Since its inception, Islam has been both an intimately personal and a communally focused way of life for its adherents, now almost a quarter of humanity across the globe*. The Quran and the example of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) challenge us to observe the world around us, to contemplate God and our relationship with Him, to study and learn from the history of those before us, become people of understanding through these observations, and to experience the transformational process of faith.
The Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) made it clear that the message of Islam can be a vehicle of personal transformation for the good of oneself, his or her family, neighbours, and community, and ultimately good for all of humanity. Today, unfortunately, this message is often misunderstood or distorted by the ignorant claiming expertise.
Part of what is lost in these distortions is the context of the message of Islam: who is God and what does He want from us? Who are Muslims and what do they believe in? Why should this all matter to you?
The objective of this modest web site is to provide some of this information, based only on authentic sources, in context to why this information matters. The content on this site are produced by students of Islamic Studies at Huron University College at Western University in Canada, chaired by the respected Dr. Ingrid Mattson (http://ingridmattson.org/about/).
We aspire to provide something helpful for those trying to see the ocean from the creeks, as well as those that, like ourselves, understand that to truly learn from an experience you need to sometimes just jump into the water and see what happens!
* As of 2010, 1.6 Billion adherents or 23% of the global population http://www.pewforum.org/2015/04/02/religious-projections-2010-2050/