Al-Hassan ibn Ali

Al-Hassan, may God be pleased with him, was born in the middle of Ramadan, three years of the Hijra. He was similar to the Prophet, may God’s prayers and peace be upon him. The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, called him Al-Hassan. Al-Bukhari narrated that Anas said: No one was more like the … Read more

Description: Islamic answers to the first of some of the “Big Questions” in Life all humans inevitably ask, Who Made Us? By Laurence B. Brown, MD

At some point in our lives, everybody asks the big questions: “Who made us,” and “Why are we here?” So who did make us?  Most of us have been brought up more on science than religion, and to believe in the Big Bang and evolution more than God.  But which makes more sense?  And is … Read more

The Return of Jesus PBUH

By Bassam Zawadi The Qur’an states that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the final seal of the Prophets: Surah 33:40 Muhammad (SAW) is not the father of any man among you, but he is the Messenger of Allah and the last (end) of the Prophets. And Allah is Ever AllAware of everything. The Prophet (peace … Read more

What is Sikhism? (part 1 of 2): Ten Gurus and a Book

Sikhism originated from the word Sikh, which in turn comes from the Sanskrit root śiṣya meaning disciple or learner.  It is the world’s fifth largest religion, with approximately 27 million adherents.  The majority of Sikhs live in the Punjab region of India and Pakistan; however Sikhs live all over the world with more than 336,000 … Read more

The Uses of 9/11

By Zak Cheney-Rice Eighteen years later, the memory of September 11, 2001, continues to weigh heavily on the American psyche. The deadliest-ever terror attack on U.S. soil killed almost 3,000 people between the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and the United Airlines Flight 93 crash site in Pennsylvania, precipitating two retaliatory wars — one of them, … Read more

‘One million’ PAS members back Zakir Naik

By ZURAIRI AR, MALAYSIA President Datuk Seri Abdul Hadi Awang has vowed today that “more than one million” members of the Islamist party (PAS) will not allow fugitive preacher Dr Zakir Naik from being harmed, amid calls to deport him over alleged inflammatory remarks. He claimed that it is an obligation for Muslims to defend … Read more

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 and blessings of God be upon him. Hajj and its rites were … Read more

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 reading ‘Halal’ and wondered … Read more

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 festivity.  The word Fitr is the root of … Read more