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What is Islam?

What is Islam?

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The literal and lexical meaning of Islam means submission. Islam comes from the root Arabic letters s-l-m which are the same root letters the word peace (salam) comes from.

Destiny and Free Will

Destiny and Free Will

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God is the Only Sustainer of the whole universe and He is the Most Merciful.

The Disciples of Jesus and the Companions of Muhammad

The Disciples of Jesus and the Companions of Muhammad

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 The Quran speaks highly of the disciples of Jesus by highlighting their faith, conviction, and sacrifice. The Qurʾān calls on the Companions of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him to be like the disciples of Jesus.

Miracles of Prophet Muhammad

Miracles of Prophet Muhammad

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The Quran, indeed, is the greatest miracle God gave to The prophet Muhammad  peace be upon him and humanity continues to benefit from its guidance even today.

What do Muslims Believe?

What do Muslims Believe?

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A Muslim believes in one God, Supreme and Eternal, Infinite and Mighty, Merciful and Compassionate, Creator and Provider.

The Origin of the Quran

The Origin of the Quran

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The Quran is the holy book which Muslims recite and turn to for guidance in all aspects of their life.

Ramadan: The Month of Fasting

Ramadan: The Month of Fasting

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Fasting is intended to instill self-discipline, empathy and compassion in the individual. Muslims are motivated to increase their generosity during this month.

The Simplicity of the Prophet Muhammad

The Simplicity of the Prophet Muhammad

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The Prophet’s simplicity did not disappear when he became the undisputed leader of the Arabian peninsula at the end of his Prophetic career. His Companion Umar once visited him and saw him sleeping on a mat of branches. 

What are Hadith?

What are Hadith?

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The statements of the Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him are the second source of Islamic knowledge and law.

Five Things About Aishah, the Wife of the Prophet

Five Things About Aishah, the Wife of the Prophet

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Aishah, the wife of Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him), is considered one of the greatest scholars in Islam—and for good reason. She conveyed over two thousand narrations of the Prophet (peace be upon him).

Belief in One God

Belief in One God

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The most fundamental teaching of Islam is to believe in the Oneness of God, in the sense of His being the only Creator, Preserver, Nourisher, etc.

The Qur'an Has Some Questions for You

The Qur'an Has Some Questions for You

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A unique aspect of the Qur'an is that it constantly encourages its readers to ponder, think, and reflect. Similarly, it criticizes blind following and closing one’s eyes to the truth. 

The Nature of Jesus

The Nature of Jesus

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If Jesus is God and he uttered words, are his words the word of God? If so are they crated or uncreated? When they are written in the pages of the new testament are these pages created or uncreated?

The Nature of this World

The Nature of this World

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Life is full on ups and downs. The nature of this life is that it is temporary. Fleetingness is imbedded in the every aspect of life. Every second and every minute, whatever we love or hate is leaving us.

Human Rights in Islam

Human Rights in Islam

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slam’s contribution to human rights is best appreciated when viewed against the backdrop of world history as well as the realities of modern times. Social, racial, gender, and religious inequities continue to exist.

Your Dream Home: A Description of Paradise

Your Dream Home: A Description of Paradise

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Paradise is full of surprises, but the surprises of paradise do not disappoint because the one giving the gift and unveiling its pleasures is none other than God Himself.

Connecting to God’s Promises

Connecting to God’s Promises

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God is the Source and Creator of all truth. If we analyze the core message of Islam, we will see that it is essentially an invitation to truth. 

The Preservation of the Glorious Quran

The Preservation of the Glorious Quran

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The Glorious Quran is the pure word of God. There is not a single word therein that is not divine. Divine verses therefore, have not been mingled with the history of the Arabs or the events that occurred during the period its revelation.

Marriage in Islam

Marriage in Islam

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the Quran lay out the framework for the basis and objectives of marriage in Islam. In the ultimate Wisdom of Allah we are first told that both partners, man and woman, are created from the same source and that this should be paid attention to as it is one of His Signs.

Who Was Jesus According to Jesus?

Who Was Jesus According to Jesus?

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The Quran tells us a lot of wonderful things about Jesus. As a result, believers in the Quran love Jesus, honor him, and believe in him. In fact, no Muslim can be a Muslim unless he or she believes in Jesus, on whom be peace.

