Archive for November 2010

Cherokee Native Americans and Islam

Digging for the Red Roots by Mahir Abdal-Razzaaq El My name is Mahir Abdal-Razzaaq El and I am a Cherokee Blackfoot American Indian who is Muslim. I am known as Eagle Sun Walker. I serve as a Pipe Carrier Warrior for the Northeastern Band of Cherokee Indians in New York City. There are other Muslims […]


Quran, the Miraculous Book calls our attention to the multifarious phenomena of nature occurring around us. It keeps on diverting the attention of its reader from the day its revelation started to Prophet Muhammad (Peace be Upon Him) till present and future generations to the search for existence of God. It picks up examples and […]

The Argument From Desire

Every natural, innate desire in us corresponds to some real object that can satisfy that desire. But there exists in us a desire which nothing in time, nothing on earth, no creature can satisfy. Therefore there must exist something more than time, earth and creatures, which can satisfy this desire. This something is what people […]

Islam in America During the Slavery Years

Muslims have been part of American history since pre-Columbus times. Indeed, early explorers used maps that were derived from the work of Muslims, with their advanced geographical and navigational information of the time.Some scholars estimate that 10-20 percent of the slaves brought over from Africa were Muslims. The film “Amistad” alluded to this fact, portraying […]

Why is alcohol forbidden in Islam?

Question: Why is alcohol forbidden in Islam? Answer: Intoxicants were forbidden in the Qur’an through several separate verses revealed at different times over a period of years. At first, it was forbidden for Muslims to attend to prayers while intoxicated (4:43). Then a later verse was revealed which said that alcohol contains some good and […]

The Prophet’s Teachings On the Fear of God

Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Hell will be brought on that Day (the Day of Resurrection) with seventy chains; and with every chain will be seventy thousand angels, pulling it”. Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “The least tortured man on the Day of Resurrection is one underneath whose feet will be placed two live coal, […]

The Prophet’s Teachings On How to Judge Treatment of People

I heard `Umar bin Al-Khattab (May Allah be pleased with him) reported saying: “In the lifetime of Messenger of Allah (PBUH) some people were called to account through Revelation. Now Revelation has discontinued and we shall judge you by your apparent acts. Whoever displays to us good, we shall grant him peace and security, and […]

The Teachings of the Prophet On The Signs of Allah’s Love For His Slaves

Messenger of Allah (PBUH) said, “Allah, the Exalted, has said: `I will declare war against him who treats with hostility a pious worshipper of Mine. And the most beloved thing with which My slave comes nearer to Me, is what I have enjoined upon him; and My slave keeps on coming closer to Me through […]

The Prophet’s Teachings on Love for the sake of Allah

The Prophet (PBUH) said, “There are three qualities whoever has them, will taste the sweetness of true faith: To love Allah and His Messenger (PBUH) more than anyone else; to love a slave (of Allah) (all humans are Allah’s slaves) only for (the sake of) Allah; and to abhor returning to infidelity after Allah has […]

The Prophet’s Teachings on Being With The Pious People

After the death of Messenger of Allah (PBUH), Abu Bakr said to `Umar : “Let us visit Umm Aiman as Messenger of Allah (PBUH) used to visit her”.  When  we came to her, she wept. They (Abu Bakr and `Umar said to her, “What makes you weep? Do you not know that what Allah has […]