About Islam

About Islam     Belief and Worship of The One True God is the cornerstone of a Muslim’s belief. Many religions also claim belief in One God however, they associate partners with Him. The following are examples: Worshipping or asking forgiveness of God through His creation Delegating some of God’s attributes to other objects or beings Setting up rivals with God by elevating something to be in opposition to Him The above mentioned beliefs or actions all go against the very principles of Islam.   About Allah   Allah is the personal name of the One True God. The name “Allah” is the combination of two Arabic words, “Al” and

Who is Muhammad (peace be upon him)?

Who is Muhammad (peace be upon him)? “Indeed in the Messenger of Allah you have an excellent example to follow for whoever hopes in Allah and the Last Day and remembers Allah much.”  Qur’an 33:21 Muslims believe that Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the final Prophet in a long chain of Prophets sent to call the people to the obedience and worship of God alone (‘Allah’ in Arabic). Some of these Prophets include Adam, Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Joseph, Moses, David, Solomon and Jesus (peace be upon them all). Just as Moses (peace be upon him) was sent with the Torah (the original uncorrupted revelation sent to Moses)

The Five Pillars of Islam

The Five Pillars of Islam   Introduction Every sound structure must have a solid foundation in order to remain strong. Islam’s foundation is the five pillars it was built upon, forming the basis of Islamic teaching as taught by Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), wherein he said: Islam is built upon five pillars: The Declaration of Faith (Shahadah); Establishing regular prayers (Salah); Paying Charity (Zakah); Fasting the (lunar) month of Ramadan (Sawm); Pilgrimage (Hajj) These five pillars are a cornerstone of a Muslim’s life. 1. Declaration of Faith – SHAHADAH The declaration of faith is bearing witness (testifying) that there is no deity worthy of worship but Allah (God),

The Dangers of Riba

The Dangers of Riba Is it not amazing that a Muslim will never eat pork because it is haram (unlawful); never marry his mother or sister because it is also haram, yet that same person has no problem devouring riba (e.g. interest, usury)?  Did you know that engaging in riba is a major sin which could lead you to Hell? “…but whoever returns (to dealing in riba), such are the dwellers of the Fire — they will abide therein.”  [Qur’an 2:275] If dealing in riba is so punishable, why do many Muslims fall into this sin and take the issue so lightly? The Meaning of Riba Riba is an Arabic

Science in Islam

Science in Islam   The Qur’an is the final revelation from God to humanity. Although the Qur’an, (revealed over fourteen centuries ago), is not primarily a book of science, it does contain scientific facts that have been scientifically discovered only recently through the advancement of technological equipment. Moreover, it does not promote an anti-scientific stance, but rather, encourages scientific research. Indeed, studying and understanding the nature of creation enables people to further appreciate their Creator and the extent of His  Sovereignty. 40 Days in the Womb Professor Simpson is the Chairman of the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and Professor of Molecular and Human Genetics at the Baylor College of