Guided Atheists

Conversion Story of Mark Shaffer

Conversion Story of Mark Shaffer

After two days in Al-Ula, we went to Al-Juf. As soon as we arrived in Al-Juf, Mark asked if I could get him some books on Islam. I then obtained some books on Islam for him. Mark read all those books. The next morning, he asked me to teach him how to perform solat. I then taught him how to pray and take wudhu (ablution). Then, he joined me and performed solat beside me. ...

Qur'an & Science

Science and Religion: A Love-Hate Relationship?

Science and Religion: A Love-Hate Relationship?

Islam is a religion based upon knowledge derived through reason and revelation; and ultimately it is our knowledge of the Oneness of God combined with faith as well as the total commitment to God that saves us. In the history of Islamic Civilization a student of science – indeed any seeker of knowledge – has always been held in honor and high esteem. ...

Predictions in the Qur’an: Image Transmission

Predictions in the Qur’an: Image Transmission

"He who possessed knowledge of the Book" told Prophet Sulayman (pbuh) that he could bring the Queen of Saba's throne to him very quickly. This is a possible reference to the transmission of images with present-day advanced technology. ...

Modern Stress and its Cure from the Qur’an

Modern Stress and its Cure from the Qur’an

Stress results from lack of inner peace due to conflicts within us and leads to external disturbances in our behavior and health. Inner peace can only be achieved by believing in God, the All Mighty, and remembering Him frequently and asking for His help and forgiveness in times of difficulties. ...

Qur’an and Modern Science: Compatible or Incompatible?

Qur’an and Modern Science: Compatible or Incompatible?

In this series of lectures, Dr. Zakir Naik gives an objective analysis of the Muslim belief regarding the Divine origin of the Qur'an, in the light of established scientific discoveries. ...

Health in Islam (P. 2)

Health in Islam (P. 2)

If one becomes obsessed with food or indulges in too much unwholesome or junk food he or she may become physically weak or distracted from his primary purpose of serving God. On the other hand, if one concentrated exclusively on spiritual endeavors and neglected their health and nutrition, weakness injury or illness would also result in failure to carry out obligatory worship. The guidance found in the Qur’an and the traditions of Prophet Muhammad advise humankind to maintain a balance between ...

Jewels of Islam

Moderate Accountability: The Prophet’s Method of Education

Moderate Accountability: The Prophet’s Method of Education

The Prophet (Peace and blessings be upon him) used to bring the minors to accountability for their mistakes and wrong-doings with moderation and without any excess or carelessness as is mentioned above. Even the degree of accountability or blame differed and was not of one degree all the time. It varied according to the graveness of the mistake or the wrong-doing and its dangerousness. It also varied according to the fact that whether the doer repented and blamed himself or he was insistent on t ...

Oasis of Faith

Allah’s Plan for You and Me‏

Allah’s Plan for You and Me‏

With regard to real life, everyone knows that he has a will and the ability to do what he wants and not to do what he does not want. And he can distinguish between the things that happen when he wants them to, such as walking, and those that happen without him wanting them to, such as shivering. But the will and ability of man are subject to the will and decree of God. ...

True Love Is Tested by Action

True Love Is Tested by Action

Throughout history Muslims have expressed their love for Prophet Muhammad, in various ways. Poets have always competed to praise Prophet Muhammad and voice their love for him in lyrical, chiming words. ...

What is Islamic Monotheism?

What is Islamic Monotheism?

Muslims believe that there is only One God. He alone is the Sustainer and Creator of the universe. He is without partners, children, or associates. He is the Most Merciful, the Most Wise, and the Most Just. He is the all hearer, all seer, and the all knowing. He is the First , He is the Last. ...

Distinct Features of the Qur’anic Language

Distinct Features of the Qur’anic Language

Muslims believe that the Qur’an was then transmitted to us through numerous persons, both verbally and in writing, and that “It is inimitable and unique, protected by Allah from any corruption.” Moreover, the Qur’an was revealed in the most refined and eloquent of all languages, namely, Arabic. According to IbnFaris, Arabic is believed to be “the most refined of all languages” as it expresses many meanings using very few words. In addition, it is the “most disciplined, organized, eloquent and cl ...

Sujud (Prostration) and Mental Health

Sujud (Prostration) and Mental Health

With the advancement of science and technology, and the whirl that existence in the west can be, one feels obligated to mention one method that brings peace, harmony, accord, tranquillity, and happiness. This practice is Sujud or prostration! People today are exposed to many daily frustrations. They are also propounded with many electrostatic charges from the atmosphere. These charges are precipitated on the central nervous systems (CNS) which becomes supersaturated. One has to get rid of these ...

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