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Pope Francis embraces Al-Azhar's Grand Imam Ahmed al-Tayeb during a meeting in Cairo, Egypt April 28, 2017. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany

Al-Azhar Imam, Pope Francis Stress Message of Peace

In the first visit by a Pope to Al-Azhar, the highest seat of religious learning in the Sunni world, Pope Francis send a message of unity in the face of killing in the name of religion in a special visit to Cairo on Thursday and Friday, pressing for closer Muslim-Christian ties.

We, as Muslims, are defined by our actions. We are defined by how well, how fully we have submitted ourselves to the will of our creator. When we do that, we’re actually submitting ourselves along with the whole of creation.

Who Gave the Name of Muslims? (Podcast)

The name has been given as followers of this religion of submission is a divine gift that God Almighty who named us as Muslims. And this name goes back before our own time and far before the time of Muhammad (peace be upon him). He was sometimes described in the Quran as ‘the first of the Muslims’.

The reason why the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) said: “The coolness of my eyes was placed in my prayer.” is because gave it to him as a gif

The Muslim Prayer - Why Was it First Prescribed in Heaven?

Imam Hassan al-Basri said that:

“Prayer is actually the ascension of the believer.” Meaning if you want to ascend through the heavens the way the Prophet Muhammad did, then you ascend through that prayer. You speak directly to the one who spoke directly to the Prophet and we enjoy our conversations with Him.

True and complete peace can only be reached when the individuals themselves achieve internal peace. This results from Islam or the true submission to God alone.

What Really Brings True Happiness?

Knowing God is what can bring about true contentment in the soul. If the individual does not know his Creator, his soul will always be yearning for something that is missing in his life. He will always be agitated and confused…

Islam filled the spiritual void by teaching me my beginning and end, has given contentment, a peace, a serenity to me these words cannot adequately describe. My purpose is clear, my direction is straight.

From KKK: This is How I Became Muslim

I began correspondence with the KKK, and upon my release on parole, I was a full-fledged card carrying hate-monger. For the next 3-4 years, my activities were heavily involved in Klan cross-burnings, media appearances, night raids of beatings, property desecrations…

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Rajab - First Sacred Month: Time for Peace

Why do we need sacred months nowadays, when most of us are not involved in fighting in this or any month? The special feature of Rajab is not more rituals, but peaceful behavior..

Why Muslims Should Take Pride in Islamic Greetings

Why Muslims Should Take Pride in Islamic Greetings

In a June 1999 interview, British writer and Nobel laureate Doris Lessing (1919–2013) reminisces about a Shanghai visit during which she had this experience: One evening I heard a Chinese family singing “Happy Birthday.” It was weird. You would have thought that they would have their own happy birthday song. Every dominant society in the …

There are many routes that this new journey towards peace within the ummah will take.

The Muslim Ummah – United or Broken?

Can we work together for a united ummah? This is why I have written this article. And this is why About Islam.net is publishing it. We want to be worthy of our beloved Prophet Muhammad’s blessings. We know that other attempts have tried and have failed or have had limited success…

The ummah includes the different ethnicities, cultures, languages, social habits and ways of being that must co-exist within it.

Our Beloved Prophet Leads us to Unity

Our beloved Prophet Muhammad leads us to Unity, to our Creator who is Al Wahid (The unique) and Al Ahad (The one). In doing so he also leads us to unity within the ummah, among its diverse people, languages and cultures. Thus the ummah is not only a theological concept, it is our praxis, our way of life.

Why Did Prophet Muhammad Go to War

Why Did Prophet Muhammad Go to War?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: So, Dr. Shabir, the question that we have is: if it is bad and evil to kill, then why did the Prophet go to war? Also, if he was considered to be …



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