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    Women rights in Islam

    One day I was giving a brief presentation about the concept of monotheism and the religion of Islam for a group of Latinos in Spanish language. I was saying: The Muslim believes in the God of the prophets, Moses and Christ, and worships this God who is the Creator of the universe and what it contains directly without a saint or a priest. He also believes that the Creator created Christ without a father as He created Adam without a father or a mother, for He is the Most High creates and does not beget. I was then surprised when a Latin woman attacked me by saying: You are oppressed…

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    Islamic Expansions

    People often wonder about the advantage that Islam has over the rest of the religions exist among all nations. We can get the answer once we know the purpose for which the religion of Islam came to establish. Islam came to establish justice on earth. It is the religion that all the prophets of God brought to all nations; the correct religion that most followers deviated from by sanctifying their prophets and the righteous among them, which led to the emergence of many religions. But what justice? Justice that puts things right, and gives everyone his right. Giving the Creator (the Power in heavens) His right by worshiping Him alone,…

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    The Reality of “Women’s Freedom” in the West

    I always loved my mother’s head cover. I was keen to read about covering the head in high school, but I was never able to make a decision in wearing it. Eventually, I watched a TV program for a famous Scholar at that time, who gave a wonderful description of a woman’s headcover. He said: The veil of a Muslim woman is like a beautiful frame for a valuable painting. I liked this description a lot, and since then, I decided to cover my head in high school. This decision was based on my strong desire to follow the example of believing women throughout history who took the veil as…

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    Documenting Prophet Muhammad’s Sayings (Sunnah)

    I remember how happy I was to meet our dear neighbour, whose family and ours lived side by side for a long period of time that includes my entire childhood and adolescence. In my meeting with her, accompanied by my sisters, she told me details about my childhood and situations that I did not know at all. This information was supported by old photos that she had kept throughout this period. At that time, I remembered the Messenger’s companions, who accompanied him on his journey in conveying the message of Islam and who underwent the hardships. The religion of Islam states: Believing in God (the Creator), that He has no…

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    The Focus of Events in the Quranic Surahs (3) – Al-Imran

    My hear has always beaten whenever I heared the word of monotheism. There is no god but one God (Allah), the Creator of the universe and what it contains. I used to repeat it often, especially after I learned that it is one of the most powerful reliefs of distress in this world and the hereafter. I remember having an argument with a Muslim who claims that all the religions that exist on earth are true. His evidence was this Quranic verse from Surah Al-Baqarah: Indeed, those who believed and those who were Jews or Christians or Sabeans [before Prophet Muhammad] – those [among them] who believed in Allah (God)…

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    The Focus of Events in the Quranic Surahs (2) -Al-Baqara

    I remember a long time ago, I was asked by my African-Catholic driver about the order of events in Qur’anic stories. He asked: I tried to read the Qur’an and found the events not sequential. Why is it not arranged chronologically according to the time of events? Why does every Surah contain topics that are not related to each other? I remember that I did not know the answer to his question. I wondered, is my lack of knowledge a shortcoming or ignorance of this great book? Until one day I coincidentally read an article that talked about the goals of one Qur’anic Surah. It was amazing I found how…

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    The Miraculous Quranic Letters & The Concept of Abrogation

    One of the funny moments that I will never forget, was my first day at the French Cultural Center in Sana’a (Yemen). I remember I took my children at that time; they were in elementary school and had simple knowledge in the French language. I wanted to take them, since perhaps their presence comforted me. What surprised me a lot on the first day was when the French teacher, who had Arabic origins, insisted that everyone in the class should speak French. I couldn’t stop laughing every time I tried to pronounce difficult French words. I told the teacher: How can we speak French when we don’t even know the…

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    The Difference Between Religion and Traditions

    I was once making a presentation in German language about Islam to a large group of Germans who were visiting our center by saying Islam is: The faith in one God “the Creator”, Who has no child or any partner, Who does not become incarnatein any of His creature’s image or body nor in any idol. And to have direct connection with Him by worshiping Him directly without any intermediary (priests, saints, prophets or idols, etc.). One of them asked me: If Islam is that simple and logical as you are saying, why do Muslims cause all these political problems? His question was in front of the group, and I had…

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    The Islamic Law

    Touching Story: I once read a story about a Muslim woman who spoke about her former hatred of Islamic law throughout her youth, which she considered brutal and barbaric. In her adolescence she lacked commitment to prayer, and she hated Islam excessively because of these laws, which led to her reluctance to read the Qur’an. She also joined groups denouncing the provisions of Islamic law and demanding its abolition. Until one day, she was exposed to an incident that shook her entity, and changed her convictions along with her life completely. This lady said: I was on a road trip with my mother, father and brother, from one city to…

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    The Different Qur’anic Recitations

    The difference is vast: A Catholic friend of mine asked me one day: You Muslims believe in the distortion of the Holy Bible and in the infallibility of the Qur’an, because there are many different books among the Christian denominations. Aren’t the multiple recitations of the Qur’an evidence of distortion? I told her: There is a vast difference between the two cases. Christens today don’t believe that Jesus received any revelation from God and they considered the New Testament their Holy book, and they believe that it was inspired by God to some Jesus’s disciples. The term Bible Comes from Greek Bibilios means a collection of books which includes: The…

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