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Collective Iman: An experiment and Reflections

Collective Iman: An experiment and Reflections

The term ‘Iman,’ that linguistically means “faith” or “belief,” is used in this article in its comprehensive sense. It includes belief that resides in the hearts, words uttered by the tongue, and actions that follow. It includes rituals as well as character. It is what the Prophet (peace and blessings be upon him) meant when …

Does Belief in Qadar Justify Passivity?

Belief in Qadar (Predestination or the Divine Decree)[1] is one of the pillars of the monotheistic faith of Islam and whoever disbelieves in Predestination declares himself to be outside the fold of Islam. In the well-known hadith of Archangel Gabriel when he came to the Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) to inquire about …

Still Muslim

Am I Still Muslim if I Don't Pray or Follow All The Rules?

Short Answer: Yes, you are still a Muslim, as long as you recognize and believe in God and His messengers and so on, and you recognize that you need to do more.  Imam Abu Hanifa and his school (Rahim Allah) had the view that so long as the person recognizes their obligations, then they still are Muslims even though they’re …

World Religions

Future of World Religions in 2050

What do you need to know about the future of world religions? By 2050, the number of Muslims around the world will nearly equal the number of Christians. That’s since Islam will grow faster than any other major world religion. This video shows the future statistics of adherents to the world religions in 2050. Populations can …


Animated Geographic Map How Your Faith Has Spread

Religion is any belief system of designated behaviors and practices, world views, texts, sanctified places, ethics, or organizations, that relate humanity to the supernatural or transcendental. Religions relate humanity to what anthropologist Clifford Geertz has referred to as a cosmic “order of existence”. The study of religion encompasses a wide variety of academic disciplines, including theology, …

Why Muslims Believe in the Unseen?

Why Muslims Believe in the Unseen?

It is an everyday experience that when you do not know a thing, you look for somebody who knows it and you repose faith in his word and follow him. If you get ill and you cannot treat and cure yourself, you look for the doctor and accept and follow his instructions without question. Why? …

How to Beat Negative Thoughts in Hard Times

How to Beat Negative Feelings in Hard Times

In hard times, negative feelings develop and aggravate our suffering. People have different reaction and go different directions. A Muslim, however, should have the best reaction because he has the true Lord, Allah, to turn to. Do you have such negative feelings and do not know what to do? Join Sheikh Navaid Aziz as he explains …

Through honesty, truthfulness, polite behavior and caring for all humanity is how Islam spread in the beginning.

It was as if the Scales were Lifted from My Eyes

Before I became aware of Islam I had a strong belief in God, but I could not find an exact expression of that belief in any of the churches I attended. There always seemed to me to be a hypocrisy about churchgoers, a sanctimonious ‘holier than thou’ attitude which contradicted the kind loving nature that I saw in Jesus.

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