Introducing Islam – Page 5 – Ask A Muslim

Introducing Islam

Islamic Sources: Quran and Sunnah

(part 1 of 2) The ultimate manifestation of God’s grace for man, the ultimate wisdom, and the ultimate beauty of expression: in short, the word of God. This is how the German scholar, Muhammad Asad, once described the Quran. If one were to ask any Muslim to depict it, most…

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The United Colors of Islam

(part 1 of 3) “God said: ‘What prevented you (O Satan) that you did not prostrate when I commanded you?’ Iblees (the Satan) replied: ‘I am better than him (Adam). You created me from fire, and him You created from clay.” (Quran 7:12) So begins the history of racism. Satan…

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Who are the Muslims?

(part 1 of 2) Muslims come from all races, nationalities and cultures across the globe. They have varied languages, foods, dress, and customs; even the way they practice may differ. Yet they all consider themselves to be Muslim. Less than 15% of Muslims live in the Arab world; a fifth…

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Peace and Security

(part 1 of 3): Peace with God The Relationship between Islam and “Peace” (Salaam) Perhaps the best way to begin a discussion of the relationship between Islam and peace and security is to deal with a statement that is heard often these days: “Islam means peace.” If the one making…

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Core Values of Islam

It is difficult to limit all of Islam into a few core values. Nevertheless, the most important beliefs and religious practices were identified by Prophet Muhammad himself. Thus, there is general agreement on them among all Muslims. It provides an interesting comparison since modern Jews and Christians do not have…

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Islamic Inheritance and Wills

(part 1 of 2): Islamic Wills Islam is much more than a religion; it is a way of life. Islam is guidance from God that directs us through life, and God willing into the next life. It is for this reason that God also guides us through the process of…

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The Top Ten Myths about Islam

(part 1 of 2): Access to information does not stop the misconceptions about Islam Ever since the Muslims swept out of Arabian Peninsula to establish the Islamic Empire there have been myths and misconceptions surrounding the Islamic way of life. Nearly 1500 years ago the worship of One God changed…

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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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