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”

Islamic View of Death

Islamic View of Death Death in Islam is the termination of worldly life and the beginning of afterlife. Death is seen as the separation of soul from body, and its transfer from this world to the afterlife.[1][2] Islamic tradition discusses elaborately, almost in graphic detail, as to what happens before, during, and after the...

Islamic Eschatology

Islamic Eschatology Islamic eschatology is the branch of Islamic theology concerning the end of the world, and the “Day of Resurrection” after that, known as Yawm al-Qiyāmah (يومالقيامة‎, “the Day of Resurrection”) or Yawm ad-Dīn (يوم الدين, [jawmu‿d.diːn], “the Day of Judgment”).[1] It is characterized by the annihilation of all life, which will...

Tawassul

Tawassul

What is Tawassul? Tawassul is an Arabic word originated from wa-sa-la- wasilat (وسيلة-وسل‎). The wasilah is a means by which a person, goal or objective is approached, attained or achieved.[1] In another version of the meaning of tawassul in another text: Tawassul is an Arabic word that comes from a verbal noun, wasilah,...

Shafa’ah is Intercession in Islam

Shafa’ah is Intercession in Islam Shafa’ah (شفاعه‎, “intercession”; şefaat; shafaat‎), in Islam is the act of pleading to God by an intimate friend of God (Muslim saint) for forgiveness. Shafa’ah has a close meaning to Tawassul, which is the act of resorting to intimate friends of God to ask forgiveness.[1][2] The...

Supplications and Prayers from Risale-i Nur Collection

Supplications and Prayers from Risale-i Nur Collection A Special Approach For Starting A Supplication As God’s noble Messenger declares: “Whoever recites ‘All praise be to God, the Lord of the heavens and the Lord of the layers of the earth, the Lord of the Worlds: His is sublimity in the...

Islam’s Mary: The Mother Of Jesus

Islam’s Mary: The Mother Of Jesus Mary’s genealogy The Qur’an informs us that the father of Mary was named ‘Imran and the classical Muslim scholars unanimously accept that she was from the line of the prophet David … Differences of opinion emerge, however, over the intervening genealogy, most probably due...

The Charter of Medina

The Medina Charter

The Medina Charter The Medina Charter, written and promulgated by Prophet Muhammad for the multi-religious ten thousand-strong citizens of the city-state of Medina in 622 A.D is truly a remarkable political-constitutional document.  1st translation Ibn Ishaq says: The Prophet then wrote a contract between the muhajirun and the ansar with...

Persecution of Muslims

Persecution of Muslims This article is about acts committed against Muslims because of their faith. Medieval Persecution of Muslims is the religious persecution inflicted upon followers of the Islamic faith. This page lists incidents in both medieval and modern history in which Muslim populations have been targeted for persecution by non-Muslim groups. Medieval See also: Shaheed Early Islam Main article: Persecution of Muslims...

ibadah, dua, prayer

Ibadah

Ibadah Ibadah (عبادة‎, ‘ibādah, ibada) is an Arabic word meaning service or servitude.[1] In Islam, ibadah is usually translated as “worship”, and ibadat—the plural form of ibadah—refers to Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) of Muslim religious rituals.[2] In Arabic ibadah is connected with related words such as “Ubudiyyah” (“slavery”), and has connotations of obedience, submission, and humility. The word linguistically means “obedience with...

The Fruits of Worship

The Necessity And Fruits Of Worship

The Necessity And Fruits Of Worship Love is the raison d’etre of this universe. O my selfish soul! O worldly friend! Love is the raison d’etre of this universe. It is also the bond between all things, and the light of existence and its life. Since man is the most...

A man making dua [supplicating]

Dua

What Is Dua? In Islam, duā (دُعَاء‎ ), literally meaning “invocation”, is an act of supplication. The term is derived from an Arabic word meaning to ‘call out’ or to ‘summon’, and Muslims regard this as a profound act of worship. Muhammad is reported to have said, “Dua is the very essence of worship.” There is a special emphasis on...

Praying man in the desert salah

Salah

What Is Salah? Salah (“prayer”, ‏صلاة‎; pl. ‏صلوات‎ ṣalawāt; also salat), or Namāz (Persian: نَماز‎) in some languages, is one of the Five Pillars in the faith of Islam and an obligatory religious duty for every Muslim . It is a physical, mental, and spiritual act of worship that is observed five times every day at prescribed times. When they do...

Kaaba

Confession in Islam: Istighfar

Istighfar is Confession in Islam Istighfar (استغفار‎ istiġfār), is the act of seeking forgiveness from Allah. It is considered one of the essential parts of worship in Islam. Etymology Istighfar is derived from the root Ghafr “gh-f-r” (غ-ف-ر), which means the covering of a thing with that which will protect it from dirt.[1]...

Repentance in Islam

Repentance (Tawbah) in Islam The word Tawbah (Repentance) in Arabic literally means ‘to return’. In an Islamic context, it refers to the act of leaving what God has prohibited and returning to what He has commanded. The subject of repentance is one which concerns all people who believe in God,...

Devil

What Is Devil or Shaitan? Shayāṭīn (شياطين), singular: Shayṭān (شيطان‎) are evil spirits, comparable to demons or devils, in Islamic theology and mythology. Usually, the shayatin are regarded as the offspring of Iblis, but other beings, such as evil jinn, idols[1] and fallen angels [2][3] are also referred to as shayatin. From an ontological perspective, the shayatin are all beings, which became a manifestation of evil and ugliness.[4] Surah 6:112 collectively refers to the...

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...

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