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Islam - The Modern Religion
Islam Forum
Islam Denounces Terrorism

Tafsir Commentary on Qur'an

Miracles of the Qur'an
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Prayer Times
Muslim World Population
Islamic Science

Converted2Islam YouTube channel
Robert Spencer on Islam: REFUTED 1of 2

Perhaps The Best Qur'an Recitor ever from South Asia
The Qu'ran: Basic Resources

Articles
  • Impossible histories: Why the many Islams cannot be simplified
  • Islam and the Clash of Civilizations
  • Just How Just is Islam's Just-War Tradition?
  • Karen Armstrong Describes Pope's Words as Extremely Dangerous
  • Karen Armstrong Looks at Islam: The Misunderstood Religion
  • Muslim World and the West: The Roots of Conflict
  • Religious Circumcision: A Muslim View
  • Scholars Are Quietly Offering New Theories of the Koran
  • Science and Islam - all over the world, no matter what the cultural or language differences, science is more or less guided by scientific principles. Except in Islamic countries, where it is guided by the Koran

Books

Arabic and Islamic Cultures

Commentaries
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Arabs constitute only 23% of the world's Muslims
Female Muslim Heads of State
  • Indonesia - Megawati Sukarnoputri
  • Bangladesh - Khaleda Zia
  • Bangladesh - Sheikh Hasina
  • Pakistan - Benazir Bhutto
  • Turkey -Tansu Ciller
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Founders
  • Muhammad
  • Aisha
  • Fatima
  • Abu Bakr
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Groups

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Abdul Meiji II, last Caliph of the Ottoman Empire

History
Holidays
  • Eid al-Adha (Feast of Sacrifice...Abraham and his son)
  • Eid a'-Fitr (Festival of Fast Breaking)
  • Mawlid al-Nabi (Birthday of the Prophet)
  • Eid Rasel-Sannah (Start of the New Year)
  • Isra-wa-al-Mi'raj (Night of the Journey and Ascension)
  • Lailat al-Qadr (Night of Power)
Islamic Science Wiki
  • Ibn al-Haytham's Optics (1021)
  • First public hospital
  • First psychiatric hospital
  • First public library
  • First lending library
  • First card catalog for a library
  • First degree-granting academic university
  • First astronomical observatory for research (not just an observation post)
  • Invention of Algebra
  • Translations from Ancient Greek
  • Translation from Ancient Latin
  • Origin of Occam's Razor in Ibn al-Haytham's writings
  • Developed street lamps
  • Invented perfume
  • Created the combination lock
  • Started the idea of the three-course meal
  • Developed mathematical scale for measuring the strength of a dose of medicine
  • Invention of such surgical instruments as the forceps, catgut, surgical needle, scalpel, surgical spoon, the cast, and the bone saw
  • Developed clinical trials, randomized clinical trials, and evidence based medicine
  • Discovery of contagious nature of disease
  • First autopsies
  • First animal testing of medication
  • First dissections
  • Foundation of the circulatory system theory of blood
  • First mathematical proof by induction
  • Foundation of non-Euclidian geometry
  • Cryptography developed into a defined science

Jargon
  • Burka
  • Caliph
  • Dajjal
  • Dar al-harb
  • Dar al-Islam
  • Fatwa
  • Fitna
  • Hadith
  • Hafiz
  • Haram
  • Hijab
  • Hijra
  • Jihad
  • Kuffaar
  • Kunait
  • Mushrik
  • Sunnah
  • Ulema
  • Ummah
  • Zakat

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Ka'aba

Ka'aba
  • Built originally by Abraham
  • The Black Stone of the eastern corner is said to date to the period of Adam and Eve, and is possibly a meteorite remnant
  • To keep the peace among the perpetually warring tribes, Mecca was declared a sanctuary where no violence was allowed within 20 miles (32 km) of the Kaaba. This combat-free zone allowed Mecca to thrive not only as a place of pilgrimage, but also as a trading center.
  • The Kaaba was thought to be at the center of the world with the Gate of Heaven directly above it. The Kaaba marked the location where the sacred world intersected with the profane, and the embedded Black Stone was a further symbol of this as a meteorite that had fallen from the sky and linked heaven and earth.
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  • Like Jews, the earliest Muslims prayed facing Jerusalem. According to Islamic tradition, when Muhammad was praying in the Qiblatain Mosque (in Medina), he was ordered by God to change the qibla from Jerusalem to Mecca and the Kaaba. Various theories are advanced as to the reason for the change.
  • For any reference point on the Earth, the qibla is the direction to the Kaaba. Muslims are ordered to face this direction during prayer (Qur'an 2:143-144). While it may appear to some non-Muslims that Muslims worship the Kaaba, it is simply the focal point for prayer.


