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What is Islam

The preservation of the Glorious Qur’an

Source : Islaam / 20 Dec 2012

Since the Noble Qur’an was not revealed all at once, on the contrary, different verses of it were being revealed as and when appropriate, therefore, it was not possible from the very beginning to write and preserve it in a book form. So, during the initial stage of Islam, major emphasis was laid on memory as a means of preserving the Noble Qur’an.

 

Modesty (haya): Inner and outer

By Christine Benlafquih | 12 Dec 2012

Muslims should possess both an inner and outer modesty. This is reflected in behavior, speech and appearance, and includes being mindful of God at all times.

For many people in the West, the modest dress of Muslims — particularly the woman’s head scarf, or hijab — has become synonymous with the concept of modesty in Islam.

 

The power of forgiveness

By Dr. Muzammil H. Siddiqi | 11 Dec 2012

God has granted intellect to human beings. The intellect entails responsibility. The more intellect a person has, the more he/she is responsible.

When the intellect is missing, the responsibility is also not there. Little children are not held responsible, because their intellect has not yet developed. The insane are not responsible, because they have lost the intellectual capacity. However, part of our being human is also that we make mistakes. Sometime we make mistakes without deliberation and intention. But sometime we knowingly and deliberately sin and do wrong to others.

 

Prophet Muhammad's Rules of War

By Qasim Rashid | 27 Nov 2012

As the volatility between Israel and Gaza continues to transform, one constant remains: rising "collateral damage." Unrest in Israel traces back six decades but the concept of collateral damage stretches back several millennia. And while in modern times we are allegedly "more civilized," 11-month-old Omar Masharawi's funeral, three dead Israelis, and a horrifying 120 killed Palestinians, tell a different story.

 

Attributes of Allah the Creator

By Shahul Hameed | OnIslam | 19 Nov 2012

Indeed the knowledge of Allah Almighty given to us through the revelations to our Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) is the most beneficial knowledge we can have. Because, it is this knowledge that enables us to know our Lord and worship Him in the manner He should be worshipped.

 

Hijrah calendar: A landmark of the world history

By Abu Tariq Hijazi | 19 Nov 2012

The word Hijrah, which stands for migration, is a full message of Islam in itself. It strikes the mind with several questions such as, who migrated; and when, where and why the migration took place. In brief, Prophet Mohammad (peace be upon him) migrated in September 622 CE from Makkah to Madinah to save and promote the Truth.

 

Hudaibiyah: A turning point in the history of Islam

By Abu Tariq Hijazi | 15 Nov 2012

The incident of Hudaibiyah reserves in history a significant phase of Islam when Muslims got an opportunity to unexpectedly notch gains from the jaws of an apparent defeat.

It was the sixth year of Hijrah since the Prophet (peace be upon him) and his supporters had left the beloved city of Makkah. They were eager to visit the holy Kaaba and perform tawaf (circumambulation).

 

Preserving spiritual gains from Haj

Source : IslamWeb | 09 Nov 2012

Allah the Almighty legislated acts of worship and obedience for great wisdom and sublime objectives. They strengthen one’s faith, purify soul, correct the attitude and refine the morals. If acts of worship do not achieve these objectives, then the Muslim would not benefit from them properly. In such a case, acts of worship might turn into lifeless rituals that one performs without any actual influence on his reality and attitude.

 

Signs of a Mabroor Haj

Source : Agencies | 30 Oct 2012

When the pilgrims return to their home countries after the journey of Haj, they return spiritually refreshed, forgiven of their sins, and ready to start life anew, with a clean slate. Family and community members often prepare a celebration to welcome pilgrims home and congratulate them on completing the journey. Those who have performed the Haj are often called by an honorific title, “Haji,” (one who has performed the Haj).

 

Eternal lessons from Haj

Source : OnIslam | 30 Oct 2012

Allah says, [That they may witness things that are of benefit to them] (Al-Haj 22:28). The benefits of Haj are both worldly and religious (spiritual). With regards to the religious benefits, the one who goes for Haj earns the pleasure of his Lord and comes back with all his sins forgiven. He also earns immense reward that he cannot earn in any other place; one prayer in the Sacred Mosque in Makkah, for instance, is equal to a hundred thousand prayers elsewhere, and Tawaf (circumambulation of the Kaaba) and Sa’ie (pacing between As-Safa and Al-Marwah) cannot be done anywhere else.

 
 

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