The Dalai Lama – His Holiness

The Dalai Lamas are believed by Tibetan Buddhists to be manifestations of Avalokiteshvara or Chenrezig, the Bodhisattva of Compassion and … More

Avalokiteśvara – compassion of all Buddhas

In Buddhism, Avalokiteśvara ( Sanskrit: अवलोकितेश्वर /ˌʌvəloʊkɪˈteɪʃvərə/) is a bodhisattva who embodies the compassion of all Buddhas. He has 108 avatars; one notable avatar being Padmapāṇi, the one who holds the lotus … More

Eid al-Fitr – ‘Holiday of Breaking the Fast’

Eid al-Fitr (/ˌiːd əl ˈfɪtər, -trə/; Arabic: عيد الفطر, romanized: ʿĪd al-Fiṭr, lit. ‘Holiday of Breaking the Fast’, IPA: [ʕiːd al ˈfitˤr]) is the earlier of the two official holidays celebrated within Islam (the other being Eid al-Adha). … More

Ramadan greetings

Following the citing of the Ramadan crescent moon by Islamic committees in several Middle Eastern countries, the first day of Ramadan will … More

Al-Masih ad-Dajjal : the false messiah

Al-Masih ad-Dajjal (Arabic: المسيح الدجّال‎, romanized: al-Masīḥ ad-Dajjāl, lit. ‘the false messiah, liar, the deceiver, the deceiving messiah’) or Dajjal, is an evil figure in Islamic eschatology who will … More

The Mahdi – “the rightly guided one”

The Mahdi (Arabic: ٱلْمَهْدِيّ‎, romanized: al-mahdiyy), meaning “the rightly guided one”, is an eschatological Messianic figure who, according to Islamic belief, will appear at the end of times to rid … More

Isa al-Masih

In orthodox Islam, Isa al-Masih (عيسى المسيح usually translated as Jesus Christ) is believed to be a prophet, second in rank to Muhammad, and not … More


“Michael the head of the heavenly: he is the first: among the angelic ranks: serving before the Lord. God sends us unto … More

Malak: Messenger, Sent One, ANGEL

Angel/Messenger/Sent One: malak- (masculine noun) (Strong’s 4397) Root: מֲלְאָךְ Sounds like: mal-awk Angels we have Heard on High is a song that gets a … More

The Tree of Jesse

The Tree of Jesse is a depiction in art of the ancestors of Jesus Christ, shown in a branching tree which rises from Jesse of Bethlehem, … More