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Was Aristotle the Father Religious Conflict?

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One might think that the polytheistic religions in Asia, Africa and the Americas would be more likely to wage war with each other than the three monotheistic religions that all look back to Abraham, “whom God chose to be His friend” (Qur’an 4:125 & Isaiah 41:8); but this is not [ Continue reading…]


One Soul Can Make a Big Difference

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I offer this essay in honor of Ramadan, the month when the Sacred Scriptures of Jews, Christians, and Muslims were first revealed. As Wathilah ibn Al-Asqa‘ reported: The Messenger of Allah said, “The scriptures of Abraham were revealed on the first night of Ramadan. The Torah was revealed after six [ Continue reading…]



16 similarities between Islam and Hinduism

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At first glance, it may seem Islam and Hinduism have nothing in common but that is not true at all. In fact, there are many interesting similarities between Islam and Hinduism. These similarities in many cases are strong and fundamental. So, it is very strange that why quite often Muslim- [ Continue reading…]


Michigan official stands by call for killing of all Muslims

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A local official in northern Michigan refuses to apologize for sharing Facebook posts calling for the killing of “every last Muslim” and for nuclear weapons to be used on the world’s 10-largest Muslim-majority cities. Jeff Sieting, the village president in Kalkaska, which is about 230 miles (370 kilometers) northwest of [ Continue reading…]


Did You Know That Jihad Is In The Bible?

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This may be shocking to some readers, but the Bible has been translated into Arabic. In fact, if you open your Bible right now and peruse through all of the translations of John 3:16, “Allah” is the word used to refer to God in the Arabic version right at the [ Continue reading…]



Does Idol Worship, the Unforgivable Sin?

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According to the Quran, the answer is both yes and no. [The Quran 5:72] Pagans indeed are those who say that GOD is the Messiah, son of Mary. The Messiah himself said, “O Children of Israel, you shall worship GOD; my Lord and your Lord.” Anyone who sets up any [ Continue reading…]


How Different Religions See God

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The world’s religions have varying concepts of God, and depict their deities in many different ways. Those diverse traditions have inspired great works of religious art, literature and cinema, and their influence even finds its way into people’s homes, in the form of the devotional objects that they hang on [ Continue reading…]


What Christianity and Islam have in common

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There are many people today who argue Islam and Christianity are locked in a civilizational war, a view that has become a rationale for a number of the Trump administration’s policies. This argument, however, is an inaccurate and simplistic assessment of the relationship between these two faiths. Quite distinct from [ Continue reading…]


Muslims Helped Jewish Neighbors Every Year

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Thanks to their Muslim neighbors, Jews living in Muslim countries from Morocco in the west to Iran in the east, were able to celebrate their annual Passover liberation from Pharaoh’s bondage, not only spiritually but also physically, according to the religious principle that the celebration should ‘begin with the darkness [ Continue reading…]


Shared names of God in Islam and Judaism

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Polytheists have many names for God because they have many Gods; just as every human has many names for his or her many relatives and friends. But how can monotheistic religions like Islam and Judaism have many names for the one and only God in whom they deeply believe? The [ Continue reading…]