Between Jihad and Terrorism

Between Jihad and Terrorism | Part 1

We were created as human beings before we chose our religions, acquired our cultures, learned our languages, or belonged to our homelands. Therefore, we cannot be good religious people, or good citizens, if we are not human beings first. Our religions, cultures,…
Pleasing Allah through Taqwa

Pleasing Allah through Taqwa

Translations of Taqwa Taqwa is an essential Islamic term. Linguistically, this term is from the Arabic root, < ي – ق – و >  or  < w – q – y >, which means “to protect.”  In Islamic terminology, Taqwa means to…
Revving Up Your Worship in Islam

Revving Up Your Worship in Islam

Worship is a relationship natural to the human being.  How a person establishes his (or her) link to whom or to what he chooses (or allows himself) to worship will define how well he can successfully fulfill his purpose in life.  The…