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”

Nafs In Islam

Nafs Nafs (نَفْس) is an Arabic word occurring in the Quran, literally meaning “self”, and has been translated as “psyche”, “ego” or “soul”.[1][2] In the Quran, the word is used in both the individualistic (verse 2:48) and collective sense (verse 4:1), indicating that although humanity is united in possessing the positive qualities of a nafs, they...

Exorcism in Islam

Exorcism in Islam Exorcism in Islam is called (ruqya), and is thought to repair damage believed caused by jinn possession[1][2][3] witchcraft (shir) or the evil eye. Exorcisms today are part of a wider body of contemporary Islamic alternative medicine[4] called al-Tibb al-Nabawi (Medicine of the Prophet). Islamic religious context Further information: Shaitan and Jinn Belief in Jinns, and other supernatural beings, is widespread...

Holy Spirit in Islam

Rūḥ, Holy Spirit in Islam In Islam, especially Sufism, rūḥ (روح‎;) is a person’s immortal, essential self — pneuma, i.e. the “spirit” or “soul”.[1][2] The Quran itself does not describes rūḥ as the immortal self.[3] Nevertheless, in some contexts, it animates inanimate matter.[4] Further, it appears to be a metaphorical being, such as an angel.[5] In one instance, rūḥ refers to Jesus.[6]Further, the Quran refers to rūḥ as Ruh al-qudus (روح القدس‎,...

Angels in Islam

Angels in Islam In Islam, angels (malāk; plural: mala’ikah) are celestial beings, created from a luminious origin by God to perform certain tasks he has given them. The angels from the angelic realm are subordinates in a hierarchy headed by one of the archangels in the highest heavens.[1] Belief in angels is one of the six Articles of Faith in Islam.[2] Concepts of angels...

Shirk

What Is Shirk (Islam)? Literally, shirk  means ascribing or the establishment of “partners” placed beside God. It is the vice that is opposed to the virtue of Tawhid (monotheism).[2] Those who practice shirk are termed mushrikun.[3] Mushrikun (pl. of mushrik) are those who practice shirk, which literally means “association” and refers to accepting other gods and divinities alongside...

A Brief Overview of Islam

A Brief Overview of Islam The word “Islam” literally stems from the root “s-l-m” and the words “silm” and “salamah” which mean peace, and which indicate the “submission” or ‘surrender” of oneself to God Almighty, being obedient to His commands, embarking on a safe and secure path that leads to...

What is Islam?

Islam Islam is an Abrahamic monotheistic religion teaching that there is only one God (Allah),[1] and that Muhammad is the messenger of God.[2][3] It is the world’s second-largest religion[4] with over 1.8 billion followers or 24% of the world’s population,[5] most commonly known as Muslims.[6] Muslims make up a majority of the population in 50 countries.[4] Islam teaches that God is merciful, all-powerful, unique[7] and has guided humankind through prophets, revealed scriptures and natural signs.[3][8] The primary scriptures of Islam are...

How Should Believers Invite Others to Faith?

How Should Believers Invite Others to Faith? The aim of sending the Prophets is communicating the divine message, which is the most important and vital obligation incumbent on humanity. That is to say, to enlighten others with knowledge of the true religion and the duties that accompany it. In the...

Meaning Of Different Times Of Prayers

Meaning Of Different Times Of Prayers Glory be to God whenever you reach evening and whenever you rise in the morning, and all praise is for Him in the heavens and on earth, and in the late afternoon and whenever you reach the noon. (30:17) You ask me the reasons...

Message on the Terrorist Attacks on the USA

No matter who perpetrates it and where it comes from, any terrorist act is a great blow against peace, welfare, and prosperity. No matter for what reasons and purposes it is committed, no terrorist act can ever be condoned at all. Terror cannot be a means of gaining freedom or...

Trustworthiness in Islam

Trustworthiness In the article entitled Honesty, we discussed how important the concept of honesty is to Islam and how it incorporates truthfulness and reliability. Another dimension of honesty is trustworthiness, or in Arabic, amanah. The meaning of amanah is trustworthiness, or, it is something or someone left to someone to...

The Virtues in Islam

There is no better way to learn about Islam than to read the Holy Qur’an and to observe the practices of a devout Muslim. Unfortunately, the many stereotypes, misconceptions, and misrepresentations prevalent today serve as a great barrier that prevent non-Muslims from understanding the truth about Islam. Lack of access...

“The Bible led me to Islam” says Abdul Malik LeBlanc

>During my Christian days there were many verses in the Bible that made me question the religion I was following (Christianity). There was one particular verse, 1 Thessalonians 5:17 which says; “pray without ceasing,” that lingered heavily in my mind. I often wondered how a person (Christian) was supposed to...

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