Faith

  • 10 Myths About Islam

    10 Myths About Islam

    7/4/2022 10:42:00 AM

    Islam is a widely misunderstood religion, and many of those misconceptions have become even more firmly entrenched in recent years.  Those who are unfamiliar with the faith often have misunderstandings about Islam's  teachings and practices. 

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  • Prayers for Travel

    Prayers for Travel

    6/6/2022 11:14:52 AM

    In addition to being required to pray three times daily (normally five, but exceptions are made when traveling), Allah also requires Muslims to begin other prayers, or ​duas, to keep them safe as soon as they leave their cities or towns and begin their travels.

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  • What happens after one performs Hajj?

    What happens after one performs Hajj?

    5/11/2022 10:13:36 AM

    Many Muslims make only one pilgrimage trip during their lifetimes. In the days and weeks after Hajj, many pilgrims thus take advantage of their travel time by visiting the city of Madinah, 270 miles north of Makkah. The people of Madinah provided refuge to the early Muslim community when they were being persecuted by the powerful Makkan tribes. 

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  • The Women in the Prophet Muhammad`s Family

    The Women in the Prophet Muhammad's Family

    5/9/2022 10:43:41 AM

    In addition to being a prophet, a statesman, and a community leader, the Prophet Muhammad, who was born in 570, was a family man. Muhammad was known to be kind and gentle with his family, setting an example for all to follow.

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  • Learn About Islamic Supplication (Du`a) During Meals

    Learn About Islamic Supplication (Du'a) During Meals

    4/27/2022 9:40:32 AM

    When eating any meal, Muslims are instructed to recognize that all of their blessings come from Allah. 

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  • How and Why Do Muslims Celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan?

    How and Why Do Muslims Celebrate the Holy Month of Ramadan?

    4/20/2022 9:10:18 AM

    Important Information About Ramadan, the Islamic Holy Month

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  • Islamic Prayer Beads: Subha

    Islamic Prayer Beads: Subha

    4/13/2022 10:08:32 AM

    Prayer beads are used in many religions and cultures around the world, either to help with prayer and meditation or to simply keep the fingers occupied during times of stress. Islamic prayer beads are called subha, from a word which means to glorify God (Allah).

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  • Baghdad in Islamic History

    Baghdad in Islamic History

    4/4/2022 10:02:25 AM

    In 634 CE., the newly-created Muslim empire expanded into the region of Iraq, which at the time was part of the Persian Empire. Muslim armies, under the command of Khalid ibn Waleed, moved into the region and defeated the Persians. They offered the mostly-Christian residents two choices: embrace Islam, or pay a jizyah tax to be protected by the new government and excluded from military service.

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  • Blood Money in Islam

    Blood Money in Islam

    3/28/2022 10:19:55 AM

    In Islamic law, victims of crime are recognized as having rights.  The victim has a say in how the criminal is to be punished.  In general, Islamic law calls for murderers to face the death penalty.

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  • The Stages of Hajj, the Islamic Pilgrimage to Mecca (Makkah)

    The Stages of Hajj, the Islamic Pilgrimage to Mecca (Makkah)

    3/21/2022 8:24:43 PM

    Hajj, the religious pilgrimage performed in ritual stages in and around the holy city of Mecca (Makka), is required of Muslims at least once during their lifetimes. It is the largest annual gathering of human beings on earth, with approximately three million people gathering each year for three to five days between the eighth and 12th of Dhul-Hijjah, the last month of the Muslim calendar.

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  • <div class=noidunghover><p class=tieudehover>Tawhid: the Islamic Principle of God`s Oneness</p></div>");' onmouseout="hidetip();">Tawhid: the Islamic Principle of God's Oneness

    2/28/2022 10:42:49 AM

    Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are all considered monotheistic faiths, but for Islam, the principle of monotheism exists to an extreme degree. For Muslims, even the Christian principle of the Holy Trinity is seen as a detraction from the essential "oneness" of God. 

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  • Shahaadah: Declaration of Faith: Pillar of Islam

    Shahaadah: Declaration of Faith: Pillar of Islam

    1/21/2022 10:53:49 AM

    One of the five “pillars of Islam” is the declaration of faith, known as the shahaadah. Everything in the life of a Muslim rests upon a foundation of faith, and the shahaadah sums up the essence of the entire faith in one sentence. 

     

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  • Who Are the Prophets of Islam?

    Who Are the Prophets of Islam?

    1/10/2022 9:48:27 AM

    Islam teaches that God has sent prophets to humanity, in different times and places, to communicate His message. Since the beginning of time, God has sent His guidance through these chosen people. They were human beings who taught the people around them about faith in One Almighty God, and how to walk on the path of righteousness. Some prophets also revealed God's Word through books of revelation.

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  • What does the Quran say about Jesus?

    What does the Quran say about Jesus?

    12/29/2021 7:46:47 AM

    In the Quran, there are many stories about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ (called 'Isa in Arabic). The Quran recalls his miraculous birth, his teachings, the miracles he performed by God's permission, and his life as a respected prophet of God. The Quran also repeatedly reminds that Jesus was a human prophet sent by God, not part of God Himself. Below are some direct quotations from the Quran regarding the life and teachings of Jesus.

