Islam means submission. Islam is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion which teaches that there is only one God, and that Muhammad is the messenger of God. It is the world’s second-largest religion with over 1.8 billion followers or 24.1% of the world’s population, most commonly known as Muslims

“There is only one God, and that Muhammad is the messenger of God”

Zulqarnayn with the help of some jinn, building the Iron Wall to keep the barbarian Gog and Magog from civilized peoples (16th century Persian miniature)

Islamic Mythology

Islamic Mythology Islamic mythology is the body of myths associated with Islam and the Quran. Islam is a religion that is more concerned with social order and law than with religious myths. The Oxford Companion to World Mythology identifies a number of traditional narratives as “Islamic myths“. These include a creation myth and a vision of afterlife, which Islam shares to some extent...

Islamic Schools and Branches

Islamic Schools and Branches This article summarizes the different branches and schools in Islam. The best known split, into Sunni Islam, Shia Islam, and Kharijites, was mainly political at first but eventually acquired theological and jurisprudential dimensions. There are three traditional types of schools in Islam: schools of jurisprudence, Sufi orders and schools of theology. The...

Women in Islam

Women in Islam The experiences of Muslim women (مسلمات‎ Muslimāt, singular مسلمة Muslima) vary widely between and within different societies. At the same time, their adherence to Islam is a shared factor that affects their lives to a varying degree and gives them a common identity that may serve to bridge the wide cultural,...

Sharia

What Is Sharia? Sharia, Sharia law, or Islamic law (شريعة) is a religious law forming part of the Islamic tradition.[1] It is derived from the religious precepts of Islam, particularly the Quran and the Hadith. In Arabic, the term sharīʿah refers to God’s immutable divine law and is contrasted with fiqh, which refers to its human scholarly interpretations.[2][3][4] It has been described as “one of the major intellectual...

Criticism of Islamism

Criticism of Islamism The ideas and practices of the leaders, preachers, and movements of the Islamic revival movement known as Islamism (also referred to as Political Islam) have been criticized by Muslims (often Islamic modernists and liberals) and non-Muslims. Among those authors and scholars who have criticized Islamism, or some element of it, include Maajid Nawaz,...

Islamism

Islamism Islamism is a concept whose meaning has been debated in both public and academic contexts.[1] The term can refer to diverse forms of social and political activism advocating that public and political life should be guided by Islamic principles[1][2] or more specifically to movements which call for full implementation of sharia. It is...

Jihad with Different Aspects

Jihad with Different Aspects Jihad literally means striving or doing one’s best to achieve something, and its practitioners (mujahidin) are those who devote themselves fully to obtaining God’s good pleasure by opposing those forces that seek to defeat His religion and the upholding of His word. It is far more...

Islam and Secularism

Islam and Secularism Secularism has been a controversial concept in Islamic political thought, owing in part to historical factors and in part to the ambiguity of the concept itself. In the Muslim world, the notion has acquired strong negative connotations due to its association with removal of Islamic influences from the...

Jihad

Jihad Jihad (جهاد‎ jihād) is an Arabic word which literally means striving or struggling, especially with a praiseworthy aim. In an Islamic context, it can refer to almost any effort to make personal and social life conform with God’s guidance, such as struggle against one’s evil inclinations, proselytizing, or efforts toward the moral betterment of the ummah, though it...

Islam And Modern Western Philosophies

Islam And Modern Western Philosophies What Is The Islamic Viewpoint of The Modern Western Philosophies of History? I wonder whether it is a skepticism to see a political purpose behind some philosophies produced in the West during the last few centuries. Whether they might label me as unscientific or a...

Early Islamic Philosophy

What Is Early Islamic Philosophy? Main article: Islamic philosophy Early Islamic philosophy or classical Islamic philosophy is a period of intense philosophical development beginning in the 2nd century AH of the Islamic calendar (early 9th century CE) and lasting until the 6th century AH (late 12th century CE). The period is known as the Islamic Golden Age, and...

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Positivism and Rationalism

Positivism and Rationalism What should be Our Attitude against Positivism and Rationalism? How much Truth in them? Main articles: Positivism, Rationalism Much has been said on the issue of information sources. Some of the people who have commented on this issue have sometimes been restricted by their knowledge and/or faith,...

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Kalam

What Is Kalam? Ilm al-Kalām (عِلْم الكَلام‎, literally “science of discourse”),[1] usually foreshortened to Kalām and sometimes called “Islamic scholastic theology”,[2] is the study of Islamic doctrine (‘aqa’id).[2] It was born out of the need to establish and defend the tenets of Islamic faith against doubters and detractors.[3] A scholar of Kalām is referred to as a mutakallim (plural: mutakallimūn), and it’s a role...

Science In The Medieval Islamic World

Science In The Medieval Islamic World Science in the medieval Islamic world was the science developed and practised during the Islamic Golden Age under the Umayyads of Córdoba, the Abbadids of Seville, the Samanids, the Ziyarids, the Buyids in Persia, the Abbasid Caliphate and beyond, spanning the period roughly between...

What Is Sabr?

Sabr (Patience) Sabr (صَبْرٌ‎, ṣabr) (literally ‘endurance’ or more accurately ‘perseverance’ and ‘persistence’[1]) is one of the two parts of faith (the other being shukr).[2] It teaches to remain spiritually steadfast and to keep doing good actions in the personal and collective domain, specifically when facing opposition or encountering problems, setbacks, or unexpected and unwanted...

Akhlaq

What Is Akhlaq? Akhlaq (أخلاق‎) is the practice of virtue, morality and manners in Islamic theology and falsafah (philosophy). Overview Akhlaq is most commonly translated in English dictionaries as: disposition, nature, temper, ethics, morals or manners (of a person).[1][2]:470 It is the plural of the word khulq which means disposition. “Disposition” is a faculty (malakah)[3] of the soul...

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Does God Almighty Need Of Our Worship?

Does God Almighty Need Of Our Worship? We hear many people who are idle in performing the daily Prayers ask: What need does God Almighty have for our worship? Why in the Qur’an does He severely reprimand those who do not worship and threaten them with such a terrible punishment...

Mahr

What Is A Mahr? In Islam, a mahr (مهر‎, مهريه‎, Mehir also mehr, meher, mehrieh or mahriyeh) is a mandatory payment, in the form of money or possessions paid by the groom, to the bride at the time of marriage.[1] While the mahr is often money, it can also be anything agreed upon by the bride such as...

Ashure

What Is Ashure? Ashure (Turkish: Aşure) or Noah’s Pudding is a Turkish dessert porridge that is made of a mixture consisting of grains, fruits, dried fruits and nuts. In Turkey it is made all the year and served especially during Muharram,[2] the first month of the Islamic calendar, as the 10th of Muharrem corresponds...

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