I am reading parts of the phenomenal new Study Quran (which I cannot recommend highly enough). Discussion of individual verses is thorough, academically sober, and highly informative. It does not attempt to explain away passages that are clearly contrary to… Read More ›
The Qur’an gives us 4 (four) clues on how one can become citizens of the eternal Garden in the Kingdom of heaven:
1. Be charitable
2. Restrain your anger
3. Quick to pardon people
4. Quick to repent to God
The Study Quran from HarperOne is a historic and ground-breaking work produced by a distinguished team of Islamic Studies scholars. Maria Dakake and Joseph Lumbard are two scholars who have helped produce the brand new translation and contributed to footnotes and essays exploring various aspects… Read More ›
A thorough and fair-minded review of a major new translation of the Quran. Click the image for the review.
In this video two Dutch guys disguised a Bible as a Quran and read some of it’s most gruesome verses to people in the street. This is what they had to say. The results will shock you!
“Structure and Qur’anic Interpretation: A Study of Symmetry and Coherence in Islam’s Holy Text” (book by Prof. Raymond Farrin)
One other miraculous aspect of the Qur’an which I personally interested in is its astonishingly coherence and unity in its structure and contents. Interest in the structure of the Qur’an has its beginnings in the ninth century CE with Muslim scholars…. Read More ›
One of the miraculous nature of the Qur’an is it is the ONLY religious holy Book in the World which are memorised by people since the beginning after it was revealed safeguarding it free from corruption. Imam Karim Abu Zaid explains..
An interesting Facebook post by Shibli Zaman about the newly published Study Qur’an I’ve avoided posting directly about this but I guess since everyone else is screaming about this with wanton abandon, there’s no point in refraining. I know there are numerous and significant mistakes… Read More ›
There seems to be two extremes: 1. Everything is halal 2. Everything is haram Fortunately Allah has made it clear: وَكَذَٰلِكَ جَعَلْنَاكُمْ أُمَّةً وَسَطًا لِّتَكُونُوا شُهَدَاءَ عَلَى النَّاسِ وَيَكُونَ الرَّسُولُ عَلَيْكُمْ شَهِيدًا ۗ Thus We have appointed you a middle… Read More ›
Big Bang Cosmology and the Quran: A response to Muslim apologists using scientific conjectures to explain the Qur’an
This excellent article is a much needed corrective to the uncritical acceptance of alleged scientific miracles in the Quran. PAPER SUMMARY Over the past few decades Muslim apologists have followed the way of Christian apologists towards the Bible in trying to… Read More ›
The concept of original sin is not recognized in Islam. Muslims believe that all people are born sinless with inclination toward truth. Adam and Eve were forgiven by God.
A must watch! ISIS tries to justify its horrible crimes by appealing to Islamic teachings. Many community leaders across North America have condemned the acts of ISIS. But what about the perspective of those beyond the western world – what… Read More ›
There are many hadiths which emphasis many fruits (benefits and blessings) for memorizing Al Qur’an. Especially for parents out here it is tremendously important to keep the tradition of Qur’an memorization for our children alive . As one of the greatest of… Read More ›
I have just discovered this excellent Muslim blog by brother Faiz. Just click on the screengrab:
Jesus Loves His Enemies…and Then Kills Them All by Danios on April 23, 2011 on Loonwatch.com This article is part 5 of LoonWatch’s Understanding Jihad Series. Please read my “disclaimer”, which explains my intentions behind writing this article: The Understanding Jihad Series: Is Islam… Read More ›
Beautiful and amazing!