In our modern times, the term ‘jihad’ has come to imply violence, holy wars, and terrorism, particularly in the western world. However, its original, intended meaning – and usage to a great extent in the Muslim world – continues to hark to a larger, more encompassing root word ‘j-h-d’ which [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:04+00:00 July 21st, 2014|Uncategorized|

Europe: Spain

  877-Why-Islam presents a talk by Imam Zaid Shakir - Islamic Spain was a multi-cultural mix of the people of three great monotheistic religions: Muslims, Christians, and Jews. For more information, please call 877-Why-Islam or visit http://www.WhyIslam.org or check us out on facebook and twitter. [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:05+00:00 July 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Spiritual Benefits of Prayer

Prayer, or Salat, was made obligatory for all Muslims, whether they be rich or poor, strong or weak, black or white, male or female. Prayer allows the believer to enrich their spirituality and cultivate the soul’s right to love and worship the Creator, Allah. “Verily, I am Allah! There is [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:06+00:00 July 20th, 2014|Uncategorized|

The Islamic World and the West: Recovering Common History

By Nayef Al-Rodhan OXFORD: Recent years have seen much talk of the dangers of Islam in the West and its perceived incompatibility with Western societies. According to statistics, estimated on the basis of country of origin and of first- and second-generation migrants, Muslims represent the largest “non-indigenous” immigrant group in Europe. [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:06+00:00 July 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Ramadan, Day 18: What Is Faith?

By Sohaib N. Sultan Faith is not only a set of beliefs, but is an experience that transcends intellectual knowledge. The Qur’an speaks of faith as something that God makes “beloved” and “beautiful” in the hearts of people (49:7). Faith is also described as a “light” that “helps you walk” [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:06+00:00 July 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Forgiveness and God’s Mercy

By Jamal Badawi Forgiveness By accepting that the authority of forgiveness lies exclusively in the hands of God, the human mind is also liberated from any superstition or strange ideas about how to remit for those sins committed. As we indicated earlier, the Islamic way of remission is sincerity, [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:06+00:00 July 10th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Tributes to man who led the restoration of Britain’s first mosque in Liverpool dies

By Neil Docking The man who led the restoration of Britain’s first mosque in Liverpool has died – just two weeks after achieving his dream. Dr Mohammad Akbar Ali, 92, set up the Abdullah Quilliam Society in 1997, with the intention of restoring the Grade II listed building at Brougham [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:06+00:00 July 8th, 2014|Uncategorized|
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