The author of natural belief

When a child is born, it has with it a natural belief in God. This natural belief is called in Arabic the “Fitrah”. If the child were left alone, it would grow up aware of God in His oneness, but all children are affected by the pressures of their...

Who is Allah?

The use of the word ‘Allah’ to mean ‘God’ frequently sounds rather strange, esoteric, and foreign to Western ears. ‘Allah’ is an Arabic word derived from the contraction of ‘AI’ and ‘Ilahi’, meaning ‘the God’, or by implication ‘the One God’. Linguistically, Hebrew and Arabic are related Semitic languages,...

God’ spot is found in human brain

Sunday Times, 2 Nov 1997: Scientists believe they have discovered a “God module” in the brain, which could be responsible for man’s evolutionary instinct to believe in religion. A study of epileptics, who are known to have profoundly spiritual experiences, has located a circuit of nerves in the front...

Why did God create man?

From the perspective of humankind, the question “Why did God create man?” implies “For what purpose was man created?” In the final revelation (the Quran), this question is answered without any ambiguity. Humans are first informed by God that every human being is born with an innate consciousness of...

Spirituality: two views

In contemporary western society there is a religious dichotomy. On one side there is the religion of modernism, materialism, on the other the world of ‘pure’ religion which is concerned with matters of the dimension beyond. Materialism is strongly confident that this world is all there is and that...

Allah in the bible

The suffix “IM” of the word “ELOHIM” is a plural of respect in Hebrew. (Remember that in Arabic and Hebrew there are two types of plurals. One of numbers and the other of honour as in Royal proclamations. Since the plural of honour is uncommon in the language of...

What will they believe in!

God says, If you were to seek a tunnel into the earth or a ladder into the skies and bring them a sign, they still wouldn’t be convinced. If it were God’s will, He could gather them all into true guidance, so don’t be among those who are influenced...