Category: understand Islam

Finding the Prophet in His People

Finding the Prophet in his People by Dr. Ingrid Mattson I spent a lot of time looking at art the year before I became a Muslim. Completinga degree in Philosophy and Fine Arts, I sat for hours in darkened classrooms…

Polygamy!

Polygamy is a very ancient practice found in many human societies. The Bible did not condemn polygamy. To the contrary, the Old Testament and Rabbinic writings frequently attest to the legality of polygamy. King Solomon is said to have had…

Islam and the Environment

The Laws of nature can be observed by watching nature to some extent. However, not only does this require many lifetimes to get a complete understanding, but human beings will always differ in their interpretations of what they see. Their…

Generosity

Generosity is one of the attributes that people like and it pleases Allaah. Islam urges its followers to be generous and spend their money in the way of Allaah because this leads to fostering feelings of love and solidarity within…

Concept of Freedom in Islam

Islam considers freedom to be a natural right of the human being. Life becomes devoid of worth when freedom is not present. When a person loses his freedom, his inner self dies, even though on the outside, he continues to live; eating,…

Peace and Justice in Islam

We are living in a world where there could obviously be more peace. As Muslims, we realize this fact more than most people, as the peace of many of our brothers and sisters in various parts of the globe has…

Should we Fear Islam?

Keith Ellison Washington, DC – At a time when our nation is seeing a rise in intolerant behaviour, crossing every cultural line, whether based on race, religion or sexual orientation, we seem simultaneously stuck with a national news media that…

Superstition

Superstition constituted an integral part of the belief system of the Pagans. Prior to the advent of Islam the Arabs weresteeped in superstitious beliefs, beliefs that regulated their social, economic and political activity. Superstition created a mysterious value system that…

COURSE OF ISLAMIC DOCTRINE

INTENSIVE COURSE IN CREED FRIDAYS : 6:30 P.M – 7:30 PM OPEN TO EVERY BODY ( NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED) TAHAWI’S STATEMENT OF ISLAMIC DOCTRINE (AL-`AQIDA AL-TAHAWIYYA) In the Name of Allah, the Merciful, the Compassionate Praise be to Allah, Lord…