Introduction to Islam
Muslims are violent, terrorists
This is the biggest misconception in Islam. It is no doubt resulting from the constant stereotyping and bashing the misshapen features of Muslims through the use of the media. When a gunman attacks a mosque in the name of Judaism, a Catholic IRA guerrilla sets off a bomb in an urban area, or Serbian Orthodox militiamen rape and kill innocent Muslim civilians, these acts are not used to stereotype an entire faith. Never are these acts attributed to the religion of the perpetrators. Yet how many times have we heard the words ‘Islamic, Muslim fundamentalist, etc.’ linked with violence. Readmore
Islam takes care of the human being from several dimensions in order to make the man/women well-developed in a stabilized society where mirth, cooperation, and peace in inmost feelings and the reality of the person. There are many useful faculties on which Islam lean to go further in the human transactions and the mutual relationships that are assumed to be substantially successful. In the following lines, there are going to be mentioned some of the Islamic faculties that pay attention to the human deeds in Islam.
The orphans Readmore
Among the things that testify to the fact that the Qur’an is a revelation from Allah is that it contains stories of the past nations, prophesied future events that came to happen as it has been prophesied, and the fact that it mentions many scientific facts that have not been discovered until recently. Another proof of its being a divinely revealed Book is that the Prophet on whom it was revealed was unknown with anything similar to that or reported to have known anything similar to the Qur’an.
It also contains many proofs and signs that dazzle the scientists and that are suitable for all generations and ages; and in which many scholars and researchers find what they look for. Readmore
Prophet Muhammad’s Final Years
Muhammad returned to Madinah, which continued to be the political capital of the Islamic city-state. In 632 AD (10 AH) Muhammad went to Mecca as a pilgrim as he believed it was for the last time of his life. The revelation he received over there included the following verse:
The Prophet of Islam
The Prophet Muhammad –peace be upon him- was born in Mecca, a city that is located in modern-day Saudi Arabia, in 570 AD (53 BH). His father, Abdullah bin Abd Al-Muttalib, died before his birth. His mother, Aminah bint Wahb, died of illness when he was six years old. As an orphan, Muhammad was sent to be raised by his grandfather, who died two years later. Readmore
The Glorious Qur’an
The Qur’an was not the first Book to be revealed, nor was Muhammad the first Messenger to be sent. Allah has revealed the Scriptures to Abraham; Torah to Moses and the Gospel to Jesus. All these Books were revelations from Allah to His Prophets and Messengers.
- The Testimony of FaithThe testimony of faith is saying with conviction, “La ilâha illa Allah, Muhammadun rasoolu Allah.” This saying means, “There is no true god but God (Allah), and Muhammad is the Messenger (Prophet) of God.” The first part, “There is no true god but God,” means that none has the right to be worshipped but God alone, and that God has neither partner nor son. This testimony of faith is called the ‘Shahada’, a simple formula which should be said with conviction in order to convert to Islam. The testimony of faith is the most important pillar of Islam. Readmore
Simply by saying with conviction, “La ilâha illa Allah, Muhammadun rasoolu Allah,” This is how one converts to Islam and becomes a Muslim. This saying means, “There is no true god but Allah, and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah (God).” The first part, “There is no true god but God,” means that none has the right to be worshipped but Allah Almighty –God- alone, and that Allah-God- has neither partner nor son. Readmore
- It is the religion of Allah which He has chosen for Himself, sent with His Messengers and through which He allowed His slaves to worship Him.
- Comprehensiveness: One of the most prominent beauties of this religion is its comprehensiveness for everything. This religion encompasses all that one has to do with the Creator like His Names, Attributes and rights; and all that one has to do with the creatures like laws, obligations, manners and relationship. Readmore
Belief in Allah
You must believe in His Lordship; that He is the Lord, the Creator, the Possessor and the Controller of all matters. You must also believe in His right to be worshipped, that He is the only True Deity, that all deities besides Him are false. You must believe in His Names and Attributes, that He has Beautiful Names and perfect Sublime Attributes. Readmore