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The name Abdallah ‘worshipper of Allah’ existed in pre-Islamic period

Records show it was in use many centuries before Islam

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August 19, 2019


People remember Qisas, Diyat but not Tazir: Mufti Zubair

Murderers often released after blood money payments

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May 30, 2019


Xinjiang crackdown at the heart of China’s Belt and Road

Authorities have banned a number of Muslim practices in Xinjiang

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May 3, 2019


Azaan echoes throughout New Zealand a week after Christchurch mosque massacres

Two minutes of silence were also observed

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March 22, 2019


Former anti-Muslim Dutch politician converts to Islam

“It feels a bit like a religious homecoming for me,” he tells Dutch newspapers

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February 5, 2019


Louisville Airport to be renamed after boxing legend Muhammad Ali

Ali passed away on June 3, 2016

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January 17, 2019


US Library of Congress publishes American Muslim slave’s autobiography online

He was a wealthy and highly educated man who was eventually sold into slavery

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January 17, 2019


Victims recount horror of deadly Kabul blast as toll rises

Most of the people at the gathering were Sufis, said an Afghan official

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November 21, 2018


Pilot converts to Islam while flying plane above Saudi Arabia

The pilot has been identified as Captain Amari

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November 18, 2018


Islam saved me from many falls, says AR Rahman

His biography was launched on Sunday

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November 6, 2018


Sinead O’Connor converts to Islam, is now called Shuhada

She also posted a video of her reciting the Azaan on Twitter

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October 26, 2018


‘Forced conversions’ of Hindus to Islam in Pakistan isn’t as portrayed: expert

Remember Rinkle Kumari? One researcher went behind the scenes in Sindh

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September 19, 2018


China is educating, not mistreating, Muslims: Chinese official

China is establishing professional training centers, the official said

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September 13, 2018


Dutch lawmaker cancels caricature contest over ‘safety concerns’

Dutch anti-Islam lawmaker Geert Wilders said on Thursday he was cancelling plans to hold a contest for cartoons depicting the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh). He said the danger of violence against innocent people was too great. Also watch: PM urges Muslim world to raise issue at UN In a published statement, he said he would never…

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August 31, 2018


Hajj sermon: Saudi imam urges Muslims to avoid violence

Saudi imam Dr Sheikh Hussein bin Abdul Aziz delivered a Hajj sermon at Masjid-e-Nimra, Mount Arafat on Monday, as more than two million Muslims gathered to perform the annual pilgrimage. Sheikh Aziz urged Muslims to practice the teachings of the Holy Prophet (peace be upon him). “Oh Muslims, be God fearing. Tauheed [oneness of Allah]…

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August 20, 2018


More than two million Muslims begin annual hajj pilgrimage

This year, the Saudis have launched a “smart hajj” initiative, with apps to help pilgrims with everything from travel plans to medical care

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August 20, 2018


Pilgrims reach Makkah for ‘smart Hajj’

Two million Muslims gather in Saudi Arabia this week for the Hajj as the annual pilgrimage becomes increasingly hi-tech with apps to help the faithful navigate Islam’s holiest sites

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August 17, 2018


Not so fast on the Islamic welfare state promise

News is floating around that the incoming new PTI government will, in the next few weeks, take loans from the IMF to shore up the weakening Pakistan economy. The number being thrown around is $12 billion to $15 billion. Question: Will the new Pakistani government be able to fulfill its promise to make Pakistan an…

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August 10, 2018


Muslims in China’s ‘Little Mecca’ fear eradication of Islam

Green-domed mosques still dominate the skyline of China’s “Little Mecca”, but they have undergone a profound change — no longer do boys flit through their stone courtyards en route to classes and prayers. In what locals told AFP they fear is a deliberate move to eradicate Islam, the atheist ruling Communist Party has banned minors…

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July 16, 2018


3 Islamic reasons why you have to vote

If you don’t vote, it goes is against the faith, says Mufti Zubair. He was speaking on SAMAA TV’s special election transmission on Monday ‘The Big Decision’. It is akin to not doing your duty as a citizen. Such a person is answerable to Allah Almighty. They are a criminal in some respects to their…

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July 2, 2018


Muslims celebrate Eidul Fitr in different parts of the world

Muslims in many parts of the world celebrated Eidul Fitr on Friday. Eid is observed a day after the Shawwal moon is sighted, marking the end of the holy month of Ramazan. The Shawwal moon was seen in Saudi Arabia on Thursday. A large number of people offered the Eid namaz at the Grand Mosque…

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June 15, 2018