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An Introduction to Islam
 

The Message of Peace, Love, Equality, Freedom and Justice

Islam for Young Readers

 

For Young Readers: We Are Placed on this Earth For a Purpose!

O mankind, indeed we created you from a single pair of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes,

that you may get to know each other. Indeed the most honored of you in the sight of God is the one who is most righteous of you.

Allah has full knowledge of all things.” Qur’an 49:13

 

   

Islam, the Proactive Way of Life

  • There is a purpose for life on this Earth.
  • Creation of the Universe was not an accident.
  • Man was created to manifest the Love of God.
  • God gifted the human being with that of His Spirit for everlasting life.
  • This life is the preparation for the Hereafter.
  • Let us help make this Earth a beautiful place for everyone.

“O’ Lord please provide us with all the nice and beautiful things in this life and in the Hereafter.

And protect us from the torment of fire.” 
Qur’an 2:201

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Islam Teaches Us the Way of Life

Islam helps us find ways to get along with others, and helps us develop self-esteem and confidence in ourselves.

When you choose the Islamic way of life it helps you feel good about yourself. Islam shows us the way to be

a responsible person and an excellent human being.

 

Islam, the Way of Life

Islam offers a monotheistic view of life and defines guidelines for mankind to follow in all walks of life.

It offers comprehensive codes of conduct and behavior, for dealing with all aspects of life.

Mankind is given basic guidelines to lead a purposeful life, to develop self-esteem,

and to interact with others in civilized and equitable ways.

Islam defines the purpose of life on this Earth, steps a person has to take to find the right path,

to excel in his (hers) endeavors, to make a difference on this earth, and to achieve a bright future.

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The Purpose of Our Lives

We all need to set goals and find ways to achieve them.

It is written in the sacred book of Islam, the Qur’an, that God created the Universe for a purpose.

God wants us to respect and protect this Earth.

God shows us how to make a difference on this Earth and make it a beautiful place for all people.

 

The Right to Make a Choice

The glorious Qur’an encourages and challenges us to think, and make the right decisions in our lives.

On the Day of Judgment every person must answer for his (her) own deed,

and no one can take responsibility for the actions of others.

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Loving Devotion to God is a beautiful spiritual of mind and a proactive way of life. It is the Divine guided, beautiful journey from darkness into light, to engage in the righteous deeds and promote peace

and prosperity for all mankind. (Refer to 2:257)

 

“God sends His blessings on you, as do His angels, to lead you out of darkness into light.” Qur’an (33:43)

 

Devotion to God for a Muslim is a genuine effort to be a socially and politically responsible person.

This responsibility empowers the individual to choose a proactive way of life to make this Earth a better place

to live, not just for himself (herself), but for all mankind.

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Islam is an Arabic word. It means peace, tranquility and purity.

Islam, as a religion, according to the sacred book of the Qur’an, means the loving devotion to God. A Muslim person places his (her) trust in God, the One and the Only God.

Islam is the continuation and culmination of the same message that was sent to the earlier prophets of God.

 

“Say (O Muhammad): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us and that which was revealed unto Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and their descendants, and in (scriptures) given to Moses, Jesus,

and the Prophets, from their Lord; we do not differentiate between any one of them, and to God we surrender.” 

Qur’an 2:136

 

Allah in Arabic means God, the One and the Only God. Allah is the creator and sustainer of the Universe.

Allah is the God of all mankind. Jews, Christians, and Muslims all worship the same God.

In this booklet the word God and Allah are used interchangeably.

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The Sacred Book of the Qur’an is the word of God that was given to His Messenger, Prophet Muhammad some 1400 years ago. It explains all the Good things in life and it shows us how to avoid all the bad things.

 

“Qur’an is a Light from Allah and a clear Book” Qur’an 5:15

 

“God sent to His Messenger clear Signs that lead you from the depths of darkness into Light.

God is Kind and Compassionate.” Qur’an 57:9

 

“The Qur’an is the source of healing and mercy for those who believe.” Qur’an 17:82

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The Life of Prophet Muhammad

Prophet Muhammad delivered the God’s message to mankind.

He brought the sacred book of Qur’an to us from God.

He was born in the year of 570 AD in the city of Mecca, in the Arabian Peninsula.

He lost his father before he was born and lost his mother when he was only 6 years old.

He was a self-made person. Living such a righteous life, he was known as Muhammad the Truthful.

At the age of 40 he was chosen by God to lead mankind to the righteous path and deliver the God’s final message, the Sacred Qur’an.

