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Extraterrestrial Life from Islamic Perspective

What are extraterrestrial life forms? Are there any verses in the Qur’an that hint at their existence? If they were to be discovered, what would that mean for human beings and their special relationship with God? Would these beings have the potential to be Muslims too, and to abide by the Qur’an and the Prophet’s teachings? With me to discuss is Dr. Shabir Ally, President of the Islamic Information & Dawah Centre, Toronto, Canada. Dr. Shabir, what would it mean for us if there were extraterrestrial life forms?

Belief in God is Illogical - Says the Atheist?

Belief in God is Illogical - Says the Atheist?

In the West, two powers are rising: Islam and atheism. These two worldviews are at odds with each other, where atheism claims to be progressive and based on pure logic with God having no part in it, Islam claims to be relevant and reasonable with God as the driving force for all that exists.

Revisiting Your Role in Life

Revisiting Your Role in Life

The most important questions in life are those that deal with the meaning and purpose of man’s existence. The Quran explains that the human being has been placed on this earth to utilize his enormous potential to conduct himself in a manner which will fulfill his purpose in life. {It is He who has created …

Preserve Water

It's Shari'ah, Preserve Water, Preserve Life

“Get out of the shower!” your little brother shouts as he bangs on the washroom door. “You’ve been in there for twenty minutes!” During the 20 minutes you spend in the shower, you use up approximately 400 liters of water (Environment Canada, Quick Facts). Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) performed the ghusl, a complete bath, with one …

Nouman Khan on Happiness, Fun & Pleasure (Video)

Nouman Khan on Happiness, Fun & Pleasure

Inspiring reflections by Nouman Ali Khan on the verse: {Know that the life of this world is only play and amusement, pomp and mutual boasting among you, and rivalry in respect of wealth and children…} (Al-Hadid 57:20) Watch in this Video: Life is all about playing and entertainment? Kids and need for playing. Obsession …

Can Technology Make the Clouds Rain

Can Technology Make the Clouds Rain?

The ever-growing human population worldwide continues to exert lots of pressure on the availability and accessibility of the most basic commodity on planet Earth necessary for the support life. This has meant that the urgency to devise technology-driven solutions, away from the traditional sources of accessing water, has never been so imperative. Besides coming under …

CO2 Sinks: Is Earth Trying to Help?

CO2 Sinks: Is Earth Trying to Help?

All indications and scientific findings of climate change research point to the ever-increasing emission of carbon dioxide (CO2) into the earth’s atmosphere. Time and again, scientists have pointed out that this will increase temperatures in the earth’s atmosphere with devastating effects in the coming decades. With vast conviction among world scientists of the gravity of …

I Believe in Allah and Allah Changed my Life

I Believe in Allah and Allah Changed My Life

I used to be very adventurous. When I was young I wanted always to travel and look for adventure. But whenever an adventure was finished, I used to feel that life is empty. So I was looking for something else. So I traveled to many countries and seen lot of…

By Design or Chance

Origins of Life in Universe: By Design or Chance? (Book Review)

Title: By Design or by Chance? The Growing Controversy on the Origins of Life in the Universe. Author: Denyse O’Leary Publisher: Augsburg Fortress, 2004 Pages: 384 pp. ISBN: 0806651776 Scientists, philosophers, metaphysicists and theologians have debated about the concept of an ‘intelligent creator’, or God, from ancient times. Some are as devoted to proving that this universe is ‘Godless’ as …

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