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Enjoining Good And Forbidding Wrong

Enjoining Good And Forbidding Wrong Enjoining what is right and forbidding what is wrong ( الأمر بالمَعْرُوف والنَهي عن المُنْكَر, al-amr bi-l-maʿrūf wa-n-nahy ʿani-l-munkar) are two important duties imposed by God in Islam, as revealed in the Quran and hadith. This expression is the base of the Islamic institution of hisbah (the individual or collective duty – depending...

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Qur’an On Non-Muslims

Qur’an On Non-Muslims This article covers verses from the Qur’an on non-Muslims. The Qur’an has many verses on Kafir or “those who reject faith”. One Arabic language analog to the infidel, referring to non-Muslims, is kafir (“kaafir”, “kufr” or “kuffar”) from the root K-F-R, which connotes covering or concealing. The term KFR may...

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Kafir

Kafir Kafir (كافر kāfir; plural كَافِرُونَ kāfirūna, كفّار kuffār or كَفَرَة kafarah) is an Arabic term which, in the Islamic tradition, refers to a person who disbelieves in God as per Islam, or denies his authority, or rejects the tenets of Islam. The term is often translated as “infidel“, “pagan“, “rejector”,”denier”, “disbeliever”, “unbeliever”, “nonbeliever”. The term is used in different ways...

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Infidel

Infidel An infidel (literally “unfaithful”) is a person accused of disbelief in the central tenets of one’s own religion, such as members of another religion, or the irreligious. Infidel is an ecclesiastical term in Christianity around which the Church developed a body of theology that deals with the concept of infidelity, which makes a clear differentiation...

Mada'in Saleh or Al-Hijr in the Hijazi mountainous region of Saudi Arabia

Prophet Salih

Prophet Salih Prophet Salih or Saleh (صَالِحٌ, Ṣāliḥ, lit. ‘Pious’) is an Arab prophet mentioned in the Quran who prophesied to the tribe of Thamud in ancient Arabia, before the lifetime of the Prophet Muhammad. The story of Saleh is linked to the story of the She-Camel of God, which was the gift given by God to the people of Thamud when they desired a...

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Jonah In Islam

Jonah In Islam This article covers the prophet Jonah in Islam. Yunus ibn Matta (يُونُس ابن ماتا, Yūnus ibn Matta) is a prophet and messenger of God (Allah). Yunus is traditionally viewed as highly important in Islam as a prophet who was faithful to God and delivered His messages. Yunus is the only one of the Bible’s Twelve Minor Prophets to be named in the Quran. The...

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Prophet Hud

Prophet Hud Prophet Hud (هود) was a prophet of ancient Arabia mentioned in the Quran. The eleventh chapter of the Quran, Hud or Hoodh, is named after him, though the narrative of Hud comprises only a small portion of the chapter. Historical context See also: Arabian Desert and Rub’ al Khali Hud has sometimes been identified with Eber, an ancestor of the Ishmaelites and the Israelites who...

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Canonization Of Islamic Scripture

Canonization Of Islamic Scripture This article covers the answer to the question: “What is the Canonization of Islamic Scripture?“ Canonized Islamic scripture is texts which Muslims believe were revealed by God through various prophets throughout humanity’s history — specifically the Quran and Hadith. Muslims believe the Quran to be the final revelation of God to mankind and...

Abul A'la Maududi

Abul A’la Al-Maududi

Abul A’la Al-Maududi Abul A’la Al-Maududi (ابو الاعلی مودودی, Abul Alā Al-Mawdūdī – alternative spellings of last name Maudoodi, Mawdudi; 25 September 1903 – 22 September 1979) was an Islamic scholar, Islamist ideologue, Muslim philosopher, jurist, historian, journalist, activist, and scholar active in British India and later, following the partition, in Pakistan. Described by Wilfred Cantwell...

Ali Ünal Ali Unal

Ali Ünal

Ali Ünal Ali Ünal is a renowned scholar, Muslim philosopher, journalist, and prolific translator of works with an Islamic theme into English. He has written for many periodicals and is a columnist for Zaman daily newspaper. His published books include Living in the Shade of Islam, Islamic Perspectives on Science,...

