Stranger Around Muslims and Non-Muslims!

Stranger Around Muslims and Non-Muslims! (The experiences of a Muslim youth, by an anonymous 16 year old Muslim, Texas) ‘Islam began as something strange and it will return to being strange as it began. So Toobaa (glad tidings) to the strangers.’ —Prophet Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) I never felt like a stranger when I was in Kindergarten — I guess I was too young to understand. It wasn’t until first grade that I remember feeling different. While my classmates were at Music Class, I stayed behind in our classroom. I sat at my desk watching my teacher grade papers, wondering why I wasn’t with the rest. Sure, I understood

The Shipwreck

The Shipwreck The only survivor of a shipwreck was washed up on a small,  uninhabited island. He prayed feverishly for Allah Ta’ala to rescue him, and every day he scanned the horizon for help, but none seemed forthcoming. He nevertheless remained hopeful of Allah Ta’ala’s help and continued his praying every day. Exhausted, he eventually managed to build a little hut out of driftwood to protect him from the elements and to store his few possessions. But then one day, after scavenging for food, he arrived home to find his little hut in flames, the smoke rolling up to the sky. The “worst” had happened; everything was lost. He was

Swiss antagonist of minarets embraces Islam

Swiss antagonist of minarets embraces Islam RENOWNED Swiss politician Daniel Streich, who rose to fame for his campaign against minarets of mosques, has embraced Islam. A member of the Swiss People’s Party (SVP) and a well-known politician, Daniel Streich was the first man who had launched a drive for imposition of ban on mosques minarets, and to lock the mosques in Switzerland. The proclamation of Streich’s conversion to Islam has created furore in Swiss politics, besides causing a tremor for those who supported ban on construction of mosques minarets. Streich propagated his anti-Islamic movement far and wide in the country, sowed seeds of indignation and scorn for Islam among the

Malcolm X : From Darkness to Light

Malcolm X : From Darkness to Light   Born in poverty and obscurity on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska, Malcolm Little, the fourth child of Earl and Louise Little, rose to become one of the most dynamic Black Nationalist leaders of his time. He felt the sting of racism and was denied opportunity from his earliest years, from most, if not all, of the existing institutions of the day. Without the possibility or hope of upward mobility, with less than a ninth grade education, a life of crime was practically inevitable for young Malcolm.     After his arrest and subsequent incarceration, Malcolm began reading a variety of literature

HAD I BUT KNOWN

HAD I BUT KNOWN   Anfal, a rich young girl, sat waiting impatiently at the doctor’s clinic to get the results of a medical test. She was in a hurry to attend a party and feared she might be late for her appointment with the hairdresser. She never thought the result would be anything important. It was just a precaution insisted upon by her family. She had never suffered any serious illness, apart from the odd ache in her limbs. Then, it was her turn to see the doctor. She hurried inside to get it over with as quickly as possible. She was surprised to see the doctor look sad