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Atheism

By Dr. Laurence Brown “Life’s greatest tragedy is to lose God and not to miss him.” –F.W. Norwood Atheists might assert that they don’t acknowledge the existence of God, but the view of some Christians and all Muslims is that at some level even the confirmed Atheist affirms God’s presence. The innate but neglected awareness

Rights of non-Muslim minorities

Host:  What is the situation of non-Muslims in an Islamic State? Jamal Badawi: There seems to be undue fears that if we have a true and sincere Islamic State that there would be persecution towards non-Muslim minorities.  It is true that an Islamic State is not a secular state where God is kept out of

Economic System in Islam

By Dr. Jamal Badawi Host: We have never heard of an economic system for Christianity or Buddhism; how does this topic relate to religion? Jamal Badawi: To start with from a broad perspective what is religion?  It is a set of beliefs which organize or regulate the relationship between the individual and his Creator, God,

Toward an Ethical Economic System: Alleviating Suffering Caused by Greed

By Samya Ali The Prophet (p) was asked which was the best form of income. He replied: “That for which a man works with his hands. And honest trading.” The Prophet himself was a trader and was well-known for his integrity. In fact, he was popularly known as “al-amin,” which means “the trustworthy.” At a

Nature of Suffering

By Aisha Asif Too often when we face some difficulties or experience some sort of loss, we feel sorry for ourselves. We wonder why we are suffering, and what we did to deserve this particular hardship. Some of us who are more self-examining might retrace our steps in an attempt to understand where exactly we

Rebuilding Broken Family Bonds

By Suzy Ismail It’s impossible to fix what is broken if we won’t acknowledge the damage Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, reminds us that “The best of you is he who is best to his family, and I am the best among you to my family.” How many of us can say that we

Shariah Laws and Women: Interpretations and Misinterpretations

By Dr. Jasser Auda Women’s issues are the real test for the current Islamic reform. The reason is that groundless and unfair differentiation between men and women is deeply embedded in many popular opinions that we inherited from the eras of decline of the Islamic civilization. First of all, it is necessary to make the

Muslim UCF students combat hate with peace

Muslim UCF students combat hate with peace

By Adam Rhodes A dirty look, a glare, people muttering under their breath. Imagine all of this happening simply because you’re Muslim or you’re wearing a hijab. According to the Pew Research Center, there are 1.6 billion Muslim citizens around the world, which makes up 23 percent of the world’s population. Additionally, 13.7 percent of

Why We Need the Islamic Call to Prayer at American Universities

Why We Need the Islamic Call to Prayer at American Universities

By Jordan Denari The average college student spends eight to 10 hours a day on a smartphone. Eighty percent of college students report feeling frequently stressed, and one in 10 have been diagnosed with anxiety, depression or other mental disorders. Like the rest of the country, universities are fraught with busyness and competing distractions. Students rush around, faces buried

Muhammad: The Final Prophet of God (pbuh)

Muhammad: The Final Prophet of God (pbuh)

In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful   Muhammadp, the final prophet of Islam, is widely considered one of the most influential men in history. Today, nearly one fourth of the world’s population follows the message he delivered. Despite Muhammadp’s lasting influence, many misconceptions continue to surround his persona and his