Understanding Islam

The Prophet Muhammad

I have some mixed feelings about the documentary but overall I feel that this is a decent telling of the life of the Prophet Muhammad, though nothing compares to the excellent commentary of Martin Lings’ Muhammad: His Life Based on the Earliest Sources (See Recommended Reading). There are a few facts I could dispute in this documentary but for the individual who knows little or nothing of the life of the Prophet of Islam, this History Channel documentary is an good first step!

Understanding Islam

The Meaning of Īmān (الإيمان): Faith

The word Īmān comes from the Arabic root ‘أ-م-ن’ and has approximately seventeen derived forms that are used in the Qur’ān. the form one verb, أَمِنَ, meaning “to entrust” and “to feel secure” is used in approximately sixteen āyāt of the Qur’ān; the form four verb, ءَامَنَ, meaning “to believe” is used in approximately four… Continue reading The Meaning of Īmān (الإيمان): Faith