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    The Complete Islamic Personality

    By Jamaal Diwan Personal development according to Islamic teachings Islam is a holistic system that impacts all areas of a person’s life. To this effect, Imam Hasan Al-Banna, a famous Muslim scholar, says, “A Muslim should strive to attain a strong body, good character, cultured thought. He should be able to earn a living, have […]

The Complete Islamic Personality

By Jamaal Diwan
Personal development according to Islamic teachings
Islam is a holistic system that impacts all areas of a person’s life. To this effect, Imam Hasan Al-Banna, a famous Muslim scholar, says, “A Muslim should strive to attain a strong body, good character, cultured thought. He should be able to earn a living, have pure belief, […]

By |November 3rd, 2014|Character, On Faith|4 Comments
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    Faith: Belief in the Unseen

    By Lamya Hamad Islam places great importance on having faith In order to become a Muslim, a person must testify, “I bear witness that there is no God but the One God, and Muhammad is a Messenger of God.” A Muslim must believe this without ever having seen God or Muhammad. Faith, then, is an […]

Faith: Belief in the Unseen

By Lamya Hamad

Islam places great importance on having faith
In order to become a Muslim, a person must testify, “I bear witness that there is no God but the One God, and Muhammad is a Messenger of God.” A Muslim must believe this without ever having seen God or Muhammad. Faith, then, is an essential character […]

By |October 31st, 2014|Character, On Faith|6 Comments
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    Jinn

    By Dr. Jamal Badawi     When we talk about God’s creatures, let’s classify them into two main groups, the seen and the un-seen.  Now the creatures that are seen can be classified into two major groups, humans and others.  By others we mean animals, animate and inanimate objects. Angels and Jinn: Unseen creatures For […]

Jinn

By Dr. Jamal Badawi

 

 

When we talk about God’s creatures, let’s classify them into two main groups, the seen and the un-seen.  Now the creatures that are seen can be classified into two major groups, humans and others.  By others we mean animals, animate and inanimate objects.

Angels and Jinn: Unseen creatures
For the unseen creatures there are […]

By |October 30th, 2014|On Faith|1 Comment
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    The Names and Attributes of Allah

    Allah has described Himself in the Quran through His Names and Attributes. Muslims believe that studying these Names and Attributes is one of the most effective ways of strengthening one’s relationship with God. Each Name and Attribute nourishes a kind of consciousness and humility in man and their study leads one to constantly better their […]

The Names and Attributes of Allah

Allah has described Himself in the Quran through His Names and Attributes. Muslims believe that studying these Names and Attributes is one of the most effective ways of strengthening one’s relationship with God. Each Name and Attribute nourishes a kind of consciousness and humility in man and their study leads one to constantly better their […]

By |October 25th, 2014|Concept of God, God, On Faith|39 Comments
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    Destiny and Free Will

    By Salman Yazdani     February 1, 2003 – Shortly before the scheduled end of its 28th mission, space shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas and Louisiana as it reentered Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven crew members.  It was indeed an unexpected, abrupt and horrible end of a momentous journey. Can anyone believe that NASA, by any stretch of imagination, expected this catastrophic […]

Destiny and Free Will

By Salman Yazdani

 

 

February 1, 2003 – Shortly before the scheduled end of its 28th mission, space shuttle Columbia disintegrated over Texas and Louisiana as it reentered Earth’s atmosphere, killing all seven crew members.  It was indeed an unexpected, abrupt and horrible end of a momentous journey.

Can anyone believe that NASA, by any stretch of imagination, expected this catastrophic end to Columbia?  And, […]

By |October 24th, 2014|Articles of Faith, On Faith|4 Comments
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    Human Rights in Islam

    877-Why-Islam Brochure By Azra Awan We live in an age that is striking in its unprecedented technological sophistication. Unfortunately, the prejudices and inequities that have plagued the human race historically continue to exist, and are responsible for untold human suffering. It is in this context that the subject of human rights is especially pertinent. This […]

Human Rights in Islam

877-Why-Islam Brochure

By Azra Awan
We live in an age that is striking in its unprecedented technological sophistication. Unfortunately, the prejudices and inequities that have plagued the human race historically continue to exist, and are responsible for untold human suffering. It is in this context that the subject of human rights is especially pertinent. This brochure explains […]

By |October 20th, 2014|Islam, On Faith|13 Comments
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    Becoming Spiritually Punctual

    by Daliah Merzaban Praying the five daily prayers on time Before I genuinely began to cultivate and nurture my relationship with God, I regarded the five daily prayers that Islam enjoins on believers as laborious. It seemed impractical to expect that I would be able to stop what I was doing during my busy work schedule […]

Becoming Spiritually Punctual

by Daliah Merzaban
Praying the five daily prayers on time
Before I genuinely began to cultivate and nurture my relationship with God, I regarded the five daily prayers that Islam enjoins on believers as laborious. It seemed impractical to expect that I would be able to stop what I was doing during my busy work schedule to take […]

By |October 19th, 2014|On Faith, Prayer|0 Comments
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    Quran, a Brief Overview

    An Interview with Dr. Jamal Badawi, former professor at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he taught in the Departments of Religious Studies and Management Q: Dr. Jamal Badawi, please can you start introducing the Quran and what you feel is the message of the Quran to Muslims? Dr. Badawi: Well, first of all, I […]

Quran, a Brief Overview

An Interview with Dr. Jamal Badawi, former professor at Saint Mary’s University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he taught in the Departments of Religious Studies and Management

Q: Dr. Jamal Badawi, please can you start introducing the Quran and what you feel is the message of the Quran to Muslims?

Dr. Badawi: Well, first of all, I wish to […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Comparative Religion, On Faith|15 Comments

Implications of God's Attributes

Dr. Jamal Badawi

 

 

 

Each of the basic divine attributes has a practical relevance and implication in the day to day life of various individuals. Here, we will discuss a variety of them.

 
Oneness of God
When discussing the oneness of God this in itself provides a base for humanity to unite. That is talking about one common Lord […]

By |October 11th, 2014|God, On Faith|3 Comments
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    Moses and Khidr

        God conveys a very interesting meeting in the Quran between Moses and Khidr, a man endowed with knowledge of the unseen by God. This passage effectively portrays the limitations of human vision and intellect, as brilliantly shown through Moses’ experiences, which we can connect with even today. (Read more: Story of Moses in […]

Moses and Khidr

 

 

God conveys a very interesting meeting in the Quran between Moses and Khidr, a man endowed with knowledge of the unseen by God. This passage effectively portrays the limitations of human vision and intellect, as brilliantly shown through Moses’ experiences, which we can connect with even today. (Read more: Story of Moses in the Quran)

Moses […]

By |October 10th, 2014|Moses (Peace Be Upon Him), On Faith|1 Comment
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