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What is Islam


"Fundamentals of Islam"'

1. Believes in one God Supreme and Eternal, Infinite and Mighty, Merciful and Compassionate, The Creator and The Provider, He begets not, nor was He begotten, and there is none equal or comparable unto Him.

2. Believes in all Messengers of Allah without any discrimination among them, as every known nation has a Warner or messenger from Allah. They were chosen by Allah to teach humanity and deliver His Divine message. The Qur'an mentions the name of some of them, and Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) stands as the last messenger.

3. Believes in all original scriptures and revelations of Allah, accepting them as the guiding light that the messengers received to show their respective people the right path to Him. In the Qur'an, special reference is made to the books of Abraham, Moses, David and Jesus (Peace Be Upon Them), but long before the revelation of the Qur'an to Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) some of these books and revelations had been lost or corrupted. The only authentic and complete book of Allah in existence today is the Qur'an, which has been preserved as it was revealed to prophet Mohammad (Peace Be Upon Him) in its pristine, pure form.

4. Believes in the angels of Allah, recognizing them as purely spiritual and splendid beings whose nature requires no food or drink or sleep. They are honored servants who are assigned certain functions, and spend their days and nights in the worship of Allah. They do not speak before Allah does, and they act only by His command.

5. Believes in the last day of Judgment, acknowledging that this world will end someday, and that the dead will rise to stand for their final and fair trial. People with good records will be generously rewarded and warmly welcomed to the heaven of Allah, and those with bad records will be punished and cast into Hell.

6. Believes in Fate, whether good or bad, which Allah, measured and ordained for all creatures according to his previous knowledge, and as deemed suitable by his wisdom. And in the timeless knowledge of Allah, and in His power to plan and execute His plans, nothing could happen in His Kingdom against His will. His knowledge and power which are always in action command over His creation. He is wise and merciful, and whatever he does must have a meaningful purpose.

If this is established in our minds and hearts, we should accept with good faith all that He does, although we may fail to understand it fully, or think it is bad. Faith without action and practice is a dead end as far as Islam is concerned, for faith by nature is very sensitive and can be most influential. When it is out of practice or out of use, it quickly loses its liveliness and motivational power.

There are Five Pillars of Islam (The Action)

1. Shahada (Testimony): To bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah (The Creator), and that Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) is His messenger, with the Prophethood of Mohammed (Peace Be Upon Him) essentially professed to oblige the Muslims to follow his exemplary life as a model.

2. Salah (Prayer): Daily prayers are offered five times a day as a duty towards Allah. They strengthen and enliven the belief in Allah and inspire man to a higher morality. They purify the heart and prevent temptation towards wrong-doings and evil things. They are: - Fajr (The Dawn prayer) - Duhr (The noon prayer) - Asr (The afternoon prayer) - Maghrib (The sunset prayer) - Isha (The evening prayer).

3. Zakah (Charity): The literal and simple meaning of Zakah is purity, while its technical meaning designates the annual amount in kind or cash that a Muslim with means must distribute among the rightful beneficiaries from his yearly net savings at 2.5%. But the religious and spiritual significance of Zakah is much deeper and more valuable than its Humanitarian, and socio-political value.

4. Sawm (Fasting): The Muslims during the month of Ramadan do not only abstain from food, drink and sexual intercourse from dawn to sunset but they are also required to abstain from evil intentions and desires throughout the whole months of the year in general, and during the month of Ramadan in particular. It teaches love, sincerity, and devotion, and develops a sound social conscience, patience, selflessness, and will power as well.

5. Hajj (Pilgrimage to Makkah): It is to be performed once in a lifetime, so long as one can afford it financially and physically, and it is the largest annual convention of faith where Muslims meet to know one another, study their common affairs and promote their general welfare without prejudice or bias as to one's color, race, nationality as well as status in life. After all, everyone is equal in the face of Allah, and so hajj therefore demonstrates in effect the universality of Islam and the brotherhood and equality of Muslims.



In briefly:


"What is Islam and who are Muslims?"

