A Brief Introduction to Islam (part 2 of 2)

By Daniel Masters, AbdurRahman Squires, and I. Kaka The Quran The Arabic word “Al-Quran” literally means “the recitation”.  When used in regards to Islam, the word Quran means God’s final message to mankind, which was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad.  The Quran, sometimes spelled Koran, is the literal the word of God – as it … Read more

A Brief Introduction to Islam (part 1 of 2)

By Daniel Masters, AbdurRahman Squires, and I. Kaka Islam and Muslims The word “Islam” is an Arabic word which means “submission to the will of God”.  This word comes from the same root as the Arabic word “salam”, which means “peace”.  As such, the religion of Islam teaches that in order to achieve true peace … Read more

How to become a Muslim?

Benefits of Converting to Islam There are many benefits of converting to Islam.  Some of them are: Forming a personal and direct relationship with God by worshiping Him alone, without the need of intermediaries.  One feels this personal relationship and is aware that God knows everything and is there to assist him/her. Realizing the true … Read more

What Do Muslims Believe?

[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/1″][image type=”none” float=”none” info=”none” info_place=”top” info_trigger=”hover” src=”418″ alt=”Muslim child”][text_output] Muslim testament of faith The fundamental message of Islam is simple: To worship Allah (Arabic word for God) alone. The Quran (the revealed scripture of Islam) states:  “Say, He is Allah , (who is) One, Allah , the Eternal Refuge. He neither begets nor is born, … Read more

Ramadan in Islam

Most of us who are fighting the battle of the bulge have experimented with some form of fasting, like an all fruit fast, a water fast or an sugar-free fast, you name it.  But what many may find rather strange and intriguing is a whole nation of people; be it man or woman, old or young, rich or poor; going completely without food and drink from dawn to dusk for a whole month – Ramadan.  What is the significance of Ramadan beyond shortened work hours?  Is it not a very harsh practice?  Is it merely a time when Muslims sleep and fast and hardly work all day; and eat, drink, enjoy and stay awake all night?  What really is the spirit of Ramadan?

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