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    Arrangement and Collection of the Quran

    How were the Quran’s verses and chapters arranged? The present arrangement of the Quran is not the work of later generations, but was made by the Prophet, peace be upon him (p), under God’s directions. Whenever a chapter was revealed, the Prophet (p) summoned his scribes, to whom he carefully dictated its contents, and instructed […]

Arrangement and Collection of the Quran

How were the Quran’s verses and chapters arranged?
The present arrangement of the Quran is not the work of later generations, but was made by the Prophet, peace be upon him (p), under God’s directions. Whenever a chapter was revealed, the Prophet (p) summoned his scribes, to whom he carefully dictated its contents, and instructed them […]

By |February 5th, 2015|On Faith, The Holy Quran|5 Comments

Muhammad: The Final Prophet of God (pbuh)

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Muhammadp, the final prophet of Islam, is widely considered one of the most influential men in history. Today, nearly one fourth of the world’s population follows the message he delivered. Despite Muhammadp’s lasting influence, many misconceptions continue to surround his persona and his teachings. This […]

By |January 24th, 2015|Muhammad, Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him), On Faith, Prophethood|13 Comments
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    Prophets: An Introduction

    Dr. Jamal Badawi   Believing in prophets is part and parcel of being a Muslim.  It is documented in the Quran that belief in all the prophets is obligatory on every Muslim.  It specifically says, “So [you believers], say, ‘We believe in God and in what was sent down to us and what was sent […]

Prophets: An Introduction

Dr. Jamal Badawi

 

Believing in prophets is part and parcel of being a Muslim.  It is documented in the Quran that belief in all the prophets is obligatory on every Muslim.  It specifically says, “So , say, ‘We believe in God and in what was sent down to us and what was sent down to […]

By |January 23rd, 2015|On Faith, Prophethood|14 Comments
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    Sanctity of Life: The Islamic Position on Terrorism

    877-WHY-ISLAM Brochure. Perhaps the greatest misunderstanding about Islam today is that it is an inherently violent religion whose followers condone acts of terrorism. In reality, terrorism and indiscriminate violence completely contradict the teachings of Islam. Islam is a religion of mercy and ethics.  It encourages people to beautify their relationship with God and with those […]

Sanctity of Life: The Islamic Position on Terrorism

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Perhaps the greatest misunderstanding about Islam today is that it is an inherently violent religion whose followers condone acts of terrorism. In reality, terrorism and indiscriminate violence completely contradict the teachings of Islam. Islam is a religion of mercy and ethics.  It encourages people to beautify their relationship with God and with those around […]

By |January 15th, 2015|On Faith, Terrorism|7 Comments
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    Ferguson, Missouri: Anytown, USA

    By Imam Khalid Griggs “I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Fannie Lou Hamer, iconic Mississippi civil rights activist and organizer, uttered her now transcendent words on August 22, 1964, testifying before the Credentials Committee of the Democratic National Convention. After being nearly beaten to death in a Mississippi jail for simply […]

Ferguson, Missouri: Anytown, USA

By Imam Khalid Griggs
“I am sick and tired of being sick and tired.” Fannie Lou Hamer, iconic Mississippi civil rights activist and organizer, uttered her now transcendent words on August 22, 1964, testifying before the Credentials Committee of the Democratic National Convention.

After being nearly beaten to death in a Mississippi jail for simply trying to […]

By |January 12th, 2015|On Faith, Society|2 Comments
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    Worship in Islam

    877-WHY-ISLAM Brochure. Request a copy View in PDF In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful   Since the beginning of human history, worship has played a central role in people’s lives. Devotion to a higher being continues to tie humanity together despite differences in customs and a variety of beliefs. We […]

Worship in Islam

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Since the beginning of human history, worship has played a central role in people’s lives. Devotion to a higher being continues to tie humanity together despite differences in customs and a variety of beliefs. We often associate worship with […]

By |January 10th, 2015|Articles of Faith, Brochures Online, On Faith, Prayer|10 Comments
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    Prayer

    God has ordered Muslims to pray at five set times of day: Dawn, before sunrise: Fajr. Midday, after the sun passes its highest point: Dhuhr. The late part of the afternoon: Asr. Just after sunset: Maghrib. Late evening: Isha. Prayer sets the rhythm of the day This prayer timetable gives Muslims a pattern for their […]

Prayer

God has ordered Muslims to pray at five set times of day:

Dawn, before sunrise: Fajr.
Midday, after the sun passes its highest point: Dhuhr.
The late part of the afternoon: Asr.
Just after sunset: Maghrib.
Late evening: Isha.
Prayer sets the rhythm of the day
This prayer timetable gives Muslims a pattern for their day.

In Islamic countries, the public call to […]

By |January 9th, 2015|Five Pillars of Islam, On Faith|10 Comments

Who Was Jesus According to Jesus?

By Imam Shabir Ally
The Quran tells us a lot of wonderful things about Jesus. As a result, believers in the Quran love Jesus, honor him, and believe in him. In fact, no Muslim can be a Muslim unless he or she believes in Jesus, on whom be peace.

The Quran says that Jesus was born of […]

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    Belief in One God

    The most fundamental teaching of Islam is to believe in the Oneness of God, in the sense of His being the only Creator, Preserver, Nourisher, etc. But this belief is not enough. Many of the idolaters knew and believed that only the Supreme God could do all this and yet they associated other gods with […]

Belief in One God

The most fundamental teaching of Islam is to believe in the Oneness of God, in the sense of His being the only Creator, Preserver, Nourisher, etc. But this belief is not enough. Many of the idolaters knew and believed that only the Supreme God could do all this and yet they associated other gods with […]

By |January 3rd, 2015|Articles of Faith, On Faith|Comments Off on Belief in One God

Who was Jesus (pbuh)?

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In the Name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful

There are varied beliefs about Jesus among people of different faiths. Many believe he is God or the son of God. Some maintain that he was simply a very wise man. Others do not recognize Jesus at […]

By |December 26th, 2014|Comparative Religion, Jesus (Peace Be Upon Him), On Faith|28 Comments