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Prophet Muhammad

God's Man On Earth

Qasim Rashid | Posted 05.12.2013 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

According to most, no claimant to Divine office remains on Earth, at least until the next pope is elected. On the contrary, His Holiness Mirza Masroor Ahmad, the world's only Khalifa, continues his lifelong Divinely appointed tenure to the office of Khilafat.

Principle vs. Privilege Of Free Speech

Harris Zafar | Posted 05.08.2013 | Religion
Harris Zafar

Opponents of Islam claim it denies freedom of speech and censors those who insult Islam. This is factually incorrect. After all, the Prophet Muhammad called differences of opinion a blessing in society and never sought to censor or threaten those who verbally attacked him.

If Prophet Muhammad Had His Way, There Would Be No Guantanamo Bay

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 04.24.2013 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Sen. Mitch McConnell is guilty on both counts: What he believed to be news was a joke, and what he missed was the real news. It started on Nov. 12, ...

7 Things About Prophet Muhammad: A Clarification

Qasim Rashid | Posted 03.30.2013 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Hazleton has historically provided worthwhile analysis on Islam and Prophet Muhammad and should be commended and appreciated for doing so. In this piece, however, Hazleton commits a few errors.

7 Things That May Surprise You About Muhammad

Lesley Hazleton | Posted 03.28.2013 | Religion
Lesley Hazleton

Everyone knows his name. He was, and still is, one of the most influential figures of all time, yet most of us have little real sense of the man himself.

How I Connect With Prophet Muhammad

Mike Ghouse | Posted 03.27.2013 | Religion
Mike Ghouse

I don't wear clothes like him, eat like him or live like him. But when it comes to respecting fellow beings, nurturing goodwill, mitigating conflicts, forgiving others and building cohesive societies, I can relate.

Selling Children Is Against Islam

Ani Zonneveld | Posted 03.27.2013 | Religion
Ani Zonneveld

It is time for lay-leaders, clerics and religious judges who flagrantly contradict the Quran to be by-passed as irrelevant and pariahs of our society. They should instead be forced to answer: Why are they defending an oppressive pre-Islamic culture?

Reflecting On Diversity In Islam Through Martin Luther King, Jr.

Aamir Hussain | Posted 03.17.2013 | Religion
Aamir Hussain

Just as America is strengthened by accepting immigrants from all over the world, Islam is also continually enriched through contact with a myriad of unique cultures.

The Islam Women Were Promised

Sheikh Musa Furber | Posted 03.16.2013 | Religion
Sheikh Musa Furber

There is something deeply wrong when even a small part of a Muslim society views the shame of a single rape to outweigh facilitating the spread of corruption and the wrongful taking of life.

An Unlikely Connection?

Craig Considine | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion
Craig Considine

Muhammad and Washington were gentlemen of the highest degree. This is no more evident than in the connection between them in the Holy Quran and "Rules of Civility."

Muslim Flu Shots?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 03.12.2013 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Two years ago, I called a Christian friend and asked: Would the members of your church like to receive free flu shots? Thrilled with the offer, as I am an infectious disease expert, she confirmed with her pastor and invited me to the church. But something happened when the pastor saw me.

Quality Is Very Important In Islam

Harun Yahya | Posted 01.09.2013 | Religion
Harun Yahya

Our Prophet was a man of fine appearance and attribute, and he had an aesthetic appreciation for beauty. This is notably different from what we see in today's Muslim extremists.

Tweet Lands Man In Prison for 2 YEARS

Reuters | Posted 03.08.2013 | Technology

KUWAIT, Jan 6 (Reuters) - A Kuwaiti court sentenced a man to two years in prison for insulting the country's ruler on Twitter, a lawyer following th...

10 Books Every (English-Speaking) Muslim Should Read

Imam Sohaib Sultan | Posted 03.04.2013 | Religion
Imam Sohaib Sultan

Obviously this list isn't comprehensive. It's only meant as a conversation starter and to highlight some great books. Happy Reading!

Richard Dawkins Follows Prophet Muhammad's Teaching On Freedom

Qasim Rashid | Posted 02.25.2013 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Yes, whether he admits it or not, Dawkins is endorsing Prophet Muhammad's teaching. And while hell just might have frozen over, perhaps we can work together to a world of freer consciences and fewer mental abuses.

Why (And How) Should Muslim Americans 'Celebrate' Christmas?

Dr. Faheem Younus | Posted 02.23.2013 | Religion
Dr. Faheem Younus

Muslims Americans: Go be a part of the joy of the season. But as you send your children to embrace the garbage collectors and adopt neglected families, remind them that we don't celebrate Christmas seeking worldly gain or social acceptance.

Why Do Bad Things Happen To Good People?

Qasim Rashid | Posted 02.19.2013 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

As we prepare to lay 26 souls to rest in Newtown, Conn., countless are left behind, alone. As long as good people have existed, bad things have happened to them. And as long as religion has existed, believers and non-believers alike rightfully ask this question.

7 Sentenced To Death For Anti-Islam Movie

Reuters | Posted 01.28.2013 | World

CAIRO, Nov 28 (Reuters) - A Cairo court on Wednesday sentenced to death seven Egyptian Christians tried in absentia for participatin...

Prophet Muhammad's Rules of War

Qasim Rashid | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Prophet Muhammad is history's first major figure to condemn collateral damage in word and deed. His advanced rules of war established 1,400 years ago a yet unmatched humanitarian standard. And herein lies the solution to modern conflict.

Ashura Epitomizes Modern Battle For Islam’s True Voice

Shenaz Kermalli | Posted 01.26.2013 | Religion
Shenaz Kermalli

For all the modern-day injustice committed against Muslims through Western foreign policy, the bitter truth is that Muslims are more often than not their own worst enemies. Believers across different factions need to take an honest look at history and awake to a new consciousness.

Inspired By Abraham To Vote

Usra Ghazi | Posted 01.06.2013 | Religion
Usra Ghazi

It is my hope that whichever candidates they choose, Muslims across the country will kick up the dust and stand under the same sun that warmed the faces of Prophets Moses, Jesus, Muhammad and Abraham to continue the legacy of responsible, civic duty on Election Day.

How Would The Prophet Muhammad Vote? You Might Be Surprised

Sarah Moawad | Posted 01.23.2014 | Religion
Sarah Moawad

We've heard plenty about the "threat of sharia" to American culture, but noting about how Muḥammad would vote the issues. What does Islamic law have to say about the federal deficit, tax-cuts, gay marriage and other hot-button issues?

Hajj Through The Wings Of Reflection

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

I pray this spiritual mediation exercise will include us, in spirit, in the ranks of 2012 Muslim pilgrims -- it will include our prayers and supplications to theirs and these sincere cries will be received by the Almighty God as such.

Malala Yousafzai And The Other Half Of Muslim History

Common Ground News Service | Posted 12.24.2012 | Religion
Common Ground News Service

As Muslim societies became more patriarchal after the first century of Islam, many women have been air-brushed out of the master narrative of Islamic history, leaving us with the impression that the Islamic tradition was shaped mainly by men.

HuffJummah: We Are All Malala Yousafzai

Homayra Ziad | Posted 04.15.2013 | Religion
Homayra Ziad

Malala's lack of fear and her clear-eyed commitment to the truth is the mark of one who understands, in the wise words of Abd al Hakim Murad, the fundamental poverty of fanaticism.