If Europe had known as much of Islam, as Muslims knew of Christendom, in those days, those mad, adventurous, occasionally chivalrous and heroic, but utterly fanatical outbreak known as the Crusades could not have taken place, for they were based on a complete misapprehension...
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There is nothing plainer and, at the same time, more powerful than the truth. The truth about life is readily available everywhere and in everything. It easily proves itself because it is the only reality. It is the only thing that actually exists. Everything else is illusory and is, in actual fact, non-existent.
In an effort to bridge gaps and clear misconceptions about Islam, East Plano Islamic Center (EPIC) and Why Islam ICNA in Dallas, Texas, invited community members for an epic first hand experience about Islam.
When interacting and conversing with my Shi’i friends, students, colleagues, as well as mere acquaintances, one thing becomes crystal clear. We have no significant differences, nor disagreements, about the most fundamental and most consequential issues concerning both Islam and life.
How can the study of the reformation have any impact on the Sunni-Shi'a divide that we witness today in the Muslim world? What can Muslims learn from what happened during the last five centuries since the reformation?
The success of coexistence depends upon the airing of rational voices willing to engage in fruitful dialogue, through which desired results can be achieved with ease. By contrast, the failure of coexistence is ensured when irrational and foolish voices take over...
The moral value — or virtue — fundamental to the three monotheistic religions is faith. This was the value of Abraham by virtue of ...
What could be called Islamic modernism emerged in the middle of the 19th century as a response to European colonialism. Islamic modernism was a movement that aimed to reconcile Islamic faith with some modern values and trends such as democracy, rights, nationalism, rationality, science, equality and progress.
The chief aim of the chapter is to reveal the truth, however spectacular or enigmatic it seemed to the people, and to give warning to the disbelievers and polytheists of a severe punishment from Allah, and also to give glad tidings to the believers, who do righteous deeds...
The Quran never claimed to teach a new religion. It consistently contextualized the Prophet Muhammad as the final messenger in a long line of messengers from Allah confirming the truth of all earlier scriptures. This continuity is clear in the respect the Prophet showed to people of other religions.
It is universally accepted that the young people are idealistic. They care about other people, they care about not only their own future but the future of their society as well.