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My Advice to New Muslims

Oftentimes when a person embraces Islam, he or she is unsure of what steps to take next. After much effort to arrive at the decision to proclaim the shahadah, the …

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The Missing Peace

My path towards Islam has taken many twists and turns throughout Latin America and here in the USA, where I finally became a Muslim. My parents are from Chile. They …

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An Islamic Model of Marriage

The image of marriage that we are advised to strive for as portrayed in the Qur’an and Sunnah is based on three foundations: taqwa (consciousness of Allah SWT; love of …

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Quran: The Divine Guidance

“We have sent our messengers with clear evidences and sent down with them the Scripture and a balance that the people may maintain [their affairs] in justice” (Quran 57:25). “Surely, …

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Why Have We Normalized Islamophobia?

The horrific attacks in Paris and San Bernardino have captured headlines and triggered responses from journalists, politicians, and religious leaders. Some Western heads of government have once again threatened a …