Assalamu alaikum. As a teacher of Arabic and Theology I would like to share something - A note about the Quran and the Arabic of the Quran. As Muslims we believe that the Quran is the word of Allah. However this is not a mere blind emotional religious belief. Every civilization has its language.... Continue Reading →
A selection of Black Muslims in history; from the birth of Islam in 7th century to the present day. (Disclaimer: There are many more figures I could have included, from different fields and periods of time. This is simply a small selection from a huge number of Muslims, both historically and in more recent times.... Continue Reading →
The Khawarij are known by different names including the Kharijites which is taken from the Arabic word Kharaja which means ‘to exit or leave’. The original Khawarij referred to themselves as Ashoora, which means those who ‘sell themselves for Allah’. Another term for this group refers to them as Hawroori, which is taken from the name of an area known as Hawroora and this was the first place where they camped.
In this two-part article, we will take a historical look at some of the major events during the rule of Ali ibn Abu Talib (ra), the fourth Khalifah in Islam and the cousin and son-in-law of the Prophet Muhammad (saw). This was a very difficult period in Islamic history, overshadowed by three major internal battles... Continue Reading →