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Last Modified:  20 Nov 2012 10:50  GMT

While you are reading this phrase in the different places of the world, with different reasons millions of people have died. If you ask these people one minute ago most probably they did not know that they will die. Whereas you who’s reading this article or me who’s writing this article, maybe we won’t live after a couple of minutes. Maybe these are our last minutes on the earth to repent and to be closer to Allah. By Didem Rahvanci



Last Modified:  23 Dec 2011 08:12  GMT

There are many misconceptions about what it is that Muslims actually believe. It is possible that information about Islam is the best possible way to fight modern Islamophobia and anti-Muslim rhetoric. Understanding what one fifth of the world's population believes may help dispel myths about Islam that have become prevalent in today's media. After all, much of the anti-Muslim movement that has gained power in the right wing in Western Europe and the United States is based almost entirely on ign ...



Last Modified:  23 Dec 2011 08:07  GMT

Muslims believe that, through the ages, God has sent Prophets to mankind. Specifically, the Prophets of Islam are human beings – absolutely not divine – that God has chosen to deliver a message to mankind. The Prophets of Islam received God's revelation and urged their followers to worship God. Muslims believe that every Prophet that God sent preached the belief in a single, unique God – Allah, the Arabic word for God. The Prophets of Islam also preached the importance of avoiding sin and ...



Last Modified:  23 Dec 2011 08:07  GMT

Tawhid is an Arabic word that is literally translated as “Doctrine of Oneness.” Tawhid is the manifestation that all Muslims make that there is only one God, and that God is unique, that there are no other Gods. Muslims call God “Allah,” which is simply the Arabic word for God. The word Allah is identical to the Hebrew word Jews use to refer to God, “Elloh.” Muslims believe that Allah is the same God that Jews and Christians pray to, although do not believe in the Trinity or in ass ...



Last Modified:  23 Dec 2011 06:43  GMT

Muslims believe that God sent prophets with the message of Islam to different nations in different periods of history. Islam considers that there were several holy scriptures that were revealed to the prophets, containing the laws and codes of conduct of Islam. Muslims believe that the Qur'an, revealed to the prophet Muhammad, was the last of the holy scriptures. The Qur'an contains a message that is universal, rather than limited to a single nation or time period. Muslims also consider that the ...



Last Modified:  03 Sep 2011 05:04  GMT

Prayer, or Salah, is a supremely important activity in a Muslim's daily life. Prayer is one of the Five Pillars of Islam, and is one of the fundamental beliefs and practices of all Muslims. Salah is a prayer that is performed every single day several times per day. Salah has a ritual, a procedure that must be followed. It also has a distinct preparation and must be performed at several defined times of the day.



Last Modified:  03 Sep 2011 05:01  GMT

Prayer is a central, fundamental element of Islam. Every Muslim must pray every day of their lives, several times each day. Prayer in Islam is a way in which each Muslim communicated directly with God. This is the reason why every prayer begins with Al-Fatiha, the first Surah of the Qur'an. The main purpose of prayer is to thank God, to praise God, and to ask God for direction. This goes along with the very definition of being a Muslim; that is, one who submits to the will of God in every aspect ...



Last Modified:  03 Sep 2011 04:33  GMT

Tawhid is an Arabic word that is literally translated as “Doctrine of Oneness.” Tawhid is the manifestation that all Muslims make that there is only one God, and that God is unique, that there are no other Gods. Muslims call God “Allah,” which is simply the Arabic word for God. The word Allah is identical to the Hebrew word Jews use to refer to God, “Elloh.” Muslims believe that Allah is the same God that Jews and Christians pray to, although do not believe in the Trinity or in assig ...



Last Modified:  03 Sep 2011 04:31  GMT

Muslims believe that, through the ages, God has sent Prophets to mankind. Specifically, the Prophets of Islam are human beings – absolutely not divine – that God has chosen to deliver a message to mankind. The Prophets of Islam received God's revelation and urged their followers to worship God. Muslims believe that every Prophet that God sent preached the belief in a single, unique God – Allah, the Arabic word for God. The Prophets of Islam also preached the importance of avoiding sin and ...



