On Faith»

Faith: Belief in the Unseen

Faith: Belief in the Unseen

Lamya Hamad Islam places great importance on having faith. In order to become a Muslim, a person must testify, “I bear witness that there is no God but the One God, and Muhammad is a Messenger of God.” A Muslim must believe this without ever having seen God or Muhammad....
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Muslim Heritage»

Latin America: Historical Legacy

Latin America: Historical Legacy

Saulat Pervez It is a known fact that Muslim Europeans of the Middle Ages were far more advanced than their non-Muslim counterparts, thanks to the Golden Ages of Spain and Sicily under Muslim rule. Yet, many people forget that Muslim astronomers and mariners played an important...
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  • Baghdad: Foundation
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    Baghdad: Foundation
      Abbasid Caliph al-Mansur founded Baghdad on July 20, 762 C.E., intending it to serve as the capital of Islam and calling it “Madinat-us-Salaam,”...
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  • The History of Islam in Africa
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    The History of Islam in Africa
    By Amadou Shakur The Prophet Muhammad reminded the Muslim world, “We are a single community, distinct from others.” The distinction shapes the Muslim’s...
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    Ibn Battuta
      Ibn Battuta, a celebrated traveler, was born in Tangier, Morocco. He lived from 1304 to 1368/1369 and is renowned for his travelogue, Rihla, which...
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Social Ties»

Elderly Care

Elderly Care

The Status of the Elderly in Islam On a visit to a post office in San Diego, California, I noticed an elderly lady struggling to get out of her car. Alone and probably in her mid seventies she held the door with a trembling hand as she stepped out of the driver’s seat. “May...
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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»

Alabama, You saw him before he was a star: NYU imam featured in Chelsea Clinton’s documentary

Alabama, You saw him before he was a star: NYU imam featured in Chelsea Clinton’s documentary

By Kay Campbell HUNTSVILLE, Alabama – Huntsville interfaith activists: You met Imam Khalid Latif before he was a star. Now the Muslim chaplain at New York University who spoke in Huntsville, Ala., as a guest of the Interfaith Mission Service in 2009, is one of two religious...
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