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The Testimony of Faith is by far the most important aspect of the religion of Islam, upon which the whole religion is built. This lesson gives insight into its importance and meaning.
An introduction to the collection of hadith, its preservation and transmission. Part 1: Divine preservation of Sunnah and the first stage in the collection of hadith.
An introduction to the collection of hadith, its preservation and transmission. Part 2: Companions who preserved the Sunnah and the writing of hadith during the Prophet’s lifetime.
An introduction to the collection of hadith, its preservation and transmission. Part 3: Second stage in the collection of hadith and Sahifah of Hammam ibn Munabbih.
An introduction to the collection of hadith, its preservation and transmission. Part 4: Third and fourth stage in the collection of hadith and the methods of its preservation.
What a Muslim needs to know about the Friday prayer - the most important weekly prayer for Muslims.
What a Muslim needs to know about the Friday Prayer - the most important weekly prayer for Muslims.
First part of an easy to follow guide outlining the essentials every new Muslim must know about zakah, one of the five pillars of Islam.
Second part of an easy to follow guide outlining the essentials every new Muslim must know about zakah, one of the five pillars of Islam.
Basics of the voluntary prayers known as nafl will be taught in this lesson.
Basics of the voluntary or nafl fasting will be taught in this lesson.
The importance of the last ten nights of Ramadan and suggestions as to how a person can increase and maximise their worship in these special nights.
The second lesson on learning the Quran highlighting practical tips to embark on your study.
The first lesson on learning the Quran highlighting the importance of having a relationship with the Book of Allah.
The concept of Tawheed (monotheism) is ingrained in the very heart of the testimony of faith (Shahadah). This two part lesson aims to furnish the believer with an understanding of what this unique concept holds. Part one discusses the categories of Tawheed.
The concept of Tawheed (monotheism) is ingrained in the very heart of the Testimony of Faith (Shahadah). This two part lesson aims to furnish the believer with an understanding of what this unique concept holds. Part two discusses the greatest violation associated with Tawheed i.e. the aspect of Shirk.
Allah conveys His message to humanity through prophets and messengers. What was the nature of these messengers and the message they brought? Were they humans with divine attributes? This lesson sheds light on the answers.
Islam acknowledges the Quran to be the ‘only’ revealed scripture which has remained in its original form, despite this, it does not rule out the belief in the previous scriptures. This lesson examines why God revealed His message in the form of scriptures, and a brief description of two scriptures: The Bible and the Quran.
A lesson on the Islamic perspective regarding the belief in angels, their existence, attributes, tasks, numbers, names and abilities.
Belief in life after death is one of the six fundamental beliefs required of a Muslim to complete his faith.
If everything has been predestined by God, how does one have any freedom of will? The answer lies in this two part lesson.
If everything has been predestined by God, how does one have any freedom of will? The answer lies in this two part lesson.
The Quran has been preserved and transmitted like no other religious text of the world. It was transmitted primarily by memorization and in writing. This lesson gives evidence for this.
A brief discussion regarding the importance of prayer upon entering the fold of Islam.
Taking time out from the daily routine of life to stop and pray is a commandment of God, but does it entitle us to spiritual benefits as well?
Islam being an all-encompassing religion leaves no stone unturned. Even something as mundane as the manners of relieving oneself has been outlined by the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) and is tied to a Muslim’s sense of cleanliness and modesty.
Types of love, what does loving Allah mean and what it necessitates, and the relationship between love of Allah and worship.
A lesson on the Islamic view of fasting and its virtues as compared to the primitive societies and other religions.
A three-part lesson for beginners focusing on basic issues they face when approaching the Quran. Part 1: With regards to what is the Quran, its organization, major themes and style of presentation.
A three-part lesson for beginners focusing on basic issues they face when approaching the Quran. Part 2: With regards to the translation and explanation of the Quran.
A three-part lesson for beginners focusing on basic issues they face when approaching the Quran. Part 3: With regards to the method of approaching the Quran.
If we were to consider the enormous number of belief systems, religions, and cults prevalent in the world today, it would be extremely difficult to give an exhaustive definition of the term “religion”. Nevertheless, we still need to have at least a basic understanding.
The Arabic word ‘Islam’ means “complete submission and surrender” to Allah, the One God. Allah himself in the Quran, the holy book of Islam, describes the religion of Muslims with this expression.
Islam considers itself the last major world religion in the current history of humanity and believes that there will be no other revelation after it until the end of human history and the coming of the ‘end-of-the-world’ events described so eloquently in the final chapters of the Quran, which is the verbatim Word of God in Islam.
Islam itself, the act of submission, is differentiated into the “five pillars” of Islam; second is iman or belief in God, the prophets, angels, the holy books, the day of judgment, and God’s foreknowledge; third is ihsan, or spiritual virtue to create a deep intimacy with God .
When asked by Angel Gabriel, “O Muhammad! Tell me about Islam,” the Prophet Muhammad listed five actions which would come to be known as the five Pillars of Islam, and God has mandated five acts upon which the whole religion of Islam is built.
It has been said that true bankruptcy is a full belly and an empty soul. Religion must be a matter of conscious choice, not a matter of accidental birth.