The Four Books

Al-Istibsar

Al-Istibsar Al-Istibsar (ٱلِٱسْتِبْصَار فِيمَا ٱخْتَلَف مِن ٱلْأَخْبَار; Al-Istibsar fi-ma ikhtalafa min al-Akhbar lit. Reflection Upon the Disputed Traditions or The Perspicacious or The Book of Insight) is a Hadith collection, by the famous Twelver Shia Hadith scholar Abu Jafar Muhammad Ibn Hassan Tusi, commonly known as Shaykh Tusi. This work is included in The Four Books of Shia Islam. It includes the same subjects as Tahdhib al-Ahkam (lit. Rectification...

A Hadith from page 369, Tahdhib Al-Ahkam

Tahdhib Al-Ahkam

Tahdhib Al-Ahkam Tahdhib Al-Ahkam (تَهْذِيب ٱلَأَحْكَام فِي شَرْح ٱلْمُقْنِعَه) (Tahdhib al-Ahkam fi Sharh al-Muqni’ah lit. Rectification of the Statutes in Explaining the Disguised or The Refinement of the Laws) is a Hadith collection, by Twelver Shia Hadith scholar Abu Ja’far Muhammad Ibn Hasan Tusi, commonly known as Shaykh Tusi. This work is included among the four books of Shia Islam. It is a...

Man La Yahduruhu Al-Faqih

Man La Yahduruhu Al-Faqih

Man La Yahduruhu Al-Faqih Man La Yahduruhu Al-Faqih (مَنْ لَا يَحْضُرُه ٱلْفَقِيه, ‘He Who has no Jurisprudent’ with Him) is a Hadith collection by the famous Twelver Shia Hadith scholar Abu Jaʿfar Muḥammad ibn ʿAli ibn Babawayh al-Qummi, commonly known as Ibn Babawayh or Sheikh al-Saduq (lit. The Truthful Scholar). This work is included among the Four Books of...

Kitab Al-Kafi

Kitab Al-Kafi

Kitab Al-Kafi Kitab Al-Kafi is a Twelver Shia hadith collection compiled by Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni. It is divided into three sections: Uṣūl al-Kāfī, dealing with epistemology, theology, history, ethics, supplication, and the Qurʾān, Furūʿ al-Kāfī, which is concerned with practical and legal issues, and Rawdat (or Rauda) al-Kāfī, which includes miscellaneous traditions, many of which are lengthy letters and speeches transmitted...

The Four Books

The Four Books

The Four Books The Four Books (ٱلْكُتُب ٱلْأَرْبَعَة, al-Kutub al-ʾArbaʿah), or The Four Principles (al-Uṣūl al-Arbaʿah), is a Twelver Shia term referring to their four best-known hadith collections: Name Collector No. of hadith Kitab al-Kafi Muhammad ibn Ya’qub al-Kulayni al-Razi (329 AH) 16,199 Man La Yahduruhu al-Faqih Muhammad ibn Babawayh 9,044 Tahdhib al-Ahkam Shaykh Muhammad Tusi 13,590 Al-Istibsar Shaykh Muhammad...

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Prophet Muhammad’s Wisdom

Prophet Muhammad’s Wisdom We have collected and put the best Prophet Muhammad’s Wisdom for you. Enjoy reading these insights and feel free to share this page on your social media to inspire others. May these Prophet Muhammad’s Wisdom on many subjects inspire you to never give up and keep working towards your...

The Gospel of Thomas

Gospel Of Thomas

Gospel Of Thomas The Gospel of Thomas (the Coptic Gospel of Thomas) is an extra-canonical sayings gospel. It was discovered near Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in December 1945 among a group of books known as the Nag Hammadi library. Scholars speculate that the works were buried in response to a letter from Bishop Athanasius declaring a...

Gospel of Barnabas

Gospel Of Barnabas

Gospel Of Barnabas The Gospel of Barnabas is a book depicting the life of Jesus, which claims to be by the biblical Barnabas who in this work is one of the twelve apostles. Two manuscripts are known to have existed, both dated to the late 16th or early 17th centuries, with one written in Italian and...

Holy Books of Mormonism

The Book Of Mormon 1

The Book Of Mormon The Book of Mormon is a religious text of the Latter Day Saint movement, which, according to Latter Day Saint theology, contains writings of ancient prophets who lived on the American continent from 600 BC to AD 421 and during an interlude dated by the text to the unspecified time of the Tower of Babel....

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Book Of Leviticus

Book Of Leviticus The Book of Leviticus (Leuïtikón, וַיִּקְרָא, Vayyīqrāʾ, “And He called”) is the third book of the Torah (the Pentateuch) and of the Old Testament, also known as the Third Book of Moses. Scholars generally agree that it developed over a long period of time, reaching its present form during the Persian Period between 538–332 BC....