Why does Islam Promote Holy War known as Jihad?

The Qur’anic Arabic term jihad has been commonly mistranslated as “holy war” in today’s media when in reality the Arabic equivalent of the English expression “holy war” is harb muqadasah.  The expression harb muqadasah is not found anywhere in the Qur’an or in the authentic sayings of the Prophet Muhammad [...]

2018-01-05T03:45:04+00:00 January 5th, 2018|FAQs, Jihad|

Muslim Slaves: America’s First Muslims

With the approach of Black History month, rising Islamophobia, and the portrayal of Islam as a religion that is foreign to America, it is important for us to look back at the history of Muslims in this country. The identity of slaves who came to America is rarely mentioned [...]

Shariah Laws and Women: Interpretations and Misinterpretations

By Dr. Jasser Auda Women’s issues are the real test for the current Islamic reform. The reason is that groundless and unfair differentiation between men and women is deeply embedded in many popular opinions that we inherited from the eras of decline of the Islamic civilization. First of all, it [...]

2017-12-19T19:23:56+00:00 January 31st, 2015|Islam, Islam and Gender Issues, Women in Islam|
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