Ok lets start with the ground rules:1. The most important rule in the Islam is no violence. By violence we imply to no hurting, no forcing and NO KILLING. The Islam is a very
The name of this religion is Islam, the root of which is Silm and Salam which means peace. Salam may also mean greeting one another with peace. One of the beautiful names of God is that He is the Peace. But Islam is more then this. It means submission to the One God and to live in peace with the Creator, within one's self, with other people and with the environment. Thus, Islam is a total system of living. A Muslim is supposed to live in peace and harmony with all these segments; hence, a Muslim is any person anywhere in the world whose obedience, allegiance, and loyalty are to God, the Lord of the Universe.
Muslims may be Arabs, Turks, Persians, Indians, Europeans or anybody in the world. However, the language of the Qur'an (the Holy Book of Islam) is Arabic. Muslims all over the world try to learn Arabic so that they may be able to read the Qur'an and understand its meaning. They pray in the language of the Qur'an, namely Arabic.
In Islam Allah is the name of the One and Only God. Allah has ninety-nine beautiful names, such as: The Gracious, The Merciful, The Creator, The All-Knowing, The All-Wise, The Lord of the Universe, The First, The Last, and others.Muslims worship God whose name is Allah. They put their trust in Him and they seek His help and His guidance.
Muhammad is considered to be the summation and the culmination of all the prophets and messengers that came before him. He purified the previous messages from falsificationand completed the Message of God for all humanity. He was entrusted with the power of explaining, interpreting and living the teaching of the Qur'an.
The revelation that he received is called the Qur'an, while the message is called Islam. He was sent to those religious people to inform them about the true mission of Jesus, Moses, Jacob, Isaac, and Abraham.
Qur'an and the Hadith is the legal sources of Islam are the. The Qur'an is the exact word of God; its authenticity, originality and totality are intact. The Prophet's sayings and deeds are called Sunnah. The Seerah is the writings of followers of Muhammad (saw) about the life of the Prophet. Hence, it is the life history of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) which provides examples of daily living for Muslims.
He is One and the Only One. He is not two in one or three in one. This means that Islam rejects the idea of trinity or such a unity of God which implies more than one God in one.
God made us of different colors, nationalities, languages and beliefs so as to test who is going to be better than others. No one can claim that he is better than others. It is only God Who knows who is better. It depends on religiousness and righteousness.
Muslims believe that God sent different messengers throughout the history of mankind. All came with the same message and the same teachings. It was the people who misunderstood and misinterpreted them. Muslims believe in Noah, Abraham, Isaac, Ismail, Jacob, Moses, David, Jesus, and Muhammad. Muslims believe that there are unseen creatures such as angels created by God in the universe for special missions. Muslims believe that there is a Day of Judgment when all people of the world throughout the history of mankind till the last day of life on earth, are to be brought for accounting, reward and punishment it also the day when everybody will face God.The date is unknown
Creed (Shahada): The verbal commitment and pledge that there is only One God and that Muhammad is the Messenger of God, is considered to be the Creed of Islam. Fasting (Saum): Fasting is total abstinence from food, liquids and intimate intercourse (between married couples) from dawn to sunset during the entire month of Ramadan.
Purifying Tax (Zakat): This is an annual payment of a certain percentage of a Muslim's property which is distributed among the poor or other rightful people who are in need. Pilgrimage (Hajj): The performance of pilgrimage to Makkah is required once in a life time if means are available. Hajj is in part in memory of the trials and tribulations of Prophet Abraham, his wife Hagar and his eldest son Prophet Ishmael.
The fifth pillar of Islam, a religious duty that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by every able-bodied Muslim who can afford to do so. The Hajj is a demonstration of the solidarity of the Muslim people, and their submission to God (Allah in the Arabic language). The pilgrimage occurs from the 7th to 13th day of Dhu al-Hijjah, the 12th and last month of the Islamic calendar. Because the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, 11 days shorter than the Gregorian calendar used in the Western world.
The Eid of Sacrifice is in remembrance of the sacrifice to be by Prophet Abraham of his son.The Eid of Fast-Breaking comes at the end of the month of fasting, Ramadan.
