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Making Hajj in a Wheelchair

Making Hajj in a Wheelchair

Although the Hajj isn’t obligatory for disabled Muslims, nevertheless, a strong desire to make this spiritual homecoming pulls on the heartstrings of every Muslim. In past ages, the physical challenge of Hajj was far more rigorous than our air-conditioned era of caretaker travel agencies, convenient mass transit and comfortable accommodations. Nowadays, compassionate attention to the […]

Therapeutic Cloning Advances in the Muslim World

Therapeutic Cloning Advances in the Muslim World

Far more than just copying cells for the purpose of duplicating human beings, cloning technologies are leading to exciting medical applications. Continuing the discussion of Part 1: Human Cloning in Islam and the Qur’an, this article explores therapeutic cloning advances in the Muslim World. In 1998, scientists for the first time ever isolated human embryonic […]

Moving 3 Million People a Day During Hajj

Moving 3 Million People a Day During Hajj

With Allah’s personal invitation to Makkah extended to every able Muslim throughout every age, Allah continually guides the service upgrades to ease the Hajj experience. And, considering the current realities of moving three million people a day during Hajj, every step of the journey clearly reveals the marvelous blessings Allah mercifully bestows upon his obedient […]

Islam at Vatican Climate Change Symposium

Islam at Vatican Climate Change Symposium

Invited to the Vatican Climate Change Symposium in Rome, Italy, Dr. H. Din Syamsuddin represented Islamic views in a speech to conference attendees on Tuesday, April 28. The conference, organized by the Pontifical Academy of Sciences, Religions for Peace, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Network, was entitled: Protect the Earth, Dignify Humanity: the Moral […]

Mercy of Allah: Adaptation to Weather Extremes

Mercy of Allah: Adaptation to Weather Extremes

With Ramadan occurring in the hottest time of year for those of us in the northern hemisphere, and the coldest time of year for those in the southern hemisphere, our physical ability to handle weather extremes becomes an interesting topic to reflect upon. Can you imagine the special situation required of our bodies to adapt […]

Traditional Ramadan Drinks: Good & Bad News

Traditional Ramadan Drinks: Good & Bad News

Qamar ad-deen, or apricot juice, is a traditional beverage of Ramadan. Translated from Arabic it means “moon of the religion”. As the moon enters Ramadan, qamar ad-deen enters our kitchens. A refreshing cup of qamar ad-deen is a blessing from Allah after a long, hot day of fasting in the summer. It provides instant relief, […]

Badiuzzaman’s Bridge Between Science and Religion (Part 2)

Badiuzzaman’s Bridge Between Science and Religion (Part 2)

Living in the Ottoman Empire at the end of the 19th century where a swirling of ideological clashes and philosophical quarrels of concepts took place, the Kurdish Sunni Imam Badiuzzaman Said Nursi was steadily moving in his enlightened way in unwavering footsteps based upon two pillars: science and religion. In the first part of this […]