Salvation in Islam is a very different concept. While it does offer deliverance from the fire of hell, it also rejects some of the basic principles of Christianity and states clearly that salvation is attained only through submission to the Most Merciful God
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I, personally, felt this pull when I was a young Christian mother grappling with the tragic death of my grandmother. On the same night I heard the heartbreaking news; I grieved in the darkness of my bedroom and had no idea how to cope with the loss. Suddenly, I felt this intense urge...
The people of Sheba had two marvelous gardens, one to the right and one to the left. God told them to eat from what He provided and to be grateful and give thanks. They refused and turned away. God punished them by causing the dam to break, flooding them completely.
We’re deciding the future of the universe. What I teach my children determines whether they are builders or destroyers, peacemakers or warmongers. So yes, I’m deciding the future of the universe in how I teach my children and how they teach their children. That all comes from the mother.
The more sincere an act is and the more rigorously it adheres to the conformities of Islamic Law, the more virtuous it is. A brisk market of ideological orientations has recently come up in the philosophical circles of the West - especially in America...
The trial of Solomon shows that the natural understanding of many Muslims that wealth itself is something bad is wrong. Rather, it is the love of wealth, and when that love for wealth exceeds the love of Allah and takes us away from is that a problem...
God revealed to Prophet Muhammad that a group of jinn listened to his recitation of the Quran. They returned to their own society and described the recitation as wondrous, saying that it called to what is true and sensible by distinguishing between right and wrong.
The virtues (akhlaq) are not simply important as a theoretical alternative to human rights. Their absence is actually the reason that we get so many human rights violations in the first place. While all the lofty declarations, Muslim and non-Muslim alike, remain in all too many instances are like ink on paper.
There is no such thing as "good" or "bad" luck according to the Islamic faith. When something good befalls you, it is not because you are an exceptional person. When something bad befalls you, it does not mean that you are cursed of having a bout of "bad luck".
Living in a country where Muslims make up a minority of 1% of the population, questions about my Islamic identity are so much a part of my life that answering them has literally become my career. From my experience, there are two different classes of questioners...
While discussing the struggles of new Muslims falling into deviant groups, Khadijah Jenkins, an American revert, stated: “The importance of gaining knowledge is to keep us from becoming prey to deviation.” New Muslims fall victim to their own ignorance...