Islam: Friend or Foe?

By M H Faruqi Islam’s message is plain and profound. It starts as a seed and blossoms into a garden. Seven years after Muhammad had been charged with the duty to convey the message, the Makkans banished and confined him and and his kith and kin of the Banu Hashim clan to the Valley of Abi Talib. The message had been spreading, despite all opposition and oppression, and, therefore, the oligarchs of Makkah had decided on a policy of boycott and isolation. It was assumed that while the people outside would hear no more of Islam, those under siege...
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Our Obligations to the Qur’an

By Dr. Israr Ahmed The pathetic and disastrous condition of the Muslim Ummah throughout the world is due to its abandoning of the Holy Qur’an. The constant attitude of indifference, along with our hypocritical lip-service, is tantamount to ridiculing the last of Allah’s (SWT) revelations. Instead, we must clearly understand our responsibilities towards the Holy Qur’an and try our very best to fulfill them. We can neither expect any improvement in our worldly state of affairs, nor hope for salvation in the Hereafter, unless we carry out all the obligations that we owe to the Qur’an. The five demands...
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Salaam Q & A

As-salāmu ʿalaykum is a Muslim greeting in Arabic that means “Peace be upon you”. The greeting is the standard salutation among Muslims and is routinely used whenever and wherever Muslims gather and interact, whether socially or within worship and other contexts. The response to the greeting is Waʿalaykumu s-salām (“and upon you, Peace”) Here are some common Questions and Answers regarding this topic:
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Ramadan Q & A

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar, and is observed by Muslims worldwide as a month of fasting to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Muhammad (PBUH). This annual observance is regarded as one of the Five Pillars of Islam. Here are some common Questions and Answers regarding this topic:
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