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Why This Christian Is An "Islamic Apologist"

Craig Considine | Posted 07.20.2016 | Religion
Craig Considine

Finally, Islamic apologetics is a necessary aspect of the experience of being a human being. No matter what religion you come from, we are all commanded by the prophets before us to spread goodwill to our neighbors and strangers. That is the essence of being Muslim, that is the essence of being Christian, and that is most definitely the essence of being human.

Mohamed PBUH, the Man

Minoush AbdelMeguid | Posted 07.21.2016 | HuffPost Home
Minoush AbdelMeguid

"So remind, [O Mohamad]; you are only a reminder. You are not over them a controller." (Verse 21 Al Ghashyia, Holy Quran). This is perhaps one of my...

Horrific ISIS Attacks During Ramadan Disguise a Retreating and Fracturing Terror Group

Clint Watts | Posted 07.08.2016 | World
Clint Watts

ISIS needs success. And it needs it now.

9 Things You Probably Didn't Know About Ramadan

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 06.01.2016 | Religion

During the month of Ramadan, which begins on June 6, you may notice your Muslim friends and coworkers politely excusing themselves from lunch engageme...

A Night's Ascension Into Enchantment

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 05.09.2016 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

The fate of our times is characterized by rationalization and intellectualization, and, above all, by the 'disenchantment of the world.' Precisely the...

Did Jesus Predict Muhammad? A Biblical Portal Between Christianity and Islam

Ian Mevorach | Posted 04.25.2016 | Religion
Ian Mevorach

There is no better candidate than Muhammad, no one in fact that comes even close, in terms of fulfilling Jesus's promise of the Spirit of Truth who would bring forth a new revelation from God.

In Search of Their "Exodus" From Tyranny To Freedom

Yehia Ghanem | Posted 04.07.2016 | Religion
Yehia Ghanem

With the coming celebration of Passover, we recall the Jewish exodus from the tyranny they faced of the Egyptian Pharaoh. Sunni Muslims recall a simil...

The Solution to Stopping ISIS? Look in the Quran

Osaama Saifi | Posted 03.29.2016 | World
Osaama Saifi

Saying that the Qur'an is the real culprit of Belgian terror attacks would be the same as saying that the Bible is the real culprit behind the Spanish Inquisition. Both of these statements are false.

Days Before the Brussels Attacks, This Muslim Leader Issued a Call for Peace and Justice

Atif Rashid | Posted 03.28.2016 | World
Atif Rashid

We can be as careful at our airports, train stations and public buildings as we like but until we stop handing our enemies the means to attack us, the situation will only continue to be exasperated.

More Trumped-Up Charges Against Muslims or Just Business-As-Usual in the Land of Populist Faithcraft?

Nick Fouche | Posted 03.17.2016 | Religion
Nick Fouche

Pick your epithet: Pope Francis may either be hypocritical 'wall builder', as one trumpeting jingo recently inferred, or else 'great bridge builder' as implied by an ancient Roman attribution.

Four Lessons In Compassion From The Prophet Muhammad

Adam Habib | Posted 02.26.2016 | Religion
Adam Habib

Islamophobic politicians, activists and media paint the Qur'an and the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) as violent, cruel and cold-hearted. However, those who've studied the teachings of the Prophet come to realize that Muslims are often very poor representatives of their faith.

How Prophet Muhammad Embraced the Otherness of Christians

Craig Considine | Posted 02.17.2016 | Religion
Craig Considine

The visit of the Christians of Narjan to the city of Medina in 631 CE is perhaps the most important noted interfaith interaction between Christians and Prophet Muhammad.

Why a Christian Can View Muhammad As A Prophet

Craig Considine | Posted 01.26.2016 | Religion
Craig Considine

Muslims are't at risk of anything when they say "I believe in Jesus." However, if someone says "I'm a Christian and I believe in Muhammad as a prophet," people might start to question one's credibility as a self-professed Christian.

