Early Muslim scholars were almost unanimous on rejecting astronomical methods during their time, but.
In ancient civilization, astronomy was a mystery, but in the Abbasid period, it gained a special status.
The impression that Islam left on Christianity as a heretical religion was countered by the admiration of Islamic civilization in the works of some late medireview and Renaissance thinkers. The Islamic scientific and philosophical culture, inter alia, played a significant role in this process, and we can mention here only two examples both of which
From the moment it emerged as a universal religion, Islam became a major challenge for Christianity: it was a new dispensation from Heaven that claimed to have completed the cycle of Abrahamic revelations. The references to Jewish and Christian themes in the Qur’an and Prophetic traditions (hadith), sometimes concurring with and sometimes diverging from the
The noble Hijrah from Makkah to Madinah is one of the grandest events in the history of Islam.
Part of the lessons learnt from the first Hijra, was the fact that it gave Muslims the opportunity to establish Islam across the globe.
This article attempts to evaluate the theory of evolution in the light of the textual sources of Islam.
The neighbor holds a special status in Islam that encourages Muslims to treat neighbors in a gentle way.
Within the context of his upbringing and his times, Deedat became a visionary.
Outside the world of theology, philosophy and literature, there were many Europeans whose thirst and curiosity for the Orient could not be quenched by reading books. So they went to the Islamic world and produced a sizeable literature of travel accounts about Muslim countries, their customs, cities, and so on. These were the European travelers
The article covers the essence of five daily obligatory prayers in the life of Human being and its objectives.
It is frequently claimed that Islam is valid only for primitive people, as it elevates them to a better standard, and that is why it appealed to tribal communities, while in civilized societies it is no longer in use. But, what is meant by civilized societies? Does this refer to modern societies which are based
It is a common allegation by Christians that the Qur’an is a mere copy of the Bible; that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) simply plagiarized “his” book from the pages of the Bible. It is true that Prophet Muhammad received the Qur’an AFTER the Bible came into existence; and it is also
A Sikh friend of mine was given some literature to read. While reading it, he raised this objection: “You say that Allah speaks to the prophets and through these special people He sent a universal way of life for all mankind. The question is, why is such an important way of life prescribed in this
Zakah is a portion of one’s wealth that must be given to the poor or to other specified causes. The word “zakah” comes from the verb meaning to purify or cleanse. It is the third Pillar of Islam and is obligatory for all those who are financially able. Zakah means the giving of a specific share of one’s
One of the benefits of memorizing the Qur'an is that it does exercise the "memory muscles" and comes in very handy for other life skills
Muslims wait for the sighting of the crescent with eagerness as it heralds the beginning of this blessed fasting period.
The article explains everything about Ramadan that you need to know, what Ramadan is, why it is observed, and by whom it is observed.
Voluntary abstinence from food has been a spiritual purification rite in many religions. The Qur'an also indicates that as a practice of the past religions.
Islam does not prohibit women seeking work; indeed, in the ideal Islamic society it is necessary that women should fill certain posts
The article examines the falsification tests of the noble Qur'an. Through the tests the Quran offers something that makes it stands out.
The incident of the elephant took place in Al-Muharram 882 according to the Roman Calendar.
Physical purity means cleanliness of the body, clothing and environment. Muslims must have perfect physical purity to pray the Salah.
The Qur'an's lack of any internal contradiction and discrepancy also shows that it is from Allah and is immune to change.
Islam has provided the most humane of the rules of combat in existence. It does that when it forbids the killing of non-combatants
I beheld the mosque on Arafah—Masjid Namirah—through the early morning mist. Thousands on foot, in buses and cars heading in the same direction. With purposeful movements men and machine moved towards Arafah.
Islam is international in its outlook and approach. It does not admit barriers and distinctions based on color, clan, blood or territory
Few reasons that give an indication as to why this book deserves the attention of all humanity
The Qur’an remains today exactly as it was revealed more than 14 centuries ago and contains the exact Words of Allah
My brief encounter with Islam, both in a college class and my visit to a mosque, planted a seed that would grow for the next ten years
I always strived to be someone else, until I found myself through my discovery and acceptance of the faith in One God
I was determined to read the Qur’an in Arabic with the help of a good translation. When I read the Qur’an, Islam’s holiest book, I thought it was beautiful, so scientific, so compassionate, so feminist!
My Journey started when I desired to have a relationship with my creator. I wanted to find my spirituality, and not the one I was born with
Jabir ibn `Utayk reported that Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) said: “There are seven kinds of martyrs besides those killed in wars, defending the cause of Allah: A person who is killed in an epidemic A person who is drowned A person who has bedsores, causing fever and cough resulting in his death A person who dies
Science must increase our faith. It is wrong for anyone to close their eyes to what is right in front of them. For a Muslim the evidence of dinosaurs and fossils is not a threat to our beliefs. Rather, it is a confirmation of the power of Allah. A. Why Does Allah Tell Us About
Many signs appear to the eye from the countries of the world with the increase in the number of reverts and those who enter the religion of Allah in waves of groups from the east and west of the earth, and from the north and south, as Islam is the highest spread religion according to
After twenty-five years as a writer in America, I wanted something to soften my cynicism. I was searching for new terms by which to see. The way one is raised establishes certain needs in this department. From a pluralist background, I naturally placed great stress on the matters of racism and freedom. Then, in my
Places where we can read about the verses of Hijab in the Qur’an and clearing some misinformation in connection to Hijab.