Someone in the surging host abandons his tribal cry for a cry of faith: ' We are brethren of him who gives himself up to God!' - and another joins in 'ALLAHU AKBAR' - 'God is the Greatest - God alone is Great!'''
“Then We sent Our messengers in their footsteps and followed them with Jesus, the son of Mary, and gave him the Gospel. We placed in the hearts of those who followed him kindness and mercy.” (Quran 57:27)
Alcohol is part of the Western culture—it is used in celebrations and socialization, and is used to enhance religious ceremonies. Most people though recognize that drinking too much can lead to accidents and sickness.
Islamic teachings meant to transform the self from a bundle of loosely aligned thoughts into a coherent self, serving God by working for God’s cause here on earth
“Islamic culture has given us majestic arches and soaring spires; timeless poetry and cherished music; elegant calligraphy and places of peaceful contemplation.”
The Prophet Muhammad always commanded his followers to treat everyone with kindness, and to give to give charity. There are countless stories of the Prophet Muhammad exhorting the benefits of charity. In many traditions, the Prophet Muhammad reminded his followers that the blessings we have in this world do not belong to us, but are a trust from God.
Alcohol is part of the Western culture—it is used in celebrations and socialization, and it enhances religious ceremonies. Most Americans recognize that drinking too much can lead to accidents and dependence.
Gambling is one of the most prevalent and dangerous of human vices, as it presents the illusion of easy money yet can quickly lead to financial ruin. Gambling is a successful industry because the house always wins. Slot machines, cards, casinos, purchasing a lottery ticket, entering a raffle, or making a bet with a friend are all forms of modern gambling.
Islam created a civilization that has produced great intellectual figures, a distinct art and architecture, dazzling achievements in science and technology, and an equitable social order based on the teachings of the Quran and the Prophet Muhammad.
The Quran and Sunna truly embody the values of the Islamic faith. The following is a sample of the beautiful Islamic teachings enshrined in the sacred texts
the civilization I’m talking about was the Islamic world from the year 800 to 1600, which included the Ottoman Empire and the courts of Baghdad, Damascus and Cairo, and enlightened rulers like Suleiman the Magnificent. Although we are often unaware of our indebtedness to this other civilization
The issue of women in Islam is greatly misunderstood. The West has stereotyped Islam as anti-women. In fact, the opposite is true. In the eyes of many Westerners, Muslim women are hidden behind negative stereotypes that portray them as either oppressed, subservient wives and daughters or, more recently.
No sane person will respect a religion, let alone think about adopting it if it promotes senseless terror and taking innocent life in the Name of God. The historical and contemporary examples of terrorism from other faiths are not meant to malign them, but presented for the purpose of education.
The Arabic word ‘Islam’ means ‘peaceful worship and submission to the One God.’ A person who believes in and practices Islam is known as a ‘Muslim.’ Islam brings a person into a relationship with God based on love, fear, submission, and hope.
The Word for God in the Arabic language is ‘Allah.’ To Muslims, Allah is not just their God, but He is the Lord of the entire universe.
‘He was of a certainty a most unique and special man who demonstrated within his own life the virtues of humility, compassion, obedience, and a thirst for justice, and a call for all men to worship the one and only God of all creation
Muslims learn about their religion from two basic sources, the ‘Quran’ and the ‘Sunna’ of Prophet Muhammad.
One of the greatest misconceptions about Islam is regarding the Arabic term for God. Some non-Muslims assume that ‘Allah’ is a God other than the God of Judaism or Christianity.
The message of Islam is simple: to believe in and to worship the One True God alone, and to accept the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ as His final messenger.
The Quran is the sacred book for Muslims and was revealed in Arabic.he Quran is considered the greatest miracle of the Prophet Muhammad
He was of a certainty a most unique and special man who demonstrated within his own life the virtues of humility, compassion, obedience, and a thirst for justice, The message of Muhammad .
Muslims share a common set of basic beliefs known as the “Articles of Faith” and A pillar is a support, by these five ‘pillars’ or fundamental practices
Islam is a complete way of life, a religion that provides clear guidance to its followers on how to conduct themselves in their daily lives.
Hadith: Every report about the Prophet Muhammad is called a “hadith. The ‘Sunna’ is central to the understanding of Islam because without it one cannot really understand how to implement the faith.
Many in the West have stereotyped Islam as anti-women, claiming that Muslim women are oppressed and subservient wives and daughters. Indeed, quite the opposite is true.
our duration on this earth is short and temporary. The end of this life is the beginning of another one that will last forever. On ‘The Last Day’.
Islam prohibits all forms of terrorism, sabotage, and destruction, and demands the heaviest punishment on those who commit such vicious acts.
The book is dedicated to non-Muslims who desire to know Islam in brief and look forward to know its most important teachings. We hope the book will also be useful for Muslims as well as the newly converted. The book has been translated to many languages, and its core shall be a basis to a new huge site that is being prepared now. VIEW
The book is dedicated to non-Muslims who desire to know about Who is Allah in brief.
The tenets of the religion which ensure the general rights of non-Muslims in Islam.
The types of non-Muslim societies in an Islamic nation, and an introduction to general rights of non-Muslims in Islam.