Last Modified:  03 Sep 2011 04:22  GMT

Muslims believe that God sent prophets with the message of Islam to different nations in different periods of history. Islam considers that there were several holy scriptures that were revealed to the prophets, containing the laws and codes of conduct of Islam. Muslims believe that the Qur'an, revealed to the prophet Muhammad, was the last of the Holy Scriptures. The Qur'an contains a message that is universal, rather than limited to a single nation or time period. Muslims also consider that the ...



Last Modified:  12 Aug 2011 01:31  GMT

We discussed last week the special nature of the worship known as fasting, as explained in a Hadith in which God is quoted as saying that fasting is the only act people do that belongs to Him. The remainder of the Hadith, which is reported by Abu Hurayrah, says: “Fasting is a means of protection. When you are fasting, you must not engage in any quarrel or shouting. Should anyone verbally abuse you or fight you, you should only say: ‘I am fasting'. By Him who holds Muhammad's soul in His hand, ...



Last Modified:  12 Aug 2011 01:31  GMT

In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful Alif. Lam. Mim. Do people think that once they say: ‘We are believers', they will be left alone and will not be put to a test? We certainly tested those who lived before them; and so most certainly God knows those who speak the truth and most certainly He knows those who are liars. (The Spider, Al-Ankaboot: 29:1-3)



Last Modified:  05 Aug 2011 01:31  GMT

The month of Ramadan is the time when Muslims all over the world fast from dawn to dusk, refraining from eating, drinking and sex. They enjoy observing the fast which appears to others difficult to understand, since hunger and thirst are by no means enjoyable. What makes things worse, at the superficial level, is that Ramadan occurs this year at the height of the summer, when the weather is exceptionally hot and the days are at their longest. How come Muslims willingly fast, and keep at it for a ...



Last Modified:  12 Jun 2011 01:31  GMT

By SHEIKH MUHAMMAD AL-GHAZALI Published: Apr 14, 2011 21:52 Updated: Apr 14, 2011 21:53 The arguments advanced by materialists who deny God and His creation of the universe are absurd, or at least childish. A child who looks at a mirror may think that the image he sees moves by itself, or that something in the mirror causes its movement. It takes the child a little understanding to realize that it is the person reflected in the mirror who does the movement. Many are those who, in their childis ...



Last Modified:  27 May 2011 02:10  GMT

Are there degrees of Islam, and what are they?



Last Modified:  09 May 2011 02:10  GMT

When I was a kid I was told that when God sent Iblis out of the Heavens and looking at the rage of Allah, the Angels bowed a second time thus the reason for us to Bow twice in our prayers. Is there any truth in it ? as I can't find any references. Could you please clarify ?



Last Modified:  25 Mar 2011 02:31  GMT

By BY ADIL SALAHI Published: Mar 18, 2011 01:30 Updated: Mar 18, 2011 01:30 A MAIN Islamic principle is that good actions should be undertaken for God’s sake only, not for any immediate gain, or show off. When such an action is done for God’s sake, God multiplies its reward. The normal rate God allows is ten times the value of the good action.



Last Modified:  17 Feb 2011 06:31  GMT

Prophet Muhammad — 61: Aspiring to real greatness By SHEIKH MUHAMMAD AL-GHAZALI Published: Feb 10, 2011 20:42 Updated: Feb 10, 2011 20:43 What sort of attitude did Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) have toward the life of this world? Did he like it, or did he feel disgusted by it? The answer is that he knew it well, and appreciated it in a healthy and sound way, but he was preoccupied with what is far greater and nobler. His full attention was focused on God’s glory. Hence ...



Last Modified:  10 Feb 2011 10:31  GMT

Published: Feb 3, 2011 20:52 Updated: Feb 3, 2011 20:52 In the name of God, the Lord of Grace, the Ever Merciful And who, when oppressed, defend themselves. An evil deed is requited by an evil like it, but the one who forgives and puts things right will have his reward with God. He does not love wrongdoers. (Consultation, Al-Shura, 42: 39-40)



Last Modified:  03 Feb 2011 06:31  GMT

By ADIL SALAHI Published: Feb 3, 2011 20:53 Updated: Feb 3, 2011 20:53 When Madinah opened up for Islam, where it found broad acceptance among its people, the Prophet (peace be upon him) instructed his companions in Makkah to immigrate to Madinah. He had been preaching the message of Islam in Makkah for 13 years, gaining only about 300 followers. The leading Arabian tribe in Makkah, the Quraysh, largely rejected Islam, and was able to impose a state of siege against its followers.




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