Authentication is a modern time obsession. We all worry about forgery of money, credit cards, legal papers, even falsified research methods and conclusions, products, all the way to news, historical events and even literature. We doubt everything nowadays. So, how can we be sure that anything is real? What can lead us to certainty and […]


WHAT JIHAD IS? The Arabic word “Jihad” comes from the word “Jahada” which means making an effort, struggling or striving. In Islamic Terminology it is explained as every activity and/or movement on the way of Allah (SWT). So, in reality it covers a spectrum of deeds and actions all dedicated for the sole purpose of […]


  The Christian scholar Ira G. Zepp, Jr. explained the term of Jihad that the essential meaning of Jihad is the spiritual, psychological, and physical effort we exert to be close to God and thus achieve a just and harmonious society. Jihad literally means striving or struggle and is shortened for Jihad (to fight). In […]


Those who think that disavowal of the distorted religion of the Jews necessitates mistreating them and taking away their rights are mistaken. Prophet Muhammad instructed us to adhere to his guidance, as he said: “You must adhere to my Sunnah (i.e prophetic application of God’s orders and teachings).”; his teachings and his Sunnah show us […]


To understand the essence of Islam is to understand the true essence of humanity. More than a religion, Islam is a complete and comprehensive way of life leading to a balanced way of living. Islam brings civilization and happiness to man. Islamic principles and teachings can provide realistic, fair and objective solutions to the prevention […]


Interesting question isn’t it? Well, to answer this we’ll go over several steps: Why can Muslim men marry four women? Why can’t Muslim women marry four men? Why can’t women medically marry four men? Let’s begin, First: Muslim men can marry four women according to Islamic Shar’iah. Islam being the final Divine Revelation has to […]


Game of Money! All of us have those financial ups and downs during our life cycle. For me, when things are financially up I don’t really care if people are going to lease or get a loan, but trust me during the downs we all sure do! Leasing is known as Ijara in the Islamic […]


The Arabic word “Shari’ah” literally means “a path, a way or a fresh water hole that all livings can drink from”. In Islamic-terminology, it refers to the legal system of Islam that regulates the relationship between man and his God (Allah in Arabic language), himself, his fellow man, all creations and the world around him. […]


First: What is Taqiyyah? Linguistically: it is to protect. Technically: it is presenting outwardly something that is different from what one believes inwardly. Second: What does it mean in Islam? To the mainstream Islamists; Ahl as-Sunnah wa’l-Jamaa‘ah (Sunnis): Taqiyyah – as an idea or concession is to be used only in extreme circumstances and on […]