A Muslim's Meditation on Modern-Day Marketing Part 1

A Muslim’s Meditation on Modern-Day Marketing | Part 1

“THE ACTIVITY, SET of institutions, and processes for creating, communicating, delivering, and exchanging offerings that have value for customers, clients, partners, and society at large.” That’s the American Marketing Association’s definition of marketing, the most important branch of high-level business studies and research…
Trends in American Muslim Divorce and Marriage

Marriage and Divorce: American Muslim Trends*

"The divine wisdom of allowing couples to dissolve their marriages is obvious and essential to healthy community building. But disturbing statistics show an unprecedented rise in divorce among North American Muslims, and the collective community is not showing any signs of improvement…
Children at Tarawih Prayers?

 Children At Tarawih Prayers?

"In 2007, our Southern California community was privileged to host renowned reciter of the Quran, Shaykh Mishary Rashid Alafasi, at a local masjid. The shaykh stayed throughout Ramadan and led the tarâwîḥ prayers, and thousands of Muslims traveled to the Islamic Center…
The Fitna of Mistreating Women

The Fitna of Mistreating Women

A test is meant to determine who the tested really is. It is not a comment on the thing by which we are tested. Children are not considered inherently evil. But how well we treat our children and whether we allow our…
Do Islamic Courts Allow DNA Evidence?

Do Islamic Courts Allow DNA Evidence?

THE USE OF DNA fingerprinting, or genetic print, in criminal investigations is a novel legal usage (nâzilah) about which Muslim scholar-jurists (fuqahâ’) are divided in their opinion. The fuqahâ’ differ as to the kinds of cases in which a genetic print may stand…