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A Bond of Prophethood: Were Previous Prophets Muslims?

A Bond of Prophethood: Were Previous Prophets Muslims?

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is strongly connected to all Prophets who were sent before him. He carried over the same message and led the same path of the Prophets from Adam till Jesus. He was the last sealing link in that blessed chain of Prophets. This connection is heavily stressed in …

Concept of People of the Book in Islam

Concept of People of the Book in Islam

We sometimes tend to use expressions at a general level without paying attention to their religious, or social boundaries. As generality generates ambiguity, this article will explore the meaning of the term ‘People of the Book’, highlighting its origins in the Qur’an and discussing, in brief, the usage and themes associated with it in the …

Best Supporters – Jesus’ Disciples & Muhammad’s Companions

Best Supporters - Jesus' Disciples & Muhammad's Companions

Some groups of Prophet Muhammad’s Companions can be directly likened to the disciples of Jesus. When the fledgling Muslim community migrated to Madinah, they were met and taken in by the residents of Madinah, who came to be known as the Helpers, or the Ansar.

What Jesus Said about Fasting

The Fasting of Jesus (peace be upon him)

Since Jesus fasted, his true followers will also fast, if they indeed follow his teachings. He said: “If ye continue in my word, then are ye my disciples indeed” (John 8:31). People had complained to Jesus…

Understanding Allah, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit

Understanding Allah, Jesus, and the Holy Spirit

Short Answer: God the Lord, Jesus the human prophet, and the Holy Spirit Gabriel are each separate. The doctrine of the Trinity was never preached by Jesus, nor by his followers for three centuries. The word “trinity” is nowhere in the Bible. The whole concept was derived from the words of John, who never met Jesus. …

Best Supporters - Jesus' Disciples & Muhammad's Companions

Who Were the Disciples of Jesus?

It is interesting to note that the majority of Jesus’ disciples were fishermen and their clothes would have been white due to their daily toil. The whiteness could then be extrapolated to include the whitening of people’s hearts through…

Messiah

What Is the Meaning of "Messiah" According to Islam?

Short Answer: Muslims accept the Jewish belief that there were prophecies about the coming of the Messiah. They also accept the Christian claim that Jesus of Nazareth, son of Mary, was the expected Messiah. Muslims however deny the Christian belief that Jesus was the Son of God. The word messiah in the Old Testament means “to smear, anoint, or …

10 Great Lessons We Learn From Jesus

10 Great Lessons We Learn From Jesus

Jesus (peace be upon him) was among the five greatest messengers sent to humanity- collectively called the Ulul’ Azm. He was the last messenger before our Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him). According to Imam As-Suyuti, he is also counted as the…

Things You May Not Know About Easter Traditions

Things You May Not Know About Easter Traditions

The traditions that are established as a Christian celebration don’t really represent Jesus’ teaching. How does a bunny play into the prophet’s message? And why are eggs a central symbol of the celebration?



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