Knowing Islam Session             Organised by Darul Arqam Singapore     Speaker: Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
Lesson Outline   Rediscovering Islam;   What Makes a Muslim;   Knowing the Divine;   Muhammad (peace and blessings be ...
Rediscovering Islam   What is Islam?   When was it discovered and who was it‟s founder?   What is it‟s message?Knowing ...
Rediscovering Islam                     Islam, in it‟s literal terms, means:                         Peace;             ...
Rediscovering Islam    When was Islam discovered?        The common theory is that Islam was discovered by a man        ...
Rediscovering Islam    Contrary to the common belief:        Muslims believe that Islam was revealed to other Prophets  ...
Rediscovering Islam   What is it‟s message?        Laa-Ilaaha-Illa-Allah, Muhammadur-Rasulullah    “There is no God but A...
Islam and Muslims   What makes a Muslim?       A person who accepted the        commandments of God;       A person who...
Knowing the Divine   Is there a Supreme and Divine being?   How do we know whether God exist or not?   How do we relate...
Knowing the Divine    God revealed Himself and part of His characteristics to     Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings b...
Knowing the Divine   If God (from now on we shall use the name He    introduced Himself to Prophet Muhammad    i.e. Allah...
Muhammad                        (peace and blessings be upon him)   ,The Chosen One   What do you know of Muhammad?     ...
Muhammad                    (peace and blessings be upon him)   ,The Chosen One                                   Reflect...
Essence of IslamKnowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
Essence of IslamKnowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
Essence of Islam    The essence of Islam covers three main spheres:     1.   Faith: which establishes the belief system; ...
Essence of Islam   There are 6 articles of faith for Muslims:    1.   Belief in the Oneness of God;    2.   Belief in the...
Essence of Islam   The basic deeds that a Muslim have to observe during their lifetime    are 5:    1.   Testify and decl...
Islam: Then and Today   Can Islam be applied today?   Or is it a religion that suits the simple life of Bedouin Arabs in...
Islam: Then and Today   Let‟s put on our thinking hats and think of the things which are    important and essential to us...
Islam: Then and Today   Universal values were brought by Islam   These values are guided by sacred law and text revealed...
Conversion         Next Step   Procedures   Marriage                       Changing              Halal &Circumcision      ...
Next StepBeginners‟ Course on Islam:                   Solat (prayer) Tutorial:     Intended as a follow-up to           ...
Conversion Procedures   Individuals who wishes to embrace Islam are encouraged:    1.   to attend the basic courses provi...
Marriage   The state law mentioned that Muslims are allowed to marry only Muslims    through the Registrar of Muslim Marr...
Circumcision   Must the ladies and men circumcise?     No!! for the ladies.     Yes!! for the men.   However, it‟s not...
Circumcision   Must the ladies and men circumcise?     No!! for the ladies.     Yes!! for the men.   However, it‟s not...
Changing Name   It is not compulsory for you to change your name if it has a positive    and good meaning to it;   Howev...
Halal & Haram    Halal refers to what is made permissible through the shari‟ah law and Haram     is simply the opposite o...
Contact Us                      www.darul-                    arqam.org.sg                 www.ducationdivision.n       We...
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A new and revised slides for my Knowing Islam Session.


New to Islam? Have been asking questions such as 'what is Islam and what makes a Muslim?' or 'who is Allah, who is Muhammad?' and 'can Islam be applied today?'.


The Knowing Islam Session, organised by Darul Arqam Singapore is designed and aimed to provide the ground information on the subject that is most discussed today, Islam. The slides provided is a humble attempt to address the FAQ's.


Videos are used to further assist students' learning journey and can be found in the slides numbered below:

Slide #9: Knowing the Divine: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TAoLIHfzaag&feature=g-upl

Slide #12: Muhammad: Legacy of a Prophet, by PBS: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bBCEzlkKUBU


Slide #12: Inspired by Muhammad: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JrM4iGnmzkM

Slide #13: A message of equality and to establish justice: http://youtu.be/4vwmcPwHzvY

Slide #13: Lifestyle of his companions who are affected by his teachings: http://youtu.be/C6_j9mfhupA?t=38m51s

Slide #13: His last sermon: http://youtu.be/_uR7L-mOZQc?t=22m20s

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Knowing Islam Session - 2013

