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The Quran and Modern Science

The Quran and Modern Science

by Dr. Maurice Bucaille (Edited by Dr. A. A. Bilal Philips) Table of Contents Editor’s Foreword Introduction Religion & Science The Qur’an And Science Authenticity Of Qur’an Creation Of The Universe Astronomy The Sun and Moon. Stars and Planets Orbits The...
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  • The Opener (First Chapter of The Quran)
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    The Opener (First Chapter of The Quran)
    Sura Al-Fatiha “The Opening” Sura Al-Fatiha (“The Opening”) is the first chapter of the Quran. Its verses are a prayer for God’s...
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  • What is Islam?
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    What is Islam?
    The word Islam means voluntary “Submission” or “Surrender” to the Will of God. It derives from the root word “salam,” meaning peace. In the...
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  • Declaration of Faith
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    Declaration of Faith
    The Shahada or Testimony of Faith The First Pillar of Islam The word “Muslim” means one who submits to the will of God, regardless of their race, nationality...
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Muslim Heritage»

Baghdad: Libraries and House of Wisdom

Baghdad: Libraries and House of Wisdom

  Libraries Muslims learned how to make paper from the Chinese, and proceeded to transform this art into a major industry. By 793 C.E., there were many paper mills in Baghdad. This was a revolutionary development because the existing alternatives to paper were papyrus,...
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Social Ties»

What We Should Be Teaching Our Children

What We Should Be Teaching Our Children

Zaid Shakir When we talk about Islamic education and our children, the discussion usually revolves around strictly academic issues related to technical aspects of curriculum development, testing standards and methodologies, balancing between secular and religious education,...
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Hijab - Unveiling the Mystery

American Muslim women today are rediscovering the pristine Islam as revealed by Allah, (God), to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh1), more than 1400 years ago, but without any of the contradictions of ancestral culture.

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Hijab
From darkness to light

Born in poverty and obscurity on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska, Malcolm Little, the fourth child of Earl and Louise Little, rose to become one of the most dynamic Black Nationalist leaders of his time.

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Who was Jesus (pbuh)?

There are many questions that come to mind when the name Jesus is mentioned. Some people say he was a prophet, others call him a god, while others say he was a very wise man.

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Jesus in Islam
Concept of God in Islam

Every language has one or more terms that are used in reference to God and sometimes to lesser deities. This is not the case with the word Allah.

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God in Islam
What does Islam say about Terrorism?

Whether it is a bomb going off in a market place, or the hijacking of an aircraft where innocent people are held at ransom to achieve political ends, we live in an age, where the manipulation and loss of innocent lives has become commonplace.

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Islam on Terrorism
Life After Death

In Islam, an individuals life after death or their Hereafter, is very closely shaped by their present life.

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Life after Death
What they say about Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

During the centuries of the crusades, all sorts of slanders were invented against the Prophet Muhammad (p)2. However, with the birth of the modern age, marked with religious tolerance and freedom of thought, there has been a great change in the approach of Western authors...

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Prophet Muhammad
Islam Explained

Islam, the religion of over 1.2 billion in the world, provides humankind with a unified view about the purpose of our creation and existence, our ultimate destiny and our place among other creatures.

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Islam Explained
The Origin of the Quran

The Quran is the holy book which Muslims recite and turn to for guidance in all aspects of their life.

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Origin of Quran

Common Ground»

Islam and the Thanksgiving Turkey

Islam and the Thanksgiving Turkey

By Eliza Berman Bassam Tariq didn’t grow up eating turkey; his parents didn’t like it. On Thanksgiving, they’d roast chicken and call it a day. But now Tariq has a hundred customers relying on his East Village Halal butcher shop, Honest Chops, to purvey the staple...
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