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What is Islam & What are it’s Teachings..?


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1. What is Islaam?

The word “Islaam” is an Arabic word that means “submitting and surrendering your will to Almighty God”. The word comes from the same root as the Arabic word “salam”, which means peace. Unlike the names used for other religions, such as Buddhism, Hinduism and Christianity, the name for the religion of Islaam was both revealed by God and carries a deep spritual meaning – only by submitting one’s will to Almighty God can one obtain true peace both in this life and in the life hereafter. Islaam teaches that all religions originally had the same essential message – which was to submit whole-heartedly to the will of God and to worship Him and Him alone. For this reason, Islaam is not a new religion but is the same divinely revealed Ultimate Truth that God revealed to all prophets, including Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus.

2. Who are Muslims?

The Arabic word “Muslim” literally means “someone who submits to the will of God”. The message of Islaam is meant for the entire world and anyone who accepts this message becomes a Muslim. Some people mistakenly believe that Islaam is just a religion for Arabs, but nothing could be further from the truth, since in actuality over 80% of the world’s Muslims are not Arabs! Even though most Arabs are Muslims, there are Arabs who are Christians, Jews and atheists. If one just takes a look at the various peoples who live in the Muslim World – from Nigeria to Bosnia and from Morocco to Indonesia – it is easy enough to see that Muslims come from all different races, ethnic groups and nationalities. From the very beginning, Islaam had a universal message for all people. This can be seen in the fact that some of the early companions of the Prophet Muhammad were not only Arabs, but also Persians, Africans and Byzantine Romans. Being a Muslim entails complete acceptance and active obedience to the revealed will of Almighty God. A Muslim is a person who freely accepts to base his beliefs, values and faith on the will of Almighty God. In the past, even though you don’t see it as much today, the word “Mohammedans” was often used as a label for Muslims. This label is a misnomer and is the result of either wilful distortion or sheer ignorance. One of the reasons for the misconception is that Europeans were taught for centuries that Muslims worshipped the Prophet Muhammad in the same way that Christians worship Jesus. This is absolutely not true since a Muslim is not permitted to worship anyone or anything besides Almighty God.

3. Who is Allaah?

Very often one will here the Arabic word “Allaah” being used in regards to Islaam. The word “Allaah” is simply the Arabic word for Almighty God, and is the same word used by Arabic speaking Christians and Jews. If one were to pick up an Arabic translation of the Bible, one would see the word “Allaah” being use where the word “God” is used in English. Actually, the Arabic word for Almighty God, “Allaah”, is quite similar to the word for God in other Semitic languages – for example, the Hebrew word for God is “Elah”. For various reasons, some non-Muslims mistakenly believe that Muslims worship a different God than the God of Moses and Abraham and Jesus. This is certainly not the case, since the Pure Monotheism of Islaam calls all people to the worship of the God of Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus and all of the other prophets.

4. Who is Muhammad?

The last and final prophet that God sent to humanity was the Prophet Muhammad. Muhammad explained, interpreted and lived the teachings of Islaam. The Prophet Muhammad is the greatest of all prophets for many reasons, but mainly because the results of his mission have brought more people into the pure belief in One God than any other prophet. Even though other religious communities claimed to believe in One God, over time they had corrupted their beliefs by taking their prophets and saints as intercessors with Almighty God. Some religions believe their prophets to be manifestations of God, “God Incarnate” or the “Son of God”. All of these false ideas lead to the creature being worshipped instead of the Creator, which contributed to the idolatrous practice of believing that Almighty God can be approached through intermediaries. In order to guard against these falsehoods, the Prophet Muhammad always emphasised that he was only a human-being tasked with the preaching of God’s message. He taught Muslims to refer to him as “the Messenger of God and His Slave”. To Muslims, Muhammad is the supreme example for all people – he was the exemplary prophet, statesman, military leader, ruler, teacher, neighbour, husband, father and friend. Unlike other prophets and messengers, the Prophet Muhammad lived in the full light of history. Muslims don’t need to have “faith” that he existed and that his teachings are preserved – they know it to be a fact. Even when his followers only numbered a few dozen, Almighty God informed Muhammad that he had be sent as a mercy to all of mankind. Because people had distorted or forgotten God’s messages, God took it upon Himself to protect the message revealed to Muhammad. This was because Almighty God promised not to send another messenger after him. Since all of God’s messengers have preached the message of Islaam – i.e. submission to the will of God and the worship of God alone – Muhammad is actually the last prophet of Islaam, not the first.

