Who is Allah?

Dr. Jamal Badawi The proper terminology used, in Islam, for God is “Allah.” There are a number of reasons for having a special word for God. First of all, the term “Allah” means, in Arabic, the one and only universal God or Creator and Provider of the universe. Notice [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:01+00:00 February 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Indonesia

By Saulat Pervez When then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visited Indonesia in February, 2009, she remarked, “If you want to know if Islam, democracy, modernity and women’s rights can coexist, go to Indonesia.” Italian Foreign Minister Franco Frattini expressed similar sentiments during a conference hosted by the Italian Foreign [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:02+00:00 February 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The Big Question

Dr. Laurence Brown 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 [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:02+00:00 February 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|

Towards Purification

For Abdullah Alvarez, Ramadan is a time of intense focus on Islam. He tries to spend as much time at the mosque as possible, reciting Quran and attending any study circle. One of the things which helped him last Ramadan was to create a schedule around the 99 names of [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:02+00:00 February 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The Importance of Parents

By Nageen Khan Importance of Parents In Islam When asked about the people who taught us the most, who were there for us through hardships, who laughed with us during the good times, who put up with us on our off days, most of us think immediately of our [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:02+00:00 February 15th, 2015|Uncategorized|

The Muslims of Early America

By Peter Manseau IT was not the imam’s first time at the rodeo. Scheduled to deliver an invocation at the Fort Worth Stock Show and Rodeo last week, Moujahed Bakhach of the local Islamic Association of Tarrant County canceled his appearance because of the backlash brought on by a prayer he had [...]

2017-12-19T18:51:40+00:00 February 9th, 2015|Uncategorized|

A Shared Golden Age

By Saulat Pervez When the Muslims conquered Spain in 711 C.E., Jewish people were relieved from the persecution of their Visigoth Christian rulers and enjoyed a time of full religious liberty. While they had survived centuries of marginalization under Christian rule, the dawn of tolerance in Muslim Spain enabled [...]

2017-12-01T00:19:02+00:00 February 5th, 2015|Uncategorized|