Does Islam Teach Hatred and Violence?

Islam is often painted as being a religion of hatred and unrestricted violence. Donald Trump said “I think Islam hates us.”  Islam is not a person and therefore cannot hate. Furthermore, it is unclear who “us” is since Muslims are Americans as well. He was perhaps regurgitating the false notion [...]

2017-10-30T18:04:03+00:00 July 10th, 2017|FAQs, Home Article, What do Muslims Believe?|

Turning the Other Cheek or An Eye for an Eye?

Turning the other cheek is a doctrine in Christianity that refers to not taking revenge for injury or wrong doing. This doctrine is a point of pride for Christians. We find the following verses in the New Testament, But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good [...]

2017-09-12T18:07:03+00:00 June 23rd, 2017|Home Article, Islam, What do Muslims Believe?|

Ramadan: High-Intensity Spiritual Training

Two years ago, I decided to join CrossFit. For those who are unfamiliar CrossFit is a high-intensity workout program that incorporates various sports and exercises. In my local CrossFit, our workouts tend to be either AMRAP’s or for time. An AMRAP stands for “as many rounds as possible,” essentially you have [...]

2017-09-12T18:09:19+00:00 June 11th, 2017|Home Article, What do Muslims Believe?|

Prayer

God has ordered Muslims to pray at five set times of day: Dawn, before sunrise: Fajr. Midday, after the sun passes its highest point: Dhuhr. The late part of the afternoon: Asr. Just after sunset: Maghrib. Late evening: Isha.   Prayer sets the rhythm of the day This prayer timetable [...]

2017-09-27T00:41:33+00:00 January 9th, 2015|Five Pillars of Islam, On Faith|