Category: On Faith

Biography of Muhammad (pbuh) by a Non-Muslim

Biography of Muhammad (pbuh) by a Non-Muslim

by By Prof. K. S. Ramakrishna Rao, Head of the Dept. of Philosophy, Govt. College for Women. University of Mysore, Mandya-571401 (Karnataka, India). Re-printed from “Islam and Modern age”, Hydrabad, March 1978. In the desert of Arabia was Mohammad born, according to Muslim historians, on April 20, 571. The name means highly praised. He is

Belief in Angels

Belief in Angels

In common folklore, angels are thought of as good forces of nature, hologram images, or illusions. Western iconography sometimes depicts angels as fat cherubic babies or handsome young men or women with a halo surrounding their head. In Islam, they are real created beings who will eventually suffer death, but are generally hidden from our

The Concept of Thankfulness in Islam

The Concept of Thankfulness in Islam

By Azra Pervez According to Islam, one of our foremost duties is to be grateful to God for all of His blessings. We can describe three levels of thankfulness: To realize and appreciate all blessings by and within the heart. To say thanks with the tongue. To express gratitude by doing righteous deeds. In other words,

Let Us All Praise “The Appreciative One”

Let Us All Praise “The Appreciative One”

By Hesham Hassaballa Another year has passed, and another Feast of Thanksgiving has come upon us. As families across our great nation gather together, eat turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, gravy, and the like, it is a natural time for us as Americans to reflect over those things for which we should be thankful. As

The Quran and Modern Science

The Quran and Modern Science

by Dr. Maurice Bucaille (Edited by Dr. A. A. Bilal Philips) Table of Contents Editor’s Foreword Introduction Religion & Science The Qur’an And Science Authenticity Of Qur’an Creation Of The Universe Astronomy The Sun and Moon. Stars and Planets Orbits The Day and Night The Solar Apex Expansion of the Universe Conquest of Space Geology

The Opener (First Chapter of The Quran)

The Opener (First Chapter of The Quran)

Sura Al-Fatiha “The Opening” Sura Al-Fatiha (“The Opening”) is the first chapter of the Quran. Its verses are a prayer for God’s guidance and stress the Lordship and Mercy of God (Allah in Arabic). This chapter has a special role in daily prayers (Salat), being recited at the start of each unit of prayer, or

What is Islam?

What is Islam?

The word Islam means voluntary “Submission” or “Surrender” to the Will of God. It derives from the root word “salam,” meaning peace. In the Quran, God defines that the only purpose for which He created mankind is to Worship Him. Islam recognizes that humankind has free choice in whether to obey or disobey God, but

Declaration of Faith

Declaration of Faith

The Shahada or Testimony of Faith The First Pillar of Islam The word “Muslim” means one who submits to the will of God, regardless of their race, nationality or ethnic background. Becoming a Muslim is a simple and easy process that requires no pre-requisites. One may convert alone in privacy, or he/she may do so

Jihad Explained

Jihad Explained

By M. Amir Ali, Ph.D.,Published by The Institute of Islamic Information & Education In the linguistic sense, the Arabic word “jihad” means struggling or striving and applies to any effort exerted by anyone. In this sense, a student struggles and strives to get an education and pass course work; an employee strives to fulfill his/her

Voices of Muslim Women

Voices of Muslim Women

In spite of the impression dominant in the West that Islam is oppressive to women, the majority of American converts to Islam are women. The following are the expressed feelings of several anonymous Muslim women converts to Islam who happen to be Americans. They hoped to convey their feelings to loved ones and others within