In The Name Of God The Most Merciful, Most Compassionate

All Featured

Dec23

Will 2016 be called the modest fashion movement’s birth year?

By: Prachi Singh Source: Fashion United (India) On one hand, the year 2016 invited several positive and negative opinions on the role of religion versus personal choice of clothing post France’s burkini ban furore. On the other, New York Fashion Week debuted a show by Indonesian designer Anniesa Hasibuan featuring a hijab through its every look on the runway. Around the same time, a 15-year-old Saudi teenager demanded a hijab-clad emoji, while a fully clothed Libayan-American journalist Noor Tagouri wearing a hijab appeared in the October edition of Playboy! Was 2016 the year of modest fashion movement? Well, it surely took a few steps towards changing the global perception. The so called...

Read More
Dec23

Arrogance, humility, and complexes

By: Khalid Baig Source: Al-Balagh.net It has been called ummul-amradh, or the root of all sicknesses of the heart. Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, warned that a person having even an iota of it in his heart will never enter paradise. This deadliest of all sins is kibr, or arrogance. No one likes arrogance — in others. We never like a person who is haughty, too proud, or condescending. We detest a person who belittles us and has a huge ego. Similarly we love people who are humble, polite, and easy to talk to. We love people who give us respect and honor. Thus if we follow the principle of treating others the way we like to be treated, most of these problems might be...

Read More
Dec23

Hijacking of Libyan plane ends with surrender in Malta

By: RFE/RL Source: RFE/RL The hijackers of a Libyan airliner that was taken to the island nation of Malta have surrendered to authorities. Maltese Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said on December 23 that the two hijackers had been “searched and taken into custody” shortly after releasing the 118 passengers and crew on board. The hijackers — who are reportedly supporters of former Libyan leader Colonel Muammar Qaddafi — had earlier claimed to have hand grenades and threatened to blow up the state-owned Afriqiyah Airways plane if their demands were not met. It is not known what the hijackers had demanded. Maltese had surrounded the Airbus A320 plane, as it sat on a...

Read More