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  • Doors of Jannah. Islam`s Eight Doors, or Gates, to Heaven

    Doors of Jannah. Islam's Eight Doors, or Gates, to Heaven

    5/19/2021 11:10:25 AM

    Islamic tradition describes Jannah, or heaven, as having eight doors or gates. Each door has a name that describes the types or characteristics of the people who will be admitted through it. Some scholars surmise that these doors are found inside Jannah after one enters the main gate.

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  • Evil Eye in Islam

    Evil Eye in Islam

    5/7/2021 11:00:35 AM

    The term “evil eye” usually refers to harm that comes to a person because of someone else’s jealousy or envy towards them. Many Muslims believe it to be real, and some incorporate specific practices in order to protect themselves or their loved ones from its effects.

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  • The Dead Sea and Its Importance in Islamic Tradition

    The Dead Sea and Its Importance in Islamic Tradition

    5/5/2021 9:25:03 AM

    Located between Jordan, Israel, the West Bank, and Palestine, the Dead Sea is one of the most unique places on earth. At 1,412 feet below sea level, its shores rank as the lowest land point on earth.

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  • The 5 Muslim Daily Prayer Times and What They Mean

    The 5 Muslim Daily Prayer Times and What They Mean

    4/28/2021 10:44:41 AM

    For Muslims, the five daily prayer times (called salat) are among the most important obligations of the Islamic faith. Prayers remind the faithful of God and the many opportunities to seek His guidance and forgiveness. They also serve as a reminder of the connection that Muslims the world over share through their faith and shared rituals.

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  • Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham)

    Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham)

    4/26/2021 11:11:28 AM

    Muslims honor and respect the Prophet Abraham (known in the Arabic language as Ibrahim). The Quran describes him as "a man of truth, a prophet" (Quran 19:41). Many aspects of Islamic worship, including pilgrimage and prayer, recognize and honor the importance of the life and teachings of this great prophet.

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  • Muslim Belief on the Birth of Jesus

    Muslim Belief on the Birth of Jesus

    4/23/2021 10:18:18 AM

    Muslims believe that Jesus (called 'Isa in Arabic) was the son of Mary, and was conceived without the intervention of a human father.

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  • Islamic Prayers Asking Forgiveness From Allah

    Islamic Prayers Asking Forgiveness From Allah

    4/19/2021 10:04:10 AM

    Personal pleas to Allah, known as 'du'a,' can include requests for mercy

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  • Halal and Haram: The Islamic Dietary Laws

    Halal and Haram: The Islamic Dietary Laws

    4/16/2021 10:17:48 AM

    ike many religions, Islam prescribes a set of dietary guidelines for its believers to follow: In general, Islamic dietary law distinguishes between food and drink that are allowed (halal) and those that are prohibited (haram). 

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  • What does the Quran say about Jesus?

    What does the Quran say about Jesus?

    4/14/2021 10:32:29 AM

    In the Quran, there are many stories about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ (called 'Isa in Arabic). The Quran recalls his miraculous birth, his teachings, the miracles he performed by God's permission, and his life as a respected prophet of God. 

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  • What Islam Teaches About Sin

    What Islam Teaches About Sin

    4/12/2021 10:30:25 AM

    Islam teaches that God (Allah) has sent guidance to human beings, through His prophets and books of revelation.
     

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  • Muslim Belief on the Birth of Jesus

    Muslim Belief on the Birth of Jesus

    4/5/2021 10:26:08 AM

    Muslims believe that Jesus (called 'Isa in Arabic) was the son of Mary, and was conceived without the intervention of a human father.

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  • Creation of the Universe and Evolution in Islam

    Creation of the Universe and Evolution in Islam

    3/22/2021 9:24:44 AM

    The descriptions of creation in the Qur'an are not intended as dry historical accounts but rather to engage the reader in contemplating the lessons to be learned from it. 

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  • What does the Quran say about Jesus?

    What does the Quran say about Jesus?

    3/15/2021 10:33:48 AM

    In the Quran, there are many stories about the life and teachings of Jesus Christ (called 'Isa in Arabic). The Quran recalls his miraculous birth, his teachings, the miracles he performed by God's permission, and his life as a respected prophet of God. 

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  • Dar al-Harb vs. Dar al-Islam Peace, War, and Politics

    Dar al-Harb vs. Dar al-Islam Peace, War, and Politics

    3/12/2021 9:45:49 AM

    A crucial distinction made in Islamic theology is that between Dar al-Harb and Dar al-Islam. What do these terms mean and how does it influence and affect Muslim nations and extremists? 

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  • Five Pillars of Islam

    Five Pillars of Islam

    3/10/2021 11:01:29 AM

    The “five pillars of Islam” are religious duties that provide a framework for a Muslim’s life. These duties are performed regularly and encompass duties to God, to personal spiritual growth, to care for the poor, self-discipline, and sacrifice.

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  • Converting to Islam

    Converting to Islam

    3/3/2021 10:21:06 AM

    People interested in the teachings of Islam sometimes find that the religion and lifestyle resonate in a way that makes them consider converting to the faith in a formal way. 

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