Salman al-Farsi: From Fire to Divine Light

Mabih was born in a house where they believed the fire to be holy and grand. The fire, however, got smaller as he grew up. Although the father tried to carve a god out of fire for his son, the son had already put it out; he was, in fact, burning with a yearning to...

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Mus'ab ibn 'Umayr: From Seeing Himself in the Mirror to Being a Mirror

The girls of Mecca wait impatiently for the time when the young man with the gentle steps will pass by their window. They are looking forward to the moment when they will see the graceful and noble features of his face.

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Abu Hurairah: From Servant of the Sun to Servant of Allah

In history Abu Hurairah is known by his sobriquets. He is one of those people whose nicknames come to mind before their real names. He had two given names, used at different times: “Servant of the Sun” and “Servant of Allah”.

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The 'Black' Letters on the White Pages of Islam

The increased interest of African Americans in Islam has become one of the most confusing phenomena related to the spread of Islam in the United States. By and large, Islam is stereotyped by many students of religion and ...

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The Sunna of Sacrificing

Eid al-Adha is called the Great Eid. It occurs at the culmination of the Hajj, and is the culmination of the first ten blessed days of Dhu al-Hijjah, days which have been described by our beloved Prophet (pbuh) as the best days of the year...

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The First British Guest of Allah

At a time when  Britain had major political and economic interests in the Middle East, Hedley Churchward had only one concern in mind while going on a pilgrimage to Mecca; the pleasure of Allah.

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Quicunque Vult: or, My journey to Islam

This memoir is offered, at the persistent request of some Turkish friends, by a monotheist whose formative life was shaped by Anglican Christianity, but who has made his home in Islam.

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The Use of Religious Figures in Cinema

Undoubtedly one of the most effective means of communication in today’s world is the cinema… Not only entertaining and having a good time, but educating masses along certain lines and giving social and..

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What is Religion?

All branches of knowledge related to religion have defined religion their own perspective. While describing religion, Islamic scholars have taken into consideration the way the concept of religion was taken up in the Quran and Islamic beliefs.

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What is Islam?

The dictionary meaning of Islam is peace and being in peace; surrender, submission and sincerity; and giving salaam. In every case Islam comes the root salaam and salaamed.

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