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Introduction to Islam By : Faiza Mubin Alvi
Contents <ul><li>Islam  and  Muslims : the terms </li></ul><ul><li>Some Fundamental concepts of faith </li></ul><ul><ul><l...
Islam & Muslim <ul><li>Submission or surrender </li></ul><ul><li>Peace </li></ul><ul><li>Total and complete submission to ...
Concept of God <ul><li>Allah : the name </li></ul><ul><li>Creator and creation  </li></ul><ul><li>Al-Fatihah  and  Al-Ikhl...
Al-  Ikhlas <ul><ul><li>The Sincerity, Oneness Of Allah </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;  </li><...
Al-Fatihah <ul><li>In the name of Allah Most Compassionate, Most Merciful </li></ul><ul><li>All praises are due to Allah, ...
Creation of Man <ul><li>Universe made subservient to man </li></ul><ul><li>Humans created from a single soul </li></ul><ul...
<ul><li>O mankind! reverence your Guardian-Lord, who created you from a single person and created from it his mate, and fr...
Purpose of man <ul><li>Vicegerent on earth </li></ul><ul><li>To use and not abuse the universe </li></ul><ul><li>To worshi...
Guidance from God <ul><li>We are promised guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Every nation received guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Prop...
The Prophets <ul><li>Chosen by Allah  </li></ul><ul><li>Humans  </li></ul><ul><li>Best people of their time  </li></ul><ul...
Muhammad (saws) <ul><li>A servant and messenger of God </li></ul><ul><li>Born 570, received revelation 610 went to Madinah...
The Qur’an <ul><li>The very word of God  </li></ul><ul><li>Revealed to Muhammad (saws) through Gabriel over a period of 23...
Miracles of the Qur’an <ul><li>Challenges us to prove it wrong </li></ul><ul><li>Only book not outdated </li></ul><ul><li>...
Accountability <ul><li>Answerable because of freedom of choice  </li></ul><ul><li>Qur’an prompts to think, reflect, ponder...
The Mercy of God <ul><li>God’s mercy surpasses everything else </li></ul><ul><li>We earn His mercy </li></ul><ul><li>Repen...
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  1. 1. Introduction to Islam By : Faiza Mubin Alvi
  2. 2. Contents <ul><li>Islam and Muslims : the terms </li></ul><ul><li>Some Fundamental concepts of faith </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Concept of God </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creation and purpose of man on earth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Guidance from God - prophets and books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Concept of accountability on the Day of Judgement </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The mercy of God </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Islam & Muslim <ul><li>Submission or surrender </li></ul><ul><li>Peace </li></ul><ul><li>Total and complete submission to our Creator - resulting in inner and outer peace. </li></ul><ul><li>MUSLIM: one who submits to the command of God therefore attaining peace. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Concept of God <ul><li>Allah : the name </li></ul><ul><li>Creator and creation </li></ul><ul><li>Al-Fatihah and Al-Ikhlas </li></ul><ul><li>99 names </li></ul><ul><li>Closest to us- no intermediaries </li></ul><ul><li>Tawhid and Shirk </li></ul>
  5. 5. Al- Ikhlas <ul><ul><li>The Sincerity, Oneness Of Allah </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Say: He is Allah, the One and Only; </li></ul><ul><li>Allah, the Eternal, Absolute; </li></ul><ul><li>He begetteth not, nor is He begotten; </li></ul><ul><li>And there is none like unto Him. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Al-Fatihah <ul><li>In the name of Allah Most Compassionate, Most Merciful </li></ul><ul><li>All praises are due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds. </li></ul><ul><li>The Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful. </li></ul><ul><li>Master of the Day of Judgement. </li></ul><ul><li>You alone do we worship and You alone do we seek help from. </li></ul><ul><li>Guide us to the straight path. </li></ul><ul><li>The path of those on whom You have bestowed Your blessings, not of those who have incurred Your wrath nor those who are astray. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Creation of Man <ul><li>Universe made subservient to man </li></ul><ul><li>Humans created from a single soul </li></ul><ul><li>Equality of mankind </li></ul><ul><li>Lessons learned in Paradise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Satan avowed enemy to man </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Humans are prone to sin </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How to attain forgiveness </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Two paths </li></ul></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>O mankind! reverence your Guardian-Lord, who created you from a single person and created from it his mate, and from the two of them twain scattered (like seeds) countless men and women;- reverence Allah, through whom ye demand your mutual (rights), and (reverence) the wombs (that bore you): for Allah ever watches over you. </li></ul><ul><li>Surah 4:1 </li></ul>
  9. 9. Purpose of man <ul><li>Vicegerent on earth </li></ul><ul><li>To use and not abuse the universe </li></ul><ul><li>To worship him alone- ‘ibadah </li></ul><ul><li>The earth a field for the hereafter </li></ul>
  10. 10. Guidance from God <ul><li>We are promised guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Every nation received guidance </li></ul><ul><li>Prophets and Books </li></ul><ul><li>Those who follow guidance shall have no fear nor shall they grieve </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Prophets <ul><li>Chosen by Allah </li></ul><ul><li>Humans </li></ul><ul><li>Best people of their time </li></ul><ul><li>Made mistakes but no sins </li></ul><ul><li>Same religion different law </li></ul><ul><li>We make no difference between them </li></ul>
  12. 12. Muhammad (saws) <ul><li>A servant and messenger of God </li></ul><ul><li>Born 570, received revelation 610 went to Madinah 622, died 630 CE </li></ul><ul><li>Lived and died within recorded history </li></ul><ul><li>Life and message preserved till today </li></ul><ul><li>The best example to be followed </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Qur’an <ul><li>The very word of God </li></ul><ul><li>Revealed to Muhammad (saws) through Gabriel over a period of 23 years </li></ul><ul><li>Written down immediately as revealed </li></ul><ul><li>Preserved as it is in original language </li></ul><ul><li>The miracle of the last Prophet </li></ul>
  14. 14. Miracles of the Qur’an <ul><li>Challenges us to prove it wrong </li></ul><ul><li>Only book not outdated </li></ul><ul><li>Scientific evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Unimitable with a unique combination of poetry and prose </li></ul><ul><li>Preserved - no editions, no revisions </li></ul>
  15. 15. Accountability <ul><li>Answerable because of freedom of choice </li></ul><ul><li>Qur’an prompts to think, reflect, ponder </li></ul><ul><li>Every thought, action and deed judged </li></ul><ul><li>Complete justice done </li></ul><ul><li>Judged on the basis of faith - we cannot see inside the hearts </li></ul>
  16. 16. The Mercy of God <ul><li>God’s mercy surpasses everything else </li></ul><ul><li>We earn His mercy </li></ul><ul><li>Repentance should be sincere </li></ul><ul><li>God does not need anything from us </li></ul><ul><li>No change since the day of Adam </li></ul>

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