The Choice is Yours

  ‘ we cannot get to the high ground by taking the low road ‘ By Khalid Baig (Taken from Albalagh.net) A recent article in the Detroit News contrasted the lives of two ordinary persons from Palestinian refuge camps in Jordan. Two persons joined by faith and circumstances, yet separated by choices of their lifestyles. One awakens at 4 a.m. every day and walks a mile to the mosque for the Fajr prayers. At that time, the other is often just getting to sleep, capping off another night of drinking and socializing at a bar that caters to tourists and wealthy Palestinians. One keeps abreast of the latest political developments

Motherhood

  ‘ If women hold on to their front, the entire army will succeed. If they leave it for “greater action” elsewhere, everyone will lose. ‘ By Khalid Baig In April President Clinton gathered an army of former presidents, state governors, city mayors and hundreds of prominent people from all 50 states to address one of the most pressing problems facing America today. He brought former chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Colin Powell, to lead this army. Their task: Solve the problem of 15 million young Americans who are considered at-risk youth. “They are at risk of growing up unskilled, unlearned, or, even worse, unloved,” said Powell, who

Kosova: Where Were the Muslims?

  By Khalid Baig Just imagine the year is 2100 CE, long after we are all dead. A school child is studying Muslim history of the last century. He finds extremely disturbing events that took place toward the end of that century. An area that was home to two million people was turned into an almost empty wasteland in a matter of days. Murders, expulsions from homes, and dishonoring of Muslim women took place at an unprecedented rate. It was the continuation of a rampage that started in the neighboring Bosnia some years earlier. There murder and mayhem continued for four long years, at the end of which big powers,

Qur’aan: Witness the Miracle

By Khalid Baig Night after night in Ramadan, the believers witness a unique spectacle at mosques around the world. They stand in special Taraweeh prayers in which the prayer leader will recite the entire Quran from memory. Those who have accomplished this extraordinary feat of memorizing all of the 6246 verses are not a handful of devotees but there are hundreds of thousands of them. Most, just like most Muslims in the world today, do not speak Arabic. Yet they have painstakingly learnt to pronounce each and every word of the Quran correctly. The phenomenon is not a result of some religious resurgence that would pass. From the very first

Right and Wrong

Right and Wrong By Khalid Baig (On Moral Relativism) As the entire world now knows, in April Israel engaged in plain massacre of Lebanese civilians in broad daylight. Its soldiers were nothing more than common criminals killing innocent men, women, and little children in an ambulance here, in the U.N. compound over there, in homes and villages every where. Killing of civilians for political purposes is –by definition– terrorism. So what Israel recently did, as it has been doing for the past half century, is pure state sponsored terrorism.   We also know that the United States prides itself as a champion against terrorism as well as for its respect