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...
Accurate Predictions: A Sign of True Prophethood

Accurate Predictions: A Sign of True Prophethood

Many people make the claim that they can predict the future. Astrologists, clairvoyants and numerous religious scriptures put forward prophecies about the future. Is there any way that we can distinguish true prophets from the many liars and frauds that are out there?...
Ramadan Concludes

Ramadan Concludes

The end of Ramadan ushers in one of two major celebrations in the Islamic calendar. A day of festivities called Eid ul Fitr.  In Arabic Eid means something which returns and is repeated every certain period of time.  The word eid, however, has evolved to mean a...
Al-Qadr (The Night of Glory)

Al-Qadr (The Night of Glory)

The chapter is famous for its declaration regarding the Night of Power (Laylat al-Qadr), during which the Quran was first revealed.  This is universally believed to have occurred during the month of Ramadan, as stated in Quran 2:185.  Muslims maintain that the Night...
Life After Death: The Islamic View of The Afterlife

Life After Death: The Islamic View of The Afterlife

Every human being, be it, rich or poor, believer or non-believer, young or old, will all face death. It’s a common thread that unites all of humanity and is an inescapable fact of life. Muslims believe there is another life after death and a belief about what exactly...
Prophecies Made by The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

Prophecies Made by The Prophet Muhammad (pbuh)

  “When a prophet speaks in the Name of the Lord, if the word does not come to pass or come true, that is a word which the Lord has not spoken, the prophet has spoken it presumptuously, you need not be afraid of him.”.(Deuteronomy 18:21-22)...
Friendship With Non-Muslims: Explaining Verse 5:51

Friendship With Non-Muslims: Explaining Verse 5:51

Question: Could you please explain ayat 5:51? Does this verse mean that we cannot have non-Muslim friends? That would seem somewhat strange, because after all, men are allowed to marry non-Muslims. Why would we be able to marry them but not befriend them? Answer: Wa...
6 reasons why Islam is the cure to Racism

6 reasons why Islam is the cure to Racism

Malcolm X once famously said that “America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem.” The fact of the matter is, Islam has all the keys necessary to defeat racism from society and leave no room for such...