Are We Ready for Ramadan?
Lastprophet.Info / Writers' Articles / From the Editor

We live in the time where months and years seem to be devoid of blessing; that is, a week passes like a day, a month like a week and a year like a month. It seems like just the other day when we last bid farewell to the month of Ramadan. And yet here it is again. 

Thursday, June 18, 2015

What If There Is No Afterlife?
Lastprophet.Info / Writers' Articles / Fatma Bayram

We believe in the Afterlife because Allah (swt) says so, and the existence of the Afterlife is confirmed in the message of all Prophets and the Last Prophet, as well as the states which we will encounter there

Thursday, September 5, 2013

Not Knowing What to Say
Lastprophet.Info / Writers' Articles / Fatma Bayram

“Not knowing what to say” is not always related to a deficiency in knowledge

Thursday, August 29, 2013

On 'Planting a Seedling'
Lastprophet.Info / Writers' Articles / Senai Demirci

"Even if the end of time is upon you and you have a seedling in your hand, plant it!" I first encountered this Prophetic Tradition years ago in a Friday sermon “on the occasion of Forest Week.” In the following years, I came to understand that these words are constantly cited via this unfitting correlation.

Friday, December 30, 2011

The Conscience of a Society
Lastprophet.Info / Writers' Articles / From the Editor

Last week, attended the 1st Global Congress for Muslim Public Relations Practitioners held in Kuala Lumpur, where we were awarded the First Global Muslim Public Relations Excellence Award.

Friday, December 16, 2011

French Provocateurs at work – again!
Lastprophet.Info / Writers' Articles / From the Editor

Recent developments in France bear all the hallmarks of the cartoon crisis of 2006-2007 which shook the globe and had an indelible impact on the Islamic world.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

Between Allah & Jesus: What Christians Can Learn from Muslims
Lastprophet.Info / Writers' Articles / Adilah S. Muhammad

Despite the distorted image of Islam in the West, there remains an underlying sense of admiration and intrigue surrounding the exercise of the Islamic faith.  This fascination with the world’s fastest growing religion is one that goes..

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

A Response to 'My Take: There’s no such thing as the Bible and never has been'
Lastprophet.Info / Writers' Articles / Adilah S. Muhammad

On February 22nd, author and professor Timothy Beal unleashed an oft repeated stance on Biblical error.  His blog entry, My Take:  There’s no such thing as the Bible and never has been, points to the reality that there have been as many..

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Islam's Stance On Homosexuality
Lastprophet.Info / Writers' Articles / From the Editor

Lately, there has been a lot of coverage on the degradation and punishment of homosexuals in Muslim communities. Although in many countries in the Middle East, including Egypt and Iran, homosexual behavior is not accepted and in fact punishable by death, rant and rave about Islam’s condemnation of homosexuals is...

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Lastprophet.Info / Writers' Articles / Adilah S. Muhammad

Was it not that I were married on New Year’s Day, January 1st would bear no significance for observation.  Just as the American Thanksgiving is rife with historical baggage I care not to honor in celebration, the particularly Christian and Pagan origins of New Year’s Day leave me absent a compelling reason to hang a streamer.

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Black Mecca: The African Muslims of Harlem - A Review
Lastprophet.Info / Writers' Articles / Adilah S. Muhammad

During the 1920’s and 1930’s, Harlem, New York, became the center of black intellectual thought, art, music and literature. Due to the concentration of middle and upper-middle class blacks in Harlem, the ability to produce and consume black culture within a culturally unique..

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Awaiting My Turn
Lastprophet.Info / Writers' Articles / Najla T. Ilhan

I am still waiting.  Each year goes by, and for some reason or other, I am forced to wait another year.  I pray for my turn to make the journey, my turn face the challenge, my turn to fulfill one of the duties of passage in life, my turn to walk and pray and worship on the sacred grounds of the pilgrimage. 

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Eid al Adha: What it Means to Me
Lastprophet.Info / Writers' Articles / Adilah S. Muhammad

For me, Eid al Adha was always a time to reflect upon the willing sacrifices that we must make - not just the sacrifices that occur due to adversity.  We often find ourselves in situations that require personal sacrifice, but rarely do we make a clear intention to give in sacrifice..

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Islamophobia and the Fear of Influence
Lastprophet.Info / Writers' Articles / Adilah S. Muhammad

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Covenant of Medina Versus Islamophobia
Lastprophet.Info / Writers' Articles / Asma Adnan Zarzour

"Islam is intolerant to other religions"; this is a claim used today around the globe to justify the growing fear of Islam and Muslims! However, the truth is entirely the opposite.  

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

I Left My Heart in Sarajevo
Lastprophet.Info / Writers' Articles / From the Editor

I have dreamt of visiting Sarajevo since my childhood. I remember the crushing feeling of helplessness as I watched the Mostar Bridge collapse. The grey pictures of war had been carved in my memory forever.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Over-consumption and the New Ummah
Lastprophet.Info / Writers' Articles / Fatma Bayram

The hubbub of the city during the week preceding the month of Ramadan never ceases to leave butterflies in one's stomach as the anticipation nears of an entire month of abstaning food and drink, back-biting and cynicism, intercourse, cigarettes and anything pertaining to the animal desires, dawn until dusk

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

عن أبي هُرَيْرَةَ ـ رضى الله عنه قَالَ:
قَبَّلَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم الْحَسَنَ بْنَ عَلِيٍّ وَعِنْدَهُ الأَقْرَعُ بْنُ حَابِسٍ التَّمِيمِيُّ جَالِسًا‏.‏ فَقَالَ الأَقْرَعُ إِنَّ لِي عَشَرَةً مِنَ الْوَلَدِ مَا قَبَّلْتُ مِنْهُمْ أَحَدًا‏.‏ فَنَظَرَ إِلَيْهِ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم ثُمَّ قَالَ ‏"‏ مَنْ لاَ يَرْحَمُ لاَ يُرْحَمُ ‏"‏‏
God's Messenger kissed Al-Hasan bin Ali (his grandchild) while Al-Aqra' bin Habis At-Tamim was sitting beside him. Al-Aqra said, "I have ten children and I have never kissed anyone of them", God's Messenger cast a look at him and said, "Whoever is not merciful to others will not be treated mercifully." (Bukhari, Good Manners and Form (Al-Adab), 18)

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