What Star Wars and Islam Have In Common

Sadok BenAbdallah | Posted 01.22.2016 | Religion
Sadok BenAbdallah

Luke Skywalker's home planet Tatooine, named after the Tunisian city 'Tataouine,' is a harsh environment much like the ancient city of Mecca. Luke would look out in to the wilderness and ponder over his purpose much like the Prophet Muhammad did in the seventh century.

Muslims May Have Regressed But Here's What's Really to Blame

Atif Rashid | Posted 01.20.2016 | Religion
Atif Rashid

Muslims claim their religion teaches peace, harmony, love and goodness while the actions of some so-called adherents to the faith prove contrary. How can it be that on the one hand, the religion teaches good while some Muslims commit evil?

Why Muslims Must Support #BlackLivesMatter

Hamzah Raza | Posted 12.31.2015 | Religion
Hamzah Raza

Social justice and standing up to systematic oppression is a rich part of American Muslim history. If American Muslims are to reject #BlackLivesMatter, we are effectively rejecting the legacy of people like Malcolm X and Muhammad Ali, pillars of the history of Islam in America.

ISIS's Backwards 'Caliphate' Evokes Crusaders Over Caliphs

Michael Shammas | Posted 12.29.2015 | Religion
Michael Shammas

ISIS is a tragic foil. Despite its presumptuous claim to a "new caliphate," the group -- by punishing trifling deviation from its narrow Sunnism, by elevating theocracy over free thought -- exemplifies a mentality opposite that which fueled the caliphates of Islam's golden age.

Islamic Teachings for Flourishing Societies

Hossein Askari | Posted 12.23.2015 | Religion
Hossein Askari

While Muslims may still disagree on who among Prophet Mohammad's companions should have led the nascent Muslim community after his death, most Muslims...

The Eternal First Spring: Births, Re-Births and the Cycle of Time in Sufism

Ali Z. Hussain | Posted 12.15.2015 | Religion
Ali Z. Hussain

"And such days We hand out in turns to mankind!" Qurʾan (3:140) "Indeed, time has circled in its original form on the day God created the heavens an...

What Trump and His Supporters Can Learn From Muslim Leaders

Craig Considine | Posted 12.11.2015 | Religion
Craig Considine

Prophet Muhammad is the anti-Trump. The Prophet is an anti-racist figure who promoted egalitarianism. Without a shadow of a doubt, he advanced democracy in an area of the world that had little experience with this political system. Trump supporters who belittle Muhammad have not considered the examples provided above.

As a Muslim, ISIS's Religion Is Not My Religion

Sana Tayyen | Posted 11.16.2015 | Religion
Sana Tayyen

In what sense is ISIS Muslim? They are the fringe and extreme minority yet the most radical and furthest away from Islam and Muslims. They have named themselves Islamic, robbed the language of the Quran, and donned on 7th century dress and symbols.

5 Promises to My Future Daughter

Qasim Rashid | Posted 10.19.2015 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

My daughter, I promise to create a world around you in which your brothers and I educate men to control their behavior and subdue their anger and violent actions, and hopefully soon we can end violence against women.

My Struggle Against Islamophobes

Atif Rashid | Posted 10.01.2015 | Religion
Atif Rashid

I feel as though I'm in an almost-daily battle with Islamophobes whether online or in my mind trying to figure out why these people have so much hatred against Islam.

This Is Why Muslims Hold Muhammad in Such High Regard

Atif Rashid | Posted 09.29.2015 | Religion
Atif Rashid

The Holy Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through his majestic spiritual power, brought man from barbarity to humanity. From ordinary human beings, he made them into highly developed moral beings.

Why Success Isn't What Everyone Thinks It Is

Atif Rashid | Posted 09.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Atif Rashid

We're all looking for it -- success. But what is it and how can we get there? Photo by bernavazqueze When the veils, garbs and blindness of succes...