Role of Women in Islam

The theme for International Women’s Day 2019 is #BalanceForBetter focuses on striving together to build a gender-balanced society. While the world will join hands to strive towards the gender-balanced world we examine the role of women in Islam and how it aligns with gender equality.

Why an American Muslim needs Islamic Will and Testament

Why an American Muslim needs the Last Will?

A will or testament is a legal document by which a person or testator expresses the disposition of his or her assets after death. Testator names one or more person, the executor, to manage the estate until its final distribution. Every adult American Muslim and particularly those with young kids need to ensure that they have a written “last will” signed by witnesses and available for execution in case of death.

The significance of Black History for American Muslims

The black history of American Muslims goes back more than 400 years when the first documented arrival of African slaves happened in the 17th century. The two most influential African American Muslims are Malcolm X also known as Malik Shabazz, a Muslim minister, and human right activist and the other is the heavyweight boxing champion and country’s most beloved adherents of Islam, Muhammad Ali.

Islamic Moon Sighting in America

Islamic Moon Sighting Controversy in America

There are three popularly known criteria adopted for Islamic Moon Sighting in America, Local Moon sighting, Global Moon Sighting and the Fixed Calendar based on scientific calculations. Local Moon sighting limits the sighting of the moon within the continental Americas i.e US, Canada and some parts of South America. Global Moon sighting technique takes into consideration moon sighing in any part of the world. So for example, if the moon is sighted in Saudi Arabia then the Mosques and Committees following the Global moon sighting would declare the start or end of the lunar Islamic month and then there is a scientific calendar where calculations are made based on astronomical and historical data.

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