Islam Archive


Islam and Reincarnation

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Many Muslims mistakenly believe that after death the soul resides at the place where the body has been buried, awaiting the resurrection. What does the holy Quran teach? In the Surah 2: 28 God says: How can you reject faith in God? Do you not recall that you were once [ Continue reading…]


Muraqaba- The Sufi Meditation

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When we try to learn a new skill or try to gain knowledge about a specific subject, we follow a guideline or a system, which demands that we pay attention to the subject to fully understand it. Our mind becomes curious to know the where, how and what of it. [ Continue reading…]



Islam versus Atheism

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This is an imagined discussion between a Muslim and an atheist. But it is based on my actual discussions with atheists. Muslim: Do you believe in God? Atheist: There is no God. Can you prove that there is a God? Muslim: The universe, the land, the see, the sky, the [ Continue reading…]


Some Great Quotes

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God will not be merciful to those who are not merciful to people. ——— Prophet Muhammad. I have decided to stick with love. Hate is too great a burden to bear. ——— Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Hatred never ceases by hatred But by love alone is healed. This is an [ Continue reading…]


Militant Islam: A Matter Of Interpretation?

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The atrocities committed in Paris have again focussed the world’s attention on the grave threat posed to Western countries by militant Islam. Once again, world leaders expressed sympathy for the victims and their families, and renewed their pledges to work together to defeat international terrorism. At the same time, they [ Continue reading…]



A Muslim, a Jew, a Christian, a Hindu, a Pagan and an Atheist all walk and talk amicably

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It’s conference time again. The streets of downtown Salt Lake City are filled with the super-faithful delivering vital messages in sundry meetings. But it’s not just Mormons. The Parliament of the World’s Religions is holding its 2015 gathering at the Salt Palace Convention Center. It’s a major undertaking. The idea [ Continue reading…]


Forgiveness – The Path to Compassion

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It is easy to misunderstand yourself and others and often difficult to move beyond that misunderstanding to universally accepting things as they are. The world is full of suffering. Holding on to hurt and our own suffering guarantees a world of continuing pain, dysfunction, disconnection, failure, and misery. The key [ Continue reading…]


Animal rights in Islam

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Islam has always viewed animals as a special part of God’s creation. The Quran, the Hadith, and the history of Islamic civilization offer many examples of kindness, mercy, and compassion for animals. Islam indeed places much importance on animals and on providing for them in a caring manner. There are [ Continue reading…]


Prophet Muhammad Warned About ISIS Terrorists, Muslim Extremism

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From Saudi Arabia taking military action in Yemen to the Islamic State terrorist group killing people en masse in Iraq and Syria, these current-day developments of Muslims fighting against other Muslims should be viewed as a disgrace but not as a surprise. Prophet Muhammad, peace and blessings be upon him, [ Continue reading…]


The Bible and Islam on Prayer

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Contrary to common belief, the Bible and Islam have a lot in common. Perhaps, my favorite commonality is their presentation of the beautiful names of God. There is a name of Allah, Al-Mujib, which briefly touches on the subject of what the Bible and Islam teach about prayer. Al-Mujib means the Responder to Prayer. [ Continue reading…]