Some people say that hijab is not an Islamic duty. Those who hold to this opinion claim that there is no direct commandment about covering head in Quran. Here is, probably, one of the best explanations of verses about hijab by Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi.
"I am a Muslim. I was born in an Islamic place and my parents are Muslims. But I do not practice Islam. Why? I think the most important is to believe in heart."
Doesn't it sound familiar?
“They gave him a bath and dressed him in a uniform and then handed him a gun. “And now you are ready” they said.
“Ready for what?” said my grandfather.
“Why, ready to go and shoot,” they said.
“And who am I going to shoot?” my grandfather wanted to know.
“Why, the enemy, of course,” they said.
“And who might that be?” asked my grandfather.
The fasts of Ramadan can improve a person’s health, but if the correct diet is not followed – can possibly worsen it! The deciding factor is not the fast itself, but rather what is consumed in the non-fasting hours. To fully benefit from fasting, a person should spare a great deal of thought to the type and quantity of food they will indulge in through the blessed month. Overeating can not only harm the body but it is thought also to interfere with a person’s spiritual growth during the month.
It was one of winter evenings in Russia. I was sitting in a minibus taxi when an old lady around seventy years old entered the transport. Her clothes was poor and I noticed that she looked worn to a shadow. She started speaking to the driver of the bus. I could not hear well what they were speaking about as I was sitting quite far. But I noticed that the driver was a Muslim.
Clarifying the gloriously religious merits and values of Islamic revolution is one of the cultural necessities of the contemporary era. Undoubtedly, being aware of the borderless horizons of sacred purposes of Divine prophets and knowing their immaculate behavioral style and life is one of this precious knowledge.
Islamic Morality: The Source of Peace and Security
Some of those who say that something is done in the name of religion may, in fact, misunderstand that religion and as a result, practice it wrongly. For that reason, it would be wrong to form ideas about that religion by taking these people as an example. The best way of understanding a religion is to study its Divine source.
Long ago in the city of Baghdad, there was a Muslim empire. On one side of the River Tigris were the royal palaces and on the other side was the city. The Muslims were gathered in the Royal Palace when an athiest approached them. He said to them, ‘I don’t believe in God, there cannot be a God, you cannot hear Him or see Him, you’re wasting your time! Bring me your best debator and I will debate this issue with him.’
The crescent moon and star is an internationally-recognized symbol of the faith of Islam. The symbol is featured on the flags of several Muslim countries, and is even part of the official emblem for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. The Christians have the cross, the Jews have the star of David, and the Muslims have the crescent moon, right?
What is the history behind the crescent moon symbol? What does it symbolize or mean? How and when did it become associated with the faith of Islam? Is it a valid symbol for the faith?
Once upon a time there was a rich merchant who had four wives. He loved the fourth wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best. He also loved the third wife very much. He was very proud of her and always wanted to show off her to his friends. However, the merchant was always in fear that she might run away with some other men.