Let Us All Praise “The Appreciative One”

By Hesham Hassaballa Another year has passed, and another Feast of Thanksgiving has come upon us. As families across our great nation gather together, eat turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, yams, gravy, and the like, it is a natural time for us as Americans to reflect over those things for [...]

2017-09-20T17:08:41+00:00 December 2nd, 2014|North America, On Faith, Thanksgiving|

What is Islam?

The word Islam means voluntary “Submission” or “Surrender” to the Will of God. It derives from the root word “salam,” meaning peace. In the Quran, God defines that the only purpose for which He created mankind is to Worship Him. Islam recognizes that humankind has free choice in whether to [...]

2017-09-20T17:45:09+00:00 November 17th, 2014|Islam, On Faith, Submission|

Islam in USA – American Mosques

Courtesy U.S. Department of State's Office of International Information Programs More than 1,200 mosques and Islamic centers have existed in this country, according to a survey conducted in the latter part of the 1990s, but fewer than 100 were actually designed as mosques. The survey revealed that most Islamic [...]

2017-09-20T18:03:59+00:00 November 9th, 2014|Heritage, Muslim Heritage, North America|

Family: The Building Blocks of Society

By Saulat PervezMr. and Mrs. Siddiq migrated to the United States in the late 1980s from Pakistan. Sponsored by Mrs. Siddiq’s brother, they had a clear and simple goal: to avail better educational opportunities for their four children in the New World.Muhammad Uthman came to the United States as a [...]

2017-10-27T01:14:04+00:00 October 31st, 2014|family-in-islam, Islamic Teachings, North America, social-ties|

The Names and Attributes of Allah

Allah has described Himself in the Quran through His Names and Attributes. Muslims believe that studying these Names and Attributes is one of the most effective ways of strengthening one’s relationship with God. Each Name and Attribute nourishes a kind of consciousness and humility in man and their study [...]

2017-10-19T21:12:10+00:00 October 25th, 2014|Concept of God, God, God’s Attributes, On Faith|

Why Islam?

By Dr Laurence Brown Let’s talk frankly. Almost never do non-Muslims study Islam until they have first exhausted the religions of their exposure. Only after they have grown dissatisfied with the religions familiar to them, meaning Judaism, Christianity and all the fashionable “-isms”—Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism (and, as my young [...]

2017-09-27T01:12:18+00:00 October 25th, 2014|Common Ground, Spiritual Journeys|
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