Islam simply means to achieve peace - peace with God, peace with oneself, and peace with the creations of God - through wholly giving oneself God and accepting His guidance. Islam is not a new faith. Muslims believe that it is the same truth that God revealed through all His prophets to every people. For a fifth of the world's population, Islam is not just a personal religion, but a complete way of life. Muslims come from all races, nationalities and cultures across the globe. They have varied languages, foods, dress, and customs; even the way they practice Islam may differ. Yet they all consider themselves to be Muslim. Islam is a qualitative term - the quality of accepting God's supreme authority above one's own. As such, being a Muslim does not mean having to give up one's culture or traditions; rather it means adopting the simple and logical principles of Islam to better one's life and attain peace. Less than 15% of Muslims live the Arab world; a fifth are found in Sub-Saharan Africa; and the world's largest Muslim community is in Indonesia. Substantial parts of Asia, and almost all the Central Asian republics, are Muslim. Significant Muslim minorities are found in China, India, Russia, Europe, North America and South America. Muslims believe in the One, Unique, Incomparable, Merciful God - the Sole Creator, Sustainer and Cherisher of the Universe; in the Angels created by Him; in the prophets through whom His revelations were brought to humankind; in the Day of Judgment, and in individual accountability for actions; in God's complete authority over destiny, be it good or bad and in life after death. Muslims believe that God sent His messengers and prophets to all people. Biblical prophets mentioned in the Qur'an include: Adam, Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Lot, Ishmael, Isaac, Job, Ezekiel, Jacob, Joseph, Jonah, Jethro, Moses, Aaron, Elijah, Elisha, David, Solomon, Zechariah, John the Baptist, and Jesus; peace be upon them all.

God's final message to humanity was revealed to the last prophet, Muhammad (peace be upon him), through the Archangel Gabriel. It confirmed and finalized all previous revelations that were sent to humankind through God's messengers.

One becomes a Muslim by believing and proclaiming that, "There is no deity except God, and that Muhammad is the messenger of God." By this declaration the believer announces his or her faith in all of God's messengers, and in the scriptures revealed to them.

Discussion Forum

What is Ramadan?

Started by Ali Afifi. Last reply by jussara riveros Sep 14, 2012. 9 Replies

Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar. It is the Islamic month of fasting, in which participating Muslims refrain from eating, drinking and sexual activities from dawn until sunset.…Continue

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Islam and Peace

Started by Ali Afifi. Last reply by Donnelle Alan Mar 21, 2011. 5 Replies

Islam is uncompromisingly a law of peace and a religion of mercy. Only he who is ignorant of its teachings, hostile to its system, or is arrogant enough not to accept clear evidence, will dispute…Continue

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The proofs that proved the prophecy of Moses and Jesus are the same proofs that proved the prophecy of prophet Mohamed

Started by Ali Afifi. Last reply by Donnelle Alan Mar 21, 2011. 5 Replies

The proofs that proved the prophecy of Moses and Jesus are the same proofs that proved the prophecy of prophet Mohamed but some are pride and arrogant to confess that. No one of us saw Gabriel when…Continue

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The Fog is Lifting (1 of 8)

Started by Ali Afifi. Last reply by Iris Antongiorgi Concepcion Nov 9, 2010. 1 Reply

Unreliable sources have made Islam by far the most misunderstood religion in the world. The Fog is Lifting is a series of documentaries that challenges your knowledge about the Islamic faith and…Continue

Tags: debate, muslim, judaism, quran, christ

The Proof That Islam Is The Truth - Abdur-Raheem Green

Started by Ali Afifi Apr 14, 2010. 0 Replies

Abdurraheem Green embarks on a journey, a journey to take you through a very amazing and interesting topic and that is the proof that Islam is the Truth. In this series of episodes, he shows that…Continue

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THE ONLY WAY:

Started by Reyes Torres. Last reply by Thea Feb 9, 2010. 2 Replies

THE LOVE

Muhammad's Promise to Christians

Started by Ali Afifi. Last reply by Ali Afifi Jan 28, 2010. 5 Replies

Arhata sent me this message and I saw to share it with u. Muhammad's Promise to ChristiansJanuary 26, 2010 By Muqtedar KhanDirector of Islamic Studies at the University of Delaware…Continue

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How do u differentiate between the true prophet from the false one?

