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Why Isn't Prophet Muhammad Called Messiah?‏

This answer to a question first appeared on onislam.net on 23 October 2014 Question: What is the difference between a messiah and a prophet? I know
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New Muslims in Eid

There are only two feasts in the Muslim calendar: Eid al-Fitr and Eid al-Adha. They are unlike the festivals of other religions because these two ...
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Sunshine follows the rain

Very often in life we go through periods of trial or great sadness, only to look back on them later and see that they were ...
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In the Prophet's footsteps (pbuh)

If I am to be truthful, I must admit that I really understood the importance of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) only when I ...
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What is the Purpose of the Five Daily Prayers?

Praying five times a day is considered so important to Muslims that we call it one of the Five Pillars of Islam. In other words, ...
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Cherishing the Christian presence

 This article by Idris Tawfiq first appeared in Egyptian Gazette on Saturday 19th November 2011One of the results of the popular uprisings in Egypt that ...
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What Muslims Believe

Islam is a very simple religion. It is a religion of great joy and happiness. Muslims now make up about one fifth of the world's ...
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Khadijah: the first of the Believers

This article is taken from Idris Tawfiq's book, "Talking to New Muslims"...
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Do All People Worship the Same God?

Idris Tawfiq first answered this question on the website readingislam.com on 17th December 2008...
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Jesus in the Holy Quran

Muslims and Christians believe different things about Jesus (peace be upon him). For Christians, he is the Saviour of the world, God's Son. For Muslims ...
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Together with the Prophet in Paradise

Question: I am a new Muslim and I am wondering how a simple man like me can be together with the Prophet in Paradise. Please ...
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Where are the original Torah and Gospel?

Question: Could you please tell me where the original copies of the Taurat [Torah] & Injeel [Gospel] are? I am getting different answers from my ...
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Journey to Makkah

When Prophet Ibrahim (peace be upon him), the intimate friend of Allah, was commanded all those years ago to proclaim the pilgrimage to Makkah, he ...
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Who are God's Chosen people?

Question: What did the Jews do to earn Allah Almighty's anger and damnation? Are they still the "chosen people of God?" Can Muslims or Arabs ...
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Preparing for the Great Feast

In contrast to all the glitz and the glamour surrounding Christmas, the feasts of Islam must seem very dull to those who are not Muslim. ...
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A wine-drinking Jesus?

Question From John, United KingdomHow would you respond to someone who says, "I don't see the wrong in drinking as Jesus himself drank, when he ...
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Why is alcohol forbidden in Islam?

Question: Is drinking in Islam haram? Is it because drinking leads to transgressions? What if one consumes little alcohol? Is it okay to drink then? ...
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Reading the Quran in English

Question: The Arabic language confuses me and I lost interest in Islam. Now I found a translated form of the Quran in English and I ...
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Gardens of Delight: a simple introduction to Islam

In a simple and uncomplicated way, Idris Tawfiq's book, Gardens of Delight: a simple introduction to Islam, explains the main features of Islam and what ...
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Les Jardins des Delices

Dans Gardens of Delight (Les Jardins des délices), Idris Tawfiq, enseignant de langue et littérature anglaises récemment converti à l’islam, explique ce que le mot ...
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The Night Journey and Ascension

During this month of Ragab we remember the extraordinary favour granted to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh), when he was taken by night from Makkah to the ...
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