What it means to wear hijab

I am an American woman who was born in the midst of America’s “Heartland”. I grew up, just like any other girl, being fixated with the glamour of life in “the big city”. Eventually, I moved to Florida and on to South Beach of Miami, a hotspot for those...

50,000 errors in the bible

The Jehovah’s Witnesses in their “AWAKE!” Magazine dated 8 September, 1957, carried this startling headline “50,000 Errors in The Bible?”. While I was still formulating the theme of this booklet, I heard a knock at my door one Sunday morning. I opened the door. A European gentleman stood there, grinning...

The crucifixion: A question of identity

To millions of Christians raised with a Sunday School interpretation of Christianity, this article may come as something of a shock. However, for those Christians, the shocks are only just the beginning. Indeed, the shocks dramatically increase in voltage when one considers the early Christian scriptures, both apocryphal and...

Why most Muslims are fundamentalists?

This question is often hurled at muslims, either directly or indirectly, during any discussion on religion or world affairs. muslim stereotypes are perpetuated in every form of the media accompanied by gross misinformation about Islam and muslims. In fact, such misinformation and false propaganda often leads to discrimination and...

Crucifixion on good Wed or on good Friday?

In my country, we enjoy a four day holiday around Easter, beginning with what is called Good Friday. What makes Good Friday good? They say that because Christ died for their sins on that day. And in tune with that, every Christian country in the world – Britain, France,...

Jesus Christ through a Muslim lens

Jesus of Nazareth is the most widely revered religious figure in the world. Not only is he central to Christianity, the largest religion in the world, he is also venerated throughout Islam, the world’s second largest faith. Christians may be surprised to learn that Muslims believe in the Virgin...

Christianity is a ‘mask’ on the face of Jesus

An eminent scholar of Christian history admits that present-day Christianity is a ‘mask’ on the face of Jesus, peace be on him, but goes on to say that a mask worn for a long time acquires a life of its own and it has to be accepted as such....

Why can’t a woman have more than one husband?

Islam teaches that Allah has created men and women as equals, but not as identical beings. They are different, physically, biologically and physiologically and each have different capabilities. Their roles and responsibilities are therefore different but they complement one another. Some may object to a man having the right...