  1. 1. Knowing Islam Session Organised by Darul Arqam Singapore Speaker: Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  2. 2. Lesson Outline Rediscovering Islam; What Makes a Muslim; Knowing the Divine; Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him); Essence of Islam; Islam, then and today. Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  3. 3. Rediscovering Islam What is Islam? When was it discovered and who was it‟s founder? What is it‟s message?Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  4. 4. Rediscovering Islam  Islam, in it‟s literal terms, means:  Peace;  Submission;  Safety.  In a more detailed explanation and seen by Muslims, Islam brings the meaning of:  Total submission and obedience to One God;  A complete Way of Life.Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  5. 5. Rediscovering Islam When was Islam discovered?  The common theory is that Islam was discovered by a man called Muhammad ibn Abdillah who is considered to be the last prophet, in 610 CE.  He is an Arab by race from the respected Hashimite clan of the powerful Quraysh tribe. Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  6. 6. Rediscovering Islam Contrary to the common belief:  Muslims believe that Islam was revealed to other Prophets and Messengers who came before Muhammad;Say, [O believers], "We have believed in Allah and what has been revealed to us and what has been revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Descendants and what was given to Moses and Jesus and what was given to the prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and we are Muslims [in submission] to Him.“ Quran, 2:136 Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  7. 7. Rediscovering Islam What is it‟s message? Laa-Ilaaha-Illa-Allah, Muhammadur-Rasulullah “There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His Messenger” Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  8. 8. Islam and Muslims What makes a Muslim?  A person who accepted the commandments of God;  A person who puts God commands into practice.Say, "Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah , Lord of the worlds. No partner has He. And this I have been commanded, and I am the first [among you] of the Muslims.“ Quran, 6: 162 - 163Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  9. 9. Knowing the Divine Is there a Supreme and Divine being? How do we know whether God exist or not? How do we relate to God? What are the features of God? “Behold! In the creation of the heavens and the earth, and the alternation of the night and day - there are indeed Signs for men of understanding” Quran 3:190 Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  10. 10. Knowing the Divine  God revealed Himself and part of His characteristics to Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him), in chapter 112, verses 1 – 4:1. “Say: He is 3. He neither Allah, the begets nor One and is born; Only;2. Allah: the 4. And there Eternal, the is none like Absolute; unto Him.” Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  11. 11. Knowing the Divine If God (from now on we shall use the name He introduced Himself to Prophet Muhammad i.e. Allah) is beyond our imagination, how do Muslims know Him? “And Allah has the most (beautiful) excellent Names (attributes), so call on Him by them” … Quran, 7:180 “Allah - there is no deity except Him. To Him belong the best names.” Quran, 20:8 Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  12. 12. Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) ,The Chosen One What do you know of Muhammad?  His lineage is traced back to Prophet Ibrahim (peace and blessings be upon him) through his son, Prophet Isma‟il (peace and blessings be upon him);  Was known as al-Ameen by his people, even before he became a messenger;  Chosen to be the seal of prophethood at the age of 40;  Spent 23 years of his prophethood calling people to: 1. Worship One God alone; 2. Equality and Justice; 3. ??? Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  13. 13. Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) ,The Chosen One  Reflections of his teachings and message:  A message of equality and to establish justice;  Lifestyle of his companions who are affected by his teachings;  His last sermon.Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  14. 14. Essence of IslamKnowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  15. 15. Essence of IslamKnowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  16. 16. Essence of Islam The essence of Islam covers three main spheres: 1. Faith: which establishes the belief system; 2. Deeds: which form the basic acts that a Muslim would have to observe in his lifetime; 3. Perfection: to ensure constant consciousness of Allah‟s presence. Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  17. 17. Essence of Islam There are 6 articles of faith for Muslims: 1. Belief in the Oneness of God; 2. Belief in the Angels; 3. Belief in the Sacred Books revealed to prophets and messengers; 4. Belief in Prophets and Messengers; 5. Belief in the Last Day; 6. Belief in the Will of God. “Alif, Lam, Meem. This is the Book about which there is no doubt, a guidance for those conscious of Allah - Who believe in the unseen, establish prayer, and spend out of what We have provided for them, And who believe in what has been revealed to you, [O Muhammad], and what was revealed before you, and of the Hereafter they are certain [in faith]. Those are upon [right] guidance from their Lord, and it is those who are the successful.” Quran, 2 :1 - 5 Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  18. 