5. What are the Teachings of Islaam?

The foundation of the Islaamic faith is belief in the Unity of God. This means to believe that there is only one Creator and Sustainer of everything in the Universe, and that nothing is divine or worthy of being worshipped except for Him. Truly believing in the Unity of God means much more than simply believing that there is “One God” – as opposed to two, three or four. There are a number of religions that claim belief in “One God” and believe that ultimately there is only one Creator and Sustainer of the Universe. Islaam, however, not only insists on this, but also rejects using such words as “Lord” and “Saviour” for anyone besides Almighty God. Islaam also rejects the use of all intermediaries between God and Man, and insists that people approach God directly and reserve all worship for Him alone. Muslims believe that Almighty God is Compassionate, Loving and Merciful.

The essence of falsehood is the claim that God cannot deal with and forgive His creatures directly. By over-emphasising the burden of sin, as well as claiming that God cannot forgive you directly, false religions seek to get people to despair of the Mercy of God. Once they are convinced that they cannot approach God directly, people can be mislead into turning to false gods for help. These “false gods” can take various forms, such as saints, angels, or someone who is believed to be the “Son of God” or “God Incarnate”. In almost all cases, people who worship, pray to or seek help from a false god don’t consider it to be, or call it, a “god”. They claim belief in One Supreme God, but claim that they pray to and worship others beside God only to get closer to Him. In Islaam, there is a clear distinction between the Creator and the created. There is no ambiguity in divinity – anything that is created is not deserving of worship and only the Creator is worthy of being worshipped. Some religions falsely believe that God has become part of His creation, and this has led people to believe that they can worship something created in order to reach their Creator.

Muslims believe that even though God is Unique and beyond comprehension – He has no “Son”, partners or associates. According to Muslim belief, Almighty God “does not beget nor was He begotten” – neither literally, allegorically, metaphorically, physically or metaphysically – He is Absolutely Unique and Eternal. He is in control of everything and is perfectly capable of bestowing His infinite Mercy and Forgiveness to whomever He chooses. That is why is called the All-Powerful and Most-Merciful. Almighty God has created the Universe for man, and as such wants the best for all human beings. Muslims see everything in the Universe as a sign of the Creatorship and Benevolence of Almighty God. Also, the belief in the Unity of God is not merely a metaphysical concept. It is a dynamic belief that effects ones view of humanity, society and all aspects of life. As a logical corollary to the Islaamic belief in the Oneness of God, is its belief in the oneness of mankind and humanity.

6. What is the Qur’aan?

It is the final revelation of the will of Almighty God’s to all of mankind, which was conveyed through the Angel Gabriel, in Arabic, to the Prophet Muhammad in its sounds, words and meanings. The Qur’aan, sometimes spelled Koran, was relayed to the Prophet’s companions, which they memorised verbatim, and which has been publicly and continually recited by them and their successors until the present day. In short, the Qur’aan is the book of guidance from God par excellence. The Qur’aan is still memorised and taught by millions of people. The language of the Qur’aan, Arabic, is still a living language to millions of people, so unlike the scriptures of other religions, the Qur’aan is still read in its original language by countless millions of people. The Qu’ran is a living miracle in the Arabic language; and is know to be inimitable in its style, form and spiritual impact. God’s final revelation to mankind, the Qur’aan, was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad over a period of 23 years. The Qur’aan, in contrast to many other religious books, was always thought to be the Word of God by those who believed in it, i.e. it wasn’t something decreed by a religious council many years after being written. Also, the Qu’ran was recited publicly in front of both the Muslim and non-Muslim communities during the life of the Prophet Muhammad. The entire Qur’aan was also completely written down in lifetime of the Prophet, and numerous companions of the Prophet memorised the entire Qur’aan word-for-word as it was revealed. So unlike other scriptures, the Qur’aan was always in the hands of the common believers, it was always thought to be God’s word and, due to wide-spread memorisation, it was perfectly preserved. In regards to the teachings of the Qur’aan – it is a universal scripture, and it is addressed to all of mankind, and not to a particular tribe or “chosen people”. The message that it brings is nothing new, but the same message of all of the prophets – submit to Almighty God and worship Him alone. As such, God’s revelation in the Qur’aan focuses on teaching human beings the importance of believing in the Unity of God and framing their lives around the guidance which He has sent. Additionally, the Qur’aan contains the stories of the previous prophets, such as Abraham, Noah, Moses and Jesus; as well as many commands and prohibitions from God. In modern times in which so many people are caught up in doubt, spiritual despair and “political correctness”, the Qur’aanic teachings offer solutions to the emptiness of our lives and the turmoil that is gripping the world today.

