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Is Faith a Choice or a Gift?

Is Faith a Choice or a Gift?

Belief is a choice, and it requires an active conscious commitment to an intellectual process. But faith is a blessing and not a choice. Belief is an intellectual response to reality. Faith is an emotional one. I will prove that faith is not a choice by soliciting the help of those who are obsessed with …

Islam 'In the Soul of Portugal' - About Islam

Islam 'In the Soul of Portugal'

Centuries after the end of the Islamic period in Al-Andalus, the Islamic monuments in Portugal have left a deep trace in the country’s language, culture, and soul, Albawaba reported. “Al-Andalus was a golden age for humanity. Muslims, Jews, and Christians coexisted relatively peacefully and science and culture thrived,” says the writer, poet, and scholar Adalberto …

Wisconsin Museum Exhibits Islamic Culture for Kids - About Islam

Wisconsin Museum Exhibits Islamic Culture for Kids

WISCONSIN – A life-sized Islamic sailboat, dozens of Islamic artifacts, and lively demonstrations by local and national Muslim artists are featured in the Please Touch Museum’s latest exhibition named ‘America to Zanzibar’, Wisconsin Muslim Journal reported. “The museum wants to spotlight the history of the more than 200,000 Muslim-Americans living in Philadelphia,” Informed Patricia Wellenbach, …

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Is Islam a Religion, Culture, Nationality or Ethnicity?

Short Answer:“Islam is a religion, but not in the usual sense…Islam covers all aspects of life, such as politics, economics, and culture…Islam has common “cultural” elements…” But Islam isnot a nationality or an ethnicity. “Muslims come from Asia, Africa, the Middle East, North America, and so on.And each of these groups also participate in their …

New Islamic Gallery Launched at British Museum - About Islam

New Islamic Gallery Launched at British Museum

LONDON – In cooperation with Albukhary Foundation in Malaysia, a new Islamic culture gallery at the British Museum in London opened its doors to visitors on October 19, Financial Times reported. “Roughly 1,600 objects are drawn from throughout the museum’s collection, replacing a Middle East-focused gallery that opened near the back entrance in 1989. Underlying …

Manchester Hosts Festival to Celebrate Muslim Art, Culture - About Islam

Manchester Hosts Festival to Celebrate Muslim Art, Culture

MANCHESTER – A new multi-arts festival is coming to Manchester, the UK, this November, with more than 40 events taking place over ten days, Manchester Evening News reported on September 12. The founder Qaisra Shahraz, a British-Pakistani novelist and journalist who has lived in Manchester for most of her life, hopes that ‘MACFEST’ festival will …

Healing Colors

Healing Colors of Prayers

Both the Qur’an and Hadith contain descriptions of paradise as green.{These it is for whom are gardens of perpetuity beneath which rivers flow; ornaments shall be given to them therein of bracelets of gold, and they shall wear green robes of fine silk and thick silk brocade interwoven with gold, reclining therein on raised couches; …


Gardening: An Islamic Philosophical Architecture

If heaven, the ultimate reward that we are striving for, is described as “gardens underneath which rivers flow”, then what places on Earth could give us better foretaste of Paradise than gardens?

Muslims Host Cultural Festival in Oregon - About Islam

Muslims Host Cultural Festival in Oregon

A Muslim education trust in Tigard, Oregon, will be hosting its inaugural Portland International Muslim Cultural Festival on Saturday, July 8, giving the larger community a chance to know and experience the Islamic culture.

Father's Influence Between Culture and Religion

Father's Influence: Between Culture and Religion?

Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for submitting your question to our website, and for appreciating our efforts, sister. May Allah accept all our work. As a person approaches the age of maturity i.e. the age range of 30-40,they start to fully embrace adulthood and leave behind the naiveté, heedlessness, and carefreeness of youth forever. It …

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