Instead of standing alone amidst the marvels of God’s creation, quite alien to them, a structure rather integrates itself with them as much as its plan, design and utility are able to suggest. It identifies its status vis-à-vis the other worldliness with that of the natural sensations around it.
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To see things in their real light is to grasp the real meaning of life and its multifaceted realities to which the Quran often alludes to by applying such terms as guidance, wisdom, knowledge and comprehension. On the contrary, to see things in a different way is to be blinded by their false 'attractiveness'...
God gives us physical actions to grow spiritually, to find peace, and contentment with God, ourselves, and the rest of God’s creation. Five times a day, Muslims leave what they are doing to reconnect with God in prayer...
What Muslims' views of the People of the Book should be, their relations, and the status of the People of the Book in social life are described in verses and the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad in detail.
The Prophet once said that his Ummah (community) will split up into seventy-three sects or groups. All will enter Hellfire except only one which is the consensus of the community or the Ummah (jama’ah), or the one which will follow the course of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions.
Authentic Sufism is a product of Allah’s final revelation given to the seal of prophets, Muhammad. It is thus exclusively an Islamic phenomenon. Mysticism, on the other hand, preceded the existence of Sufism by centuries and even millennia, and its various forms...
Our external maladies are but reflections of our internal and far more complex and devastating malaises and confusions. Our external troubles are brought forth and nurtured by our inner emptiness and worthlessness. Our cultural and civilizational lethargy and dependency are...
By appropriating or even sharing the churches and temples of the local population who were less and less in need of them, the Muslims signaled their utmost respect for those people’s humanity, as well as their appreciation for the latter’s valuable cultural and civilizational exploits.
In no way can the Rock be more important and as such more revered than the other parts of Al-Aqsa Mosque. By the same token, everything that the Holy Quran and the Prophet have said about Al-Aqsa Mosque applied as much to the Rock as to the rest of the sections of the Mosque.
When the Prophet settled in Madinah, he wanted to create a cooperating human community and establish an exemplary civil society at a time when these poor Arabs could never imagine what a civil society could mean. So for the first time in history...
Without the Quran as a conduit of revealed wisdom and knowledge concerning the spiritual and ethical meaning and purpose of life, furthermore, little permanently wholesome will ever be possible for man to achieve. One thus may ask: what conceptual, substantial or moral good would remain with mankind...
Life, in itself, is a truth. It is at once a mirror of, and an avenue to, the ultimate ontological truth. Every aspect of the multi-tiered phenomenon of life, conceptual or physical, stands for an aspect or feature of the essence of the absolute truth. The two are indivisible, needing one another for their full actualization and function.