 

“Say (O Muhammad): I am only a man like you. It has been revealed to me that your God is the one and only God. Hence, whoever looks forward to meeting his Sustainer (on Judgment day), let him (her) do righteous deeds and accept no one as His partner.” Qur’an 18:110

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Islam the Message for All People

Prophet Muhammad brought the message of love, compassion,

kindness and mercy not just for the Muslims, but for all people.

 

“We sent Prophet Muhammad to be a fine example of compassion and mercy for all people.”

 Paraphrased 21:107

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Do Not Accept Anything Blindly

There is no such thing as Blind faith in Islam. Before we accept anything, we have to make sure we fully understand it and ask pertinent questions. Muslims are urged to have an inquisitive mind.

 

“Be sure not to follow that of which you do not have any knowledge.” Qur’an 17:36

 

We must always make sure not to join the organizations that try to control our minds and our lives,

such as cult groups or similar organizations.

People must not be forced to accept a religion.

 

Let there be no compulsion in religion. True faith stands out clear from error. So whoever who rejects the idols and believes in God has taken hold of the most reliable handle, that which does not break. . .” Qur’an 2:256

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Respect the Followers of other Religions

Qur’an, the sacred book of Islam, promotes respect for the followers of other religions.

We must keep in mind that Jews, Christians and Muslims worship the same God.

Each person is responsible for his (her) actions and will be rewarded accordingly.

 

Those who do righteous deeds, and believe in God, be it male or female,

shall enter the Paradise and not the least of injustice will be done to them.”  Qur’an 4:123

 

Islam is not a new religion. It is the continuation of the same message that was given to Moses and Jesus:

 

“Say (O Muhammad): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us and that which was revealed unto Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and their descendants, and in (scriptures) given to Moses, Jesus, and the Prophets, from their Lord; we do not differentiate between any one of them, and to God we surrender.” Paraphrased 3:84

 

During the annual pilgrimage to the City of Mecca, Muslims pay tribute to Prophet Abraham, his wife, Hagar,

and their son, Ishmael.

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Muslims are not against non- Muslims

The most publicized issue of Muslims against non-Muslims is totally alien to Islamic teachings.

In Islam the entire World’s population is referred to as One Global Nation under God. 21:92; 23:52; 2:213

 

“Be they Muslims, Jews, Christians, or Sabeans, those who believe in God and the Judgment Day and who do good have their reward with their Lord. They have nothing to fear, nor shall they grieve.” Qur’an 2:62

 

“God bestows His blessings upon you, with His angels (echoing Him),

so that He might take you out of the depths of darkness into the light.” Qur’an 33:43

 

“. . . Indeed God is most Compassionate and Kind towards all mankind”  Qur’an 22:65; 42:19

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Muslims, Jews, and Christians Worship the same God

Allah is the unique Arabic name for God. It is always used in singular form and does not accept a plural form.

The Arabic-speaking Jews and Christians in the Middle East also use the word Allah for God.

 

“Say (O People of the Scripture): Come to an understanding that is common between us and you,

that we serve none but God, and that we associate no partners with Him,

and do not some of us take others as Lords apart from God . . .”  Qur’an 3:64

 

“Say (O People of the Scripture): Do you argue with us about Allah, while He is our Lord and your Lord as well? We are responsible for our actions and you are for yours; and we are sincere to Allah.”  Qur’an 2:139

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Islam Acknowledges and Confirms Earlier Sacred Books

One of the important concepts in Islam is the fact that the Qur’an confirms the Torah and Gospel by names.

In other words, it confirms the teachings of Moses and Jesus.

One of the basic elements of faith in Islam is to believe in the earlier revelations from God.

 

“Say (O Muhammad): We believe in Allah and that which is revealed unto us and that which was revealed

unto Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, and their descendants, and in (scriptures) given to Moses, Jesus,

and the Prophets, from their Lord; we do not differentiate between any one of them, and to God we surrender.” 

Qur’an 3:84

 

“This is the book (Qur’an). In it is guidance indeed, without doubt, for those who are God-conscious, who believe in the unseen, are steadfast in prayer, and spend (for the needy) out of what We have provided for them.

And who believe in the revelation sent to you, and sent before your time and have the assurance (in their hearts) of the hereafter.” Qur’an 2:2-4

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Islam the Interfaith Religion

There is no such thing as “Exclusivity” in Islam. In other words, unlike the teachings of most other religions,

people do not have to adhere to Islamic principles to achieve salvation and be saved.

