Muhammad’s promise to Christians
By Muqtedar Khan | December 30, 2009; 11:27 AM ET

By Muqtedar Khan
Director of Islamic Studies at the University of Delaware

Muslims and Christians together constitute over 50 percent of the world. If they lived in peace, we would be half way to world peace. One small step we can take towards fostering Muslim-Christian harmony is to tell and retell positive stories and abstain from mutual demonization. Read more

Islam, Numerology and the Number 19

BBC, Guide ID: A1006561 (Edited)

Islam, Numerology and the Number 19
The Quran is the religious book of the Muslims. They believe it to be God’s exact word to us in his last revelation. The Quran is split in to suras (chorus) and the suras are made up from ayaats (or verses).

Numerology, meanwhile, is the ancient art of divining meaning from numbers. Read more

Muharram, an Islamic awakening and revival

Muharram, a commemoration of Islamic awakening and revival
By: Salam Al-Attar

Similar to other existing calendars, the Islamic calendar is also composed of 12 months (Figure 1). The uniqueness of this calendar lies in two inherent facts:

  1. It is based on a lunar system; and
  2. Its root year is that in which Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) conducted his famous Hijrah (migration) from the city of Mecca to Medina, which coincided with the year 622 CE.

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Hajj: a journey to Allah’s central abode

By: Salam Al-Attar

In the human body the central port in control of pumping the blood is none other than the heart. Oxygen-deprived blood returns to the heart, whereby it is directed to the lungs for oxygenation, is routed towards the heart again and is finally pumped back to the body in an attempt to sustain the activity of this flesh-encapsulated chemical factory. Read more