes I made in my first Ramadan

Having converted the day before the fasting month, Theresa Corbin recalls how she had to figure it all out on her own. “Ash-hadu an la ilaha ilallah, wa ash-hadu an la Muhammad Rasulullah,” I said for the first time on the evening of November 16, 2001. It was the evening in which Ramadan began that year. “Oh, … Read more