Islam

Sunan ibn Majah

Sunan ibn Majah

Sunan ibn Majah Sunan ibn Majah or Sunan Ibn Mājah (سُنن ابن ماجه‎) is one of the six major Sunni hadith collections (Kutub al-Sittah). The Sunan was authored by Ibn Mājah (b. 209/824, d. 273/887). Description It contains over 4,000 aḥādīth in 32 books (kutub) divided into 1,500 chapters (abwāb). About 20 of the traditions it contains were later declared to be...

Sunan Abu Dawood

Sunan Abu Dawood

Sunan Abu Dawood Sunan Abu Dawood (سنن أبي داود‎, Sunan Abī Dāwūd) is one of the Kutub al-Sittah (six major hadith collections), collected by Abu Dawood. Introduction Abu Dawood compiled twenty-one books related to Hadith and preferred those ahadith which were supported by the example of the companions of Muhammad. As...

Jami` at-Tirmidhi

Jami` at-Tirmidhi

Jami` at-Tirmidhi Jami’ at-Tirmidhi (جامع الترمذي‎), also known as Sunan at-Tirmidhi, is one of “the six books” (Kutub al-Sittah – the six major hadith collections). It was collected by Al-Tirmidhi. He began compiling it after the year 250 A.H. (A.D. 864/5) and completed it on the 10 Dhu-al-Hijjah 270 A.H. (A.D. 884, June 9). Title...

Sunan an-Nasa'i

Sunan an-Nasa’i 

Sunan an-Nasa’i Al-Sunan al-Sughra (السنن الصغرى‎), also known as Sunan an-Nasa’i (سنن النسائي‎), is one of the Kutub al-Sittah (six major hadiths), and was collected by Al-Nasa’i (214 – 303 AH; c. 829 – 915 CE). Description Sunnis regard this collection as the fifth most important of their six major Hadith...

Muwatta Imam Malik

Muwatta Imam Malik

Muwatta Imam Malik The Muwaṭṭaʾ (الموطأ‎, “well-trodden path”) or Muwatta Imam Malik (موطأ الإمام مالك‎) of Imam Malik (711-795) written in the 8th-century, is the earliest collection of hadith texts comprising the subjects of Islamic law, compiled by the Imam, Malik ibn Anas. Malik’s best-known work, Al-Muwatta was the first legal work to incorporate and combine hadith and fiqh (except...

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Women’s Liberation Through Islam

Women’s Liberation Through Islam Today people think that women are liberated in the West and that the women’s liberation movement began in the 20th century. Actually, the women’s liberation movement was not begun by women but was revealed by God to a man in the seventh century by the name...

Kaaba and modernity

Islam and Modern Life

Islam and Modern Life Man is not the only living being which leads a social life. Many animals, especially insects, are gregarious. They follow sensible but fixed rules of co-operation, division of labour, production and distribution, and giving and receiving orders. The bees, and certain kinds of ants and termites...

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Women Bearing Witness in Islam

Women Bearing Witness in Islam In some instances of bearing witness to certain civil contracts, two men are required or one man and two women. Again, this is no indication of the woman being inferior to man. It is a measure of securing the rights of the contracting parties, because...

A Muslim woman reading the Quran

How Does Islam Elevate The Status of Women?

How Does Islam Elevate The Status of Women? According to the Qur’an, men and women are equal before God; women are not blamed for violating the “forbidden tree,” nor is their suffering in pregnancy and childbirth a punishment for that act. Islam sees a woman, whether single or married, as...

A scene from a female-majority class at the Psychology Department of Uludağ University in Bursa, Turkey. In Turkey, 47.5% of staff at the top five universities are female, a higher proportion than for their equivalents in the United States (35.9%), Denmark (31%) and Japan (12.7%).[62]

Islam and the Position of Women

Islam and the Position of Women The West’s vociferous partisans of Women’s Lib. have no idea of the revolutionary leap forward in women’s position which Islam brought about. In the days of Islam’s first appearance the position of women was that of chattels of the men – little above the...

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Dress Code in Islam

Dress Code in Islam Is There an Islamic Code of Conduct Concerning Way of Dressing? There are no formal rules in Islam concerned with the way one wears one’s hair, the style of clothing (Dress Code in Islam) or anything else related to external appearance. What is important in Islam...

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Polygamy in Islam

Polygamy in Islam In this time of sexual permissiveness and sexual scandals within certain religious and social circles, some people are claiming that polygamy is a social evil. Why, they ask, did Prophet Muhammad practice it? Some critics of Islam have reviled the Prophet as a self-indulgent libertine. They have...

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Women in Islam: Fethullah Gülen’s Perspective

Women in Islam: Fethullah Gülen’s Perspective The intellectual debates in Turkey on the status of women in Islam have not been different than the rest of the Islamic world. As in any Muslim intellectual circle, feminism and its critics were the topics of many debates among the Turkish intellectuals. Western...

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Islamic View of the Bible

Islamic View of the Bible Muslims believe in Christianity‘s Holy Book, but Islamic view of Bible much different than Christians. The Quran mentions the Torah, the Zabur (“Psalms“) and the Injil (“Gospel“) as being revealed by God to the prophets Moses, David and Jesus respectively in the same way the Quran was revealed to Muhammad,...

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Why is Slaughtering Animals Prescribed as it is

Why is Slaughtering Animals Prescribed as it is Muslims are permitted to slaughter animals for food, and the manner of doing so is carefully prescribed in the Qur’an and Sunna. To depart from that prescribed manner is to render the meat of the animal unlawful, that is, to make it haram. It...

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Islamic Literature

Islamic Literature In the 2000’s academics have moved beyond evaluations of differences between Islamic and non-Islamic literature to studies such as comparisons of the novelization of various contemporary Islamic literatures and points of confluency with political themes, such as nationalism. Literary genres Fiction The best known fiction from the Islamic world is The...

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Islamic Studies

Islamic Studies Islamic studies refers to the academic study of Islam. Islamic studies can be seen under at least two perspectives: From a secular perspective, Islamic studies is a field of academic research whose subject is Islam as religion and civilization. From a traditional Islamic perspective, Islamic studies is an umbrella term for the...

World Muslim population by percentage (Pew Research Center, 2014).

Muslim World

Muslim World The terms Muslim world and Islamic world commonly refer to the Islamic community, which is also known as the Ummah. This consists of all those who adhere to the religion of Islam, or to societies where Islam is practiced. In a modern geopolitical sense, these terms refer to countries where Islam is widespread, although there are...

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Zabur

Zabur Zabur or Zabūr (also Zaboor, زَبُورُ‎) is, according to Islam, the holy book of Dawud (David), one of the holy books revealed by Allah before the Quran, alongside others such as the Tawrat (Torah) of Musa (Moses) and the Injil (Gospel). The Christian monastics of pre-Islamic Arabia were known to carry psalters, called zabuur. Among many Christians in the Middle East and in South Asia, the word Zabur is used...

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Violence is Not in The Tradition of The Prophet

Violence is Not in The Tradition of The Prophet Muslims pray each day: “O Lord! Keep us on the straight path.” It is a prayer to help us move away from the extremes and maintain balance in our lives. We must neither be hostage to our reactionary instincts, nor must...

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