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    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 […]

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 ultimately […]

By |November 17th, 2014|Islam, On Faith, Submission|111 Comments
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    Character in Islam: An Introduction

    By Nageen Khan The importance of character in Islam     An individual’s character is one of the most important aspects of Islam. While acts of worship hold great significance, Islam is a way of life. Everything in a Muslim’s life, including manners and personality, should be in line with Islam. Thus, proper Islamic values […]

Character in Islam: An Introduction

By Nageen Khan
The importance of character in Islam

 

 

An individual’s character is one of the most important aspects of Islam. While acts of worship hold great significance, Islam is a way of life. Everything in a Muslim’s life, including manners and personality, should be in line with Islam. Thus, proper Islamic values and traits are extremely […]

By |November 17th, 2014|Character, Social Ties|1 Comment
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    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 […]

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 in the […]

By |November 16th, 2014|Five Pillars of Islam, On Faith|21 Comments
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    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 […]

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 […]

By |November 12th, 2014|Islam, On Faith|6 Comments
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    Islam in USA – American Mosques

    Courtesy U.S. Department of State’s Office of International Information Programs More than 1,200 mosques and Islamic centers have existed in this country, according to a survey conducted in the latter part of the 1990s, but fewer than 100 were actually designed as mosques. The survey revealed that most Islamic congregations in the United States began […]

Islam in USA – American Mosques

Courtesy U.S. Department of State’s Office of International Information Programs

More than 1,200 mosques and Islamic centers have existed in this country, according to a survey conducted in the latter part of the 1990s, but fewer than 100 were actually designed as mosques. The survey revealed that most Islamic congregations in the United States began in […]

By |November 9th, 2014|Heritage, Muslim Heritage, North America|11 Comments
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    Family: The Building Blocks of Society

    By Saulat Pervez Mr. and Mrs. Siddiq migrated to the United States in the late 1980s from Pakistan. Sponsored by Mrs. Siddiq’s brother, they had a clear and simple goal: to avail better educational opportunities for their four children in the New World. Muhammad Uthman came to the United States as a masters student in […]

Family: The Building Blocks of Society

By Saulat Pervez

Mr. and Mrs. Siddiq migrated to the United States in the late 1980s from Pakistan. Sponsored by Mrs. Siddiq’s brother, they had a clear and simple goal: to avail better educational opportunities for their four children in the New World.

Muhammad Uthman came to the United States as a masters student in the mid-1990s. […]

By |October 31st, 2014|Family, North America, Social Ties|4 Comments
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    Original Sin

    By Dr. Laurence Brown The concept of original sin is completely foreign to Judaism and Eastern Christianity, having achieved acceptance in only the Western Church. Furthermore, Christian and Islamic concepts of sin are virtual opposites with respect to certain nuances. For example, there is no concept of “sinning in the mind” in Islam; to a […]

Original Sin

By Dr. Laurence Brown
The concept of original sin is completely foreign to Judaism and Eastern Christianity, having achieved acceptance in only the Western Church. Furthermore, Christian and Islamic concepts of sin are virtual opposites with respect to certain nuances. For example, there is no concept of “sinning in the mind” in Islam; to a Muslim, […]

By |October 31st, 2014|Christianity, Common Ground, Comparative Religion|0 Comments
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    Islamic Shariah

    By Saulat Pervez When the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, first began to receive revelations from God in 610 A.D., little did he know that they were the foundational stones for the formation of a future state to be refined piecemeal over the next 23 years. Complete with divinely-ordained laws, a blueprint for societal […]

Islamic Shariah

By Saulat Pervez
When the Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, first began to receive revelations from God in 610 A.D., little did he know that they were the foundational stones for the formation of a future state to be refined piecemeal over the next 23 years. Complete with divinely-ordained laws, a blueprint for societal balance, […]

By |October 25th, 2014|North America, Shariah, Social Ties, Society|24 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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    Shura: A Social Approach to Consultation

    By Lamya Hamad Shura, or consultation, embraces every facet of life and is easily adaptable to a variety of different situations. In Islam, it is encouraged not only in the political realm but on a social scale as well, involving families and professional entities. The Quran mentions shura when it refers to those “who (conduct) […]

Shura: A Social Approach to Consultation

By Lamya Hamad
Shura, or consultation, embraces every facet of life and is easily adaptable to a variety of different situations. In Islam, it is encouraged not only in the political realm but on a social scale as well, involving families and professional entities. The Quran mentions shura when it refers to those “who (conduct) their […]

By |October 15th, 2014|Social Ties, Society|0 Comments