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  • Worship in Islam

    The concept of worship in Islam differs from that found in other religions and is, therefore, subject to misunderstanding. In general, worship is understood to mean the observance of certain rituals: prayer, fasting, giving charity, and other 'good' works. In Islam, however, worship is much more; it is one's entire life. The definition goes something.. More

  • The Well-Protected Roof – A Miracle of the Quran

    In the Qur'an, Allah Almighty calls our attention to a very important attribute of the sky:"We made the sky a preserved and protected roof, yet still they turn away from Our signs."[21:32] This attribute of the sky has been proved by scientific research carried out in the 20th century: The atmosphere surrounding the Earth serves crucial.. More

  • Muslims: Pioneers of pharmacology

    Muslim pharmacy (Saydalah) as a profession and a separate entity from medicine was recognised by the beginning of the ninth century. This century not only saw the founding and increase in the number of privately owned pharmacy shops inBaghdadand its vicinity, but in other Muslim cities as well. Many of the pharmacists who managed them were skilled.. More

  • Islam: basic principles & characteristics -II

    Islam is not a religion in the common, distorted meaning of the word, confining its scope to the private life of man. It is a complete way of life, catering to all the fields of human existence. Islam provides guidance for all aspects of life – individual and social, material and moral, economic and political, legal and cultural, national and.. More

  • Islam: basic principles & characteristics -I

    Islam is the religion of truth. It is the embodiment of the code of life, which Allah, the Creator and Lord of the Universe, has revealed for the guidance of mankind. The Meaning of Islam: Islam is an Arabic word which denotes submission, surrender and obedience. As a religion, Islam stands for complete submission and obedience to Allah -.. More

  • Goals of Islam

    A - Worshipping Allah Alone: This is the reason for which Allah created all that exists: Angels, Jinn, mankind, heavens, earth and animals etc. Allah created everything only to worship Him Alone. He Said, (what means):"Do you not see that to Allah prostrates whoever is in the heavens and whoever is on the earth and the sun, the moon, the stars,.. More

  • The message of the messengers

    Allah, the All Wise, All Knowing, All Merciful and Just, created this Universe in order to test and examine His obedient slaves and reward them, and to punish the disobedient. He Says (what means):"We did not create the heavens and the earth and that between them in play. We did not create them except in truth, but most of them do not know."[Quran.. More

  • Justice: Islam’s ultimate value

    Allah The Almighty Says (what means):"And the heaven He raised and imposed the balance. That you not transgress within the balance. And establish weight in justice and do not make deficient the balance.”[Quran 55:7-9] These verses of the Quran, which are mentioned in the chapterAr-Rahmaan, or“(God) the All-Merciful” stand out.. More

  • Islam – A Comprehensive Way of Life

    To understand the essence of Islam is to understand the very essence of humanity. More than a religion, Islam is a complete and comprehensive way of life leading to a balanced way of living. Islam brings civilization and happiness to man. Islamic principles and teachings can provide realistic, fair and objective solutions to the prevention of individual,.. More

  • Who is Allah?

    Allah is the proper name of the One True God. Nothing else can be called Allah. This term has no plural or gendfer, which shows its uniqueness when compared with the word ‘god’, that can be made plural, gods; or feminine, goddess. It is a known fact that every language has one or more terms that are used in reference to God and sometimes.. More

  • The revolutionary role of Islam – II

    Historical revolution This expansion of the Islamic empire was not simply a political event. Its aim, in fact, was to set in motion a revolutionary process in history. This process had been initiated in Makkah itself, then it travelled from Makkah to Madeenah, to Damascus and Baghdad from where it entered Spain and thereafter it spread all over Europe.. More

  • The revolutionary role of Islam – I

    As a result of ignorance the evil known as the worship of natural phenomena was born in human society. Man attributed divinity to mere creatures. He began to worship all the things in the world, holding them to be gods. Owing to this intellectual aberration, idolatry became a rooted feature of human civilization. Not even the coming of thousands of.. More

  • Islam and essential needs

    Islam came to complete the previous Divine religions and faith on earth. In fact, the Prophet sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, (may Allah exalt his mention) completed the missions of the previous Prophets, may Allah exalt their mention. Allah’s Messenger, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, said: “My example, and the example of the.. More

  • How Islam tackled the problem of slavery

    A few Western writers claim that Islam is based on slavery. Considering their bleak history of genocide and slave populations, one marvels at their audacity! They support their claim by referring to pre-Islamic Arabs who carried on the slave trade. In fact, they were among the few opportunists taking advantage of a system that had started long before.. More

  • Islam: The Religion of Mercy

    The Prophet, sallallaahu 'alayhi wa sallam, once kissed Al-Hassan ibn 'Ali, may Allah be pleased with him, while Al-Aqra' ibn Haabis was in his presence. So Al-Aqra', may Allah be pleased with him, said to him: "Do you kiss your children? I swear by Allah, I have ten children but I have never kissed any one of them!" Thereupon, the Prophet,.. More