10 Things You Use Every Day That Are Invented by Muslims

10 Things You Use Every Day That Are Invented by Muslims

Along with the first university, and even the toothbrush, there are many surprising Muslim inventions that have shaped the world in which we live today. The origins of these fundamental ideas and objects are the focus of “1001 Inventions”, a book celebrating the...
Why Don’t Muslims Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Why Don’t Muslims Celebrate Valentine’s Day?

Short Answer: If you look into history and origins of Valentine Day, plus the values this celebration promotes today, the answer to your question will be very clear. Muslims don’t blindly follow the crowd when it comes to celebrations of any kind. Islam promotes love...
Dutch former anti-Muslim politician converts to Islam

Dutch former anti-Muslim politician 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...
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...