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Introducing Islam

Introduction to Muslim Science

Few centuries before Jesus the outstanding Greek civilizationcame to exist, bringing into the world such knowledgeable minds as Aristotle, Euclid, Socrates, Galen and Ptolemy. Their contributions to philosophy, mathematics, geography, astronomy and medicine became the corner stone of modern science. Then the Romans ceased control and subsequently Christianity arisen bringing…
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Quotations on Islamic Civilization

(part 1 of 2) Napolean Bonaparte Quoted in Christian Cherfils, ‘Bonaparte et Islam,’ Pedone Ed., Paris, France, 1914, pp. 105, 125. – Original References: “Correspondance de Napoléon Ier Tome V pièce n° 4287 du 17/07/1799…” “Moses has revealed the existence of God to his nation. Jesus Christ to the Roman…
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How Muslim inventors changed the world

From coffee to cheques and the three-course meal, the Muslim world has given us many innovations that we in the West take for granted. Here are 20 of their most influential innovations: (1) The story goes that an Arab named Khalid was tending his goats in the Kaffa region of…
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A Brief Look At Islam’s Contribution to Mathematics

Following the collapse of the Roman Empire at the beginning of the 5th century man’s concern was primarily focused upon security and stability, whilst art and science were neglected. For two hundred years all progress stagnated in the wake of barbarian invasions and the resulting lack of maintenance of public…
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Islam, a Profound Civilization

(part 1 of 2): Introduction The Islam that was revealed to Muhammad, may the mercy and blessings of God be upon him, is the continuation and culmination of all the preceding revealed religions, and hence it is for all times and all peoples. This status of Islam is sustained by…
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Why Islam?

Let’s talk frankly. Almost never do non-Muslims study Islam until they have first exhausted the religions of their exposure. Only after they have grown dissatisfied with the religions familiar to them, meaning Judaism, Christianity and all the fashionable “-isms”—Buddhism, Taoism, Hinduism (and, as my young daughter once added, “tourism”)—do they…
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What is Islam?

(part 1 of 4): The Core of Islam Among the blessings and favors that God has bestowed upon humanity is that He endowed them with an innate ability to recognize and acknowledge His existence. He placed this awareness deep in their hearts as a natural disposition that has not changed…
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How Does Islam Differ from other Faiths?

(part 1 of 2) Simplicity, Rationality and Practicality Islam is a religion without any mythology. Its teachings are simple and intelligible. It is free from superstitions and irrational beliefs. The oneness of God, the prophethood of Muhammad, and the concept of life after death are the basic articles of its…
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A Brief Introduction to Islam

(part 1 of 2) 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…
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Seven Common Questions about Islam

(part 1 of 2) 1. What is Islam? Islam is the name of the religion, or more properly the ‘way of life’, which God (Allah) has revealed and which was practiced by all of the Prophets and Messengers of God that He sent to mankind. Even the name stands out…
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