Category: On Faith

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,

Understanding Shariah

Understanding Shariah

An 877-Why-Islam Brochure Order a free copy or  Order in Bulk The newest buzzword these days is ‘Shariah.’ As several states scramble to pass legislation to outlaw Shariah, a hyped fear and persistent confusion surrounds this loaded term. Most people who speak passionately against Shariah do not, in reality, understand it and often reduce it

Who are Muslims?

Who are Muslims?

  Muslims are people who have professed belief in Islam. As believers, they worship the One God and revere Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him (pbuh), as the last messenger of God. Additionally, they also believe in all the prophets which preceded Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and the holy books which they brought, such as the

I’ll Remember, Insha’Allah

I’ll Remember, Insha’Allah

Daliah Merzaban The other day I scheduled a long-overdue appointment for a dental cleaning. I had called a few days in advance and arranged for an early-morning slot so that I could arrive in the office before the workload got too heavy. Leaving my apartment about 35 minutes before the appointment, I imagined I left

Adhan: Call to Prayer

Adhan: Call to Prayer

It’s the first thing recited in the ears of a newborn babe; it’s often the first thing recited in a new home. And it rings out in mosques, Islamic schools, homes, and on the street in Muslim communities five times a day. The adhan, or Islamic call to prayer, is an integral part of the

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