I empathize with the fact that others have suffered and have had hard experiences, but how does that makes sense that I, or anyone else, should suffer as well? Have we become so complacent in our dealing with pain and suffering that we are indifferent to its ongoing existence?
One of the harder things to deal with in these first days of Ramadan is patience, both from people who are testing our patience and people who aren't doing anything necessarily, but we get bothered by them nonetheless.
The assertion that Islam did not necessitate marriage and permitted the rape of female "slaves" and captives is utterly baseless. Quite to the contrary, Islam broke the prevailing taboo regarding marriage with "slaves."
In late March 2014, I traveled to Sharjah in the United Arab Emirates to attend world's most elaborate oratorio about the story of Islam. This opening production was created to help change the world's negative perceptions of Islam by presenting its core values.
When you're unable to introduce Pakistan-style blasphemy laws in a secular, Western society, you have to find alternative ways to silence those who offend you, right? And that's where the "Islamophobia" smear comes in.
In addition to the three virtues -- seeking knowledge, avoiding anger, and demonstrating forgiveness -- Prophet Muhammad and George Washington share countless other values, including gratitude, courtesy, honesty, and reliability.
The fundamentalists have transformed the Quran to a book for war and terrorism. But, the pacifists and those who love peace invoke human dignity, peace, justice, and the Prophet as an exemplar of grace, and present a peace-loving interpretation of the Quran.
Muhammad's treatment of religious minorities and his basic moral beliefs have encouraged me to further promote dialogue between Muslims, Christians, and Jews, and to improve my own everyday character and conduct.
Muslim love and admiration to Prophet Muhammad manifests itself beautifully through these various kinds of religious celebrations blended by local cultures and traditions in these birthday celebrations.
As a pluralist, I had a lot of questions about prophet Muhammad before recognizing him as a peace maker and a mercy to mankind. I have been skeptical about the divine status accorded to religious masters in every tradition including Islam.
January 14th is the day Syedna Muhammad was born 1444 years ago. And for over 1400 years Muslims have been celebrating his life and his mission by sending prayers and blessings for him, in every prayer and after every prayer and every time his name is mentioned.
Treating women with the inherent dignity that she was created with, ensuring that their rights are preserved and advocating that they are given equitable opportunities to succeed is necessary to uphold the Quranic vision.
US-Iranian leaders could draw inspiration from the humility of Prophet Muhammad in negotiations. Yes, all sides are not completely happy but I like to believe that "a good compromise is a compromise in which both sides are equally unhappy."