August 1, 2021

The Abrahamic Scriptures, and the Old Testament and the Qur’an in particular are often viewed by some as depicting an angry God, ready to ablaze all sinners. The truth is just the opposite, as we will see in this post. To err is human. Our Creator is fully aware of it. Even if we try to be perfect in our dealings, humans are bound to make mistakes. When we commit sins, especially if they are repeated or the “major” variety,… Read more

July 26, 2021

Islam means submission. A Muslim is a submitter. In a global sense, all monotheists, believing in One True God are “submitters”, as the article will explain. Read more

July 17, 2021

It is the Hajj season again and Muslims will be heading to the plains of Arafat, near Mecca starting today. It brings back memories when four years ago we spent a day there as an essential part of Hajj pilgrimage. This is the beginning of the 5-day Hajj period that starts in Arafat, leading to Muztalifah where we would spend the night under the sky, then head to the tent city of Mina for three nights, and will culminate in… Read more

July 11, 2021

My last post was about the attributes God loves. But does God love everyone regardless of what they do? In part 2 of the conversation, I will address the attributes God does not love. I would keep my opinion to myself as I will be quoting from the Qur’an itself- considered the literal word of God by Muslims. Before we delve into who, or what, God does not love, it is critically important to keep a few things in mind,… Read more

July 5, 2021

God is all loving. Most monotheists, including Muslims believe in that. One of the ‘99 names of God’ in the Qur’an is Al Wadood, or ‘All Loving’. Does God love everyone? If not, then how do we know who He loves and what attributes , or actions, does He love? A small sample of passages from the Bible is also shared at the end of this article. The politically correct answer is that God loves everyone. But as we will… Read more

July 3, 2021

The independence of our nation on this July 4th is a stark reminder of the foundations our nation was built upon. It is certainly a day to rejoice. It is also a reminder of all the sacrifices the founders of the country made to ensure we live in a free society. It is also a good time to review the pledge of allegiance and reflect upon the state of the society we currently live in. America is at a crossroad… Read more

June 26, 2021

The Qur’an is the literal word of God. It is the holiest book for Muslims. Most of the Muslims have read the Qur’an in Arabic- without understanding much of it. However most Muslims, and this may be something that may be a surprise to you. have not read the Qur’an in their native language cover to cover, even once in their lifetime. There are many reasons for this. One of the big reasons is that we consider Qur’an to be… Read more

April 3, 2021

“So peace (Salam) is on me the day I was born, the day that I die, and the day that I shall be raised up to life (again)”! And their saying: Surely we have killed the Messiah (Christ), Isa (Jesus) son of Marium (Mary), the messenger of Allah (God); and they did not kill him nor did they crucify him, but it appeared to them so (like Isa) and most surely those who differ therein are only in a doubt about it; they have no knowledge respecting it, but only follow a conjecture, and they killed him not for sure. Nay, Allah raised him up unto Himself; and Allah is Exalted in Power, Wise. Read more

March 14, 2021

This may come as a surprise to some, but Islam recognizes the Biblical Prophets. In fact according to the teachings of the Qur’an, Biblical Prophets were all Prophets of Islam. Read more

March 7, 2021

Pope Francis made a historic visit to Iraq this weekend. It was the first ever by a pope to the country, amid rising concerns for Covid-19 and safety. He also met with Ayatollah Sistani-considered one of the top religious leaders of Shia Muslims around the world. This was a great example of Christian-Muslim dialogue, an aspect that was almost completely ignored by mainstream America media. Pope Francis has always been a proponent of building peace and harmony between people of… Read more

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