Friendship With Non-Muslims: Explaining Verse 5:51

Question: Could you please explain ayat 5:51? Does this verse mean that we cannot have non-Muslim friends? That would seem somewhat strange, because after all, men are allowed to marry non-Muslims. Why would we be able to marry them but not befriend them? Answer: Wa...
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6 reasons why Islam is the cure to Racism

Malcolm X once famously said that “America needs to understand Islam, because this is the one religion that erases from its society the race problem.” The fact of the matter is, Islam has all the keys necessary to defeat racism from society and leave no room for such...
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Understanding Jizyah

Some misguided critics who happen to always come across this verse, and show it to people who know little about Islam. They give the impression that Islam sanctions the killing of Jews and Christians at all times. It is important to always get info from the most...
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Islam & Buddhism

Historical criticism has proved that the original teachings of Buddha can never be known. It seems that Gautama Buddha’s teachings were memorized by his disciples. After Buddha’s death a council was held at Rajagaha so that the words of Buddha could be recited and...
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How to Fast Like a Muslim? A non-Muslim Guide

Many people have heard about Muslims fasting and the month of Ramadan, but there are a lot of confusions and misunderstandings surrounding this topic. So, we’re going to try and clear them up and give you a nice concise explanation of fasting in Islam. Why Do You...
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Ramadhan Planner

The Ramadan Planner is a dream come true! It's not only a book in which one can jot down their goals and strategies to stay productive during Ramadan but it's a collection of ideas and activities that help to build on one's character and social work. I can't wait to...
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There are many clear signs that the religious book of Islam, the Quran, is the word of God and we have many reasons to support and validate this claim

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True islamic teaching are against terrorism

The word terrorism came into wide usage only a few decades ago. One of the unfortunate results of this new terminology is that it limits the definition of terrorism to that perpetrated by small groups or individuals.

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Jesus in Islam

Jesus: A Prophet of God Muslims Love Jesus Jesus is a figure who is loved and revered by billions of people the world over, yet there is much confusion surrounding the status of this colossal personality. Muslims and Christians both hold Jesus in high regard but view...
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PILLARS OF ISLAM

KALMA SHADAAT (CREED)

Faith or belief in the Oneness of God and the finality of the prophethood of Muhammad.

SALAAT (PRAYERS)

Establishment of the daily five compulsory prayers.

ZAKAAT (CHARITY)

Concern for and almsgiving to the needy.

SAWM (FASTING)

Self-purification through fasting in the 9th month of Islamic Calendar.

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THE QURAN. ONE OF THE MIRACLES OF ISLAM

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The Quran is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslims believe to be a revelation from God. It is widely regarded as the finest work in classical Arabic literature.

It contains several miracles that can blow your mind.

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