According to the Islamic teachings God treats the followers of all religions equally.

 

“Those who believe, including those who are Jews, Christians, an Sabeans who believe in God and hereafter,

and lead a righteous life, and engage in good deeds, surely God will reward them,

and no fear or sadness shall come upon them.” Qur’an 2:62

 

The interfaith cooperation is an important aspect of Islam. Some 1400 years ago the sacred book of Qur’an invited all God loving people to join together to build a beautiful heaven on this Earth. It is written for Muslims to equally respect all prophets of God and not to make any preferences of one over the others.

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The Love of God

The Love of God  is the fundamental aspect of Islam. It is a beautiful feeling of closeness to God.

It empowers you to feel good about yourself. Those who are devoted to God out of love and not fear always

find the righteous path in life that is most pleasing to God.

 

“And those who believe are intense in their love for Allah”  Qur’an 2:165

 

“Pray only in those places of worship that are built by those who have chosen the righteous path.

And are inclined to purify themselves. Indeed God loves all who purify themselves.” Paraphrased 9:108

 

“Be humble and thankful and remain always conscious of your Lord,

indeed God is always cognizant of you.”  Qur’an 2:152

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The Inner Peace

To promote peace in the World one must first have peace of mind, the inner peace. 

We must first be at peace with ourselves.

 

“It is He who bestowed inner peace upon the hearts of the believers,

in order to help them grow yet stronger in their faith.” Qur’an 48:4

 

“Those who believe, their hearts find peace in remembrance of God.

Indeed the remembrance of God places tranquility and peace in People’s hearts.”  Qur’an 13:28

 

“Those who are gifted with knowledge believe in the Qur’an and they know that it is the truth from their Lord;

and their hearts humbly submit unto Him; indeed God guides the believers to the straight path.”  Qur’an 22:54

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Promoting Love & Kindness

Muslims are taught to love and honor all people regardless of gender, race, religion, or national origin.

God created mankind in the most beautiful complexion, and gifted him (her) with that of His Spirit. 

Paraphrased 40:64; 64:3; 32:9; 95:4

 

“ . . . Allah loves them (all mankind) and they love Allah”  Qur’an 5:54

“ . . We have indeed honored mankind” Qur’an 17:70

“ . . .God has caused your faith to be dear to you, and has placed beauty in your hearts,

and has made it unpleasant to you the denial of the truth, inequities, and rebellion” Qur’an 49:7

 

“Act kindly, just as God has treated you kindly.” Qur’an 28:77

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Iman (Islamic Concept of Faith)

Muslims believe in one God, His angels, His messengers, and His scripture, the Day of Judgment,

the Hereafter, and accountability for their words and actions. Iman is the total devotion and believing in Truth wholeheartedly such that it shall reflect in our thoughts, our words and our deeds.

There is no such thing as blind faith in Islam. (2:3-4; 2:285; 17:36)

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Human Life is Very Sacred

The life of a person, any person, is highly sacred and precious in Islam:

 

“ . . . We prescribed with the Children of Israel that anyone who kills any person

without due process shall be as if he had killed all mankind.

Anyone who spares even one life shall be as if he had saved all mankind.”  Qur’an 5:32

 

“ . . . Don’t take any life, which God has made sacred, except by way of justice and law.

God has instructed you in this so that you may act with wisdom.”  Qur’an 6:151

 

“Nor take life, which God has made sacred, except by way of Justice and law.”  Qur’an 17:33

 

Even suicide is forbidden in Islam and considered a great sin:

 

“ . . . Nor kill (or destroy) yourself; for indeed God has been merciful to you.” Qur’an 4:29

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Effort to Eliminate the Pain and Suffering of Mankind is an Act of Worship:

One of the earlier messages of Islam was to create an environment where people could live together

in peace and tranquility, and make an all out effort to eliminate the pain and suffering of the people.

Feeding the hungry, providing shelter for the homeless and freeing the slaves are written for the Muslims

to be the act of worshipping God.

 

“It is not righteousness for you to turn your faces to the East and the West. But righteous is he who believes in Allah, the Day of Judgment, the Angels, the Scripture and the Prophets. Righteous is the one who gives away of his wealth, that is dear to him, to kinsfolk, orphans, the needy, the wayfarer, to those who ask, and to set slaves free; and observes proper worship and pay Zakat. Righteous are those who keep their promises and are patient in hardship, adversity and time of stress. Such are those who are sincere.”  Qur’an 2:177

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Dialogue with God

It is written for Muslims to pray, five times every day, directly to God.