7. How Do Muslims View the Nature of Man, the Purpose of Life and the Life Hereafter?

In the Holy Qur’aan, God teaches human beings that they were created in order to worship Him, and that the basis of all true worship is God-consciousness. Since the teachings of Islaamic encompass all aspects of life and ethics, God-consciousness is encouraged in all human affairs. Islaam makes it clear that all human acts are acts of worship if they are done for God alone and in accordance to His Divine Law. As such, worship in Islaam is not limited to religious rituals. The teachings of Islaam act as a mercy and a healing for the human soul, and such qualities as humility, sincerity, patience and charity are strongly encouraged. Additionally, Islaam condemns pride and self-righteousness, since Almighty God is the only judge of human righteousness. The Islaamic view of the nature of man is also realistic and well-balanced. Human beings are not believed to be inherently sinful, but are seen as equally capable of both good and evil. Islaam also teaches that faith and action go hand-in-hand. God has given people free-will, and the measure of one’s faith is one’s deeds and actions. However, human beings have also been created weak and regularly fall into sin. This is the nature of the human being as created by God in His Wisdom, and it is not inherently “corrupt” or in need of repair. This is because the avenue of repentance of always open to all human beings, and Almighty God loves the repentant sinner more than one who does not sin at all. The true balance of an Islaamic life is established by having a healthy fear of God as well as a sincere belief in His infinite Mercy. A life without fear of God leads to sin and disobedience, while believing that we have sinned so much that God will not possibly forgive us only leads to despair. In light of this, Islaam teaches that: only the misguided despair of the Mercy of their Lord. Additionally, the Holy Qur’aan, which was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad, contains a great deal of teachings about the life hereafter and the Day of Judgement. Due to this, Muslims believe that all human beings will ultimately be judged by God for their beliefs and actions in their earthly lives. In judging human beings, Almighty God will be both Merciful and Just, and people will only be judged for what they were capable of. Suffice it to say that Islaam teaches that life is a test, and that all human beings will be accountable before God. A sincere belief in the life hereafter is key to leading a well-balanced life and moral. Otherwise, life is viewed as an end in itself, which causes human beings to become more selfish, materialistic and immoral..

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New To Islamic Knowledge By | Dr.Saleh As- Saleh


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Brothers & Sisters : These Are the Authentic Articles For New To ISLAM

By : Dr.Saleh As Saleh ( Rahimaullah ).

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Allaah –

Knowing Him

The Belief in Allaah – Evidences of His Existence

The Transcendence of Allaah

Allaah is the True God

Basic Knowledge –

Testimony of Faith

Explaining the Foundations of Faith

Fiqhul Ibaadat — Understanding Worship

Knowing Prophet Muhammad

The Testimony of Faith — The Shahaadah

Creation

Creation versus Evolution — Darwin

The Creation Is In Need of Allaah

Knowing Allaah -Purpose of our Existence

Purpose Behind Creation – Return to Creator

First Contact

 Islam – Is It for Me ? — Read this article and reflect

Islam the Final and Complete Message to Man

Sincere Advice to Every Christian

Who Deserves To Be Worshipped Alone

 

The Belief in Allaah

Allaah is An-Nuur — Tafseer Surah An-Nuur 24:35

Allaah is the True God

Belief in Allaah – Evidences of His Existence

Fiqhul Ibaadat — Understanding Worship

Knowing Allaah — Quotes from the Quraan

Shahaadah — Testimony of Faith

Transcendence of Allaah

Uboodiyyah – Slavery To Allaah

 

