The name has been given as followers of this religion of submission is a divine gift that God Almighty who named us as Muslims. And this name goes back before our own time and far before the time of Muhammad (peace be upon him). He was sometimes described in the Quran as ‘the first of the Muslims’.
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Because the Jinn can see us while we cannot see them, the Prophet Muhammad taught us many ways to protect ourselves from their harm, such as seeking refuge in Allah (God) from the accursed Satan, reciting chapters 113 and 114 of the Holy Quran, and reciting the words...
I am not a Muslim in the usual sense, though I hope I am a "Muslim" as "one surrendered to God", but I believe that embedded in the Quran and other expressions of the Islamic vision are vast stores of divine truth from which I and other occidentals have still much to learn... (William Montgomery Watt)
God rejected offspring from the general perspective that it is not befitting, since to have a child would reduce him to the status of His creatures. This answers the question of those who claim that since it is agreed that God can do anything, He should be able to have a son if He wished.
The answer is simple. The fact that it is written, does not mean we are aware of it. It only means that Allah is aware of what we will do, but is not compelling us to do it. Among Muslims there are those who believe we do not have a choice or freewill...
Allah is both Merciful and Generous, rewarding the least of our good deeds with a tenfold reward. He never punishes a misdeed with anything more than its merit, and He often simply pardons it. Allah is the Giver of Good.
We cannot see Allah now and here because we are trapped in time and space, while He is beyond them. Time and space are Allah’s creation. He is not fettered by them; we are. Consequently, man cannot think except along the lines of time, space and matter.
Where does the Easter message of rebirth come from? Is the resurrection story singular to Christianity? How does a bunny play into the prophet’s message? And why are eggs a central symbol of the celebration? All that comes along with the Christian holiday...
The extremists want people to believe that Islam seeks to extinguish all non-Muslims from the face of this earth– How then, are Muslim men supposed to be in love with their non-Muslim wives? The problem with out-of-context interpretations is that they just don’t mesh with the rest of the document.
In many aspects of their world, the Jinn are very similar to us. They eat and drink, they marry, have children and they die. The life span however, is far greater than ours. Like us, they will also be subject to a Final Reckoning by God the Most High...
Pesach, or Passover, means protection in Hebrew, and the name refers to this last of the plagues sent by God to the Egyptians. While the Egyptians suffered this plague, the angel of death passed over the houses of the Israelites. To protect themselves, the Israelites...
The Unitarian denomination of Christianity has kept alive the teachings of Arius in saying that God is one; they do not believe in the Trinity. As a result, mainstream Christians abhor them, and the National Council of Churches has refused their admittance. In Unitarianism, the hope...