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

Prayers of Women

Islam states that in the spiritual world, women are regarded equal to men and will be rewarded just like men. Islam also claims that women can also attain high spiritual status...

Al-Fatiha: The Most Comprehensive Prayer

Prayer, by definition, is “a solemn request for help or expres- sion of thanks addressed to God or an object of worship.” (1) The concept of prayer exists in every faith in...

Prayers for Healing

Prophet Abraham (as) bears witness in the Holy Qur’an: “And when I fall ill, it is He (Allah) Who restores me to health.”(1) Indeed, we find everyday instances of people...

Jewish and Muslim Prayer Traditions

While prayer is, unfortunately, becoming a lost art in many parts of the world, it is as essential to human nature as the quest for God Himself. It is therefore not surprising...

The Islamic Solution to World Hunger

By Shazia Sohail While there are many factors that contribute to poverty in the Third World the major ones are easy to spot. Firstly, wealth is concentrated, mostly in the form of...

Tolerance – Its Importance in Social Life

By Junaid Ahmad Waraich, Pakistan Society is formed by groups of individuals who possess different elements that make them human. We all have our unique characteristics and...

What is the Spirit? An Islamic Perspective

  By Mubasher Ahmad, M.A., LL.B. In the Arabic language in which the Holy Qur’an was revealed to Prophet Muhammad (sa), there are two words commonly used for human life....

Spiritualism or Organized Religion

By Rabia Salim As a parent and now a teacher, a term that I have come across a lot in the classroom over the last five years is mindfulness, and it makes me think of yoga and...

Spirituality and Prophethood

By Amtul Kafi Yadullah Bhunnoo Spirituality is “the quality of being concerned with the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things”(1). Prophethood is a...

Who Will Defeat the Dajjal and How?

The Holy Prophet (sa) describes a man in the following Hadith (saying): “By the One who owns my soul, it is nigh, of a certainty, that the son of Mary will appear among you....