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Islam Was the First to Teach Tolerance

Islam Was the First to Teach Tolerance

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…

An Islamic Pope?

An Islamic Pope?

I am a huge fan of the current Pope, Pope Francis. He seems to be a reasonable guy with epic critical thinking skills, a flare for logic, and an understanding of the issues of our times. I like that in a religious figure. But what Pope Francis has that many people who are logical and critical thinkers usually lack is humility.

5 Things I Learned in Christianity I Found in Islam

5 Things I Learned in Christianity I Found in Islam

The first time I ever saw a Muslim with a dark mark on his forehead from making sujud (prostration) frequently, it hit me. The people of God have a dark mark on their forehead because of their devotion to the worship of God in prayer and prostration.

Islam continuation Christianity

Is Islam the Continuation of Christianity?

Salam Dear Faisal, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. Let me first correct your statement that “Islam is a continuation of Christianity.” On the contrary, it can be proved that Islam came to correct the deviations of Christianity away from the original message, which was basically Islam. It is the …

Religious Symbols

The Origins of the Crescent, Cross, and Star of David

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. With regard to the origins of different religious symbols, I will explain the history of the four examples you mentioned in the question in details. The Cross The chief symbol of Christianity today is the cross. Christians view it as a powerful …

How is Jesus Described in the Quran?

How is Jesus Described in the Quran?

The Quran is the sacred scripture of Islam, and in it, more than ninety verses spread across fifteen chapters of the Quran discuss Jesus. Three chapters of the Quran are named after their reference to Jesus: the third chapter of Quran, ‘The Family of Imran,’ is named after the father of Mary…

What is Missing in Other Faiths That Leads People to Islam?

What is Missing in Other Faiths That Leads People to Islam?

As an outspoken convert to Islam, I find that people often want to know why I or anyone would convert to Islam and not another faith. My aim is usually to discuss and promote things I love and believe in. But the questions keep coming: why not Judaism…



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