The Status of Non-Muslims In the Islamic State

By Bassam Zawadi This paper will discuss the status of non-Muslims in an Islamic state. This article will attempt to answer the following questions:   What is a dhimmi? What is the Jizyah tax? Who is required to pay the Jizyah tax? Why are Non-Muslims made to pay...
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...
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...
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...
My Hijab is My Freedom!

My Hijab is My Freedom!

Hijab, or head piece…or head cover. Or scarf, or headscarf- they all pretty much refer to the same thing: the head covering of a Muslim woman. The word is originally Arabic, and is literally defined as “Cover” or “veil”. Though this word has been confined to the piece...