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The Aftermath of 9/11

By RIAD SALOOJEE, The Globe and Mail, 1/16/2002 An enduring aftermath of Sept. 11 is the continued spotlight on Islam. Almost daily, self-declared experts dissect Islam in articles, commentaries, political prognostications, and, too often, the apocalyptic scenario of a clash of civilizations. Some of these attempts at understanding Islam betray a shocking and simplistic method.

Islamic Shariah

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

Hijab_Test

Hijab_Test

What is Hijab? American Muslim women today are rediscovering the pristine Islam as revealed by Allah, (God), to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh1), more than 1,400 years ago, but without any of the contradictions of ancestral culture. Consequently they are essentially engaging in a life-long exercise of rediscovering their own selves – what it means to

Privacy & Terms of Use

877-WHY-ISLAM The WhyIslam project, including this website, are wholly owned by The Islamic Circle of North America, 166-26, 89th Avenue Jamaica, NY 11432 Email: info@icna.org The Islamic Circle of North America (“ICNA”) and our units value the privacy of our Web site visitors. ICNA has created this privacy statement in order to disclose information gathering

FAQ

FAQ

In a world of myriad religions and belief systems, misconceptions and concerns about other religions abound. Such misconceptions can be dangerous as they lead to hostility, and are one of the root causes of conflicts. Religious hostility can be greatly diminished, if not completely eliminated, if we make a sincere attempt to understand the “other”.

Brochure: Islam on Terrorism

Brochure: Islam on Terrorism

What does Islam say about Terrorism? 877-WHY-ISLAM Brochure. Request a copy View in PDF One of the distinctive characteristics of the times we live in is the overwhelming presence of violence in our societies. Whether it is a bomb going off in a market place, or the hijacking of an aircraft where innocent people are

About Us

877-WHY-ISLAM The 877-WHY-ISLAM project was launched in 1999 by volunteers associated with Islamic Circle of North America (I.C.N.A.). It derives inspiration from the following Quranic verse: “Invite all to the way of thy Lord, With wisdom and beautiful preaching, And argue with them, In ways that are best and most gracious” (16:125). The project’s foremost

The Future of Islam in America

A Perspective on Obama’s Cairo Speech by Saulat Pervez Much has been said about the importance of President Obama’s historic address in Cairo on June 4, 2009, and most of it has to do with America and the Muslim world. However, we must not forget an important component of his speech, a group of people

Place of Abraham in Islam, Christianity, Judaism

Place of Abraham in Islam, Christianity, Judaism

Faith, Sacrifice, Commitment and Patience. These are just some of the qualities that characterize Prophet Ibrahim or Abraham as he is called in English (peace be upon him). So it should come as no surprise that he is revered not just in Islam, but in Christianity and Judaism as well. Prophet Ibrahim is also a