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Humane Treatment of Animals

Humane Treatment of Animals God, the Creator of human beings and animals, has made animals subservient to us. We depend on animals for the food we eat and the milk we drink. We bring animals into our homes for love and companionship. We survive critical illness and live longer because...

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Islam and Children

Islam and Children The topic of Islam and children includes the rights of children in Islam, the duties of children towards their parents, and the rights of parents over their children, both biological and foster children. Also discussed are some of the differences regarding rights with respect to different schools of thought. Muhammad...

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Refresh Your Faith

Refresh Your Faith What Does “Refresh Your Faith With ‘There Is No Deity But God’.”1 Mean? Man needs to renew, to refresh, his faith because both he and his personal world are being continually renewed. An individual acquires or is transformed into a different individuality every year or every month,...

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Wudu: A Prescription for Good Health

Wudu: A Prescription for Good Health Here is a grand prescription from among the many marvels of the Qur’an. The day will come when even non-Muslims will imitate the Muslim wudu or washing before prayer, a privilege and favour Muslims have enjoyed for more than fourteen hundred years. And they...

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What is Islam and Why is it Sensible to Submit Your Will to God?

What is Islam and Why is it Sensible to Submit Your Will to God? Islam does mean submission to God and Islam is indeed accord with sense and reason. This is so because such submission does not contradict sense or reason. Let us explain and, as we try to do...

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Divisions of The World in Islam

Divisions of The World in Islam The Arabic singular form dar (دار), translated literally, may mean “house”, “abode”, “structure”, “place”, “land”, or “country”. In Islamic jurisprudence it often refers to a part of the world. The notions of “houses” or divisions of the world in Islam such as Dar al-Islam and Dar al-Harb does not...

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Adab

Adab (Islam) Adab (أدب‎) in the context of behavior, refers to prescribed Islamic etiquette: “refinement, good manners, morals, decorum, decency, humaneness”. While interpretation of the scope and particulars of Adab may vary among different cultures, common among these interpretations is regard for personal standing through the observation of certain codes of...

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Dawah

What is Dawah? Da‘wah or Dawah (also daawa, daawah or dakwah ; دعوة‎ “invitation”) is the invitation to Islam. Etymology Da‘wah literally means “issuing a summons” or “making an invitation”. Grammatically, the word represents a gerund of a verb with the triconsonantal root d-ʕ-w دع‌و meaning variously “to summon” or “to invite”. A Muslim who practices da‘wah, either as a religious worker or in a...

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Christian Influences in Islam

Christian Influences in Islam Christian influences in Islam could be traced back to the Eastern Christianity, which surrounded the origins of Islam. Islam, emerging in the context of the Middle East that was largely Christian, was first seen as a Christological heresy known as the “heresy of the Ishmaelites”, described as such in Concerning...

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Islam and Other Religions

Islam and Other Religions Over the centuries of Islamic history, Muslim rulers, Islamic scholars, and ordinary Muslims have held many different attitudes towards other religions. Attitudes have varied according to time, place and circumstance. Non-Muslims and Islam The Qur’an distinguishes between the monotheistic People of the Book (ahl al-kitab), i.e. Jews, Christians, Sabians and others...

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Islam and Humanity

Islam and Humanity Islamic teachings on humanity and human welfare have been codified in its central religious book known as the Quran, which the Muslims believe was revealed by God for the mankind. These teachings have often been exemplified by Islamic prophet Muhammad as displayed in his sayings and practices. To the Muslims, Islam is what the Quran has instructed to do and...

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Islamic Golden Age

Islamic Golden Age The Islamic Golden Age was a period of cultural, economic and scientific flourishing in the history of Islam, traditionally dated from the 8th to the 14th century. This period is traditionally understood to have begun during the reign of the Abbasid caliph Harun al-Rashid (786 to 809) with the inauguration...

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Islam and Violence

Islam and Violence This critical dilemma is not unique to Islam. All religious traditions agonize about the question of what might constitute a “just war,” and it becomes particularly acute in situations of deadly conflict. Two central points emerge from this that we need to bear in mind in order...

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Tadabbur

Tadabbur Tadabbur (contemplation) is an Arabic word which means -To ponder, reflect and think. Linguistic meaning Literally (Tadabbur), it means to look into the consequence or the end result of the matters, e. g. if we did that what would happen to us. Islamic meaning Tadabbur, means pondering over the...

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Outline of God

Outline of God In monotheistic thought, God is conceived of as the supreme being, creator deity, and principal object of faith.The conceptions of God, as described by theologians, commonly include the attributes of omniscience (all-knowing), omnipotence (all-powerful), omnipresence (all-present), and omnibenevolent (all-good) as well as having an eternal and necessary existence. Depending on one’s kind of theism,...

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Outline of Names of God

Outline of Names of God A number of traditions have lists of many names of God, many of which enumerate the various qualities of a Supreme Being. The English word “God” (and its equivalent in other languages) is used by multiple religions as a noun or name to refer to different deities, or...

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Outline of Conceptions of God

Outline of Conceptions of God Conceptions of God in monotheist, pantheist, and panentheist religions – or of the supreme deity in henotheistic religions – can extend to various levels of abstraction: as a powerful, human-like, supernatural being, or as the deification of an esoteric, mystical or philosophical entity or category; as the “Ultimate”,...

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Rabb

Rabb Lord (رب‎, rabb), is often used to refer to God in Islam (Allah). In the Quran God refers to Himself as Rabb in several places. When it is used with the definite article ‘Ar’ (Ar-Rabb) the Arabic word refers to God. In other cases, context makes it clear as to whom the...

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Some Attributes of God in Quran

Some Attributes of God in Quran God is extensively described in the Quran. The Quran is one of the main source of knowledge about Allah’s Essences and Attributes. For example: “Say: He is God, the One; God, the Eternal, the Absolute; He begot no one, nor is He begotten; Nor...

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History of Islam

History of Islam The history of Islam concerns the political, social, economic and developments of the Islamic civilization. Islam originated in Mecca and Medina at the start of the 7th century, approximately 600 years after the founding of Christianity. Muslims, however, believe that it did not start with Muhammad, but that...

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