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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:35+00:00October 31st, 2014|Uncategorized|

Quran, a Brief Overview

An Interview with Dr. Jamal Badawi, former professor at Saint Mary's University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, where he taught in the Departments of Religious Studies and Management   Are you intrigued by the question of what Islam really says? We invite you to 1-877-WhyIslam [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:55+00:00October 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Purpose of Life

Dr. Laurence Brown The first of the two big questions in life is, "Who made us?" We addressed that question in the previous article and (hopefully) settled upon "God" as the answer. As we are creation, God is the Creator. Now, let us turn to the second "big question," [...]

2019-01-25T23:54:49+00:00September 18th, 2014|Uncategorized|

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+00:00August 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Jafar ibn Abi Talib: Exemplary Interfaith Leader

By AbdulWahid Hamid Jafar ibn Abi Talib was a cousin of Prophet Muhammad, peace be upon him, and brother of Ali, the fourth caliph of Islam. He was among the first people to convert to Islam and experienced firsthand the persecution that the pagan Meccans doled out to the tiny [...]

2017-12-19T18:33:34+00:00June 9th, 2014|Uncategorized|

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+00:00January 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2017-12-19T18:28:07+00:00January 11th, 2014|Uncategorized|

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+00:00June 25th, 2010|Uncategorized|
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