November 14, 2021

Annunciation is widely celebrated by Christians. It is the announcement, or glad tidings, to Mary by archangel Gabriel, about the birth of Jesus Christ.  The annunciation, or the announcement, also appears in the Qur’an. Even though annunciation traditionally refers only in relation to Mary and Jesus Christ, both the Qur’an and the Bible speaks of other annunciations, notably to Zechariah for John the Baptist(known as Yahya in the Qur’an) and Abraham (for Isaac and Ishmael). This is a 3-part post... Read more

October 31, 2021

An essential part of being a “Muslim” is to believe in One True God and believing in the Prophecy of Prophet Muhammad. This forms the foundation of the Shahada, or the testimony that states “I bear witness that there is no god but God (One True God, or Allah in Arabic), and Muhammad is His Prophet”. An interesting fact is that the Shahada in its complete form does not appear in the Qur’an. However there are numerous passages throughout the... Read more

October 16, 2021

The story of Jospeh as it appears in the Qur’an and the Bible are compared here, noting the similarities and the differences. Joseph (or Yusuf, as he is known in the Qur’an) was the eleventh son of Jacob and the only prophet among his twelve sons, according to the Islamic traditions. He is one of the most highly regarded prophets in Islam, Christianity, and Judaism. This post provides a brief overview with similarities and variations in the story of Joseph... Read more

September 8, 2021

While humans (at least most) do worship God in some manner or form, have you also wondered whether animals also worship God? Or whether animals will go to paradise? Let’s review what the Qur’an and the Bible say on this subject. Review of Qur’an’s passages: Let’s start with the question whether the animals worship God. There are a number of passages that address this question. Among the creation of God, men, the angels and Jinns (Genies) are well known to... Read more

September 4, 2021

With Afghanistan back under the rule of the Taliban and the presence of Daesh, mistakenly called ISIS, people are fearing forceful implementation of Islamic law, or even forced conversions. However, as explained below, this is opposite to the teachings of Islam, and more specifically, the Qur’an. Among the creation of God, there are those that are created with free will, and those without. The free will to obey and believe in God and His rules. Angels are subservient to God,... Read more

August 22, 2021

We have all seen the chaotic scenes of Afghans trying to flee Kabul after the astonishingly swift takeover of the capitol by Taliban, within days of American troops leaving Afghanistan. But there are reasons to for optimism as explained below. It is reported as one of the colossal failures of American intelligence as most did not see it coming. We are told that American intelligence figured Taliban may take over in 90 days or later. As of April, the U.S.... Read more

August 18, 2021

Today is Ashura, the 10th of 1st Islamic month of Muharram. It is a day to commemorate the great sacrifice of Imam Hussain, the grandson of Prophet Muhammad, in the year 680 CE in the land of Karbala. It is a time to pay tribute to him and his family and companions of 72 people fighting the army of the tyrant and corrupt leader at the time, Yazid son of Muawaya. It is a reminder of the battle between the... Read more

August 15, 2021

The Qur’an is considered the literal word of God, revealed to Prophet Muhammad over a span of 23 years in bits and pieces. Like the Torah, there is an oral tradition, which was later followed by the written version. Despite the apparent randomness and lack of chronological order of the verses, there are some amazing numerical aspects that I will share today. Muslims believe that the Qur’an we read today is the exact copy of what was available at the... Read more

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

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