Pillars of Faith and Pillars of Islam

Al-Qadaa Wal Qadar — Pre-Decree – Brief Summary

Day of Arafat Falling on Friday

Explaining the Foundations of Faith

Hajj and Tawheed

Knowing Prophet Muhammad

The Messengers — Their Tasks – Their Roles

Islamic Articles PDF’s in English By : Dr.Saleh As-Saleh


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Basic Beliefs  

Creed – Beliefs

Al-Qadaa Wal Qadar — Pre-Decree – Brief Summary

Allaah is An-Nuur — Tafseer Surah An-Nuur 24:35

Knowing Allaah — Quotes from the Quraan

The Shahaadah — The Testimony of Faith

The Messengers — Their Tasks – Their Roles

Worship — Uboodiyyah Slavery To Allaah

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Tafseer of verse 35 of surah 24. An-Nuur

Explaining Islam through quotes from Quraan

Explanation of the Shahadah and its conditions

The Role of the Messengers

Fasting – Siyam

 Fasting — Ordinances – Wisdoms – Merits

Audio – Fasting

Pilgrimage – Hajj

Hajj — Day of Arafah Falling on a Friday

Hajj and Tawheed  –  Audio                

Prayer – Salaah

 Adhaan — Ruling On Response To The Adhaan

 Imaamah in Islaam

 The Recitations of the Prophet

– Narrations on Sujood by Sh Ibn Uthaymeen.doc

 Narrations on Sujood by Sh Ibn Uthaymeen

Prayer

Performance

How to Make Wudu — Ablution

How to Perform Salaah — Step by Step Explanation

Legal and Illegal Positions of Tawarruk in Salaat

Prostrations of Forgetfulness

Wudu step by step

Salaah step by step

Chart Sujuud as-Sahw

Sitting Positions During Salaah

Prayer

Points of Benefit

Points of Benefit – Adhaan – Call to Prayer

Points of Benefit – Direction of Al-Qiblah

Points of Benefit – Greeting Someone in Salaah

Points of Benefit – Importance of Salaah

Points of Benefit – Movements in Salaat

Points of Benefit – Imaam and Ma-muum

Points of Benefit – Times Praying Is Forbidden

Islam For Children

Tawheed for Children – Level 1

Tawheed for Children – Level 2

Prophet Hud — Level 1  –  Prophet Hud — Level 2

Prophet Saalih

 

Fitan and Deviations

 

Contemporary Issues

1 – The Fitnah of Takfeer

2 – General Kufr and Its Applications

3 – Al-Bay’aa wal Hizbiyyah

4 – Corrupt Modern Practices

Blame Ourselves or Blame the Rulers

The Inverted Priorities

Rules of Allaah 

Greater Imaam – Many Rulers

Testing Afflictions and Calamities

Unity of Religions – Elimination of Truth

Religions and Sects

 Avoid Ten Ways That Nullify Islam

 

 Sufism – Origin and Development

 

Hadeeth

 

Nukhbatul Fikar

 Classification and Nomenclature

Hadeeth nomenclature – Definitions of Terms

‘Umdatul Ahkaam

Explanation of Umdatul Ahkaam – Hadeeth 1

Hadeeth – 2 – Hadeeth – 3 – Hadeeth – 4

Hadeeth – 5 – Hadeeth – 6

Transcripts of Lectures on ‘Umdatul Ahkaam

Book of Purification

 

Knowledge 

 

Basic Rulings and Foundations of Fiqh

Fiqh – 01 — Fiqh – 02 Fiqh – 03 Fiqh – 04 Fiqh – 05

Fiqh – 06 Fiqh – 07 Fiqh – 08 — Fiqh – 09 Fiqh – 10 

Fiqh – 11 Fiqh – 12 Fiqh – 13 Fiqh  – 14

 Intro – Basic Principles – Fiqh Foundations

 Sh Sadi’s Book in his own handwriting

 Points of Benefit on Need and Necessity

Benefits from

Books and Duroos

Benefit from Books and Duroos — Q&A format – Part 1

 List of Questions for Assignment

Shaykh Al-‘Uthaymeen rahimahullaah

and Shaykh As-Saghair hafidhaullaah

Glossary

– Terminology with Islamic Relevance

Ranks vs Knowledge

Categories of People Regarding Knowledge

Study Program

– Individual Study Program Info

 

