Category: Submission

A Month of Fasting, Not Feasting

A Month of Fasting, Not Feasting

Just as a balance must be maintained between the demands of our daily routines and our Ramadan resolutions, a conscious effort should be made to establish a similar symmetry with reference to our consumption of food and socialization during Ramadan. “For some reason, Ramadan has given rise to a culture of month-long feasting within the

Benefits of Fasting

Benefits of Fasting

by Fatin Khairallah The blessed month of Ramadan is a time for inner reflection, self-discipline and self-improvement. If put into proper practice, these self-checks lead to purification of the inner-self. The fasting performed in Ramadan is one of the most successful ways to formulate good habits. When conducted for the worship of God, fasting gives

Muhammad’s Charter of Freedom of Religion to St. Catherine’s Monastery

By Dr. Aslam Abdullah In 628 CE, Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, sent a charter of freedom of religion to St. Catherine’s Monastery at the foot of Mt. Sinai, during a time in history when no one was talking about freedom of religion, cultural pluralism and tolerance, or protection of human life. Prophet Muhammad’s

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Islam is the culmination of the universal message of God taught by all of His prophets. Muslims believe that a prophet was chosen for every nation at some point in their history, enjoining them to worship God alone and delivering guidance on how to live peacefully with others. Some of the prophets of God include

Prophet Abraham (pbuh)

Islam, along with Judaism and Christianity, is an Abrahamic faith. In other words, Muslims revere Abraham as a prophet and true follower of God’s religion. In the Quran, the holy book of Islam, God describes Prophet Abraham, peace be upon him (pbuh), as His friend: Who could be better in religion than those who direct

Jesus

Muslims respect and venerate Jesus, peace be upon him. They consider him to be one of God’s greatest messengers to humankind. The Quran re-affirms his miraculous birth and his miraculous abilities. Furthermore, his mother Mary is regarded as one of the most pure and exalted women of all creation. At the same time, Islam teaches

Moses

Moses (Musa), peace be upon him, is a prophet mutually revered by Muslims, Christians, and Jewish people. God relates the story of Moses repeatedly throughout the Quran, His final revelation. While it is similar to the Biblical narrative, it also differs in some crucial places. The Quran chronicles his journey as an infant into the

Huffington Post Video: The Journey to Mecca

Huffington Post Video: The Journey to Mecca

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What the Bible says about Muhammad (pbuh)

What the Bible says about Muhammad (pbuh)

By Shabir Ally According to the Bible, God said to Moses, on whom be peace: “I will raise up for them a prophet like you from among their brothers; I will put my words in his mouth, and he will tell them everything I command him.” (The Holy Bible, New International Version, Deuteronomy chapter 18,

Strengthening Bonds

Musaddique Thange, 35, hopes to bring more self-discipline and piety in his life through the fast of Ramadan. Breaking the fast with his family, while difficult at times, is one of his priorities. “In my opinion, Ramadan is not only a personal spiritual endeavor but should also be an opportunity to get closer to one’s