 

“Those who believe, their hearts find peace and harmony in remembering God.

Indeed the remembrance of God places peace and tranquility upon people’s hearts.”  Qur’an 13:28

 

“O People! understand that God is very near to you and answers your prayers any time you turn to Him.

So pray to God and hear His call and learn to place your trust in God,

in order that you may be guided to the righteous life.” Paraphrased 2:186

 

“So (O people) remember Me, and I remember you; and always be thankful and never be ungrateful.” 

Qur’an 2:152

 

“Those who are gifted with knowledge believe in the Qur’an and they know that it is the truth from their Lord;

and their hearts humbly submit unto Him; indeed God guides the believers to the straight path.”  Qur’an 22:54

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Let Us Pray:

 

O Almighty God! We thank you and Praise for:

Starting every chapter of the Qur’an with the statement of Love and Kindness. (1)

Showing us the beauty of worshipping You, the One and the Only (2)

Guiding us to the right path to happiness, righteousness and prosperity. (3)

Enlightening our hearts and our minds to be truthful in our words, thoughts and deeds. (4)

Teaching the freedom of worship to the entire world. (5)

Guiding us from the darkness of ignorance to the light of knowledge. (6)

Informing us the entire world’s population was created from a single male and female and we are sisters
                  and brothers on this Earth. (7)

Teaching us to be humble and not to be arrogant and self- centered. (8)

Informing us that there is only one religion of God; Prophet Muhammad brought the same message
                  that was given to Moses, Jesus and other Prophets of God. (9)

Placing no one between You, the Almighty God, and the faithful people. (10)

Teaching us not to accept anything blindly. (11)

Bringing peace and tranquility to our hearts and our minds every time we remember You. (12)

Assuring us that the Truth will soon overcome the falsehood. (13)

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Be Nice and Compassionate to your Enemies

God teaches us to overwhelm our enemies with love and kindness.

We hope that someday they will become our best friends:

 

“Treat your enemies the very best way you know. Always treat those who are against you

with utmost in love and kindness and hope that they become your best friend.” Paraphrased 41:34

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In Search of Knowledge

God wants us to work hard and always try to learn and increase our knowledge.

God encourages us to have an inquisitive mind and always ask questions in order to learn.

We can increase our knowledge and understanding by asking questions and thinking.

Prophet Muhammad made it a religious duty and a life time obligation for the believers,

men and women, to learn and seek knowledge.

 

“Allah will exalt those among you who believe, as well as those who have acquired knowledge, to high ranks.”

Qur’an 58:11

 

There is a beautiful prayer in the Qur’an:

“O my Lord! Please give me strength to acquire more knowledge and learn more.” Paraphrased 20:114

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What is Jihad?

Jihad does not mean Holy War. In fact holy war is not even mentioned in the Qur’an.

How can the act of violence and destruction be Holy?

Jihad means to work very hard, in the Way of Allah, to make this Earth a better place to live for all people.

However, Muslims are urged to defend themselves when attacked by others,

but they are not allowed to engage in aggression:

 

“Defend yourself in the cause of Allah against those who wage war against you,
but do not commit aggression, for indeed God does not love the aggressors.” 
Qur’an 2:190

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Helping the Needy Is to Worship God

One of the greatest sources of pleasure and self-fulfillment in life is to be able to help the needy,

the orphans and the homeless people. In the following verse helping the needy is considered an act of worship:

 

“It is not righteousness for you to turn your faces towards the East or the West. But righteous is he who believes in Allah, the Day of Judgment, the Angels, the Scripture and the Prophets. Righteous is the one who gives away of his wealth, that is dear to him, to kinsfolk, orphans, the needy, the wayfarer, to those who ask, and to set slaves free; and observes proper worship and pay Zakat. Righteous are those who keep their promises and are patient in hardship, adversity and time of stress. Such are those who are sincere.”  Qur’an 2:177

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Extremists Do Not Represent Islam

Islam is the religion of moderation and peace. Extremists are deviating from the basic Islamic teachings.

 

“Thus, We have set you up as a nation of moderation so you may act as witnesses for mankind as the Messenger is a witness for you.” Qur’an 2:143

 

Engaging in violence, or causing destruction and death of innocent people is against the Qur’anic teachings.

