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It is a web site for people of various faiths who seek to understand Islam and Muslims. It contains a lot of brief, yet informative articles about different aspects of Islam.

The Scientific Miracles in the Holy Quran

The Scientific Miracles in the Holy Quran

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The Quran was revealed fourteen centuries ago, mentioned facts only recently discovered or proven by scientists. This proves without doubt that the Quran is the literal word of God, revealed by Him to Prophet Muhammad.

The Quran on Human Embryonic Development

The Quran on Human Embryonic Development

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In the Holy Quran, God speaks about the stages of man’s embryonic development. Quran cannot be based on scientific knowledge in the seventh century. These descriptions were revealed to Muhammad from God. 

The Quran on Mountains

The Quran on Mountains

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Could anyone during the time of the Prophet Muhammad have known of the true shape of mountains?... modern geology has confirmed the truth of the Quranic verses.

The Quran on the Origin of the Universe

The Quran on the Origin of the Universe

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Scientists have found out within the last few years that the heavens and the earth were one entity. 1400 years ago, Quran: "the heavens and the earth were one connected entity, then We separated them" 

The Quran on the Cerebrum

The Quran on the Cerebrum

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Why did the Quran describe the front of the head as being lying and sinful? Scientists have only discovered these functions of the prefrontal area in the last sixty years.

The Quran on Seas and Rivers

The Quran on Seas and Rivers

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Modern Science has discovered that in the places where two different seas meet, there is a barrier between them. The Holy Quran mentioned that there is a barrier between two seas that meet and that they do not transgress. 

The Quran on Deep Seas and Internal Waves

The Quran on Deep Seas and Internal Waves

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The Quran mentions the darkness found in deep seas and oceans. Scientists have recently discovered this darkness by means of special equipment and submarines.

The Quran on Clouds

The Quran on Clouds

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Quran says: how God makes the clouds move gently, joins them together, makes them into a stack, and then you see the rain…Meteorologists have only recently come to know these details of cloud formation and function.

The Simple Life of Muhammad

The Simple Life of Muhammad

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Prophet Muhammad's lifewas an amazing model of simplicity and humbleness. What could justify sucha life of suffering and sacrifice even after he was fully triumphant over hisadversaries?

The Phenomenal Growth of Islam

The Phenomenal Growth of Islam

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So many Americans andpeople from different countries have converted to Islam without carefulconsideration and deep contemplation before concluding that Islam is true.

The Door to Eternal Paradise

The Door to Eternal Paradise

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If you enter Paradise, you will live a very happy life without sickness, pain, sadness, or death; God will be pleased with you; and you will live there forever.

Salvation from Hellfire

Salvation from Hellfire

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This life is our only chance to win Paradise and to escape from Hellfire, because if someone dies in disbelief, he will not have another chance to come back to this world to believe.

Real Happiness and Inner Peace

Real Happiness and Inner Peace

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Real happiness and peace can be found in submitting to the commands of the Creator and the Sustainer of this world. 

How Does Someone Become a Muslim?

How Does Someone Become a Muslim?

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Simply by saying with conviction, “La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammadur rasoolu Allah,” one converts to Islam and becomes a Muslim.

Who Is the Prophet Muhammad ?

Who Is the Prophet Muhammad ?

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Muhammad was born in Makkah in the year 570. He was raised by his uncle who was from the respected tribe of Quraysh. He became known to be truthful, honest, trustworthy, generous, and sincere.  

What Does Islam Say about Terrorism?

What Does Islam Say about Terrorism?

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Muslims follow a religion of peace, mercy, and forgiveness, and the vast majority have nothing to do with the violent events some have associated with Muslims.

Human Rights and Justice in Islam

Human Rights and Justice in Islam

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Islam provides many human rights for the individual.  The following are some of these human rights that Islam protects.

What Is the Status of Women in Islam?

What Is the Status of Women in Islam?

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Islam sees a woman, single or married, with the right to own and dispose of her property and earnings. She has the right to buy and sell and may spend her money as she pleases.

How Do Muslims Treat the Elderly?

How Do Muslims Treat the Elderly?

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The strain of caring for one’s parents in this most difficult time of their lives is considered an honor and a blessing and an opportunity for great spiritual growth.

What Are the Five Pillars of Islam?

What Are the Five Pillars of Islam?

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The Five Pillars of Islam are the framework of the Muslim life.  They are the testimony of faith, prayer, giving zakat, fasting during the month of Ramadan, and the pilgrimage to Makkah once in a lifetime for those who are able.

The Testimony of Faith

The Testimony of Faith

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The testimony of faith is saying with conviction, “La ilaha illa Allah, Muhammadur rasoolu Allah.” 

Prayer

Prayer

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Muslims perform five prayers a day.  Each prayer does not take more than a few minutes to perform.  Prayer in Islam is a direct link between the worshipper and God. 

Giving Zakat (Support of the Needy)

Giving Zakat (Support of the Needy)

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The original meaning of the word zakat is both ‘purification’ and ‘growth.’ Giving zakat means ‘giving a specified percentage on certain properties to certain classes of needy people.’ 

Fasting the Month of Ramadan

Fasting the Month of Ramadan

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Every year in the month of Ramadan, all Muslims fast from dawn until sundown, abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations.

The Pilgrimage to Makkah

The Pilgrimage to Makkah

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The annual pilgrimage (Hajj) to Makkah is an obligation once in a lifetime for those who are physically and financially able to perform it.

Belief in God

Belief in God

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Muslims believe in one, unique, incomparable God, Who has no son nor partner, and that none has the right to be worshipped but Him alone.

Belief in God’s Revealed Books

Belief in God’s Revealed Books

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Muslims believe that God revealed books to His messengers as proof for mankind and as guidance for them. Among these books is the Quran, which God revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH)

Belief in the Prophets and Messengers of God

Belief in the Prophets and Messengers of God

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Muslims believe in the prophets and messengers of God, starting with Adam, then Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, and Jesus (peace be upon them). God’s final message was revealed to Prophet Muhammad, the last prophet sent by God

Belief in Al-Qadar

Belief in Al-Qadar

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Muslims believe in Al-Qadar, which is Divine Predestination, but this belief in Divine Predestination does not mean that human beings do not have freewill.

RESUMEN DE LOS PLACERES DEL PARAÍSO

RESUMEN DE LOS PLACERES DEL PARAÍSO

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Una somera descripción del Paraíso descrito en el Corán y los dichos del Profeta Muhammad, la paz y las bendiciones de Dios sean con él.

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