About Allah

Allah (SWT)[1] is the proper name in Arabic language for One and Only God; this word does not have any plural or gender equivalent. Allah existed on His own, He is not begotten by someone and He begot none. Oneness: The fundamental belief of Islam is that there is a God. He is The One, Only and […]

Qur’an the Book of Signs

The word Qur’an has been derived from qura means recitation. Qur’an has been revealed upon Prophet Muhammad (PBUH), the last Messenger of God through angel Gabriel (PBUH). The Quran was revealed on Muhammad (PBUH) slowly and gradually over a period of 23 years. This book is the last revealed book after revelation of earlier books […]

Guide to Your Qur’an
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Welcome,

Congratulations on taking this step to read the Quran. This is no ordinary book, nor does it read in the style and pattern that books normally do. The Quran has its own unique style and mode of communication. After this small introduction, we have prepared a series of videos for you to watch that will guide you through 12 different topics on the Quran. Not only does one learn through these topics more about the teachings of the Quran but also an indication of how the Quran is to be understood while one reads it.

A brief introduction to Islam

What is Islam? Islam is not a new religion, but the same truth that God revealed through all His prophets to every people.  For a fifth of the world’s population, Islam is both a religion and a complete way of life.  Muslims follow a religion of peace, mercy, and forgiveness, and the majority have nothing […]

Hajj: The Real Demonstration of World Unity

1. Introduction Hajj or pilgrimage to Mecca is one of the five pillars of Islam. Hajj was made obligatory in the 9th year of Hijra. The Holy Prophet sent off 300 Muslims under the leadership of Hazrat Abubakr Siddique (may Allah be pleased with him) to Mecca so that they could perform Hajj. That was […]

Understanding Islam

The Religion Islam The first thing that one should know and clearly understand about Islam is what the word ‘Islam” itself means. The Arabic word “Islam” means the submission or surrender of one’s will to the only true God, known in Arabic as “Allah”. One who submits his will to God is termed in Arabic […]

Concept of God

Throughout history man has tried to answer the basic questions of his own existence, his relationship and purpose on earth and his final fate after death. One of the great mysteries of human history is that a chain of people one after another have claimed to answer these questions…claiming to have received the answers not […]

Islamic History
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Does Allah Mean God to Christians?

Muslims have always maintained that the word “Allah” means God (with a capital “G”). Arab Christians have used the word “Allah” for centuries in their bible. Here is an interesting article that shows the struggle Catholics are going through to use the word “Allah” as God. Judge approves Catholic newspaper’s lawsuit to use “Allah” Kuala […]

The Oneness of God

“Allah! None has the right to be worshipped but He, the Ever Living, the One Who sustains and protects all that exists” The Oneness of Allah We sent no Messenger before you without revealing to him, “There is no god but Me, so worship Me (alone)” (Al-Anbiya 21:25). The Oneness of Allah, known as tawhid, […]

What Quran Teaches About God
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Allah is the Lord Who achieves perfection in His Kingdom, the Honourable Whose Honour is supreme, the Great and Righteous Whose Greatness and Integrity are perfect; the Most Forbearing, the Omniscient, the All-Wise Whose Knowledge and Wisdom are absolute. Allah is the One Who is Perfect in sovereignty and honour, He is the Everlasting. He […]

Myths and Realities

Since the events of 9/11, Islam has been portrayed in a negative light and its doctrines have not only misunderstood but also misrepresented, sometimes intentionally. “What thoughts and images come to mind when you hear the words ‘Islam’ and ‘Muslims?’ “For many people, when you say ‘Islam,’ the images that come up are pictures of […]

Are Muslim Women Oppressed?

Among the many topics of interest to non-Muslims, the status of Muslim women and the theme of their rights — or rather, the perceived lack of them – seems to be foremost. The media’s portrayal of Muslim women, usually outlining their “oppression and mystery” seems to contribute to this negative perception. The main reason for […]

Jihad

“Jihad” in Arabic The Arabic word “jihad” is a noun. Its singular past tense verb is “jahada” (masculine) or “jahadat” (feminine). The singular active participle of “jihad” is “mujahid” (masculine) or “mujahida”(feminine). The root of the word “jihad” is “juhd” which means “effort.” Another related word is “ijtihad”which means “working hard or diligently.” Jihad is […]

The “Nation of Islam” is not Islam

The ‘Nation of Islam’ is Not Islam There is a great deal of confusion about the group known as the Nation of Islam, currently led by Louis Farrakhan. Although the group’s name implies that it is part of the Islamic religion, its beliefs diverge so greatly from Islam that most Muslims consider it to be […]

Misconceptions About Islam

Misconception #1: Muslims worship a different God Misconception #2: Muslims worship Muhammad Misconception #3: Islam is a religion only for Arabs Misconception #4: Islam degrades women Misconception #5: Muhammad wrote the Qur’an Misconception #6: Islam was spread by the sword Misconception #7: Muslims hate Jesus Misconception #8: Islam is fatalistic Misconception #9: The Islamic Threat […]

Bible Compared to Quran

Bible Compared to Quran Based on transcripts of vairous lectures given by Yusuf Estes & Dr. Gary Miller Introduction by Yusuf Estes – It should be stated at the outset of this work, that Muslims do not seek to put down or desecrete the Holy Bible. It is a matter critical matter of faith for […]

History of Trinity

Let us first of all have a glance in the time of yore to know about Trinity, and how it crawled into Christianity. Trinity The concept of “Trinity” was in fact a very old worshipping practice; it started long time before the time of Jesus – peace and blessings of Almighty Allah be upon him […]

The Crisis of Modernity

Modernity is facing a crisis today. And, it is a crisis not of power but of meaning, not of the efficacy of modern instruments but of the legitimacy of modern goals, not of the ability of modernity’s champions to carry its project forward but of the ultimate beneficence and morality of the project itself. For […]

The Incoherence of the Man-made man

Parvez Manzoor Without doubt, the most cherished myth of our times is that ‘Man makes Himself’, that he is the outcome of an evolutionary process which regulates itself by the circular logic of survival. Man lives because he outlives himself, because he survives his extinction and outsmarts his doom! And yet, such priceless reasoning does […]

Polemics and Misc….

There are many academic writings against/about Islam, and many people have a misinformed opinion about Islam. Here we will critically analyze topics that have led to these misunderstandings.