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”

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...

Ashura

What Is Ashura? Yom Ashura or Ashura (عاشوراء‎ ʻĀshūrā’) is the tenth day of Muharram, the first month in the Islamic calendar.[4] It marks the day that Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, was killed in the Battle of Karbala.[5] Ashura marks the climax of the Remembrance of Muharram,[4] the annual commemoration of the death of Husayn...

Islamic Fundamentalism

Islamic Fundamentalism Islamic fundamentalism has been defined as a movement of Muslims who regard earlier times favorably and seek to return to the fundamentals of the Islamic religion[1] and live similarly to how the Islamic prophet Muhammad and his companions lived. Islamic fundamentalists favor “a literal and originalist interpretation” of the primary sources of...

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Religious Bullying

Religious Bullying How should we deal with mockery or ridicule, especially of the young trying to practice their religion by their peers? Forthwith he [Noah] starts constructing the Ark: Every time that the Chiefs of his people passed by him they threw ridicule on him. He said: “If you ridicule...

Munkar and Nakir

What is Munkar and Nakir? Munkar and Nakir (منكر ونكير‎) (English translation: “The Denied and The Denier”) in Islamic eschatology, are angels who test the faith of the dead in their graves.[1] Description These angels are described as having solid black eyes, having a shoulder span measured in miles, and carrying hammers “so...

Araf

What Is Araf? A’raf (الأعراف‎) is the Muslim separator realm or borderland between heaven and hell, inhabited by the people who are evenly balanced in their sins and virtues. This place may be described as a kind of beneficent purgatory with privation but without suffering. The word is literally translated...

Jannah

Jannah or Paradise in Islam In Islam, Jannah (جنّة‎ Jannah; plural: Jannat), lit. “garden”, is the final abode of the righteous[1] and the Islamic believers, but also the Garden of Eden, where Adam and Hawwa dwelt. Firdaws (فردوس) is the literal term meaning paradise, but the Quran generally uses the term Jannah symbolically referring to paradise. However...

Akhirah

What Is Akhirah? ʾĀkhirah (الآخرة‎) is an Islamic term referring to the afterlife.[1] It is repeatedly referenced in chapters of the Quran concerning the Last Judgment, an important part of Islamic eschatology. Traditionally, it is considered to be one of the six main beliefs of Muslims, the others including: Tawhid (unitarianism), belief in the angels, belief in the Revealed...

Sidrat al-Muntaha

Sidrat al-Muntaha The Sidraṫ al-Munṫahā سِـدْرَة الْـمُـنْـتَـهَى‎; lit. “Lote-Tree of the Utmost Farthest Boundary”) is a large enigmatic lote tree or Sidr tree[1] that marks the end of the seventh heaven, the boundary which no creation can pass, according to Islamic beliefs. During the Isra and Mi’raj, Muhammad, being the only one allowed, traveled with the archangel Gabriel to the tree...

Barzakh

Barzakh Barzakh (برزخ, “barrier, partition”[1] is an Arabic word meaning “obstacle”, “hindrance”, “separation”,[2] or “barrier”[3]) designates a place between hell and heaven, where the soul resides after death, and experiences its own heaven or hell, until the resurrection on Qiyamah (Judgement Day).[4] In Islamic eschatology, although largely up to interpretation, al-Barzakh is generally viewed as the barrier between the physical and spiritual worlds....

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Schools of Islamic Theology

Schools of Islamic Theology Schools of Islamic theology are various Islamic schools and branches in different schools of thought regarding aqidah (creed). According to Muhammad Abu Zahra, Qadariyah, Jahmis, Murji’ah, Muʿtazila, Batiniyya, Ash’ari, Maturidi, Athari are the ancient schools of aqidah. The main split between Sunni and Shia Islam was...

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