What is Jihad?

The term Jihad has been subject to much controversy and misunderstandings in recent years. While some people are genuinely unaware of what it really means, others have deliberately misrepresented and manipulated this term to achieve their ulterior motives. It is thus important to understand the concept of Jihad in the light of the Quran and … Continue reading What is Jihad?

The Companions of the Cave in the Quran

The “Companions of the Cave” were a group of righteous young men who lived at least several centuries, if not more, before the revelation of the Quran. These young men had rejected the worship of false deities, and instead served Allah alone, much to the anger of their people. In order to avoid execution, or … Continue reading The Companions of the Cave in the Quran

The One with Two Horns: Story of Dhul-Qarnayn

Dhul-Qarnayn is a title, meaning the one “with two horns”. What the actual name of Dhul-Qarnayn was, or when and where he lived, is not certain, although people have equated Dhul-Qarnayn to several historical figures without any convincing evidence. Allah had granted immense power and substantial means to Dhul-Qarnayn, who remained grateful to Him, and … Continue reading The One with Two Horns: Story of Dhul-Qarnayn