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In a world of myriad religions and belief systems, misconceptions and concerns about other religions abound. Such misconceptions can be dangerous as they lead to hostility, and are one of the root causes of conflicts. Religious hostility can be greatly diminished, if not completely eliminated, if we make a sincere attempt to understand the “other”.
What does Islam say about Terrorism? 877-WHY-ISLAM Brochure. Request a copy View in PDF One of the distinctive characteristics of the times we live in is the overwhelming presence of violence in our societies. Whether it is a bomb going off in a market place, or the hijacking of an aircraft where innocent people are
By Gary Miller Introduction The Quran is the last revealed Word of God. It is a record of the exact words revealed by God to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through the Angel Gabriel. It was then dictated to his Companions who memorized it, and it was written down by scribes. The Quran
Prophethood is not unknown to heavenly revealed religions, such as Judaism and Christianity. In Islam, however, it has a special status and significance. According to Islam, God (Allah) created man for a noble purpose: to worship Him and lead a virtuous life based on His teachings and guidance. How would man know his role and
877-WHY-ISLAM The 877-WHY-ISLAM project was launched in 1999 by volunteers associated with Islamic Circle of North America (I.C.N.A.). It derives inspiration from the following Quranic verse: “Invite all to the way of thy Lord, With wisdom and beautiful preaching, And argue with them, In ways that are best and most gracious” (16:125). The project’s foremost
A Perspective on Obama’s Cairo Speech by Saulat Pervez Much has been said about the importance of President Obama’s historic address in Cairo on June 4, 2009, and most of it has to do with America and the Muslim world. However, we must not forget an important component of his speech, a group of people
“We have indeed sent down signs that make things manifest: and Allah guides whom He wills to a way that is straight.” [Quran 24:46] The religion one decides to practice is a very personal decision. Islamic holds the position that human beings have been created by God with the attribute of free will. They are
Islam and Judaism hark back to a common ancestor, Abraham (Ibrahim), and thus are referred to as Abrahamic religions (along with Christianity). Further, Muslims believe in all the prophets of Judaism, such as Isaac (Ishaq) and Moses (Musa), all of whom are mentioned in the Qur’an, peace be upon them. While Jews trace their geneology
Why are there verses in the Qur’an that encourage Muslims to kill non-believers wherever they find them? The Importance of Context The word ‘context’ has two dictionary meanings: 1. The parts of a written or spoken statement that precede or follow a specific word or passage, usually influencing its meaning or effect. 2. The set
Why does Islam have the concept of jihad or holy war, which some use to justify violence and terrorism?
Islam and Peace Islam comes from the root word Salaam, which means peace. It also means submitting one’s will to Allah (swt). The word Salaam is also an attribute of God. In this context, it means ‘The Giver of Peace’. Muslims greet each other with Assalaamu alaikum which translates to wishing peace for one another.