ARTICLE: World Peace Day

ARTICLE: World Peace Day

As we mark World Peace Day on 21st September, members of the Abraham Festival committee shared their thoughts on what peace means to them. My own thoughts on peace are informed by my Muslim faith: the word Islam means ‘surrender to God’, and is related to the Arabic...

ARTICLE: What PEACE means to me as a Muslim

By Elizabeth Rahman The word Islam means ‘surrender to God’, and is related to the Arabic word ‘salaam’ which means peace. This word includes a sense of security or permanence, as in the afterlife; it is also the salutation of peaceful Muslims, and signifies accord...

Christ in Islam

By Elizabeth Rahman Non-Muslims, especially Christians, are often surprised to discover that Muslims believe in Prophet Jesus (peace be upon him) and in Maryam (Mary), the mother of Jesus. The Holy Qur’an, the Muslim holy book, speaks of Mary not only as the...