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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:32+00:00 November 17th, 2014|Islam, On Faith, Submission|

Remembering 9/11 Today

By Saulat Pervez September 11, 2001, changed everything. We who had led carefree lives centering on our individual routines, blissfully uninformed about international events or the politics of far-flung places, were caught unawares. A stunned nation watched with horror, filled with hurt and anger. Grief engulfed our hearts, questions [...]

2017-12-01T00:20:02+00:00 September 11th, 2014|9-11, On Faith|

Michael Wolfe

"I did not want to 'trade in' my culture. I wanted access to new meanings." - How an American writer born of a Jewish father and a Christian mother found spiritual fulfillment in Islam. After twenty-five years as a writer in America, I wanted something to soften my cynicism. I [...]

2017-12-01T00:21:47+00:00 August 4th, 2010|Spiritual Journeys|

The Aftermath of 9/11

By Riad Saloojee, The Globe and Mail, 1/16/2002 An enduring aftermath of Sept. 11 is the continued spotlight on Islam. Almost daily, self-declared experts dissect Islam in articles, commentaries, political prognostications, and, too often, the apocalyptic scenario of a clash of civilizations. Some of these attempts at understanding Islam betray [...]

2017-12-01T00:21:48+00:00 June 29th, 2010|9-11|
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