Rabi'a Basri

Leaders
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Legal
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Masterworks
  • Doorkeeper of the Heart: Rabi'a
  • Masnavi: Rumi
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"Moderate Muslims"
  • Clerics do not enjoy freedom of speech in very many Muslim nations, making it extremely difficult to get the message out
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Movies
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Pillars of Islam
  • Recitation of shahada, "There is no God but God, and Muhammad is His prophet"
  • Five daily prayers towards Mecca
  • Giving of charity
  • Fasting during Ramadan
  • Hajj once in lifetime

Places
  • Mecca
  • Medina
  • al-Aqsa Mosque
  • Mount Hira
  • Muhammad's Tomb

Prayers
  • Salatu-l-Maghrib
      Sunset Prayer
  • Salatu-l-'Isha
      Evening Prayer


Nearly every Christian depiction of the Virgin Mary portrays her dressed in hijab

Principles
  • Abrogation
  • Allah Closer To You Than Life Veins
  • Allah Grateful
  • Allah Guides the God-Choosing People
  • Brotherhood of all men (not just believers)
  • Compulsion in Religion Forbidden
  • Each Soul Responsible for Own Actions
  • Earth Subservient to Mankind
  • Enemies Treated with Justice and Mercy
  • Freedom of Religion
  • Generosity with Mercy and Gifts
  • Hell Treatment of Spiritual Diseases
  • Hell is Not Everlasting
  • Hijab for Women
  • Honor Killings Implied???
  • Humility and Meekness are Virtues
  • Infinite Progress in Life After Death
  • Intermarriage with non-Muslims permitted
  • Jesus Buried in Srinagar
  • Jesus Not Rude to his mother
  • Jihad
  • Life Full of Many Struggles
  • Man is Inherently Weak, But Not Sinful or Evil
  • Man Made to Rule Universe
  • Martyrs Not Dead, But Alive, Protected By Allah
  • Muslims Champions of Religious Liberty
  • Nature of Righteousness
  • Parenthood Expected, Celibacy Abhorred
  • Pillars of Islam
  • Previous Scriptures Corrupted By Man
  • Qur'an Confirms Truth of Previous Scriptures
  • Respect of Other Religions
  • Service to Humanity Object of Life
  • Sin
  • Spirituality
  • Suicide Strictly Forbidden...Protect Life
  • Warfare
  • Women
Prophets
  • Muhammad
  • Jesus
  • John the Baptist
  • Ezekiel
  • Jonah
  • Elisha
  • Elijah
  • Solomon
  • David
  • Aaron
  • Moses
  • Jethro
  • Job
  • Joseph
  • Jacob
  • Isaac
  • Ishmael
  • Lot
  • Abraham
  • Shaloh
  • Eber
  • Noah
  • Enoch
  • Adam
Radio Reports
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Maulana Muhammad Ali

Scholars
Scriptures
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Sects
  • Sunni
  • Shi'a
  • Sufi
  • Allawi
  • Deobandi
  • Wahabbi


Pope Benedict XVI meets Saudi King Abdullah

Sharia
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Pope John Paul II kissing the Qur'an
Discussion of Pope and the Qur'an

Teachings
  • All Humanity is Pregnant with God
  • Daily Lived Piety
  • History
  • Laughter and Play are the Most Important
  • Leaders
  • Perplexity
  • Plowing the Earth
  • Love
  • Put Aside the Scripture and Live It
  • Soul - The Body is not Base
  • Staying Centered While Moving


Wives of the Prophet Muhammad
  • Khadijah
  • Sawda
  • Aisha
  • Hafsa
  • Zaynab
  • Umm Salama
  • Raihanah
  • Zaynab bint Jahsh
  • Juwayriya
  • Ramlah
  • Safiyya
  • Maymuna
  • Maria