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Saturday, August 10, 2013

Why islam



ON FAITH»

Muhammad, the Man, the Prophet

Muhammad, the Man, the Prophet


By Humaira Khan Just outside the city, he stopped and looked back. The place he was being forced to leave had been his home for over fifty years! It was here that he had been born, raised, married, had his children… The people here were his people, some he had known...
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  • Charity
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    Charity
    To the Quranic word Zakah and the meaning it conveys, there is no equivalent in any other language as far as we know. It is not just a form of charity...
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  • Fasting, an Introduction
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    Fasting, an Introduction
    Ælfwine Mischler Fasting the lunar month of Ramadan is such an important Pillar of Islam that Muslims believe that if one dies without having made up...
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  • Ramadan: The Month of Fasting
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    Ramadan: The Month of Fasting
    877-WHY-ISLAM Brochure. Request a copy View in PDF Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar. It begins with the sighting of the new moon...
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INTERVIEWS

MUSLIM HERITAGE»

Islam in North America: Introduction

Islam in North America: Introduction


  Muslims first arrived in North America centuries before Columbus due to trading expeditions with Native Americans. After Columbus, the slave trade transported African Muslim slaves, who retained their spiritual practice and religious identity, to the Americas. Over...
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SOCIAL TIES»

Addiction and Islam – The Disease and its Cure

Addiction and Islam – The Disease and its Cure


We live in a culture in which mass advertising glorifies excessive consumption and the near instant gratification of desires. “Having it now” unfortunately, proves to be a slippery slope for millions, and uninhibited desires prove to be like an uncontrollable fire,...
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  • Ramadan at College
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    Ramadan at College
    Fasting in the month of Ramadan at college can be both a challenging and rewarding experience. Juggling school work and exams along with personal goals...
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  • Towards Purification
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    Towards Purification
    For Rodrigo Adem, Ramadan is a time of intense focus on Islam. He tries to spend as much time at the mosque as possible, reciting Quran and attending any...
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  • Benefits of Fasting
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    Benefits of Fasting
    by Fatin Khairallah The blessed month of Ramadan is a time for inner reflection, self-discipline and self-improvement. If put into proper practice, these...
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Hijab - Unveiling the Mystery
American Muslim women today are rediscovering the pristine Islam as revealed by Allah, (God), to the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh1), more than 1400 years ago, but without any of the contradictions of ancestral culture.
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Hijab
From darkness to light
Born in poverty and obscurity on May 19, 1925, in Omaha, Nebraska, Malcolm Little, the fourth child of Earl and Louise Little, rose to become one of the most dynamic Black Nationalist leaders of his time.
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malcolm x
Who was Jesus (pbuh)?
There are many questions that come to mind when the name Jesus is mentioned. Some people say he was a prophet, others call him a god, while others say he was a very wise man.
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Jesus in Islam
Concept of God in Islam
Every language has one or more terms that are used in reference to God and sometimes to lesser deities. This is not the case with the word Allah.
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God in Islam
What does Islam say about Terrorism?
Whether it is a bomb going off in a market place, or the hijacking of an aircraft where innocent people are held at ransom to achieve political ends, we live in an age, where the manipulation and loss of innocent lives has become commonplace.
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Islam on Terrorism
Life After Death
In Islam, an individuals life after death or their Hereafter, is very closely shaped by their present life.
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Life after Death
What they say about Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)
During the centuries of the crusades, all sorts of slanders were invented against the Prophet Muhammad (p)2. However, with the birth of the modern age, marked with religious tolerance and freedom of thought, there has been a great change in the approach of Western authors...
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Prophet Muhammad
Islam Explained
Islam, the religion of over 1.2 billion in the world, provides humankind with a unified view about the purpose of our creation and existence, our ultimate destiny and our place among other creatures.
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Islam Explained
The Origin of the Quran
The Quran is the holy book which Muslims recite and turn to for guidance in all aspects of their life.
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Origin of Quran

COMMON GROUND»


Pakistan’s new hero Burka Avenger


By Sebastian Abbot Wonder Woman and Supergirl now have a Pakistani counterpart in the pantheon of female superheroes – one who shows a lot less skin. Meet Burka Avenger: a mild-mannered teacher with secret martial arts skills who uses a flowing black burka to hide...
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