The Significance of Abraham in Our World Today Needs to Be Asserted

By Zaid Shakir God mentions the origins of the pilgrimage, when He orders Abraham: “Proclaim the pilgrimage to humanity; they will respond, coming to the Sacred House on foot, riding every possible conveyance; coming from every distant path.” (Quran 22:27) It is related that Abraham responded by saying, “My [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:03+00:00 August 30th, 2014|Comparative Religion, On Faith|

Comparative Religion

The present state of humanity should compel every thinking individual to question the direction in which the world is moving. It is a world of plenitude and scarcity, of obscene extravagance juxtaposed with abject poverty, of human and environmental exploitation, and of the individual's search for inner peace. Religion plays [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:47+00:00 January 11th, 2014|Comparative Religion|

Christianity

Christianity and Islam are closely related due to the chain of prophets they share as well as similarities in beliefs such as monotheism, love for Jesus, peace be upon him (pbuh), and great regard for Mary, the mother of Jesus. At the same time, the two faiths differ in matters [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:47+00:00 January 11th, 2014|Christianity, Comparative Religion|

Judaism

Islam and Judaism hark back to a common ancestor, Abraham (Ibrahim), and thus are referred to as Abrahamic religions (along with Christianity). Further, Muslims believe in all the prophets of Judaism, such as Isaac (Ishaq) and Moses (Musa), all of whom are mentioned in the Qur’an, peace be upon them. [...]

2017-12-12T01:12:44+00:00 June 25th, 2010|Comparative Religion, Judaism|
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