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Revisiting the Story of Mary as a New Muslim

Revisiting the Story of Mary as a New Muslim

I remember thinking: “How can a religion that denies the divinity of Jesus Christ hold his mother in such high regard?” Eventually, a new perspective and love for the Virgin Mary helped me see Islam as the true faith and become the Muslim that I am today.

Come to a Word That is Just

Come to a Word That is Just

The King and those with him were moved to tears. Silent tears rolled down their cheeks and soaked into their beards. The sublime words of Quran melted their hearts, as it had already begun to do in Makkah.

Female Prophets

Were There Any Female Prophets According to Islam?

Short Answer:A number of renowned scholars have demonstrated thatthere were female prophets, as there were male prophets; although they did have different opinions about whom to include in their list of female prophets.For example, Imam Al-Qurtubi, in his famous commentary, explained that in principle there is nothing against sending female prophets, similar to sending male …

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…

Jesus - The Inspired Teacher

Jesus – The Inspiring Teacher (Special Folder)

Jesus is a special figure in Islam and Christianity. However, although there are some similarities between both religions, yet the Jesus mentioned in the Quran is quite different from the Gospel Jesus. In this folder, Discovering Islam team compiled some…

The Virgin Mary in the Bible and the Quran - About Islam

The Virgin Mary in the Bible and the Quran

Short Answer:Of the four gospels, only the Gospel of John tells us that Mary was present near the cross when the crucifixion took place. But we are told absolutely nothing about how she felt about it or what she said about the incident. Salam Dear Muhammad, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask …

How is Jesus Described in the Quran?

How is Jesus Described in the Quran?

The Quran is the sacred scripture of Islam, and in it, more than ninety verses spread across fifteen chapters discuss Jesus. Three chapters are named after their reference to Jesus: the third chapter of Quran, ‘The Family of Imran,’ is named after the father of Mary…

Muslims Love Jesus Too! That's What Made Me Love Islam

Muslims Love Jesus Too! That's What Made Me Love Islam

As a young Christian girl growing up, I struggled with Jesus’ role in the faith of my parents. Ultimately, it was my quest to understand his role that led me to the religion of Islam. I still remember sitting in the living room with my mother as a child and…

Surviving Christmas as a New Muslim

Surviving Christmas as a New Muslim

Many family members treat a new Muslim’s refusal to celebrate Christmas as a betrayal or negation of the family as a whole. For a new Muslim, you must put your foot down with kindness and firmness. You can explain your new beliefs and why you no longer celebrate Christmas…

2 Lessons We Learn from Mary, Mother of Jesus

2 Lessons We Learn from Mary, Mother of Jesus

Mary was filled with trust in Allah and saw Him at work in all things. This is what we are all called to do as Muslims. Like Mary, we are called to trust in Allah and see His work in all creation. Her true “submission” to God’s will…



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