Everything you should know about Al-Aqsa’s “Day of Rage”

Haadiya Va سُبْحَانَ الَّذِي أَسْرَى بِعَبْدِهِ لَيْلًا مِنَ الْمَسْجِدِ الْحَرَامِ إِلَى الْمَسْجِدِ الْأَقْصَى الَّذِي بَارَكْنَا حَوْلَهُ لِنُرِيَهُ مِنْ آَيَاتِنَا إِنَّه هُوَ السَّمِيعُ الْبَصِيرُ  “Exalted is He who took His Servant by night from al-Masjid al-Haram to al-Masjid al- Aqsa, whose surroundings We have blessed, to show him of Our signs. Indeed, He is the Hearing, the Seeing.” [17:1] On Friday 14th July, following a shooting … Continue reading Everything you should know about Al-Aqsa’s “Day of Rage”

The forgotten Rohingya Muslims

By Iman Amin Rohingyan Muslims make up roughly one million amongst Burma’s fifty two million Buddhist population. They are a people of South-Asian origin who once lived in Arakan, an independent state (which is now called the Rakhine state). Arakan is on the western border of Burma, near what is now Bangladesh. Thousands of Rohingya Muslims are being persecuted to the extent where the term … Continue reading The forgotten Rohingya Muslims

Iz – A Uyghur poem

Iz Uyghurçe, n. Trace For as long as I can remember, my mother would recite the poem Iz by Abdurehim Ötkür (see end for poem) in its original Uyghur tongue (Uyghurçe). What followed was always the same: praise of how Ötkür brilliantly narrates the Uyghur struggle, how deftly the Uyghur language carries the weight of centuries of heritage, the systematic dissolving of our history and culture through … Continue reading Iz – A Uyghur poem

The origins of Islam in China

By Iman Amin Before proceeding to talk about our rich history in China, I want to touch on the importance of learning about our Islamic history. In the Qur’an, Allah repeatedly narrates to us stories of different nations in order for us to extract lessons from them and steer clear from the mistakes they made, like the people of ‘Aad and Thamud. He also tells … Continue reading The origins of Islam in China

Somalia: Past, Present & Future

If there is one thing I want you to take away from this article, it is to remember that prior to the wars and calamities that have befallen this nation, Somalia was a beautiful country, rich in livestock, heritage and breathtaking scenery. Mogadishu, the capital of Somalia, was famously known as the ‘White Pearl of the Indian Ocean’ because of its mesmerizing beaches, which generated much … Continue reading Somalia: Past, Present & Future