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Philanthropy and zakat

ZAKAT is the third pillar of Islam. It is hard to translate the word or find its closest meaning in English. In Arabic, the word is derived from the root “z-k-a.” The verb, zakka, “to purify,” also means “to make something grow and…

The Muslim undertakers of East London

A glimpse into the history of South Asian migration to the United Kingdom through the work of a Muslim funeral business.ON the bustling Whitechapel Road, nestled between the distinctive red brick of the East London Mosque and a…

Fast facts about Islam

HERE is a look at Islam. The word Islam translates as “submission” or “surrender.” Surrender to the will of Allah - Arabic for God.Beliefs/practicesIslam is partially based on the Judeo-Christian religions. It has a…

Islamic perspective on animal welfare

According to Census of Marine Life scientists, there are an estimated 8.7 million living species on earth, and yet the Qur’an teaches us that humans are the highest of creation. With this elevated status comes an elevated responsibility.…

What the world owes to Islam and its Prophet

THE principles, values and freedoms of which we can be proud today are found in a book compiled some 1,400 years ago. This book was given to us through the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) who, through his example and teachings,…

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