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If we celebrate Christmas with our families, what are we actually celebrating? What is our intention? If we know in our hearts that we are not celebrating the religious side of the feast, perhaps even declaring this in our own du`aa’ on the morning of Christmas itself to reassure our newfound faith…

Islam Teaches What Mainstream Media Hides

Islam Teaches What Mainstream Media Hides

Islam recognizes that human beings are the custodians of the earth and all that is on it, including vegetation, animals, oceans, rivers, deserts, and fertile land. God provides us with the things we need to survive successfully and flourish, but we are obligated to care for them and preserve them for future generations.

Olives

Plants of the Qur'an: Olives

By the fig and the olive, by Mount Sinai, by this city of security. Verily, We created man in the best stature. (Surat At-Tin 95: 1-4).

Ignorance Can’t Overshadow the Beauties of Islam

Ignorance Can’t Overshadow the Beauties of Islam

The beauties of Islam are those things that are part of the religion and make Islam stand out. Islam answers all of humankind’s eternal questions. Where did I come from? Why am I here? Is this really all there is? It answers these questions with clarity…

Loving Jesus or Muhammad- Can I Have Both?

Loving Jesus or Muhammad - Can I Have Both?

I never felt I had to abandon loving Jesus exchange for following Muhammad. I could have both. In fact I had the best of both worlds: loving Jesus, while following Muhammad’s teachings without assigning divinity to either. I felt I was a winner!

Muslim gentleman

Are You a ‘Muslim’ Gentleman?

More often than not, when we hear lectures around gender roles and responsibilities in Islam, these pertain to women. In the very few instances that we hear a lecture dealing with men or male responsibility, it’s done in a way where there is criticism, but no discussion of solution. We’re really good at pointing out …

History of Islamic Contributions to Science

In the book, “Medicine: A History of Healing,” Ray Porter writes, “Arabic medicine contributed little to the treasures of Greece and Rome.” However, in an article on Islamic plant medicine found in “Herbs for Health Magazine,” David Tschanz writes, “In the middle of the seventh century, Europe was mired in stagnation… For Europe, it was …

Let’s Examine Our Relationship with the Quran

Let’s Examine Our Relationship with the Quran

Without the Quran as a conduit of revealed wisdom and knowledge concerning the spiritual and ethical meaning and purpose of life, furthermore, little permanently wholesome will ever be possible for man to achieve. One thus may ask: what conceptual, substantial or moral good would remain with mankind…

Reading the Quran in Christmas Led Me to Islam

Reading the Quran in Christmas Led Me to Islam

After a year of being his roommate, I took his Quran home over Christmas break. I used the index to find and read verses about Jesus, Mary, Abraham, Moses, Joseph and other people I knew from the Bible. At first I disbelieved in what I was reading because…

Where Does the Bible Agree with the Quran?

Where Does the Bible Agree with the Quran?

It is interesting that five of the six beliefs that make one a Muslim are also mentioned in the Bible. The only pillar of faith that is not mentioned in the Bible is belief in the Quran. But if one examines the Bible closely, one will find that indeed it speaks of a prophet to come after Jesus who will receive revelation.



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