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Imam Kamil Mufti

Imam Kamil Mufti

Imam Kamil Mufti devoted himself to years of rigorous study of Aqeeda, tafsir, hadith, fiqh, and the Arabic language that took him from the deserts of Mauritania to the streets of old Cairo,

The Testimony of Faith

The Testimony of Faith

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 The Testimony of Faith is by far the most importantaspect of the religion of Islam, upon which the whole religion is built. Thislesson gives insight into its importance and meaning.

Preservation of Sunnah (part 1 of 4)

Preservation of Sunnah (part 1 of 4)

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 An introduction to the collection of hadith, itspreservation and transmission. Part 1: Divine preservation of Sunnah andthe first stage in the collection of hadith.

Preservation of Sunnah (part 2 of 4)

Preservation of Sunnah (part 2 of 4)

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An introduction to the collection of hadith, its preservationand transmission. Part 2: Companions who preserved the Sunnah and thewriting of hadith during the Prophet’s lifetime.

Preservation of Sunnah (part 3 of 4)

Preservation of Sunnah (part 3 of 4)

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An introduction to the collection of hadith, itspreservation and transmission. Part 3: Second stage in the collection of hadithand Sahifah of Hammam ibn Munabbih.

Preservation of Sunnah (part 4 of 4)

Preservation of Sunnah (part 4 of 4)

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An introduction to the collection of hadith, itspreservation and transmission. Part 4: Third and fourth stage in the collectionof hadith and the methods of its preservation.

Friday Prayer (part 1 of 2)

Friday Prayer (part 1 of 2)

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What a Muslim needs to know about theFriday prayer - the most important weekly prayer for Muslims.

Friday Prayer (part 2 of 2)

Friday Prayer (part 2 of 2)

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 What a Muslim needs to know about the Friday Prayer - the most important weekly prayer for Muslims.

Easy Guide to Zakah (part 1 of 2)

Easy Guide to Zakah (part 1 of 2)

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 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.

Easy Guide to Zakah (part 2 of 2)

Easy Guide to Zakah (part 2 of 2)

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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.

Voluntary Prayers

Voluntary Prayers

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 Basics of the voluntary prayers known as nafl will be taught in this lesson.

Voluntary Fasts

Voluntary Fasts

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 Basics of the voluntary or nafl fasting will betaught in this lesson.

Ramadan: The Last Ten Nights

Ramadan: The Last Ten Nights

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 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.

Belief in Allah (part 1 of 2): The Categories of Tawheed

Belief in Allah (part 1 of 2): The Categories of Tawheed

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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.

Belief in Allah (part 2 of 2): Shirk, the Opposite of Tawheed

Belief in Allah (part 2 of 2): Shirk, the Opposite of Tawheed

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 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.

Belief in Prophets

Belief in Prophets

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 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.

Belief in Scriptures

Belief in Scriptures

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 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.

Belief in Angels

Belief in Angels

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 A lesson on the Islamic perspective regarding the belief in angels, their existence, attributes, tasks, numbers, names and abilities.

Belief in the Day of Judgment

Belief in the Day of Judgment

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 Belief in life after death is one of the six fundamental beliefs required of a Muslim to complete his faith.

Preservation of the Holy Quran

Preservation of the Holy Quran

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  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.

Spiritual Benefits of Prayer

Spiritual Benefits of Prayer

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 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?

Manners of Relieving Oneself

Manners of Relieving Oneself

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 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.

An Introduction to Fasting

An Introduction to Fasting

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 A lesson on the Islamic view of fasting and its virtues as compared to the primitive societies and other religions.

Beginners Guide to the Quran (part 1 of 3)

Beginners Guide to the Quran (part 1 of 3)

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 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.

Beginners Guide to the Quran (part 2 of 3)

Beginners Guide to the Quran (part 2 of 3)

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 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.

Beginners Guide to the Quran (part 3 of 3 )

Beginners Guide to the Quran (part 3 of 3 )

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 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.

What is Religion…And Do We Need Really Need It?

What is Religion…And Do We Need Really Need It?

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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.

What is Islam

What is Islam

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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 Among World Religions

Islam Among World Religions

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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.

Fundamentals of Islam

Fundamentals of Islam

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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 .

The Five ‘Pillars’ of Islam

The Five ‘Pillars’ of Islam

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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.

Why Should I Learn About Islam?

Why Should I Learn About Islam?

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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.

Moral Teachings of Islam: Equality and Brotherhood

Moral Teachings of Islam: Equality and Brotherhood

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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!'''

Moral Teachings of Islam: Kindness & Mercy

Moral Teachings of Islam: Kindness & Mercy

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“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)

Why Muslims Don’t Gamble, Drink Alcohol, or Do Drugs?

Why Muslims Don’t Gamble, Drink Alcohol, or Do Drugs?

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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.

Kindness & Mercy

Kindness & Mercy

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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. 

Prohibition of Drugs & Alcohol

Prohibition of Drugs & Alcohol

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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.

Prohibition of Gambling

Prohibition of Gambling

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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.

Muslims in the West

Muslims in the West

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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. 

Contributions of Islamic Civilization

Contributions of Islamic Civilization

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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

Women in Islam

Women in Islam

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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.

Terrorism & Jihad

Terrorism & Jihad

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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.

Part 1: Basic Beliefs and Practices

Part 1: Basic Beliefs and Practices

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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.

Part 2: God & the Last Day

Part 2: God & the Last Day

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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.

Part 3: Prophet Muhammad

Part 3: Prophet Muhammad

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‘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

God Beautiful, Loving, & Merciful

God Beautiful, Loving, & Merciful

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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.

Essential Islamic Beliefs & Practices

Essential Islamic Beliefs & Practices

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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

Teachings of Prophet Muhammad

Teachings of Prophet Muhammad

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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.

Women

Women

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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.

Life After Death

Life After Death

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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’.

Jihad & Terrorism

Jihad & Terrorism

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 Islam prohibits all forms of terrorism, sabotage, and destruction, and demands the heaviest punishment on those who commit such vicious acts.

Islam - A short introduction

Islam - A short introduction

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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