An introduction to basic Islamic belief and practices Continue reading #1 – Introducing Islam
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#2 – Concept of God in Islam
It is a known fact that every language has one or more terms that are used in reference to God and sometimes to lesser deities. This is not the case with Allah. Continue reading #2 – Concept of God in Islam
#3 – Prophethood in Islam
Prophethood is not unknown to heavenly revealed religions, such as Judaism and Christianity. In Islam, however, it has a special status and significance. Continue reading #3 – Prophethood in Islam
#4 – Life After Death
The question of whether or not there is life after death does not fall under the field of science, because science is only concerned with the classification and analysis of recorded data. Continue reading #4 – Life After Death
#5 – Concept of Worship in Islam
The concept of worship in Islam is misunderstood by many people, including some Muslims. Worship is commonly taken to mean performing ritualistic acts such as prayers, fasting, charity, etc. Continue reading #5 – Concept of Worship in Islam
#6 – Moral System Of Islam
Islam has laid down some universal fundamental rights for humanity as a whole, which are to be observed and respected under all circumstances. Continue reading #6 – Moral System Of Islam
#7 – Human Rights In Islam
Since God is the absolute and sole master of men and the universe, He is the Sovereign Lord, the Sustainer, and Nourisher, the Merciful, whose mercy enshrines all beings; Continue reading #7 – Human Rights In Islam
#8 – Is Jesus Really God?
Without a doubt, you have often heard the claim that Jesus is God, the second person in the “Holy Trinity”. Continue reading #8 – Is Jesus Really God?
#9 – Islam As Other
Most media are primed to present Islam as a problem; I’ve been curious about Islam as a solution. Continue reading #9 – Islam As Other
#10 – Choosing Islam – One Man’s Tale
One man’s journey of exploration, leading him to Islam Continue reading #10 – Choosing Islam – One Man’s Tale
#11 – What They Say About Islam
How non-Muslims have described Islam Continue reading #11 – What They Say About Islam
#12 – What They Say About Muhammad
How non-Muslims have described the Prophet Muhammad Continue reading #12 – What They Say About Muhammad
#13 – Who Practices Polygamy?
A historical view of polygamy and Islam’s position Continue reading #13 – Who Practices Polygamy?
#14 – What They Say About The Quran
What people have said about the Quran Continue reading #14 – What They Say About The Quran
#15 – The Sword of Islam
What is this “sword” that Islam was spread by? Continue reading #15 – The Sword of Islam
#16 – You Should Know This Man
What non-Muslims have said about the Prophet Muhammad Continue reading #16 – You Should Know This Man
#17 – How I Came To Islam – Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)
The journey of Cat Stevens Continue reading #17 – How I Came To Islam – Yusuf Islam (Cat Stevens)
#18 – Jihad Explained
The Arabic word “jihad” means struggling or striving and applies to any effort exerted Continue reading #18 – Jihad Explained
#20 – Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz — Malcolm X
Twenty-five years after his death, Malcolm X, Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, still towers above the statue of liberty. He refuses to die. Continue reading #20 – Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz — Malcolm X
#21 – Women’s Liberation Through Islam
The freedom women gain from Islam Continue reading #21 – Women’s Liberation Through Islam
#22 – Who Invented The Trinity?
What is the source of the Christian concept of the Trinity? Continue reading #22 – Who Invented The Trinity?
#23 – The Question Of Hijab
Why do Muslim women cover their head? Continue reading #23 – The Question Of Hijab
#24 – The Historical Fallacy of Atonement
The history behind the Christian concepts of atonement and salvation Continue reading #24 – The Historical Fallacy of Atonement
#25 – Ramadan and Fasting
Fasting the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar Continue reading #25 – Ramadan and Fasting
#26 – Islamic Celebrations
Islamic celebrations and other events commemorated by Muslims Continue reading #26 – Islamic Celebrations
#31 – Introduction to Islamic Beliefs and Practices
7 basic beliefs and 7 basic practices Continue reading #31 – Introduction to Islamic Beliefs and Practices
#32 – Allah
The Creator And Lord Of The Universe Continue reading #32 – Allah
#33 – Islam, Jihad, and Terrorism
Jihad: one of the most misunderstood concepts in Islam Continue reading #33 – Islam, Jihad, and Terrorism
#41 – Muhammad In The Bible
Bible Prophecies About The Advent Of Muhammad Continue reading #41 – Muhammad In The Bible
Translating the Untranslatable
A Survey of English Translations of the Quran Continue reading Translating the Untranslatable
The Authenticity of the Quran
How do we know that the Qur’an we have today is the word of
God? Continue reading The Authenticity of the Quran
An Introduction To Islam And Muslims
The name of this religion is Islam, the Arabic root of which is “Silm” or “Salam”, both meaning peace. Continue reading An Introduction To Islam And Muslims
Allah’s Messenger did not hate anything as strongly as he hated falsehood. Continue reading Falsehood
The importance of forgiveness in Islam Continue reading Forgiveness
Pro-Choice is the Right Choice, But…?
Violence in Islam?
“Fight in the way of Allah against those who fight against you, but begin not hostilities. Lo! Allah loves not aggressors.” Continue reading Violence in Islam?
Ethics of Disagreement
Disagreement and dissension, is capable of breaking up any society – and THIS is an issue that we need to face squarely! Continue reading Ethics of Disagreement
Demystifying the Fatwa
Fatwa, like other borrowed Arabic terms, carries an assumed meaning, is draped in mystery, and leads to misunderstanding. Continue reading Demystifying the Fatwa
Banking On Allah
Devout Muslims don’t pay or receive interest. So how can their financial system work? Continue reading Banking On Allah
A 20th Century Mujahidah
Aminah Assilmi Continue reading A 20th Century Mujahidah
My Journey to Islam
Yes, my journey did begin in the unlikely surrounds of an Afghan prison where I was being held by the Taliban Continue reading My Journey to Islam
The Draw Of Islam
Perplexed or unfulfilled by their parents’ faiths, a growing number of women are becoming Muslims Continue reading The Draw Of Islam
Was Ayesha A Six-Year-Old Bride?
The Ancient Myth Exposed Continue reading Was Ayesha A Six-Year-Old Bride?
What Was Ayesha’s Age?
What Was The Age of Ummul Mu’mineen Ayesha (May Allah be pleased with her) When She Married To Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him)? Continue reading What Was Ayesha’s Age?
Woman’s Status In Islam & Christianity
A comparison between Islam and Christianity on how the religions treat women from their religious texts. Continue reading Woman’s Status In Islam & Christianity
The Quran and the Bible
The difference between the Quran and the Bible Continue reading The Quran and the Bible
Impact of Muslims on the West: Contemporary World
The impact of Muslim immigrants and Muslim visitors on the U.S. Most of the points raised also apply to Europe, Canada and Australia. Continue reading Impact of Muslims on the West: Contemporary World
Muslims in the Greater Chicago Area
A profile of Muslims in and around Chicago Continue reading Muslims in the Greater Chicago Area
Muslim Population Statistics
Population of Muslims in every country of the world where statistics are known. Continue reading Muslim Population Statistics