Why a Muslim man is allowed to have more than one wife?

Polygamy means a system of marriage whereby one person has more than one spouse. Polygamy can be of two types. One is polygyny where a man marries more than one woman, and the other is polyandry, where a woman marries more than one man. In Islam, limited polygyny is...

Barnabas and the early Christians

Barnabas, or Bar Nabe, which means ‘son of consolation’ or ‘son of exhortation’, was a Jew and was born in Cyprus. He was known as Joses, or Joseph, but was given this new name by the disciples of Jesus, peace be on him and them. Although little mention is...

Quran – English meaning verses

You may have heard about The Quran, but did you really read it yourself before you made an opinion about it? Below are some verses for you to get a true idea about what’s in it. Ignore – for a moment – all ideas and thoughts that you were...

Prophet Muhammad had religious discussions with Jews and Christians

The allegation that these Jews and Christians were its source is groundless, especially since the role of Prophet Muhammad was merely that of a teacher; he openly invited them to embrace Islam, pointing out how they had deviated from God’s true teaching of monotheism. Numerous Jews and Christians embraced...

Parallels between Islam and Christianity

Thanks and praise to God’ that I was fortunate enough to be born into and raised in a small, agricultural community in rural Kansas. Within that community, and especially within my family, there was an emphasis on certain “old fashioned” values and conceptions of morality and self-responsibility, which were...

Mary in the quran

God has related to us in the Quran many stories about previous people and nations that have lived long before us. The story of Mary, the mother of Jesus, is one of them. The text that is in bold is a translation of the meaning of the original Arabic...

The Quran: A proof of authenticity

It must be stressed here that the Quran is accurate about many, many things, but accuracy does not necessarily mean that a book is a divine revelation. In fact, accuracy is only one of the criteria for divine revelations. For instance, the telephone book is accurate, but that does...

What are the teachings of Islam?

The foundation of the Islamic faith is belief in absolute Monotheism (the Oneness of God).  This means to believe that there is only one Creator and Sustainer of everything in the Universe, and that nothing is divine or worthy of being worshipped except for Him.  Truly, believing in the...

Why alcohol is prohibited in Islam?

Alcohol has been the scourge of human society since time immemorial. It continues to cost countless human lives, and causes terrible misery to millions throughout the world. Alcohol is the root cause of several problems facing society. The statistics of soaring crime rates, increasing instances of mental illnesses and...

Jesus message and miracles

The message of Jesus was as simple and straight forward as that of all his predecessors as well as that of his successor Muhammad, namely “Believe in God and keep His Commandments’. For the God who inspired His Messengers, is an unvarying God and He is consistent: He is...