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Teachings of Muhammad

A (Somewhat) Muslim Perspective: Why Is Reza Aslan's Jesus So Small?

Rob Asghar | Posted 09.28.2013 | Religion
Rob Asghar

Aslan is a remarkable writer and speaker. I only wish I had his talent. Yet his book on Jesus carries numerous problems.

To See The Face Of God And Return To Humanity: The Prophet's Ascension

Omid Safi | Posted 08.07.2013 | Religion
Omid Safi

This week is a special one for Muslims, one in which we celebrate the most potential spiritual paradigm in Islam: the Prophet Muhammad's ascension to meet God face to face, and the choice to return home so that other beings can have their own ascension. And so here we are as Muslims, still aspiring to ascend -- and return.

Brave Afghan Women on the Front Lines of Change

Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy | Posted 08.04.2013 | World
Shahnaz Taplin-Chinoy

The defeat of the EVAW bill flags how culture trumps faith in many Islamic countries including Afghanistan. I wonder what it is that deters Muslims from taking the right path?

Condemn Injustice, Not Islam

Qasim Rashid | Posted 08.02.2013 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

Islam is in fact a religion of peace. Ahmadi Muslims prove every day in 200 nations worldwide that the link between Islam and terror is neither necessary nor appropriate.

Turkey Presents Prophet's Sayings For The 21st Century

Reuters | Posted 07.22.2013 | Religion

By Tom Heneghan, Religion Editor ANKARA, May 22 (Reuters) - Scholars around the Muslim world were alarmed five years ago by news repor...

HuffPost Jummah: What's The State Of Your Heart?

Imam Khalid Latif | Posted 07.17.2013 | Religion
Imam Khalid Latif

The companions of the Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, approached him on one occasion asking which person is the best. He responds by saying, "Every one that has a heart that is makhmoom and a tongue that is truthful." They said, "What is a heart that is makhmoom?"

Muslims Are Not Fighting The War You Think We're Fighting

Dr. David Liepert | Posted 07.02.2013 | Religion
Dr. David Liepert

Our Ummah was founded on love: love for Muhammad that made us follow him, love for each other that made us care for each other, and love for this world God gave us that made us strive for a better and more just world. However, love is the opposite of what we are known for now.

Muslims! Are You Awake Yet?

Ani Zonneveld | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion
Ani Zonneveld

To my Muslim community, no matter how you interpret or live out your Islam, I appeal to you for us all to work together. We've been complacent and all of humanity is suffering for it. Not just us in America, but look at the mayhem radicalism have spawned.

The Light And The Wound: America And The Global Community

Omid Safi | Posted 06.26.2013 | Religion
Omid Safi

In woundedness, we can either recoil and strike back, or stretch outward and be healed. We either circle inward and turn on our own to define ever more restrictive definitions of who is "authentically" an American, or we can stretch outwards till we embrace the whole of humanity.

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.

The Last Sermon Of The Prophet Muhammad

Imam Abdullah Antepli | Posted 04.04.2012 | Religion
Imam Abdullah Antepli

In this articulation of Muhammad, Muslims find their deep commitment to the universal human values such as sacredness of life and property, equality, justice, peace and more. Upon these high universal values, this religion of Islam was built.

The Forgotten Liberalism Within Islam

Mustafa Akyol | Posted 09.15.2011 | Religion
Mustafa Akyol

Today, in most minds, the words "liberalism" and "Islam" can come together only to form an oxymoron. However, this was not the case a century ago.

Will The Real Moderate Muslims Please Stand Up?

Qasim Rashid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Qasim Rashid

The crisis in Egypt has re-ignited the debate of whether moderate Islam is a reality or just a show. In the absence of a unified voice from the Muslim world and with time running out, it seems few have a clear idea.