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Intro to the Bible

Based on a transcript of a lecture by Dr. Gary Miller

The Bible is a collection of writings by many different authors. The Quran is a dictation. The speaker in the Quran – in the first person – is God talking directly to man. In the Bible you have many men writing about God and you have in some places the word of God speaking to men and still in other places you have some men simply writing about history. The Bible consists of 66 small books. About 18 of them begin by saying: This is the revelation God gave to so and so… The rest make no claim as to their origin. You have for example the beginning of the book of Jonah which begins by saying: The word of the Lord came to Jonah the son of Elmitaeh saying… quote and then it continues for two or three pages. READ MORE

Malcolm X’s Letter from Mecca

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Many Muslims who have been blessed to make Hajj often speak of how the journey is a life-changing experience. This is more the case for some than others.

Malcolm X, or Al-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, is one Muslim who saw the light of true Islam through his Hajj in April 1964. As a former member and speaker for the Nation of Islam, a black spiritual and nationalist movement, he believed that the white man was the devil and the black man superior.

After leaving the Nation of Islam in March 1964, he made Hajj, which helped change his perspective on whites and racism completely. READ MORE

Importance of Dawah

Have concern for your fellow muslims and non-muslims. A dawah brother answered the question of why give dawah: “If I see a person lost on the street, I would want to help them, guide them on the right path towards their destination, when I am familiar with the path.”

It is our duty to teach and guide those who seek for the religion of truth

Many muslims do not realize the beauty of the Islam, they are sometimes confused when they are politically oppressed in certain countries, they are confused when acts of terrorism occur, they are confused when they have to defend the Quran and Prophet Muhammad (may peace be upon him), they are confused and follow what their fathers taught them, without the full realization of the beauty of Islam.

Many non-muslims do not know about Islam rightfully, its basic principles, its universality, about the Quran and our Prophet. We need to clear misconceptions, ease fears, guide those who seek guidance,  to establish a good relationship with our non-muslims friends.