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The Big Question

The Big Question

Dr. Laurence Brown   At some point in our lives, everybody asks the big questions: “Who made us,” and “Why are we here?” So who did make us? Most of us have been brought up more on science than religion, and to believe in the Big Bang and evolution more than God. But which makes

The Importance of Parents

The Importance of Parents

By Nageen Khan When asked about the people who taught us the most, who were there for us through hardships, who laughed with us during the good times, who put up with us on our off days, most of us think immediately of our parents. And it is true: our parents are the ones who

The Muslims of Early America

The Muslims of Early America

By Peter Manseau IT was not the imam’s first time at the rodeo. Scheduled to deliver an invocation at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo last week, Moujahed Bakhach of the local Islamic Association of Tarrant County canceled his appearance because of the backlash brought on by a prayer he had offered a few days before.

Islamic center opens its doors for ‘Meet Your Muslim Neighbor’ event

Islamic center opens its doors for ‘Meet Your Muslim Neighbor’ event

By Will Healey The Islamic Society of Greater Chattanooga held “Meet Your Muslim Neighbor,” an open house for members of all belief systems to learn about the religion over coffee and snacks, at the I.S.G.C. Center on Gunbarrel Road on Saturday. Dozens of people were spaced throughout the center’s large gymnasium, munching and mingling, while

Hijab: Modesty, Humility and Dignity

Hijab: Modesty, Humility and Dignity

By Saulat Pervez   In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful Islam’s code of modesty extends to all aspects of one’s life, including attire. Hijab, the head-covering worn by Muslim women, is an outer manifestation of an inner commitment to worship God. This brochure explores the different dimensions hijab brings to

Arrangement and Collection of the Quran

Arrangement and Collection of the Quran

How were the Quran’s verses and chapters arranged? The present arrangement of the Quran is not the work of later generations, but was made by the Prophet, peace be upon him (p), under God’s directions. Whenever a chapter was revealed, the Prophet (p) summoned his scribes, to whom he carefully dictated its contents, and instructed

Muslims Around the World: An Introduction

Muslims Around the World: An Introduction

Fourteen hundred years ago, God sent Angel Gabriel to reveal the religion of Islam to Muhammad (peace be upon him). God transformed him from an ordinary man to the last of the Prophets. He was given the responsibility of guiding humanity to righteousness and the worship of One God alone. Muhammad (pbuh) advised his fellow

Pauline Theology

By Dr. Laurence Brown In the midst of the growing 19th and 20th century awareness of the differences between Trinitarian doctrine and the period of origins, a person might be surprised to find one group who claim to be followers of Christ Jesus reading the following in the Holy Quran: “O People of the Book!  Commit no

The Justice of Judgment

By Dr. Laurence Brown “You never get a second chance to make a good first impression” –old proverb True belief has a reward in the hereafter. Disbelief does too, buuuut … you don’t want it. Such has been the message of all the prophets—each and every one of them. How can we justify an afterlife?

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