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...
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....
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...
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...