Category: Common Ground

Mohammed in the Bible: Jesus’ Prophecy

Mohammed in the Bible: Jesus’ Prophecy

Dr. Jamal Badawi The main reference for Muslims is the Quran as the last scripture and the last revelation of God that remains intact. In the Quran, it says, “And remember Jesus, the son of Mary, said: O children of Israel! I am the Apostle of God sent to you confirming the Torah, which came

The Need for Revelation

The Need for Revelation

Dr. Laurence Brown In the previous two parts of this series, we answered the two “big questions.” Who made us? God. Why are we here? To serve and worship Him. A third question naturally arose: “If our Creator made us to serve and worship Him, how do we do that?” In the previous article I

Christianity and Islam

Christianity and Islam

In Dialogues Concerning Jesus Christ the Messiah By Shabir Ally The Similarities Jesus is one of the greatest persons ever to have walked the earth. Two world faiths hold him in high regard. Islam holds him to be God’s Messiah, Prophet, and Righteous Servant. Christianity holds him to be all of the above and even

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 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

A Shared Golden Age

A Shared Golden Age

By Saulat Pervez When the Muslims conquered Spain in 711 C.E., Jewish people were relieved from the persecution of their Visigoth Christian rulers and enjoyed a time of full religious liberty. While they had survived centuries of marginalization under Christian rule, the dawn of tolerance in Muslim Spain enabled them to thrive. Thus began a

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

Belief in Divine Books

Belief in Divine Books

    Quran – an intricate and beautiful book that is a light, a warning, a promise for Muslims. It was divinely revealed over fourteen hundred years ago. Ever since, the Quran remains a Muslim’s solace, hope, and guide. Quran, the holy book of Islam The Quran, the holy book of Islam, was given to