Started by Ali Afifi. Last reply by Ali Afifi Jan 16, 2010. 4 Replies

Prophethood is not unknown to heavenly revealed religions, such as Judaism and Christianity. In Islam, however, it has a special status and significance. According to Islam, Allah created man for a…Continue

Tags: Noah, Prophethood, Moses, Mohamed, Islam

HAD QUR’AN BEEN PLAGIARIZED FROM THE BIBLE?!!!!!!!!

Started by Ali Afifi. Last reply by Ali Afifi Nov 19, 2009. 3 Replies

 This is a topic of Dr. Zakir Naik Many critics allege that Prophet Muhummad (pbuh) learnt the Qur’an and/or plagiarized (copied or adapted) it from other human sources or from previous scriptures or…Continue

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Comment by Ali Afifi on December 31, 2011 at 6:52pm

Happy new year to all my friends.

Comment by Sabriyah Fatimah on August 12, 2011 at 12:05am

To everyone, have a peaceful and beautiful month of Ramadhan, Muslim or not. Just as the sun gives warmth to everyone, the month of Ramadhan gives a calmness and sweetness to the world.

 

Comment by Ali Afifi on July 31, 2011 at 4:59pm
Dear all friends

Wishing u all blessed Ramadan

[2:183]
O ye who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you, even as it was prescribed for those before you, that ye may ward off (evil);

[2:184]
(Fast) a certain number of days; and (for) him who is sick among you, or on a journey, (the same) number of other days; and for those who can afford it there is a ransom: the feeding of a man in need - but whoso doeth good of his own accord, it is better for him: and that ye fast is better for you if ye did but know -

[2:185]
The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur’an, a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, (let him fast the same) number of other days. Allah desireth for you ease; He desireth not hardship for you; and (He desireth) that ye should complete the period, and that ye should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that peradventure ye may be thankful.

[2:186]
And when My servants question thee concerning Me, then surely I am nigh. I answer the prayer of the suppliant when he crieth unto Me. So let them hear My call and let them trust in Me, in order that they may be led aright.
Comment by ABED MALHAS on July 14, 2011 at 9:21am
Comment by ABED MALHAS on July 14, 2011 at 9:20am

IMAGINE ALLAH GOD ASK ALL HIS PROPHETS ( MAY ALLAH GOD BLESS THEM ALL ) 2 COME 2 EARTH , AT SAME TIME , AT SAME PLACE , IN ONE  ROOM , HOW WOULD THEY REACT 

would U think they would  argue or conflict or fight or each claim ALLAH GOD is his ,

obviously no,so why R we & all of them would say ALMULK LILLAH  GOD ,

HE CREATED THE UNIVERSE , OUR SMALL EARTH OUR BODIES , OUR SOULS ,

& if we take dear care of our personal possessions (ALMULK LILLAH )

what we would do if we realize all is 4 ALLAH GOD ,

thus all faith speak one language universal ( love )

therefore we should not abuse & misuse faith as a cover or mean 2 conflict .

I hope this simple vision may assist U & all 2 love each other &

Take care of our EARTH

& THANK ALLAH GOD 4 ALL

Comment by Ali Afifi on February 19, 2011 at 3:56pm

Jussara

I am always present and read all what u wrote before. Believing in those words, means that u are a Muslim. Are u a Muslim dear sister or only believe in the words as a good words?

 

Comment by Ali Afifi on February 16, 2011 at 2:14pm

Sister Jussara,

Are u convinced with what present in this Surah?

Comment by Ali Afifi on December 24, 2010 at 7:31pm
Happy new year to every one of our friends and wish u good health, prosperity and happiness in the new year.
Comment by Ali Afifi on November 18, 2010 at 4:10pm
Comment by Ali Afifi on October 2, 2010 at 2:55am
Thank u Jussara.

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