Muslim Life 

 

Daily Issues

A Look at Nasheed

The Three Letters — Isbaal – Smooking – Beard

TV — Yes or No

– My Right to Janazah

 Points of Benefit on Visiting Graves

Marriage Issues

Rulings Regarding Mahr – Dowry

Wedding to Four and Lawfully More

Women Issues

Awrah of Women – Women or Mahrams Present

Natural Blood of Women

 

New to Islamic Knowledge 

 

Allaah –

Knowing Him

The Belief in Allaah – Evidences of His Existence

The Transcendence of Allaah

Allaah is the True God

Basic Knowledge –

Testimony of Faith

Explaining the Foundations of Faith

Fiqhul Ibaadat — Understanding Worship

Knowing Prophet Muhammad

The Testimony of Faith — The Shahaadah

Creation

Creation versus Evolution — Darwin

The Creation Is In Need of Allaah

Knowing Allaah -Purpose of our Existence

Purpose Behind Creation – Return to Creator

First Contact

 Islam – Is It for Me ? — Read this article and reflect

Islam the Final and Complete Message to Man

Sincere Advice to Every Christian

Who Deserves To Be Worshipped Alone

 

Noble Quraan

The Noble Quraan

Quraan — English Meaning — Khan and Hilalee

Explanation of the Quraan

Tafseer – Ayatal-Kursee – With Other Benefits

Tafseer – Explanation of Opening Chapter of Quraan

Tafseer – Surah An–Nabaa

The Fifteen Aayaat of Prostration

Notes on The Fifteen Aayaat of Prostration.doc

in the handwriting of Shaykh Ibn Al-‘Uthaymeen

Points of Benefit

Quraan – Rulings on Payments for it

 

                                          

                                              Sources of Inspiration 

Prophets

Knowing Prophet Muhammad

The Messengers — Their Tasks – Their Roles

Sahaba -Tabi’een

The Search for the Truth — Salman the Persian

Scholars

– Biography of Shaykh Abdus Salaam Bin Bargis.pps

Interview with Shaykh ‘Uthaymeen’s Wife

Muslims

Umm Saalih – A Grand-Mother Memorizes Quraan

Advices – Reminders

 Advices – Sabr Patience Perseverance

Special files

 The Hadeeth on the Fly

A Brief Introduction to Islam


 

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A Brief Introduction to Islam

A detailed essay covering the continuity of the message of Islam, its solution for mankind, the Qur’an, the Prophet Muhammad and more.

The most important truth that Allah revealed to mankind is that there is nothing divine or worthy of being worshipped except for Almighty Allah , thus all human beings should submit to Him.
 
In the Name of Allaah, The Beneficent, The Merciful 

Islam and Muslims

The word “Islam” is an Arabic word which means “submission to the will of Allah”. This word comes from the same root as the Arabic word “salam”, which means “peace”. As such, the religion of Islam teaches that in order to achieve true peace of mind and surety of heart, one must submit to Allah and live according to His Divinely revealed Law. The most important truth that ALLAH revealed to mankind is that there is nothing divine or worthy of being worshipped except for Almighty Allah, thus all human beings should submit to Him. The word “Muslim” means one who submits to the will of ALLAH, regardless of their race, nationality or ethnic background. Being a Muslim entails willful submission and active obedience to God, and living in accordance with His message. Some people mistakenly believe that Islam is just a religion for Arabs, but nothing could be further from the truth. Not only are there converts to Islam in every corner of the world, especially in England and America, but by taking a look at the Muslim World from Bosnia to Nigeria, and from Indonesia to Morocco, one can clearly see that Muslims come from many various races, ethnic groups and nationalities. It is also interesting to note that in actuality, more than 80% of all Muslims are not Arabs – there are more Muslims in Indonesia than in the whole Arab World! So though even though it is true that most Arabs are Muslims, the large majority of Muslims are not Arabs. However, anyone who submits completely to Allah and worships Him alone is a Muslim.

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