It is considered to be sacred and the Day of Judgment will take place on Friday. Muslims join together shortly after noon on Friday for the Friday congregational prayer in a Mosque. A leader (Imam) gives a sermon (Khutba) and leads the congregational prayer. It is a must thing to do. But God has allowed people to pray later if they had a good excuse not to pray it on time.
Islam allows Muslims to eat everything which is good for the health. It restricts certain items such as pork and its by-products, alcohol and any narcotic or addictive drugs.
The place of worship is called Mosque or Masjid. Here muslims gather and practice their prayers. Some people practice 5 times a day but others less, depends on whether you are available or not at that time and place. Because prayers need to be done on time.
. There are three holy places of worship for the Muslims in the world. These are: Mosque of Kaaba in Makkah, Mosque of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) in Madinah, and Masjid Aqsa, adjacent to the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem.
A Muslim may pray any where in the world whether in a Mosque, a house, an office, or outside as long as it is on a clean ground. The whole world is a place of worship. It is preferable that Muslims pray in a congregation, however, he/she may also pray individually anywhere.
La IlahaIlla Allah - means "There is no god but Allah" picture above shows the trees in Germany form this sentence. This scenery alone has converted many people to Islam.
Cactus forms the name of Allah.
Ayats of the Koran appear from time to time on the body of a newborn baby in Dagestan. When the ayats appear, the temperature of the baby reached 40 degrees. Ali was born in Krasno-Oktyabrsk village of Kizlyar region. The baby’s mother MadinaYagubova said a bruise first appeared on his jaw.“Then we saw the word “Allah” in Arabic in the place of the bruise.
People of Quraiesh challenged the prophet Muhammmad (SallaAllahu ‘AlayhiwaSallam) to show them a miracle, or a proof that he is the Messenger of Allah (SallaAllahu ‘AlayhiwaSallam). The challenge was to split the moon in to two pieces when it is full. The great sphere of the Moon had split into two distinct parts in front of their very eyes. The two parts had separated and receded so much apart from each other that to the on-lookers one part had appeared on one side of the mountain and the other on the other side of it. Then in an instant the two had rejoined.
These book has been created 1400 years ago, and people back then didn’t have any idea about tattooing. And here it is saying that eventually one day people will make drawings, tattoos on their bodies.
The alteration of God's creation means changing an original or natural form by artificial means. All acts done in violation of a thing's true or intrinsic nature are included in this. For example: the sterilization of men or women, turning males into eunuchs, surgically altering one's physical appearance, turning women from the functions that were entrusted to them, because of their nature, and causing them to carry out the functions for which men are created, sodomy and other kinds of illicit relations, making lawful what God has made unlawful and vice versa
Although these groups have no formal connection with governments, they usually have the financial and moral backing of sympathetic governments. Typically, they stage unexpected attacks on civilian targets, including embassies and airliners, with the aim of sowing fear and confusion. So it could be any person from any religion.
Any person In this case so called muslim, who doesn’t like peace in the world is considered to be a non-muslim or nonbeliever.
If a person would be a real muslim he would read the Quran and understand it real ideas, then he wouldn’t attempt to kill himself and hurt innocent people.
Of course not. If a person who is a real muslim then he wouldn’t even think of harming a small insect. They usually get this idea from people who are considered as a leaders and mostly naturally evil and don’t have any idea about islam. These followers don’t know anything about arabic language either. So these leaders pretend to be a muslim scholars who know everything about quran in order to convince their followers to commit different acts. Which gives a bad name for muslim people.First it was a formal group by that time: "basically an organized Islamic faction, its goal is to lift the word of God, to make His religion victorious." Established around 1988 by bin Laden, al-Qaeda helped finance, recruit, transport and train thousands of fighters from dozens of countries to be part of an Afghan resistance to defeat the Soviet Union.A list of requirements for membership itemized the following: listening ability, good manners, obedience and making a pledge to follow one's commands.
