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Tolerance in Islam By Asiff Hussein

Muslims are supposed to invite those of other faiths in a manner that will convince them of the truth of the message rather than through vain arguments ridiculing their divinities or by means of brute force. As the Qur’an very beautifully puts it: God is our Lord and your Lord. …

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Muslims will dominate, but will Islam prevail?

By Asiff Hussein The latest research shows that the number of Muslims will equal the number of Christians by 2050. What’s more, Muslims will outnumber Christians worldwide around 2070. That’s if we are to believe the Pew Research Center, a think tank focusing on religion that has done a thorough …

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Islam against extremism

WHY EXTREMISM HAS TO BE WIPED OUT FROM ISLAM By Asiff Hussein It is apparent more than ever before that the noble image of Islam is often tarnished by the mass media of today. The Media, and particularly western media, often leaves no stone unturned to highlight atrocities and injustices …

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Are Shariah laws really harsh

Are Shari’ah Punishments really harsh ?      By Asiff Hussein We in the modern world often tend to look at the hadd punishments prescribed in the Shari’ah as something really harsh. Beheading for murder, stoning to death for adultery and amputating hands for theft sometimes strike us as punishments that …

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Freedom of Marital Choice in Islam

Freedom of Marital Choice in the Light of the Qur’an and Ahadith and its Relevance to Muslim Civil Laws    – Asiff Hussein  This paper deals with a much disputed aspect of Islamic civil law, namely, the position of the wilayat (marriage guardianship) and the legal capacity of Muslim women to …

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Female Circumcision – The Hidden Truth

Female Circumcision An Islamic practice that brings untold benefits to women By Asiff Hussein Much has been written about female circumcision of late, with many writers confusing this Islamic practice with FGM (Female Genital Mutilation). However this is far from the truth. Female circumcision as prescribed in Islam involves removing …

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Animal Rights in Islam

Islam – a Mercy to all Creatures Big and Small By Asiff Hussein This article explores the concept of animal rights in Islam. Islam as we know is not just a religion but a way of life that governs all aspects of life based on rights and obligations. Rights in …

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Hastening Armageddon

Hastening Armageddon      Why the Unholy Alliance between Fundamentalist American Evangelists and Jewish Zionists poses a threat to World Peace By Asiff Hussein Little do we realize that events unfolding in the West today are bound to have serious implications for the Muslim world and indeed the world at large. …

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