Ataturk: The man who tried to turn Turkey away from Islam

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Yesterday Turks commemorated the death of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the modern Turkish Republic. Considered a national hero by secular Turks, others...

Daniel Haqiqatjou: Authentic Islam is facing extinction in the United States

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5Pillars editor Roshan Muhammed Salih spoke with American Muslim writer and lecturer Daniel Haqiqatjou about Islam in America. Haqiqatjou warned that Islam is under attack by...

Who was Ahmadiyya founder Mirza Ghulam Ahmad?

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The founder of the Ahmadiyya Movement, Mirza Ghulam Ahmad, was born on February 13, 1835. Considered heretics by mainstream Muslims, the Ahmadis claim to...

Who will speak up for Muslim fathers denied access to their children?

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Nearly one in three children now live without a father in the UK, and as Abu Anisa explains, divorced Muslim fathers are also being...

Ten historical facts for Dirilis Ertugrul fans

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The Turkish drama series Dirilis Ertugrul has taken Muslim audiences in the West by storm, but Dilly Hussain asks whether fans are aware of...

Who was Imam Shamil ‘The Lion of Dagestan’?

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The people of the Caucuses region are currently commemorating the life of Imam Shamil Al-Daghestani al-Naqshbandi who died on February 4, 1871. But who...

The Muslim gangs of Luton

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Dilly Hussain, who was born and bred in Luton's little neighbour Bedford, investigates how the Muslim gangs of Luton perform a dual role -...

Aafia Siddiqui: one of the most famous Muslim prisoners in the world

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One of the demands made by Malik Faisal Akram when he took hostages inside a Texas synagogue on Saturday was the release of Aafia...

Transform My Prayer: How to really benefit from your daily meetings with God

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Roshan Muhammed Salih says the Transform My Prayer course by Iqbal Nasim has revolutionised his attitude to the second pillar of Islam - salah. If we're...

Should Muslims ever make alliances with LGBTQ activists?

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A recent Islamic conference in Texas asked the question if Muslims should ever make alliances with LGBTQ+ activists. The conference was addressed by prominent American...