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    Baghdad: Foundation

    The Founding of Baghdad 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,” or City of Peace. Baghdad was also known as the Round City because it was constructed in a circular shape, consisting of towering semi-circle city walls on the […]

Baghdad: Foundation

The Founding of Baghdad
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,” or City of Peace. Baghdad was also known as the Round City because it was constructed in a circular shape, consisting of towering semi-circle city walls on the right […]

By |September 24th, 2014|Asia, Muslim Heritage|1 Comment
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    Rush to Virtue

    By Abu Zayd Muhammad, the final prophet of Islam, stated: “Every Muslim should give charity.” He was asked, “What if one cannot?” He replied, “Then he should go find work and help himself and others.” He was asked, “What if one cannot?” The Prophet, peace be upon him (pbuh), replied,“Then he should help someone in […]

Rush to Virtue

By Abu Zayd
Muhammad, the final prophet of Islam, stated: “Every Muslim should give charity.” He was asked, “What if one cannot?” He replied, “Then he should go find work and help himself and others.” He was asked, “What if one cannot?” The Prophet, peace be upon him (pbuh), replied,“Then he should help someone in need.” […]

By |September 24th, 2014|Charity, Social Ties, Society|0 Comments
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    Women in Islam

    877-WHY-ISLAM Brochure Oppressed, inferior, and unequal – for many people, these are the first words that come to mind when thinking about women in Islam. These stereotypes confuse Islam with cultural practices and fail to recognize that Islam has empowered women with the most progressive rights since the 7th century. In Islam, women are not […]

Women in Islam

877-WHY-ISLAM Brochure
Oppressed, inferior, and unequal – for many people, these are the first words that come to mind when thinking about women in Islam. These stereotypes confuse Islam with cultural practices and fail to recognize that Islam has empowered women with the most progressive rights since the 7th century. In Islam, women are not inferior […]

By |September 24th, 2014|On Faith|40 Comments
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    Worldwide Condemnation of Terrorism

    By Abdullah, WhyIslam Associate Prominent Muslim scholars, organizations and movements, representing the vast majority of Muslims worldwide, have repeatedly condemned terrorism, and have spoken out for peace and justice. Following is a very brief list of such open condemnation of terrorism, including statements issued in the wake of the heinous attacks on September 11. 1. […]

Worldwide Condemnation of Terrorism

By Abdullah, WhyIslam Associate

Prominent Muslim scholars, organizations and movements, representing the vast majority of Muslims worldwide, have repeatedly condemned terrorism, and have spoken out for peace and justice. Following is a very brief list of such open condemnation of terrorism, including statements issued in the wake of the heinous attacks on September 11.

1. The American […]

By |September 24th, 2014|Common Ground, Terrorism|9 Comments

Lifting the veil on Ireland's fastest-growing religion

By John Meagher
Lorraine O’Connor has had to get used to the “go back to where you come from” taunts. They occur more frequently than she cares to think about – on the street, in the park, at the supermarket.

But the Dubliner who proudly wears the Muslim headscarf, the hijab, every day never lets a verbal […]

By |September 20th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments

City lives: Timbuktu’s leader of the faith is also its chief builder

By Alex Duval Smith
Timbuktu’s clay-built Djinguereber mosque, commissioned in 1327 by emperor Musa I, is one of the most precious religious buildings in the world. Amid the extreme heat and sandstorms, its upkeep is an art in itself.

The muezzin of Djinguereber is also its chief builder, a role inherited from his father. Mahamane “Bania” Mahanmoudou, […]

By |September 20th, 2014|Common Ground, External Links|0 Comments
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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 religious identity and underlines the nature of the Islamic ideal, whether the purity of the monotheistic concept, the uncompromising quest for morality, or the lifelong seeking of knowledge.  It also accentuates the […]

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 religious identity and underlines the nature of the Islamic ideal, whether the purity of the monotheistic concept, the uncompromising quest for morality, or the lifelong seeking of knowledge.  It also accentuates the common […]

By |September 18th, 2014|Africa, Muslim Heritage, Muslim World|7 Comments
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    Purpose of Life

    Dr. Laurence Brown The first of the two big questions in life is, “Who made us?” We addressed that question in the previous article and (hopefully) settled upon “God” as the answer. As we are creation, God is the Creator. Now, let us turn to the second “big question,” which is, “Why are we here?” […]

Purpose of Life

Dr. Laurence Brown
The first of the two big questions in life is, “Who made us?” We addressed that question in the previous article and (hopefully) settled upon “God” as the answer. As we are creation, God is the Creator.

Now, let us turn to the second “big question,” which is, “Why are we here?”

Well, why are […]

By |September 18th, 2014|Common Ground, Comparative Religion|0 Comments

Are We Really Inspired by Prophet Muhammad?

By Tarek M. T. Ezzat
In June 2010, Muslims in the UK produced an excellent series of short videos titled “Inspired by Muhammad” to improve public understanding of Islam and Muslims.

This campaign gave an overview of many aspects of the manners, teachings and dealings of Prophet Muhammad which most non-Muslims are not familiar with, and which […]

By |September 18th, 2014|Muhammad, Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), On Faith, Prophet Muhammad|9 Comments
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    Morality & Ethics in Islam

    Self Development The word “morality” comes from the Latin word moralitas meaning “manner, character, and proper behavior”. Morality generally refers to a code of conduct, that an individual, group or society hold as authoritative, in distinguishing right from wrong. Such an ideal code of conduct is often espoused in preference to other alternatives. Islam as […]

Morality & Ethics in Islam

Self Development

The word “morality” comes from the Latin word moralitas meaning “manner, character, and proper behavior”. Morality generally refers to a code of conduct, that an individual, group or society hold as authoritative, in distinguishing right from wrong. Such an ideal code of conduct is often espoused in preference to other alternatives.

Islam as a comprehensive […]

By |September 18th, 2014|Social Ties, Society|25 Comments