Tag Archives: Islam

Second Edition of “Islam Explained” in bookstores now

Second Edition of “Islam Explained” in bookstores now The second edition of “Islam Explained” has already been published (in late July) and is now available in bookstores. In my blog on 7 July (2017), I mentioned that “the price of … Continue reading

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(9) Discovering Islam – From Malay words to Islamic words: Why the shift?

From Malay words to Islamic words: Why the shift? Recently, during the July 2015 Eid ul-Fitr (Celebration of Charity), or commonly referred among the Malay Muslims as Hari Raya Aidil Fitri, a non-Muslim friend of mine, in an email to … Continue reading

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General interest (wide-ranging): Provocation not the solution

   Provocation not the solution PRIME Minister Lee Hsien Loong has spoken about maintaining peace and harmony in multiracial, multi-religious Singapore, and reiterated that the Government would not hesitate to act firmly when necessary (“PM: Religious harmony can’t be taken … Continue reading

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Fascinating aspects of Islam: (1) Prayer (Part 1) – Azan or prayer call

(1) Azan – the Islamic prayer call “The azan is very unique, a fascinating prayer call, verbally inviting people to worship God and be successful,” uttered a non-Muslim man to me during the break-time of a basic Islamic class I … Continue reading

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(7) Discovering Islam: Converts to Islam (Part 4) – Towards God-conscious way of righteous living

(7) Converts to Islam (Part 4) – Towards God-conscious way of righteous living     People convert to Islam for a number of reasons, notably because of Islam’s concept and message – that it is not a new religion founded by … Continue reading

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(6) Discovering Islam: Converts to Islam (Part 3) – The attracting factors

(6) Converts to Islam (Part 3):  The attracting factors  People convert to Islam for a number of reasons, including attraction to Islam’s concept and spiritual characteristics that manifest simplicity, practicability and rationality. The converts or, more accurately, reverts (see Part … Continue reading

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(5) Discovering Islam: Converts to Islam (Part 2) – Belief in God and doing righteousness to attain peace and salvation

(5) Converts to Islam (Part 2): Belief in God and doing righteousness to attain peace and salvation     Among the reasons non-Muslims cite for embracing Islam is Islam’s beauty and rationality as well as its concept, wisdom and assurance for … Continue reading

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