HAJJ: Celebrating Abraham, Father of Faith

ONE NEW TO observing Muslims might expect that Hajj, the Pilgrimage of Islam, would be focused on the notable events of the life of Islam’s prophet, Muhammad—perhaps his encounters with Angel Gabriel and his reception of revealed verses, perhaps his ascension to…

“God with You” (Part 2 of 2)

ACCORDING TO THE Voice of the Quran, in spite of the gaping gulf between the essence of man and that of man’s Creator, His Presence is closer to our personal being than we could have invented on our own. For very truly,…

“God with You” (Part 1 of 2)

A TREE FALLS in the forest. Now, suppose there is no one within earshot to hear it. Does the unheard collision of that tree with the forest floor qualify as a “sound”? This is a classic philosophical question in the history of…