Islam and Terrorism

What is “Jihad“? While Islam is generally misunderstood in the West, perhaps no other Islamic term evokes such strong reactions as “jihad”. The Arabic word “Jihad”, which is most always mistranslated as “holy war”, simply means “to struggle” or “to exert one’s…
Women in islam

Women in Islam

Does Islam oppress women? In answering this question, we must differentiate between the teachings of Islam and the practice of some Muslims. Although some Muslim cultures oppress women, it often reflects local customs that are inconsistent, if not contrary to Islamic teachings.…

The Requirements of Islam

The five “pillars” of Islam make up the framework of a Muslim’s life, they are: The ‘Shahadah’ or Declaration of Faith To be a Muslim, one must believe in and pronounce words that mean, “There is no deity worthy of being worshipped…