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

We’re Not Dealing With a Golden Calf: It’s a Whole Herd

The head of state is, in many ways, the one to whom desperate and hopeful citizens turn. Having made promises of plentiful bread, stable roofs, and general contentment in life,...

The God of Abrahamic Faiths Saves us from Sin and Crime

Many of you know of Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern of New Zealand for her beautiful stance on interfaith tolerance (1). But have you met Princess Alice from New Zealand? Probably...

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...

Natural Disasters or Divine Punishment

“Never did We send a Prophet to any town, but We seized the people thereof with adversity and suffering, that they might become humble. Then We changed their evil condition into...

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: The attribute by itself, With other attributes, and Its manifestation in human beings. In this article, we shall present...

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 stems from actions that arise from an out-of-context reading...

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...