Introduction To Islam -Part III

Islam / Fatma Bayram

Reading the Qur’an can result in mental discord regarding a certain subject. A ruling on a certain matter may contradict our egos. Certain memories or past experiences may cause a sudden loss of faith. No matter what the excuse, we may..

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Introduction To Islam -Part II

Islam / Fatma Bayram

In the Qur’an, the oneness of Allah is mentioned more than the existence of Allah. According to the Qur’an, the existence of Allah for humans is so indispensible and natural that expressions of astonishment are used for those who do not..

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Introduction To Islam - Part I

Islam / Fatma Bayram

  Entering into Islam is only possible with faith. It is not possible to consider someone a “Muslim” if that person does not believe in the principles that are brought by the Qur’an. In Islam, faith is innate.  God created each person with a potential..

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Drenched by Dua’a

Islam / Najla T. Ilhan

It was a beautiful Ramadan morning in early fall. With a pleasant breeze and the sun periodically shining radiantly through the puffy white clouds above, I hurried out the door to my meetings. Having chosen mostly black attire as a reflection of...

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Prayer: the apple of my eye

Islam / Fatma Bayram

Prayer had been ordained during the first days of prophecy, albeit not in its final form. The first five verses of Surah Al-Alaq, which was brought verbally to Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) by the angel Gabriel, had taught ablution and prayer as the first forms of behavior and... 

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What is Religion?

Islam / Fatma Bayram

All branches of knowledge related to religion have defined religion their own perspective. While describing religion, Islamic scholars have taken into consideration the way the concept of religion was taken up in the Quran and Islamic beliefs.

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Why is religion necessary?

Regardless of which historical period is looked at, at every time and in every place man has felt the need to take refuge in a powerful and sublime being, and to trust and seek help it. These emotions are so deeply rooted in man that throughout history all people have compared some thing or being to sacredness and sublimity and become attached to it.

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The Source of Religion

According to Islamic belief, the source/founder of religion is Allah. Having established religion, Allah informed man of the rules He wanted them to follow by means of the prophets, and he gave the prophets the duty of making sure these rules were understood and implemented.

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What is Islam?

Islam / Fatma Bayram

The dictionary meaning of Islam is peace and being in peace; surrender, submission and sincerity; and giving salaam. In every case Islam comes the root salaam and salaamed.

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Belief in God

To understand and truly live Islam requires that one familiarizes themselves with Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) and his approach to life. Understanding and getting to know him is possible through grasping the essential beliefs of Islam correctly.

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