Jesus through a Muslim Lens

Folders / Jesus & Christmas / Michael Wolfe

Christians may be surprised to learn that Muslims believe in the Virgin Birth and Jesus' miracles. But this shared interest in his message goes much further.

read more 14.12.2010, Tuesday

What is Christmas About?

In ancient times, December 25 was a feast of the pagan sun god, celebrated in Europe inthe depths of winter to give hope that the cold, dark days of December would soon pass.The Churches took over this date, although nowhere it is actually recorded when Jesus was born.

read more 14.12.2010, Tuesday

The Farewell Hajj and the Farewell Sermon

Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) met with Archangel Gabriel every Ramadan and read the verses which had been revealed up until then. In the month of Ramadan during the 10th year after the emigration, (December, 631) Gabriel said that...

read more 23.11.2010, Tuesday

Yet Another Anti-Muslim Film: Obsession

Just when the presidential elections were heating up in America this DVD film was distributed to millions of American families. 28 million copies of the film have been used as election material, being distributed in approximately 70 newspapers in what are knownas "swing-states", i.e. those states in which no candidate has overwhelming support.

read more 18.11.2010, Thursday

Bilal: The Pleasant Call to Islam

Folders / Call to Prayer / Idris Tawfiq

The story of Bilal's life and journey to Islam teaches us to hold fast to the message of the Oneness of Allah and to defend the reputation of His Prophet with every breath we take and every action we perform.

read more 04.11.2010, Thursday

Have you ever heard the Call to Prayer?

This call to prayer has become so much a part of our daily lives that we merely hear itand therefore we may not be aware of its true meanings. We turned to some Muslims and non-Muslims who live in places where there is no adhan to get their...

read more 04.11.2010, Thursday

Where in the world is the first Call to Prayer recited?

For millions of years the sun has first sent its rays to this place; it is the Kamchatka Peninsula which lies to the east of Japan and under Russia, flowing like a hook onto the ocean… The first people to see the rising sun are those in...
 

read more 31.10.2010, Sunday

Collective Iftar at the end of one Month of Fasting

Folders / Ramadan / Mehmet Paksu

The Eid ul-Fitr has a special place among Muslims. Like the joy of iftar after a day of fasting, it reflects the joy of a collective iftar, or breaking of the fast, after a month of fasting.

read more 28.10.2010, Thursday

Fasting And Economics

Folders / Ramadan / Mustafa Özel, PhD

The only connection between fasting and economics for most of us is the market pick-up particularly in the food sector as Ramadan approaches. As if they have waited for the opportunity for 11 months, Muslims roll up their sleeves and naturally enliven the markets.

read more 28.10.2010, Thursday

'Those with dates at home won't go hungry'

Folders / Ramadan / Lastprophet.info

The month of Ramadan is upon us. The display windows and street stands have now been prepared for Ramadan. The foods which will adorn the blessed iftar tables are piling up in storage rooms. The fruit which receives the most attention and is the most popular item on stands is undoubtedly the date.

read more 28.10.2010, Thursday