Muhammad’s hadith and sunnah

Sunnah is all the sayings and actions of prophet Muhammad. A Hadeeth, is one saying of the Prophet Muhammad. In plural Ahadeeth. Basically a Hadeeth tells us what the prophet said or did at a certain time regarding a certain issue. Usually a Hadeeth is composed of two parts:...

The origin of crucifixion

Crucifixion was the common mode of eliminating political prisoners, murderers and insurgents. Long before the birth of Jesus, the Phoenecians had experimented with various methods to get rid of their anti-social characters. They had tried hanging, impaling, stoning, drowning, etc. But all these were too quick in their effects;...

Muslim women are forced to wear the veil

The matter of women’s dress might seem trivial to some, especially in today’s Western societies; however, Islam assigns to it moral, social and legal dimensions. Islam has defined the roles of men and women by allocating certain duties to each and granting certain rights to each. This is in...

What is the Koran (Quran)?

The Quran is the final revelation of Allah to all of mankind, which was spoken by Allah the Exalted Himself and conveyed through the Arch-Angel Gabriel in Arabic to the Prophet Muhammad, in sound, word and meaning.  The Quran (sometimes incorrectly spelled Koran), was then relayed to the Prophet’s...

Understanding conversion to Islam

“Although conversion is a phenomenon that is completely unique to everyone, nevertheless, those who are serious about it will all undoubtedly undergo self-examination of some kind in order to embrace a new way of life and belief system.”  Three years on American, Abdul-Lateef Abdullah, reflects on conversion to Islam....

Can God and man be the same?

What led ancient people to have the belief that the God became man or that God and man were one and the same? The fundamental reason was their inability to understand or accept the concept of God creating this world from nothingness. They perceived God to be like themselves,...

Resurrection or resuscitation

Presently, Rev. Roberts approached me and after introducing himself he gestured to me to hand over to him the Bible which I was holding in my hand. I handed the book. He opened it and began reading to me: ‘And this is life eternal that they should know Thee...

Discover Islam

There is hardly any place on earth today where Islam is totally unknown. More and more people have become curious enough to find out something about this much publicized religion; more often than not, they have been pleasantly surprised. The Islamic creed did not begin with the prophethood of...

Prophet Muhammad’s speeches

Sir George Bernard Shaw said: “If any religion had the chance of ruling over England, nay Europe within the next hundred years, it could be Islam. I have always held the religion of Muhammad in high estimation because of its wonderful vitality. It is the only religion which appears...