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

By Dr. Hassan El-Najjar

Editor of Al-Jazeerah: Cross-Cultural Understanding


December 2008

French Zionists Grant Parisian Citizenship to Israeli POW Gilad Shalit, Express Hostility to 11,000 Palestinian Political Prisoners and their Nation

Shares, Stocks, Currencies Continue to Fall, Gold Continues to Rise, Exactly as Capitalists Planned

US Government Shields Israeli Terrorist Attacks on Gaza, US-Made F-16 Warplanes Used in Killing Palestinian Children, Women, Civilians

November 2008

Gaza Suffering Genocidal Israeli War Crimes, with Arab Governments Participation, World Silence

The Illegal Israeli Land-Grab, Apartheid Wall Must Be Turned Down, A Lecture

September 2008

Obsession NeoCon Zionist Incitement and Justification for Killing Millions of Muslims in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Palestine

Truth About Bob Woodward's Secret Weapon and US Presidential Elections

US journalist Bob Woodward says violence drop in Iraq attributed to secret weapon

June 2008

John McCain Continues to Demonstrate Ignorance About Israeli-Palestinian Conflict, Servitude to Outdated Israeli Extremist Settler Rhetoric

Ma'an and Voices of Iraq Dilemma of Funding and Claims of Independence of News Agencies

May 2008

Zionist Schizophrenia, Olmert Interrogated by Israeli National Fraud Unit

April 2008

Apartheid, Not Democracy The True Nature of the Bloody, Zionist State of Israel

Carter Continues to Impress Palestinians, Arabs, Muslims, Freedom-Loving People Around the World

Erdogan Face-Saving Ploy Israel Agrees to Withdraw from the Golan Heights

Israeli Auction Is Open Big McCain Promises to be Hamas's Worst Nightmare, Outbidding Hillary's Threat to Wipe Iran Off the Map

US House of Representatives Resolution 185 Aims at Blowing Up UN Resolution 194 Regarding Palestinian Refugees

March 2008

Report Card for US Invasion of Iraq in its 5th Anniversary Astounding Success for War Beneficiaries, Disaster for the US Nation State, Death and Destruction of 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

7. 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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