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2005 Editorials and interactive editorials

2004 Editorials and interactive editorials

2003 Editorials and interactive editorials

2002 Editorials and interactive editorials





Editorials & Interactive Editorials About World Conflict, US Foreign Policy, Palestinian-Israeli Conflict

By Dr. Hassan El-Najjar

Editor of Al-Jazeerah: Cross-Cultural Understanding


November 2007

Arthur James Balfour A Declaration of War and Injustice on Humanity

October 2007

Arab and Muslim Americans Culture, Beliefs, Views, and Discrimination

Demonstrations Should be Only Against Occupiers, Not Against their Victims

Terrorism & Islamo-Fascism Propaganda Campaigns A Lecture

September 2007

Arab and Muslim Americans Culture, Beliefs, Views, and Discrimination

Demonstrations Should be Only Against Occupiers, Not Against their Victims

June 2007

The Condy Rice Vision of Democracy in the New  Middle East Maintaining the Israeli Occupation

April 2007

From Editor to Readers

It's the United States that has been under attack, not just

February 2007

While Trillions of Dollars Are Spent on Wars, Hunger Kills 18,000 Kids Each Day

Bush's Mission Accomplished Exxon Mobil Posts $39.5 Billion Profit in 2006

January 2007

Why Do War Attacks Suddenly Stop for Three Days Following Announcement of Every New Bush Policy on Iraq



Islam: God's Message of Guidance to Humanity


By Hassan Ali El-Najjar


Table of Contents


I. Introduction: Basic Information


1. Islam: A Brief Introduction  


2. Three Levels of Faith: Islam, Iman, and I'hsan 


3. The Scientific Evidence That God Exists and the Holy Qur'an Is His Message to Humanity 


4. Creation and Evolution in the Holy Qur'an


5. Humans, As God's Caliphs on Earth


6. Adam's Contest With the Angels, and Getting Out of Paradise

Worshippers By Choice Or Forced Slaves?  


8. The Relationship Between the Spiritual and the Physical Aspects of Islamic Teachings  


9. Mind, Self, Soul, Spirit, and Happiness from an Islamic Perspective 


10. Heart-Mind Relationship in the Holy Qur'an  


II. Islam: The Five Pillars of the Faith Structure


1. Islamic Proclamation of Faith


2. Performing Islamic Prayers


3. Giving Zakat, Charity, The Third Islamic Duty


4. Fasting and Ramadhan, Great Gifts from Allah to Muslims


5. Haj, Pilgrimage, the Fifth Pillar of Islam


III. Iman: Allah, His Angels, Messengers, Messages, Last Day, Qada and Qadar


1. Allah, As He Described Himself in the Holy Quran 


2. Angels


3. Noo'h, Noah, in the Holy Quran  


4. Ibrahim, Abraham, in the Holy Quran


5. Moussa, Moses, In the Holy Quran


6. 'Eissa, Jesus Christ, in the Holy Quran  


7. Muhammed in the Holy Quran


8. Prophet Muhammed's Night Journey and Ascent to Heavens, Al-Issra Wal Mi'raj


9. The Last Day: The Hour, Resurrection, Reckoning, and Judgment


10. God's Precise Measurement and His Just Decree, Al-Qadar Wal Qadha


IV. I'hsan: Watching Allah in Speech and Deeds


1. Introduction to Islamic Law, Shari'a: Part I, Prohibition and Don't Do Commands in the Holy Quran


2. The No (La) Commands


3. The Imperative Commands 




Articles with Islamic Perspective:


Suicide and Mass Shooting: An Islamic Perspective


Health Care Crisis in the US: An Islamic Perspective


"Terrorism" & "Islamo-Fascism" Propaganda Campaigns: An Interactive Lecture  


Six Questions About Islam, Muslims and Jews


Five Islamic Issues: Predestination and choice, position toward other religions, angels, and the End of Days

Food Islamic Rules and Teachings


Are Muslim women second-class citizens  


The French Ban on Islamic Headscarf








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