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What is Islam? (The Hadith of Angel Gabriel)

on the authority of ‘Umar, radiyallahu ‘anhu, who said: “While we were one day sitting with the Messenger of Allah, sallallahu ‘alayhi wasallam, there appeared before us a man dressed in extremely white clothes and with very black hair. No…

يَا جَرِيرُ إِنَّ بِكَ عَلَىَّ كَرَامَةً، وَإِنِّي مُخْبِرُكَ خَبَرًا، إِنَّكُمْ مَعْشَرَ الْعَرَبِ لَنْ تَزَالُوا بِخَيْرٍ مَا كُنْتُمْ إِذَا هَلَكَ أَمِيرٌ تَأَمَّرْتُمْ فِي آخَرَ، فَإِذَا كَانَتْ بِالسَّيْفِ كَانُوا مُلُوكًا يَغْضَبُونَ غَضَبَ الْمُلُوكِ وَيَرْضَوْنَ رِضَا الْمُلُوكِ

“O Jarir! You have done a favor to me and I am going to tell you something, i.e. you, the nation of ‘Arabs, will remain prosperous as long as you choose and appoint another chief whenever a former one is dead. But if authority is obtained by the power of the sword, then the rulers will become kings who will get angry, as kings get angry, and will be delighted as kings get delighted.”(Sahih Bukhari V5,# 645)

THE ABSOLUTENESS OF THE CERTAINTY OF GOD’S EXISTENCE BY ANDREW CONWAY IVY, Ph.D.,

Image result for child questions…The Development of the First Principles in the Mind of a Child When I was three years old, as is true of most three-to-five-year-old children, I asked my father and mother: “Who made me?” “Who made the birds?” “Who made our cow?” “Who made the world?” The facts of life, or my sense experience, had so interacted with my mind while it had been developing that my young unsophisticated intellect had concluded that there cannot be a “machine without a maker,” My intellect had moved the appropriate part of my brain to inquire beyond the immediate facts, …more:PDF  ebooks.rahnuma.org

Dutch Second Ex-PVV Politician And Former Anti-Muslim Converts to Islam

A former member of Geert Wilders’ far-right Dutch party announced Monday that he has converted to Islam. Joram Van Klaveren said he made the switch from critic to convert while writing a book about Islam. “During that writing I came across more and more things that made my view on Islam falter,” he told Dutch radio. Van Klaveren was a member of parliament for the Freedom Party (PVV) from 2010 to 2014, but quit the party after Wilders’ asked supporters during a rally in 2014 if they wanted more or fewer Moroccans in the Netherlands, to which the crowd chanted “Fewer! Fewer! Fewer!”…MORE: politico.eu

The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The best of your rulers are those whom you love and they love you, who pray for you and you pray for them. The worst of your rulers are those whom you hate and they hate you, whom you curse and they curse you.” It was said, “Shall we confront them with swords?” The Prophet said, “No, as long as they establish prayer among you. If you find something hateful from them, you should hate their actions but not withdraw your hand from obedience.” Source: Sahih Muslim

History shows the folly of China’s paranoia about Islam

It is a shame that so few Chinese remember General Bai Chongxi, a brilliant tactician during the war against Japan in 1937-45. He showed China that it is possible to be at once a patriot and a devoted Muslim. Bai was a complicated figure. A warlord capable of ruthlessness, he was also a reformer who wanted education to free his fellow Chinese Muslims from isolation and poverty. As a commander of Kuomintang (or Nationalist) troops, he was involved in massacres of Communists. Still, when Chaguan this week visited Bai’s home town in Guangxi province, in the south, locals praised his victories over the Japanese. ..MORE:ECONOMIST

What Explains the Contemporary Geographic Distribution of Islam?

Stelios Michalopoulos is an associate professor of economics at Brown University, Alireza Naghavi is a full professor of economics at the University of Bologna and Giovanni Prarolo is an associate professor of economics at the University of Bologna found:
“What explains the contemporary spatial distribution of Muslim communities worldwide? Our study’s contribution is twofold.
First, we investigate the role that ancient trade routes have played in facilitating the spread of Islam. Motivated by numerous case studies on the historical relationship between trade and Islam….more: blogs.lse.ac.uk