18. Essence of Islam The basic deeds that a Muslim have to observe during their lifetime are 5: 1. Testify and declare that there is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His messenger; 2. To establish the 5 daily prayers; 3. To give out Zakah; 4. To fast during the month of Ramadan; 5. Performance of pilgrimage to Makkah, once in a lifetime, in able to. “(The superstructure of) al-Islam is raised on five (pillars), testifying (the fact) that there is no god but Allah, that Muhammad is His bondsman and messenger, and the establishment of prayer, payment of Zakat, Pilgrimage to the House (Kaba) and the fast of Ramadan.” Hadith narrateby by Abdullah ibn ‘Umar, Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  19. 19. Islam: Then and Today Can Islam be applied today? Or is it a religion that suits the simple life of Bedouin Arabs in the 7th and 8th century? Do we need the system that Islam introduced to mankind? Or have the modern and scientific discoveries took over the relevance of religion? Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  20. 20. Islam: Then and Today Let‟s put on our thinking hats and think of the things which are important and essential to us today. Were these things important to those who came before us too? RELIGION LIFE INTELLEC T WEALTH; PROPERTY LINEAGE Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  21. 21. Islam: Then and Today Universal values were brought by Islam These values are guided by sacred law and text revealed in: Examples??? The Glorious Quran The Hadith Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  22. 22. Conversion Next Step Procedures Marriage Changing Halal &Circumcision Name HaramContact us END
  23. 23. Next StepBeginners‟ Course on Islam: Solat (prayer) Tutorial:  Intended as a follow-up to  ST1 provides a step-by-step Knowing Islam, BCI covers the fundamentals of Islam based on guide on the practice of the our recommended text, „Essence obligatory prayers. Male and of Islam‟. It conducts a visit to the female will be grouped mosque where participants accordingly. receive a demonstration of mosque etiquette.Topics included: Topics included:  The essence of Muslims belief  Students who would like to learn system (the 6 Articles of Faith); how to perform the 5 daily  Life as a Muslim prayers are highly (understanding and observing the 5 Pillars of Islam; recommended to attend this course.  Understanding Ihsan and its importance.  Duration: 6 weeksDuration: 10 weeks Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  24. 24. Conversion Procedures Individuals who wishes to embrace Islam are encouraged: 1. to attend the basic courses provided by the association; 2. to have a sound basic understanding on what is Islam and it‟s practices; 3. Make an appointment with the Converts‟ Development Division, ideally 3 days before the official conversion date, either personally or through phone at 6597 0400 (ext. 1); 4. On the day of conversion, the person would have to bring along:  3 passport size photographs;  His/her IC or Passport;  2 male Muslim witnesses, along with their IC/s or Passport/s. Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  25. 25. Marriage The state law mentioned that Muslims are allowed to marry only Muslims through the Registrar of Muslim Marriages (ROMM); Couples may wish to visit ROMM‟s website to register for their big day. Conversion card have to be produced for new Muslims. For more enquiries:  Call: 6337 0207 http://www.romm.gov.sg Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  26. 26. Circumcision Must the ladies and men circumcise?  No!! for the ladies.  Yes!! for the men. However, it‟s not obligatory for the men. But strongly recommended. Why..? It‟s painful!! Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  27. 27. Circumcision Must the ladies and men circumcise?  No!! for the ladies.  Yes!! for the men. However, it‟s not obligatory for the men. But strongly recommended. Why..? It‟s painful!! Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  28. 28. Changing Name It is not compulsory for you to change your name if it has a positive and good meaning to it; However, due to the context that we‟re living in, we would recommend you to have a Muslim/Arabic name paired with your name; E.g. Brad Pitt / Angelina Jolie would become:  Muhammad Brad Pitt / Nur Angelina Jolie  Badrul Pitt / Anisah Jolie  Etc. For Singaporeans, the format of the name that you have chosen can be inserted in your IC. However, do note that your current name remains while the Muslim name is in an alias. Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  29. 29. Halal & Haram Halal refers to what is made permissible through the shari‟ah law and Haram is simply the opposite of Halal. Muslims are observe their duty and ensure that we would not transgress the parameters which are set for us by the Divine. “O you who have believed, eat from the good things which We have provided for you and be grateful to Allah if it is [indeed] Him that you worship.”: Quran, 2:172 Guidelines of Halal & Haram food:  Haram poultries include, pork, dead animal (carcasses), blood, meat of animals which is allowed to be consumed, however is slaughtered without mentioning Allah‟s name;  Liquor, alcohol and other intoxicants;  Etc. Knowing Islam Session, with Muhammad Taufiq bin Abdul Majeed
  30. 30. Contact Us www.darul- arqam.org.sg www.ducationdivision.n Website Connect et 6597 0400 (ext. 2) Username: Call The Muslim Converts education@darul- AssociationE- arqam.org.sg of Singaporemail
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