Category: Common Ground

The Significance of Abraham in Our World Today Needs to Be Asserted

The Significance of Abraham in Our World Today Needs to Be Asserted

Zaid Shakir God mentions the origins of the pilgrimage, when He orders Abraham: “Proclaim the pilgrimage to humanity; they will respond, coming to the Sacred House on foot, riding every possible conveyance; coming from every distant path.” (Quran 22:27) It is related that Abraham responded by saying, “My Lord! How can I call all of

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

Origin of Christmas (video)

Origin of Christmas (video)

Bio of Dr Abdullah Hakim Quick Dr Abdullah Hakim Quick is a historian, social activist and religious leader of African and Native American descent. He has travelled to over 58 countries doing research and delivering lectures to various communities. His qualification in Islamic Studies comes from a BA from the Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi

Jesus: A Servant of God

Jesus: A Servant of God

By Imam Shabir Ally It will be quickly obvious that they often referred to him as a servant of God, but never Son of God. Peter, for example, said: “The God of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, the God of our fathers, has glorified his servant Jesus” (Acts 3:13). Peter further said: “God raised up his

Who Was Jesus According to Jesus?

Who Was Jesus According to Jesus?

By Imam Shabir Ally The Quran tells us a lot of wonderful things about Jesus. As a result, believers in the Quran love Jesus, honor him, and believe in him. In fact, no Muslim can be a Muslim unless he or she believes in Jesus, on whom be peace. The Quran says that Jesus was

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

From Catholic to Muslim: Congressman Keith Ellison Speaks

From Catholic to Muslim: Congressman Keith Ellison Speaks

By Brooke Obie In 2006, U.S. Congressman Keith Ellison was elected to represent Minnesota’s 5th district, becoming the state’s first African American representative and the first Muslim to serve in Congress. To both praise and controversy, Ellison was sworn into office on a copy of the Qur’an once owned by Thomas Jefferson, a reminder of the religious

Putting Bangladesh on the Arts Map

Putting Bangladesh on the Arts Map

By Gayatri Rangachari Shah DHAKA, Bangladesh — Bangladesh, a country ravaged in recent years by mass protests, typhoons and factory fires that killed hundreds, may seem like an unusual place for a global arts event. But an ambitious initiative driven by a local entrepreneurial couple is looking to change that. “This is the time for

Having Faith in a Community

Having Faith in a Community

By Dr. Saud Anwar When I took the oath of office, as the newly elected mayor of the South Windsor, CT, the fact that I am the first mayor of the Muslim faith in CT, was the last thing on my mind. I am a critical care physician. When I enter the ICU, my patient’s condition,

Sonny Bill Williams: Islam brings me happiness

Sonny Bill Williams: Islam brings me happiness

By Gary Morley and Neil Curry (CNN) – It was in the cave of Hira that the prophet Muhammad received the first revelation of the Quran. For rugby’s original wild child Sonny Bill Williams, meeting a Tunisian family who lived with their five children in a one-bedroom flat in the south of France proved pivotal to