The extremists do not represent Islam. We also know that those extremists who blow up abortion clinics do not represent Christianity. The Ku Klux Klan members who engaged in violence against the innocent black people

did not represent Christianity either.

However, it is written for Muslims to defend themselves against aggression,

but definitely not to engage in aggression.

 

“Fight in the cause of Allah against those who wage war against you, but do not commit aggression, for indeed God does not love the aggressors.” Qur’an 2:190

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Some Misinformed Muslims quote the following verse from the Qur’an and claim that Islam does not

recognize other religions:

 

“The only true religion with God is Islam . . .”  Qur’an 3:19

 

However, the Qur’an refers to all Monotheistic religions as Islam. In the following verses,

all Prophets of God are mentioned as Muslims:

 

“Abraham said: I have, as a Muslim, committed myself to the Lord of Universe.” Qur’an 2:131

 

“Jacob’s sons said: We worship your God, the God of your fathers, Abraham, Ishmael, and Isaac,

One God, and unto Him we have surrendered, as Muslims.” Qur’an 2:133

 

In the following verse, Islam is referred to as the religion of Abraham.

 

“Strive for Allah, sincerely and truthfully. God has chosen you and has placed no hardship on you in practicing your religion, the religion of your spiritual father, Abraham . . .” Qur’an 22:78

 

In verse 3:52, even the apostles of Jesus are referred to as Muslims.

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Islamic Values

 

Respect for Parents

Muslims are instructed to be nice and helpful to their parents.

“Worship nothing but God; be kind to your parents and relatives, and to the orphans and the poor.

 

Speak nicely to people, be constant in prayer, and give charity.”  Qur’an 2:83

 

Caring for the Hungry and Homeless People

It is a religious duty for all Muslims to set aside a portion of their income to help the poor people.

 

“Those who believe have set aside a portion of their wealth for the needy and the destitute.

” Paraphrased 70:24, 25

Truthfulness and Avoiding Gossip

Muslims are taught to always tell the truth and avoid lies. People who lie are not respected by others.

 

“Do not cover the truth with falsehood. Never hide the truth, knowingly.”  Qur’an 2:24

 

Muslims are urged not to engage in gossip. It is an Islamic teaching that if you do not have anything good to say about someone do not say anything at all. Always treat others the way you expect to be treated.

 

Always Be Patient and Control Your Anger

It is written for Muslims to practice patience and perseverance especially during difficult times.

 

“Always be patient and understand that the promise of Allah is always true.

Ask for forgiveness and praise your Lord at night and early morning.”  Qur’an 40:55

 

“Those who are generous in good times and in bad times, and who withhold anger,

and who forgive the mistakes of others. Indeed God loves those who do good.”  Qur’an 3:134

 

Cleanliness

It is extremely important for Muslims to keep their bodies and the environment clean.

Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) stated that cleanliness is part of our faith.

 

“Pray only in those places of worship that are built by those who have chosen the righteous path.

And are inclined to purify themselves. Indeed God loves those who purify themselves.” Qur’an  9:108

 

To Be Hopeful and Optimist

Muslims are encouraged to be hopeful and look forward to a bright future.

 

“Those who commit themselves peacefully to God and are acting kindly will receive their earnings

from their Lord. No fear shall come upon them nor will they be saddened.”  Qur’an 2:112

 

God promises that truth will overcome the falsehood.

 

“God will give you another blessing which you love: help from Allah and victory in near future.

Give good tidings to believers.”  Qur’an 61:13

 

Keep your promises

It is very important for Muslims to keep and not break their promises.

 

“. . . The righteous are those who keep their promise when they make one”  Qur’an 2:177

 

“God will not ask you to account for what is unintentional in breaking your oath; but you have to account for your action if you deliberately break your oath. To make up for your action you must feed ten hungry persons,

on a scale of your average family food, or provide clothing for them or free the slaves.

If that is beyond your means, fast for three days.”  Qur’an 5:89

 

Stay Away from Drugs, Alcohol and Gambling

Our bodies are precious gifts from God and we must keep this gift always clean and purified.

We must avoid anything that impairs our power of judgment and decision making.

 

“O you who believe, liquor, gambling, idols, and raffles, are only the filthy work of Satan;

turn away from all of those in order for you to succeed.”  Qur’an 5:90

 

Protecting the Environment

It is the duty of all Muslims to protect the environment and the living creatures on this Planet.

Mankind was created to be the custodian of the Earth. God does not love those who are wasting our natural resources. 2:30; 6:142; 40:43

 

Protecting the Consumer

It is written for Muslims to be extremely fair when doing business with others.

