Free Will and Freedom of Choice

Free Will and Freedom of Choice

Adam chose to eat from the tree that God had forbidden. That means he had free will to choose between listening to God’s command and submitting to Satan’s seduction. However, this free will is not absolute.  It operates only within a range…
In Need of Hope

In Need of Hope

There will come bad times in your life. There will come terrible times in your life. But whoever follows this advice will not only survive those times – he will become empowered. The purpose of this article is to help Muslims whenever…
Between Jihad and Terrorism Part 2

Between Jihad and Terrorism | Part 2

Between Jihad and terrorism So what are the differences between Jihad and terrorism? First, terrorists are not committed to the ethics of military Jihad, such as “Do not fight those who did not fight you”; and “Fulfill your treaties.” Most terrorists break…
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,…

SUICIDE: Islam as its Panacea

In a week following after the declaration of India’s Telangana Board XII Class result on 18 April 2019, 22 students committed suicide. Similar news keeps coming as soon as the Board Exam results are declared across the States’ Boards in India and…
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…