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.
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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...
You cannot base your research into the syntax of a historic document using a different linguistic standard. If I were to try to find grammatical errors in Macbeth using Modern, American English syntax, I would not be hard pressed to find many...
In the introduction to this story God tells us that this is the best of stories. It is a tale of rags to riches, debasement to grandeur and hardship to ease. There are countless articles, numerous books, and eBooks by renowned writers plus videos made...
If Allah had willed, he could have created humanity as one community united by a single frame of mind. This is how He created the angels. They all obey Allah with single-minded and unquestioning devotion. However, Allah decided to endow humanity with free will...
Marriage is a social contract: a noble and sacred contract, but a contract nonetheless. It leads to a number of relationships and engenders a set of mutual rights and obligations.
There is internal evidence within the Quran that Muhammad was not its author. Several verses criticized him, and were on occasion strongly worded. How can an imposter prophet blame himself when it may run him into the danger of losing the respect, perhaps following, of his followers?
Most people grumble about the tribulations that they face as individuals and as communities, because they do not see anything in them but their obviously negative aspects. With time, they come to see the situation’s many dimensions and outcomes, and they realize that it manifests God’s kindness in many profound ways.