Elderly Parents – Handle With Care!

Youth is a gift of nature; age is a work of art. The gray in the hair and the wrinkles on the skin reflect close encounters with life. Incidents and emotions many of us have just read about have been lived by many elderly people. Ironically, not much is ever said or...

Abul Qasim Al-Zahrawi

Rym Aoudia introduces us to one of the first and finest surgeons the world has ever known Around 940 AD, during the Andalusian Umayyad reign, one of the greatest pioneers of surgery was born – Abul Qasim Khalaf Ibn Al Abbas Al-Zahrawi. European sources referred...

Compassion for Children

Amatullah Abdullah brings to our attention the need of children for role models and not critics. Prophet’s (sa) dealings with children is an example for us to follow. Children are a great blessing of Allah (swt). With their tender hearts, they can be moulded...

The Call towards Allah (swt)

Rana Rais Khan reflects on a Dawah technique that won over the heart of the Negus, the King of Abyssinia, and can still be used today Allah (swt) states: “Has there come to you the story of Musa? When His Lord called him in the sacred valley of Tuwa, ‘Go to...

Victims of Discontent

Arsalaan Ahmad Siddiqi guides us towards achieving satisfaction within our hearts – the riches of self-contentment Aamir, a middle-manager at a financial institution, complains of a measly salary compared to the workload he is entrusted with. Nafisa, a...

Characters can counter caricatures

Alia Ahmed rationalizes that as Muslims, we must learn to reply to every critic of Islam with logic and evidence By now, we are all well-aware of the blasphemous caricatures publication by the Danish newspaper, Jyllands Posten, in September last year. France Soir, a...