Muslims must set example for equity and fairness in all walks of life.

The Qur’an imposes heavy punishment for those who cheat their customers. 26;181-183; 55:7-9

 

Superstition Has No Place in Islam

Islam discourages us to depend on fortune telling, Astrology, and magic to make decisions in our life.

Our decisions must be based on clear thinking and sound reasoning.

Qur’an states that no one has the knowledge of the future except God.

 

“Only God is the Knower of the future and the things hidden.”  Qur’an 27:65

 

Even prophet Muhammad did not posses the knowledge of the unseen or the future:

 

“Say: I do not tell you that I have the treasures of God; and I do not know the unseen.

And I do not tell you that I am an angel. I only follow what was revealed to me.” Qur’an 6:50

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Pillars of Islam

The love of God is the fundamental aspect of Islam.

This love is a dominant factor in the lives of all Muslims, and is reflected in the following five Pillars of Islam:

 

Declaration of Faith (Shahada):

To testify that there is no one worthy of worship except the Almighty God and Muhammad is His Messenger. (Refer to 64:8-13; 112:1-4)

 

Prayers (Salat)

Praying five times a day is an enlightening and empowering experience for devout Muslims.

This is a privilege bestowed upon the faithful by God to help them remain on the righteous path. 

(Refer to 2:153; 11:115; 17:78; 29:54)

 

Financial Responsibility (Zakat):

This is an important commitment to God to financially help the needy, and to support and contribute

to the welfare of the entire community as well as the Global Community.

(Refer to 2:277)

 

Fasting (Sawm):

It is written for all Muslims to refrain eating and drinking from dawn to dusk during the sacred month of Ramadan. Helping the needy, the homeless and hungry people are especially emphasized during this month.

During this month, Muslims engage in intensive worship and prayers, seeking spiritual guidance and peace of mind. (Refer to 2:183-185)

 

Pilgrimage (Hajj):

All Muslims are required to perform the Pilgrimage to the sacred House of Ka’ba in the city of Mecca
at least once in their lifetime if they can afford it.

This endeavor emphasizes the concept of diversity in Islam,

as pilgrims from all over the World gather to worship the One God.

 

The Ka’ba was the first place of worship built by Prophet Abraham, for all people, not just Muslims.

 

“Indeed the first house of worship built for mankind is the one at Becca (Ka’ba);

blessed place and guidance to all people. In it are clear signs, such as Abraham’s station.

Anyone enters will be in peace and secure.” Qur’an 3:96, 97

 

“Remember when We gave the site to Abraham to build the Sacred House.

We said to him do not associate any partner to God, and purify my House for those who perform pilgrimage

and go around it and pray and prostrate.” Qur’an 2:26

 

Islam and Modern Science

Those who seek knowledge are especially favored by God.

Prophet Muhammad made it a religious duty and a life time obligation for the believers, men and women,

to learn and seek knowledge.

 

“Allah will exalt those among you who believe, as well as those have acquired knowledge, to high ranks.” 

Qur’an 58:11

 

There are many verses in the Qur’an encouraging the believers to think and reason before making decisions.

The French scientist, Dr. Maurice Bucaille, in his book, The Bible, the Qur’an and Science,

states that the relationship between the Qur’an and science is that of harmony and not of discord.

In his book he discusses the verses in the Qur’an covering the following topics:

Astronomy

The Earth

The Animal and Vegetable Kingdom

Human Reproduction

In each section of his book he quotes verses from the Qur’an and shows how these verses conform

to modern day science.

The following verses from the Qur’an refer to important issues verified by modern day scientific discoveries:

 

Verses 32:4, 5 and 70:4 mention the creation of the heaven and the earth in six periods not just in six days.

Each period to be as many 50,000 years.

Verse 15:22 refers to pollination of plants by wind.

Verse 16:66 mentions the production of milk inside the body of animals.

Verses 71:14, 75:73, 23:13 and 22:5 show the various stages of fertilization and development

of the human embryo.

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Qur’anic References for Prayers:

(1). The Qur’an (2). 112:1-4 (3). 1:1-7

(4). 2:148 (5). 109:1-6 (6). 2:255-257

(7). 49:13  (8). 7:55 (9). 3:84

(10). 2:255; 7:196  (11). 17;36

(12). 13:28  (13). 61:13

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P.O. Box 42005 Los Angeles, CA 90042-0005

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