Intertwined Fate

The Prophet, peace be upon him, said, “The example of those who respect the limits of Allah and those who violate them is that of people who board a ship after casting lots, some of them residing in its upper deck and others in its lower desk. When those in [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:48+00:00November 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Feel Empty?

Each person has dire need to worship God alone without associating anything to Him. That dire need has nothing equivalent to it and if it is not fulfilled will leave a void in one’s heart. This is similar to the body’s need for food, drink, and air. However, there is [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:48+00:00November 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Multiple Gods?

If there had been in them (the heavens and earth) any gods except Allah, they would both have certainly been in a state of disorder (Q. 21:22). The Qurʾān calls us to reflect, if there were multiple gods in the heavens in the earth, it would have been chaos and [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:48+00:00November 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Do Muslim Women Need Saving?

Hijab is often represented in a manner that equates it with oppression. In her book Do Muslim Women Need Saving? Lila Abu Lughod, Professor at Columbia University, examines the use of images of Muslim women in burqas in the campaign to build up support for the war in Afghanistan. She [...]

2017-12-01T00:17:48+00:00November 29th, 2016|Uncategorized|

The First Word

The Qurʾān has over 6000 verses which are made up of more than 77,000 words. Among all of these verses there are many important messages of belief, creed, law, ethics, social justice, and the hereafter. Among all of these messages, verses, and words, Allah chose the word “read” to be [...]

2017-12-19T19:17:16+00:00November 16th, 2016|Uncategorized|

God Knows

In the Qurʾān Allah states: And with Him are the keys of the unseen, no one knows them but Him. He knows whatever there is in the earth and in the sea. There is no leaf that falls except that He knows it. There is not a grain in the [...]

2017-12-01T00:18:54+00:00November 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Why Do Bad Things Happen?

We live in a world that is full of mass shootings, murder, illnesses, sudden death, poverty, racism, and injustice. The question that naturally arises from such experiences is why do these things happen? If God exists why does He allow bad things to take place? Muslims believe that humans were [...]

2017-12-01T00:18:54+00:00November 15th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Technological Fast

Despite the many benefits of technology, it has had a negative impact on the personal, social, and family aspects of our lives. Life at its best is happening right in front of us. We are constantly attached to an electronic device looking for something, perhaps to fill a void within [...]

2017-12-19T19:16:25+00:00November 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|

Reflection on God’s Creation

The Qurʾān is a book that constantly calls us to reflect on God’s creation. We are surrounded by signs of God’s existence and greatness. However, we also live in a time that is very fast-paced and people often distract themselves from reflection. Allah says: “And how many a sign within [...]

2017-12-01T00:18:54+00:00November 7th, 2016|Uncategorized|
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