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    Faith: Belief in the Unseen

    By 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. Faith, then, is an […]

Faith: Belief in the Unseen

By 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. Faith, then, is an essential character […]

By |October 31st, 2014|Character, On Faith|6 Comments
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    Original Sin

    By Dr. Laurence Brown The concept of original sin is completely foreign to Judaism and Eastern Christianity, having achieved acceptance in only the Western Church. Furthermore, Christian and Islamic concepts of sin are virtual opposites with respect to certain nuances. For example, there is no concept of “sinning in the mind” in Islam; to a […]

Original Sin

By Dr. Laurence Brown
The concept of original sin is completely foreign to Judaism and Eastern Christianity, having achieved acceptance in only the Western Church. Furthermore, Christian and Islamic concepts of sin are virtual opposites with respect to certain nuances. For example, there is no concept of “sinning in the mind” in Islam; to a Muslim, […]

By |October 31st, 2014|Christianity, Common Ground, Comparative Religion|0 Comments
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    Jinn

    By Dr. Jamal Badawi     When we talk about God’s creatures, let’s classify them into two main groups, the seen and the un-seen.  Now the creatures that are seen can be classified into two major groups, humans and others.  By others we mean animals, animate and inanimate objects. Angels and Jinn: Unseen creatures For […]

Jinn

By Dr. Jamal Badawi

 

 

When we talk about God’s creatures, let’s classify them into two main groups, the seen and the un-seen.  Now the creatures that are seen can be classified into two major groups, humans and others.  By others we mean animals, animate and inanimate objects.

Angels and Jinn: Unseen creatures
For the unseen creatures there are […]

By |October 30th, 2014|On Faith|1 Comment
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    CBC Ideas: Is Islam the 'green' religion?

    By David Gutnick Recent headlines from the mainstream media around the world highlight how the words “Muslim” and “Islam” are often mentioned in the context of terrorism. But according to a world-renowned scholar, there’s another word that should be associated with Islam — environmentalism. Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a professor of Islamic studies at George Washington […]

CBC Ideas: Is Islam the 'green' religion?

By David Gutnick
Recent headlines from the mainstream media around the world highlight how the words “Muslim” and “Islam” are often mentioned in the context of terrorism.

But according to a world-renowned scholar, there’s another word that should be associated with Islam — environmentalism.

Seyyed Hossein Nasr, a professor of Islamic studies at George Washington University, believes Islam […]

By |October 28th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments

Obama's Former Muslim Advisor Assesses Whether He's Lived Up to His Cairo Speech

By Jessica Schulberg
When Obama came into office, he appointed Dalia Mogahed to his advisory council on faith-based partnerships and gave her a seemingly impossible task: improve Muslim perception of the United States. In 2009, the U.S. was fighting two wars in Muslim countries, imprisoning hundreds of Arab men without charge at Guantánamo Bay, and another […]

By |October 28th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments
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    Sumayyah Binte Khayyat

    By Farah Onaid     The first female martyr of Islam was a black slave in pre-Islamic Arabia. As we explore her story, one can’t help but wonder: What attracted her to Islam? How did she gather the indomitable courage to defy the norm and embrace change? Was the price she paid worth it? What […]

Sumayyah Binte Khayyat

By Farah Onaid

 

 

The first female martyr of Islam was a black slave in pre-Islamic Arabia. As we explore her story, one can’t help but wonder: What attracted her to Islam? How did she gather the indomitable courage to defy the norm and embrace change? Was the price she paid worth it?

What drove Sumayyah to choose […]

By |October 25th, 2014|Muslim Heritage, Notable Muslim Women|0 Comments
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    The Names and Attributes of Allah

    Allah has described Himself in the Quran through His Names and Attributes. Muslims believe that studying these Names and Attributes is one of the most effective ways of strengthening one’s relationship with God. Each Name and Attribute nourishes a kind of consciousness and humility in man and their study leads one to constantly better their […]

The Names and Attributes of Allah

Allah has described Himself in the Quran through His Names and Attributes. Muslims believe that studying these Names and Attributes is one of the most effective ways of strengthening one’s relationship with God. Each Name and Attribute nourishes a kind of consciousness and humility in man and their study leads one to constantly better their […]

By |October 25th, 2014|Concept of God, God, On Faith|38 Comments
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    Why Islam?

    By Dr Laurence Brown Let’s talk frankly. Almost never do non-Muslims study Islam until they have first exhausted the religions of their exposure. Only after they have grown dissatisfied with the religions familiar to them, meaning Judaism, Christianity and all the fashionable “-isms”—Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism (and, as my young daughter once added, “tourism”)—do they consider […]

Why Islam?

By Dr Laurence Brown

Let’s talk frankly. Almost never do non-Muslims study Islam until they have first exhausted the religions of their exposure. Only after they have grown dissatisfied with the religions familiar to them, meaning Judaism, Christianity and all the fashionable “-isms”—Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism (and, as my young daughter once added, “tourism”)—do they consider Islam.

Islam […]

By |October 25th, 2014|Common Ground, Spiritual Journeys|79 Comments
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    Islamic Shariah

    By Saulat Pervez When the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, first began to receive revelations from God in 610 A.D., little did he know that they were the foundational stones for the formation of a future state to be refined piecemeal over the next 23 years. Complete with divinely-ordained laws, a blueprint for societal […]

Islamic Shariah

By Saulat Pervez
When the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, first began to receive revelations from God in 610 A.D., little did he know that they were the foundational stones for the formation of a future state to be refined piecemeal over the next 23 years. Complete with divinely-ordained laws, a blueprint for societal balance, […]

By |October 25th, 2014|North America, Shariah, Social Ties, Society|24 Comments
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    Destiny and Free Will

    By Salman Yazdani     February 1, 2003 – Shortly before the scheduled end of its 28th mission, space shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas and Louisiana as it reentered Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven crew members.  It was indeed an unexpected, abrupt and horrible end of a momentous journey. Can anyone believe that NASA, by any stretch of imagination, expected this catastrophic […]

Destiny and Free Will

By Salman Yazdani

 

 

February 1, 2003 – Shortly before the scheduled end of its 28th mission, space shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas and Louisiana as it reentered Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven crew members.  It was indeed an unexpected, abrupt and horrible end of a momentous journey.

Can anyone believe that NASA, by any stretch of imagination, expected this catastrophic end to Columbia?  And, […]

By |October 24th, 2014|Articles of Faith, On Faith|4 Comments