Austin Roe's story of becoming a Muslim at the age of ten years old and his journey from being a stubborn child raised from a chaotic home to a calm Muslim family
Austin Roe's story of becoming a Muslim at the age of ten years old and his journey from being a stubborn child and chaotic home to a calm Muslim family
By Jamilah Kolocotronis on how she discovered Islam after studying several Eastern religions
How best can we answer the authenticity of the Qur’an and what proof can we give/tell them that the Qur’an is in its original form since the beginning and has never been distorted.
Some people who convert to Islam prefer to call it a reversion because everyone is born in a natural state of Islam – submission to the will of God – and rather than converting away from something they assert that coming to accept Islam is reverting to that human original state. In my case this
What is the true historical status of Allah among the polytheists before the revelation of the Holy Qur'an?
Dr. Lang's journey to Islam is an interesting story. From one who had once challenged the existence of God, he became a firm believer in God.
Islam, the Religion of all the Prophets Islam began with the first man, Adam, when he submitted himself to God. Therefore, the word “Islam” simply means Submission to God. The word also means Peace; and so, as the name of the Religion of God, it implies the peace that we can attain by submitting to
How do we know that Jesus is not the true God? What explanation can we get from the Bible?
The journey of a religious Christian who accepted Islam after a strict devotion to the doctrines of Christianity.
Muslims have responsibilities towards their children, and they stand accountable for these responsibilities so that they can truly enjoy and appreciate the blessings of having children and get rewarded by the Giver.
The article uncovers some proofs that confirms the Quran as a seal of divine revelation to Mankind, and its completion was signified with the death of the Prophet (Pbuh).
The first detailed account of the Hajj by an English Muslim was during the Edwardian era, when the artist Hedley Churchward became the first recorded British ‘Guest of God.
The story of a Portuguese catholic woman who bought Quran in the quest to familiarize herself with the culture of Muslims in Egypt.
How does Quran explain the concept of Mercy of Allah upon the worlds
Does Islam teach that Allah is Jehovah, God of the Old Testament in the Bible?
The story of strong Christian woman who found the truth about Islam through the good conduct of Muslims International students in USA
The story of a Roman Catholic teenager who was active in his belief but researched about Islam
The journey of an American woman to Islam after she had faced a lot of challenges in life but found a solace in Islam
The growth of Islam in Namibia one of the countries in the southern part of Africa.
The Turkish attention to Adhan, nevertheless, was more clearly crystallized in the period of Ottoman rule, which lasted for about six centuries
What are treasury bonds and how do they function? What is their ruling in Islam in regards to Riba (Interest).
Swedish Woman embraced Islam when she failed to get proper answers to her questions about the bible and Christianity.
A Canadian Catholic man who begun his search for a convincing religion after he was bored from the repetitive services of the church.
A response to the issue that the Prophet (Pbuh) married Aishah at a very young age. How best can we interpret this tradition from the norm of the present time.
The article refutes the allegation that Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) married some 18 slaves? People say that the Qur’an states something like that in one verse.
An American Christian from a white, upper-middle-class Anglo Saxon American family from Washington DC narrating how his Journey to Islam began
The biography of `Uthman ibn `Affan, one of the close Companions of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)
A review and response to some misconceptions and anti-Islamic sentiments raised in Rick Mathes’ article entitled: “Allah or Jesus?”
The articles addresses a best way to practice a balance life in Islam in the aspects of life including meeting the obligation of worship, the desires of soul and the need of society
A Danish freethinker who toured the world narrated his experience in trying different religions and how he eventually discovered Islam
Aisha discovered Islam through an accidental acceptance into a Muslim chat room where people finding fault with Christianity
The conversion story of an Indian family who was actively involved in Church and Parish affairs
Some historical and textual proofs that debunk claims that somebody must have read parts of the Bible to the Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh).
The scholars hold that there is no prescribed punishment (hadd) for apostasy. This is proved by using both reason and strong evidence from Qur'an and Sunnah.
Pillars of Faith represents the fundamental beliefs of Muslim of which without them the faith of Muslim is invalid.
The Journey of a young American who turned away from material life and researched about religions.
The term Kaafir is in opposition to a Muslim, who openly testifies to the truth and submits willfully and peacefully to it. In Islamic parlance, it is used to mean someone who deliberately rejects the true faith.
How best the Muslim women can maintain the connection to Allah during the period of menstruations
Islam is a religion of peace but also a religion of justice. So, when exactly are Muslims permitted to fight?
The Journey of a Christian who learnt about Islam from a book that her daughter brought home about Islam
The story of a young Canadian man who discovered Islam and reverted along with other students in the boarding school
The biography of a Hungarian orientalist, Julius Germanus who embraced Islam during the period he was specializing in Turkish language.
The story of a Cuban professor who accepted Islam after reading Muhammad Pickthall translation of the meanings of the Holy Qur’an for the sake of augmenting my history lectures on Islam
A Catholic woman discovers Islam through the discussion sessions about religion with Muslims
The basic principles of Islam and the answers to misconceptions raised about Islam
A Catholic Christian started his journey to Islam from the time he noticed the inconsistencies between religious lessons and what was taught in history classes
Who is Aishah bint Abu Bakar, the wife of the Prophet (Pbuh) and one of the mothers of believers?
Her novel Echoes discusses problems that the new Muslims face. I sat in my night class, in my first semester at the community college, daydreaming as usual. I thought about my future and wondered where it would take me. Suddenly I had a revelation. I wanted to become a minister. I wanted to devote my
A story of a Muslim woman and the process of adapting to Hijab
A good catholic man's story who accepted Islam after a thorough search about it
The story of a Christian who started searching for the truth from the time she was eight years old.