What are the Pillars of Islam?

What makes one a Muslim is the acceptance of Islam’s core beliefs found here. This article will not focus on the main beliefs of Islam, but rather the core practices of the faith. Islam is built on five pillars. These pillars do not make up the entire religion, but they are [...]

2018-05-03T15:52:26+00:00 March 28th, 2018|Uncategorized|

What is Islam?

Islam is the name of the religion that Muslims follow. People who practice Islam are called Muslims, just like those who practice Christianity are called Christians. The literal and lexical meaning of Islam means submission. Islam comes from the root Arabic letters s-l-m which are the same root letters [...]

2018-03-20T19:37:24+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Uncategorized|

The Muslims Equal Islam Argument

Even though the terms “Islam” and “Muslims” are constantly mentioned in major media outlets, there is still considerable ignorance about both. Islam is often portrayed as a monolithic tradition that oppresses women, incites violence, and is at complete odds with modernity. Muslims are viewed as inherently violent, tribal, anti-Western, backward [...]

2018-03-19T16:39:22+00:00 March 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Does God Exist?

The question of God’s existence is one that is often raised in gatherings, classrooms, television, and movies. While some doubt God, many humans throughout different times, cultures, and regions acknowledged the existence of a higher power. Despite the fact that humans differ on almost everything, the belief in a higher [...]

2017-12-19T19:18:01+00:00 February 11th, 2017|Uncategorized|

Rights of non-Muslim Minorities

Host:  What is the situation of non-Muslims in an Islamic State? Jamal Badawi: There seems to be undue fears that if we have a true and sincere Islamic State that there would be persecution towards non-Muslim minorities.  It is true that an Islamic State is not a secular state where [...]

2018-05-03T15:19:14+00:00 January 31st, 2015|Uncategorized|

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|Uncategorized|

Understanding Shariah

877-WHY-ISLAM Brochure Request a copy View in PDF The newest buzzword these days is ‘Shariah.’ As several states scramble to pass legislation to outlaw Shariah, a hyped fear and persistent confusion surrounds this loaded term. Most people who speak passionately against Shariah do [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:27+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|

Gender Equity in Islam

Jamal A. Badawi, Ph.D. World Assembly of Muslim Youth I. Introduction & Methodology When dealing with the Islamic perspective of any topic, there should be a clear distinction between the normative teachings of Islam and the diverse cultural practices among Muslims, which may or may not be consistent with them. [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:28+00:00 December 15th, 2014|Uncategorized|
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