The Origins of the Crescent, Cross, and Star of David

The Origins of the Crescent, Cross, and Star of David

Question: What are the origins and meanings of the Christian Cross, Star of David, and the Crescent and star? Thank you. Salam Dear Sister, Thank you for your question and for contacting Ask About Islam. With regard to the origins of different religious symbols, I...
Understanding Aisha’s Age: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Understanding Aisha’s Age: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Part of the “More than Just a Number: Perspectives on the Age of Aisha (ra)” collection. This publication was supervised by Jonathan A. C. Brown. Abstract In recent years, few criticisms of Islam have taken the spotlight as much as condemnations of the Prophet’s...
What Do Muslim Do When Santa Comes?

What Do Muslim Do When Santa Comes?

Muslims living in the west are faced with the question of what to do when they are asked to participate in Christmas celebrations, gift giving, and parties. On the one hand, they have a shared reverence for Jesus Christ.  Muslims  honor him and they value...
Pope admits December 25th was not Christ’s birthday

Pope admits December 25th was not Christ’s birthday

A brother posted a photo of a newspaper saying “Pope Benedict: Jesus wasnt born of Dec. 25” it surprised me so i search it in the internet and then i found out that it is true. The present Pope released his newest book that also debunks Christmas myths....
I Was Reading the Quran, I Found it Reading Me!

I Was Reading the Quran, I Found it Reading Me!

Dr. Jeffrey Lang is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at the University of Kansas, one of the biggest universities in the United States.  He started his religious journey on Jan 30, 1954, when he was born in a Roman Catholic family in Bridgeport, Connecticut. The...
Innocent Children Suffer : How come there is a God?

Innocent Children Suffer : How come there is a God?

Question: I tried to call a cooleague of mine to belief in God, and to Islam. He said that his main barrier to belief in existence of God was the puzzle that totally innocent children go through pain and suffering on Earth, and that he could not understand why, if a...
INTRODUCING “ALLAH”

INTRODUCING “ALLAH”

God, in Arabic “Allah” is One. He is unique, nothing is like Him (He is not a man as some people might wrongly imagine), He is The Creator and Lord of everything (every, human, animal, plant, organism, star, galaxy; in fact the entire universe), and...
History of The Hajj

History of The Hajj

Hajj literally means ‘to set out for a place’.  Islamicly, however, it refers to the annual pilgrimage that Muslims make to Makkah with the intention of performing certain religious rites in accordance with the method prescribed by the Prophet Muhammad, may the mercy...
Why ‘Halal’ Food Matters?

Why ‘Halal’ Food Matters?

What Does ‘Halal’ Really Mean? Nowadays, many of us are in search of the healthiest foods. We want to ensure what we eat is grown, raised, or prepared with care for the highest level of nutrition. A good way to achieve that is to eat “Halal.” Have you ever seen labels...
POLYGYNY – Why Muslims Men Allowed to Marry 4 Wives?

POLYGYNY – Why Muslims Men Allowed to Marry 4 Wives?

Islam is criticized for allowing polygamy, for popular culture in the West views polygamy as relatively backward and impoverished.  For many Christians, it is a license to promiscuity, and feminists consider it a violation of women’s rights and demeaning to women.  A...