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Syrian Boy Traumatized at losing His Sight Due to War

Syrian Boy Traumatized at Losing Sight Due to War

 Traumatized at losing his sight, 9-year-old Abdul Moeen al-Hassan kicks and screams frantically as his heartbroken father tries to calm him.  The Syrian child was blinded when his home in Syria was bombed. With his eyes and hands bandaged, he calls for his father, screaming: “Papa, papa, I can’t see.” The boy was brought to hospital …

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Religion in Battle: Is It a Winning Factor?

Many wars have been fought throughout history of humankind for religious reasons, namely the European wars of religion of the 16th and 17th centuries, Muslim conquests of the 7th to 19th centuries, and the Christian Crusades of the 11th to 13th centuries and the Spanish Reconquista of the 8th to 15th centuries.

Did the Prophet Cause the Battle of Badr?

Critics accuse the Prophet Muhammad of raiding pagan caravans that passed by Madinah and provoking the Battle of Badr. Losing at the Battle of Badr, the pagan’s sought revenge for their humiliating loss. The Battle of Badr was clearly the catalyst for the next…

3 Stories of Prophet Muhammad’s Mercy After Battles

3 Stories of Prophet Muhammad’s Mercy After Battles

Prophet Muhammad was the most compassionate of human beings. His compassion was not only limited to those who accepted his message. It extended as far as those disbelievers who were enough opposed to Islam to go into battle with the believers.

Jesus or Muhammad – Whose Teaching Method is Tough?

Jesus or Muhammad – Whose Teaching Method is Tough?

Many people who superficially compare Islam and Christianity have this same idea that Jesus emphasized heaven, love, peace, and forgiveness while Muhammad taught about hell, punishment, waged war and was harsh or even threatening…


What It Feels Like to Flee Your Home

In the middle of the night you’re loaded onto a ship with other refugees. You are lucky: your whole family can travel. The ship is so full that it threatens to capsize. You pray that you don’t drown. The people around you are crying and screaming.

Afghan Inventor Designs Mine Detonator

Afghan Inventor Designs Mine Detonator

Afghan inventor Massoud Hassani has designed a wind-powered ball for clearing minefields. Now in the Netherlands, Hassani grew up in Afghanistan, where he and his brother often made their own wind-powered toys. The detonator, called Mine Kafon, is designed in the shape of a ball, made of an iron casing core surrounded by dozens of …

Top 10 Myths about Islam - More Myths Busted

Historically, Islam has always respected and upheld the principle of freedom of religion. The Quran and other principle texts including the traditions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) preach tolerance towards other religions and non-believers…

Islam - A Religion of War and Violence?

Trying to convince people that Muslims are not terrorists, or that Muslim women are not oppressed, or that not all Muslims represent Islam is becoming increasingly difficult. A Muslim man with a bushy beard is presumed to be planning an attack – on something…

What Is Offensive Jihad?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: Dr. Shabir, the question today is about offensive jihad. What is offensive jihad? Dr. Shabir Ally: Well, the concept of offensive jihad, which of course today we do not accept as a religious …

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