What are the requirements of Islam?

1. Shahada – The declaration of faith To be a muslim, one must believe in and pronounce words that mean, ‘There is no deity worthy of being worshipped except Allah and Muhammad is His messenger.’ This declaration testifies that Allah exists, that He is unlike and superior to His...

Why choose Islam?

Let’s talk frankly. Almost never do non-Muslims study Islam until they have first exhausted the religions of their exposure. Only after they have grown dissatisfied with the religions familiar to them, meaning Judaism, Christianity and all the fashionable “-isms” – Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism (and, as my young daughter once...

Why eating pork is prohibited in Islam?

The fact that consumption of pork is prohibited in Islam is well known. The following points explain various aspects of this prohibition: 1. Pork prohibited in Quran The Quran prohibits the consumption of pork in no less than 4 different places He hath only forbidden you dead meat, and...

Can you proof the Hereafter?

1. Many people wonder as to how a person with a scientific and logical temperament, can lend any credence to the belief of life after death. People assume that anyone believing in the hereafter is doing so on the basis of blind belief. My belief in the hereafter is based...

How can you confirm the existence of life after death?

The Quran teaches that the present life is a trial in preparation for the next realm of our existence. A day will come when the whole universe will be destroyed and recreated, and the dead will be resurrected to stand in judgment before Allah: One day the earth will...

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...

What are the Muslims?

The Arabic word “muslim” literally means “someone who is in a state of Islam (submission to the will and law of God)”.  The message of Islam is meant for the entire world, and anyone who accepts this message becomes a muslim.  Some people mistakenly believe that Islam is just...

Why Islam order women to wear veil?

The status of is often the target of attacks in the secular media. The ‘hijab’ or the Islamic dress is cited by many as an example of the ‘subjugation’ of women under Islamic law. Before we analyze the reasoning behind the religiously mandated ‘hijab’, let us first study the...

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...

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...