The Psychological Power of Gratitude

The Psychological Power of Gratitude

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God is constantly showing us his blessings and we are asked to reflect on them. The sun, the moon, the changing of the day and night, the air we breathe, and the water we drink.

So Why Are We Not Thankful?

So Why Are We Not Thankful?

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God did not need to give us such provisions as food, water, and fire. We overlook these essential blessings every moment in our lives, and God knowing our tendencies to forget uses these verses in Surah Al-Waqia to refocus our attention on Him through His signs. 

The Messiah: Jesus, Son of Mary

The Messiah: Jesus, Son of Mary

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Refusing to call Jesus son of God is not done with a view to belittle Jesus. No! On the contrary, it is done to Glorify God, to magnify His name, and to proclaim His transcendent majesty.

What are the Pillars of Islam?

What are the Pillars of Islam?

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What makes one a Muslim is the acceptance of Islam’s core beliefs found here. This article will not focus on the main beliefs of Islam, but rather the core practices of the faith.

FAQ’s About Muslim Dietary Restrictions

FAQ’s About Muslim Dietary Restrictions

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This article will provide the reader with basic information on Islamic dietary restrictions. It will explain what kinds of foods Muslims can consume according to Islamic law. 

Things to Know When Visiting a Mosque

Things to Know When Visiting a Mosque

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Because the masjid, the house of worship for Muslims, is such a sacred space, there are etiquettes one must follow when visiting, whether they are going as a Muslim to pray or even just as a visitor.

Does Islam Teach Hatred and Violence?

Does Islam Teach Hatred and Violence?

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The Prophet, peace be upon him, had non-Muslim neighbors and family members who he loved, cared for, and had strong bonds and relationships with. 

Who was Jesus (pbuh)?

Who was Jesus (pbuh)?

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Muslims believe that Jesus was a human being appointed by God as His messenger. His birth was extraordinary and he was blessed with great miracles from Allah .

Is Jesus Divine

Is Jesus Divine

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The Qurʾān makes this clear in the following verse, Christ the son of Mary was no more than a messenger; many were the messengers that passed away before him

Muhammad: The Final Prophet of God (pbuh)

Muhammad: The Final Prophet of God (pbuh)

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Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him, the final prophet of Islam, is widely considered one of the most influential men in history. Today, nearly one fourth of the world’s population follows the message he delivered. 

First Impressions: Al-Raḥmān

First Impressions: Al-Raḥmān

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The name Al-Raḥmān has a similar connotation. God unconditionally has raḥma on us. He provides for everyone, even those who reject His existence with life, sustenance, clothing, and shelter. 

Terrorism and Selective Memory

Terrorism and Selective Memory

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Terrorism is a term that is used almost exclusively to crimes committed by Muslims. What does the term terrorism mean and who gets to define it?

How to Understand Islam

How to Understand Islam

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Islam is a religion that is over 1400 years old. It has a long history of scholarly tradition and Islam inspired many great contributions to the world.

Sanctity of Life

Sanctity of Life

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Islam considers all life forms as sacred. However, the sanctity of human life is accorded a special place. The first and the foremost basic right of a human being is the right to live.

The Muslims Equal Islam Argument

The Muslims Equal Islam Argument

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Islam is a religious tradition that is 1439 years old. Those who believe in the teachings of Islam are called Muslims. Islam is the religion while Muslims are individuals who attempt follow Islam. Islam started in Arabia and spread throughout the Middle East, Asia, Africa, and parts of Europe.

Physics in the light of the Quran

Physics in the light of the Quran

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In the case of Physics, the Quran mentions the Big Bang theory and the expansion of the universe, among other facts. These were not scientifically proven or discovered until the previous century, nearly 1400 years after the Quran was revealed.

Hope and Trust in God: Reflections on Zakariah and Mary

Hope and Trust in God: Reflections on Zakariah and Mary

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Was there a time where you faced a challenge that was completely out of your control? Was there a time you really wanted something but felt it was impossible to get? Although it is true that we will not always get exactly what we want, but the Qur’ān reminds us that God has power of all things.

Diversity in Islam

Diversity in Islam

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The Qur’ān highlights the importance of human diversity: O mankind, We have created you male and female, and appointed you races and tribes, that you may know one another. Surely the noblest among you in the sight of God is the most God-fearing of you. God is All-knowing, All-aware (Qur’ān 49:13).