Selected Writings and Disciplines provides Islamic perspectives on
contemporary issues. Disciplines such as Archeology, Health, Human Rights, History, Islamic Art, Islam and Science, Sociology and
Islam and Women are included.
The Holy Quran describes the story of Prophet Noah (peace be on him), his building
of the Ark, the people who
joined him and the Flood in detail. The water started gushing out from a particular oven,
followed by a large number of other springs as well as a heavy down pour from the sky. The lost city of Ubar, called
"the Atlantis of the Sands" by Lawrence of Arabia, has been found in remote
southern Oman using pictures taken from space shuttle Challenger. The city is referred to
as Iram, the "city of towers" in the Holy Quran, Surah Al-Fajr.
The tips on healthy aging are
Islamized quotes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Public
Health Service, National Institutes of Health.
Unquestionably, Muslims have made an impact on the evolution of American society.
Historically Muslims have made major contributions, e.g. humanities, the sciences, and
art. They explored North America 300 years before the so-called "discovery" of
the New World by Christopher Columbus. They used the Mississippi river as their access
route to and from the continent's interior.
Islam and Science
Islam promotes the study of the sciences. There is no conflict between science and Islam.
"Do they not consider the Qur'an? Had it been from any other than Allah, they would
surely have found therein much discrepancy."
Alcohol is a leading cause of
death and serious injuries in traffic accidents. Islam forbids all intoxicants including
beer and wine. It is unbecoming of a religious person to drink. Don't drink!
Sexual promiscuity and homosexuality
are crimes in the sight of God. Lottery and all other forms of gambling, including video
poker are forbidden by God. Powerball
Islam and Women
Many Muslims have adopted the Judeo-Christian ethic which views women as the source
of human tragedy because of her alleged biblical role as the temptress who seduced
Adam into disobedience to his Lord. By tempting her husband to eat the
forbidden fruit, she not only defied Allah, but caused humankind's expulsion from
Paradise, thus instigating all temporal human suffering. Those misogynists who support
this Biblical myth, dredge from the archives of psuedo-Islamic literature such
as false and weak hadiths.