Category: On Faith

Prophets: An Introduction

Prophets: An Introduction

Dr. Jamal Badawi   Believing in prophets is part and parcel of being a Muslim.  It is documented in the Quran that belief in all the prophets is obligatory on every Muslim.  It specifically says, “So [you believers], say, ‘We believe in God and in what was sent down to us and what was sent

Sanctity of Life: The Islamic Position on Terrorism

Sanctity of Life: The Islamic Position on Terrorism

877-WHY-ISLAM Brochure. Perhaps the greatest misunderstanding about Islam today is that it is an inherently violent religion whose followers condone acts of terrorism. In reality, terrorism and indiscriminate violence completely contradict the teachings of Islam. Islam is a religion of mercy and ethics.  It encourages people to beautify their relationship with God and with those

Ferguson, Missouri: Anytown, USA

Ferguson, Missouri: Anytown, USA

By Imam Khalid Griggs “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Fannie Lou Hamer, iconic Mississippi civil rights activist and organizer, uttered her now transcendent words on August 22, 1964, testifying before the Credentials Committee of the Democratic National Convention. After being nearly beaten to death in a Mississippi jail for simply

Worship in Islam

Worship in Islam

877-WHY-ISLAM Brochure. Request a copy View in PDF In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful   Since the beginning of human history, worship has played a central role in people’s lives. Devotion to a higher being continues to tie humanity together despite differences in customs and a variety of beliefs. We

Prayer

Prayer

God has ordered Muslims to pray at five set times of day: Dawn, before sunrise: Fajr. Midday, after the sun passes its highest point: Dhuhr. The late part of the afternoon: Asr. Just after sunset: Maghrib. Late evening: Isha. Prayer sets the rhythm of the day This prayer timetable gives Muslims a pattern for their

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

Belief in One God

Belief in One God

The most fundamental teaching of Islam is to believe in the Oneness of God, in the sense of His being the only Creator, Preserver, Nourisher, etc. But this belief is not enough. Many of the idolaters knew and believed that only the Supreme God could do all this and yet they associated other gods with

Who was Jesus (pbuh)?

Who was Jesus (pbuh)?

877-WHY-ISLAM Brochure. By Yahiya Emerick Request a copy View in PDF In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful There are varied beliefs about Jesus among people of different faiths. Many believe he is God or the son of God. Some maintain that he was simply a very wise man. Others do

Mary, the Mother of Jesus

Mary, the Mother of Jesus

By Sabeen Khan The Virgin Mary. Mary, the Pure. Mariam, upon whom be peace. This blessed woman’s life is evident through many stories and teachings. She has a prominent, significant, and revered role in the Quran and Islam. The story of the Blessed Mary is a truly beautiful one. She descended from the family of

Islam and the African-American Experience

Islam and the African-American Experience

By Dr. Sulayman Nyang Much has been written on the impact of 9/11 on American Muslims. The experience of African-American Muslims in dealing with the anti-Muslim feeling that followed in the aftermath of the tragedy mirrors in most ways the experience of the larger American Muslim community. The history of Islam in this country, though,