If we cannot make real free choices then judgment cannot apply to us - it would be totally against justice. Whenever people are not free to make choices, then they cannot be held responsible...
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After extensive reading about the greatest figures of the eastern and western world, Michael H. Hart chose from among them the one hundred greatest. He entitled his book: “The 100: A Ranking of the Most Influential Persons in History” and Prophet Muhammad was on top of the “One Hundred” list.
After the monk told Abu Talib that Muhammad was the awaited Prophet foretold in the Bible, he cautioned Abu Talib against some of the dangers that his nephew could face and advised Abu Talib to protect his nephew well. Upon this warning, Abu Talib ended his journey and returned to Makkah.
I knew in my heart that it was right, I couldn’t deny. I knew that it is the truth. Whatever way I tried to find something wrong with it but didn’t find any… there is nothing wrong with religion… I was just scared, I just make excuses… and I guess that happened as result of me to delaying.
I have had people come to me saying “I want to convert to Islam but I’m more shocked, I’m surprised that I have come this distance because it is not a faith that I would ever wish to look into.” But somehow because they have read into Islam in order to try to understand what goes on in the mind of Muslims.
I was one of the biggest Islamophobes on the planet. Why? Well, I was born and raised in America. When 9/11 happened, I was 23.... and I had never heard of Islam or even the word Muslim. I was terrified of what happened, and became a Christian because of it... the very next Sunday.
We all want it from others, and yet we are stingy in giving it. We want others to understand us, relate to our opinions and feel our pain. We want others to listen to us and relate with us. We want others to put themselves in our shoes and view the world from our perspective...
We all have the desire to express ourselves. But when you want to be empathetic towards someone, suppress your desire for a bit and encourage the other person to talk. Sprinkle the conversation with sympathetic expressions (hmm, “I understand,” “I see,”...
Our days that were once spent killing time, may begin to be filled with purpose and richness previously unknown. While we grow internally, our interaction with the world must also evolve. This requires us to find the right balance between what is going on within us, and how we manage our external lives.
Unfortunately, racism is not only a problem amongst non-Muslim Americans but the American Muslim Community has its share of it too. This goes back to cultural heritages and pre-Islamic traits that have nothing to do with Islam, however some Muslims have been unable to cleanse their hearts from this ignorance.
A new branch of medical science, embryology, which studies development of the embryo in the mother’s womb, has advanced greatly in the last few years. Now, it has become possible for embryologists and specialists to picture the embryo inside its mother’s womb...
Miller’s writings were fair and his study and comments were positive. He considered the noble Quran, as it should be and reached the conclusion that it cannot be a work of a human being. The first surprising issue for professor Miller was the challenging tone in many verses...