Religious Concepts Articles covering a wide range of Islamic and religious topics.

Defining the West: Historical Development of the Concept of the West

The four cardinal directions, or cardinal points, are the directions north, east, south, and west. The basic definition of the West is that it is “where the sun sets.”...

Al-Mujeeb: the Answerer of Prayers

An earthquake of magnitude 7.8 hit the Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga in the early hours of May 4, 2006. Its epicenter was located 800 kilometers southeast of Fiji, 32 kilometers...

Al-Khaliq: the Creator

There are three ways one may study attributes of Allah: In this article, we shall present Allah’s attribute ‘al-Khaliq’ in each of these ways. The word Khaliq is translated...

Justice System During Early Khilafat

“Darul-Qadha’a during the Rightly-Guided Khulafa” Throughout known human history lack of justice has been the root cause of decay and degradation of civilizations. No...

Islam’s Response to Misconceptions about Sharia Law

“Islam’s Response to Misconceptions about Sharia Law” In the West, Sharia is being portrayed as a source of oppression, violence, and tyranny. This misconception of Sharia...

“What Can the Holy Quran Teach the World about Justice”

Have you ever been wronged by another person? Has someone you care about been wronged by another person? Have you seen examples in the news media, or in your community, of groups...

Justice among Arab tribes pre-Islam

Justice, to render someone their due would be a broad definition, however Islam goes further where justice is concerned in teaching that to compensate someone for good should by...

Islamic Concept of Justice

“The Islamic Concept of Justice” By His Holiness Mirza Tahir Ahmad (rh), Fourth Khalifa of the Promised Messiah (as) I shall now cite a few important examples of...

Why Pray?

In his discourse on prayer in An Elementary Study of Islam, Hazrat Mirza Tahir Ahmad (rh) quotes from chapter 29, verse 46 of the Holy Qur’an: “Verily, Prayer prevents the...

Prayer in Hinduism

When I reflect on my understanding of prayer in Hindu religion, the first thing that comes to mind is the religious origins of yoga. Having taken a yoga class in high school and a...