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The First Word: Aims and Origins of the Muslim Sunrise

One hundred years ago, Hazrat Mufti Muhammad Sadiq (ra) (1872–1957) published the inaugural issue of the “Moslem Sunrise” from Detroit, Michigan (1). This article documents...

What is Racism?

In the past, racism was de­fined as discrimination, inequality, and prejudice directed at an individual or group, based on biological characteristics. But, currently, it has been...

Election 2020: Peaceful Transitions, a Thing of the Past?

“Americans are more deeply divided and angry with each other today than at any time since the 1850s. Now, as then, distrust of leaders and institutions is widespread, and...

The Plague of Amwas

Today we are experiencing an unprecedented event in our world history, as the Covid-19 pandemic continues to tear through our global fabric. As of the writing of this article in...

COVID-19 (Coronavirus): Its Worldwide Devastation

When we hear the word devastation, an image that comes to mind is of a ruined building in a war-torn country. With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the world sees another type of...

Islamic Response to Pandemics and Plagues

The terms ta’un (plague) and waba (epidemic or pestilence) have been well-recognized as diseases since early Islam. The Holy Qur’an describes them as “Da’bbah...

Origins of the Glorious Fazl Mosque

This article was written at the occasion of the Centenary of the UK Ahmadiyya Muslim Community. As Ahmadi Muslims, we claim to be adherents of the most supreme of all teachings, a...

When Will the Sun Rise from the West?

When Will the Sun Rise from the West?: Identifying the time of the Latter Days Many people feel pessimistic about where the world is headed: The Coronavirus, global climate...

Justice System During Early Khilafat

“Darul-Qadha’a during the Rightly-Guided Khulafa” Throughout known human history lack of justice has been the root cause of decay and degradation of civilizations. No...

Islam’s Response to Misconceptions about Sharia Law

“Islam’s Response to Misconceptions about Sharia Law” In the West, Sharia is being portrayed as a source of oppression, violence, and tyranny. This misconception of Sharia...