Jihad is often mistakenly described as "holy war." The translation of the Arabic word "Jihad" has been distorted and twisted to such an extent , that it no longer gives meaning to the original term. The word "jihad" means "striving ; exerting oneself in any endeavour; going the extra mile; endurance in the face of obstacles." For example , a student who is studying for his exams , is performing Jihad , because he is striving to succeed in his/her studies. Jihad is simply the process of "exerting the best efforts," involving some form of "struggle" and "resistance," to achieve a particular goal. In other words, jihad is the struggle against, or resistance to, something for the sake of a goal.
Islam:The history and misconceptionby Aziz Zayniev.
Ground Rules No violence Stay away from forbidden things Respect each other Participate/Contribute (Yuan)
Meaning of Islam Silm and Salam which means peace. Submission to the One God. A Muslim is supposed to live in peace and harmony with all these segments. ( Jelloun )
Muslims - The followers of Islam Muslims – the followers of Islam. Muslims are not to be confused with Arabs. An Arab could be a Muslim, a Christian or an atheist. Arab - any person who adopts the Arabic language. Quran (the Holy Book of Islam) is written in Arabic. (Sakr)
Allah Allah is the name of the God. Allah also has ninety-nine beautiful names. Allah is the Creator of all human beings. Muslims worship Allah. (Tanzil)
Prophet Muhammad (saw) Muhammad is the messenger of god. He was born in 570 C.E. in Makkah, Arabia. Muhammad is the very last Prophet of God to mankind. There were 124000 prophets in total including Muhammad (saw). (Alkoutali)
Prophet Muhammad (saw) Continued He was chosen by God to deliver His Message of Peace, namely Islam. He was entrusted with the Message of Islam when he was at the age of forty years. He is the final Messenger of God. His message was and is still to the mankind. (Alkoutali)
The Sources of Islam Qur'an The Qur'an is the exact word of God Hadith Hadith is the report of the sayings, deeds and approvals of the Prophet Muhammad (saw). Sunnah are the Prophet's sayings and deeds. The Seerah is the writings of followers of Muhammad (saw) about the life of the Prophet. (Bakhtiar)
Islamic Principles Oneness of God There is only one God. Islam rejects the idea of multiplicity of Gods (Sakr)
Islamic Principles Continued Oneness of mankind. People are created equal in front of the Law of God. There is no superiority for one race over another. No one can claim that he is better than others. (Sakr)
Islamic Principles Continued Oneness of Messengers Oneness of the Message. All 124,000 prophets had the same message and teachings Misunderstanding of people Believe in Angels Day of Judgment (Sakr)
Practices of Islam God instructed the Muslims to practice what they believe in. In Islam there are five pillars, namely: Creed (Shahada): It is a first step of converting to Islam. Prayers (Salat): The performance of the five daily prayers is required of Muslims. Fasting (Saum): It is total abstinence from food. (Baines)
Practices of Islam continued Purifying Tax (Zakat): The yearly donation Pilgrimage (Hajj): The performance of pilgrimage to Makkah (Baines)
Place of Worship Three holy places of worship for the Muslims in the world Mosque of Kaaba in Makkah Mosque of the Prophet Muhammad (saw) in Madinah Masjid Aqsa, adjacent to the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. (Namedonam)
Quran [54:1] ‘The Hour has drawn near, and the moon has been cleft asunder
Prophecies “There will be a time, when people will start drawing pictures on their bodies.” (Hadith)
Prophecies “I will surely command them, and they will surely alter God's creation. ”(Quran)
Terrorism The unlawful use or threatened use of force or violence by a person or an organized group against people or property with the intention of intimidating or coercing societies or governments, often for ideological or political reasons. (Islam)
Islam vs Terrorism Islam – love, mercy and peace. Terrorism is the total opposite of Islam. Terrorists are disbelievers. (Hadith)
Islam vs Terrorism “O you who believe! Do not kill yourselves, for truly Allah has been to you most merciful. If any do that in rancour and justice, soon shall We cast him into the Fire” (Quran 4:29-30) (Khalid)
Islam vs Terrorism Can a real muslim be a terrorist? Where do they get the idea of going to heaven if they kill themselves and hurt innocent people? Al – Qaeda (Khalid)