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 …
Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. Dear questioner, we would like to thank you for the great confidence you place in us, and we implore Allah Almighty to help us serve His cause and …
Peace is a state of balance and harmony arising out of our conforming to the laws of nature and our obedience to the moral laws of religion. Both these sets of laws are from God Almighty Himself. Muslims believe that this is because it is God Who created the universe and its laws.
As the days went on, a small yet clear and strong feeling, a kind of gentle energy inside me, called out to say the words. I rehearsed them over and over. I even wrote them down on paper and carried with me wherever I went, just in case I would brave myself and go ahead.
It is astonishing that some people who invoke God by this noble name live their lives in contention and hostility towards the world. Every aspect of their lives is full of strife, from within themselves, to their outward behavior, in their thinking, and with their families. How can such a person find peace with the Lord?
I have 3 of my biggest exams in Medical school that are all bang on in the middle of Ramadan. This was initially a source of anxiety for me. Would I be able to study in Ramadan? If I am, would that affect my worship and imaan?
Rejecting anti-Muslim sentiments, members of different faith groups in Missoula mountain valleys of western Montana are marking “Celebrate Islam Week” event later this month, to promote understanding of the world’s second-largest faith.