Prophethood in Islam

MV: Prophethood is not unknown to heavenly revealed religions, such as Judaism and Christianity. In Islam, however, it has a special status and significance. According to Islam, Allah created man for a noble purpose: to worship Him and lead a virtuous life based on His teachings and guidance. How would man know his role and purpose of his existence unless he received clear and practical instructions of what Allah wants him to do? Here comes the need for prophethood. Thus Allah had chosen from every nation a prophet or more to covey His Message to people. One might ask: How … Continue reading Prophethood in Islam

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The Basics of the Political System in Islam (part 2 of 2): Islam and Democracy

MV: This post is the sequel to the post The Basics of the Political System in Islam . This post talks about if Islam and Democracy are compatible. This article also shows Islam’s crucial role in government and how Islam affects every life topic that exists. Islam and Democracy In order to discuss productively the topic of democracy, one must first understand the origins and meanings of the concept itself.  But, for the sake of brevity, it can be said that, according to the “modern” and most rudimental understanding of the term, Islamic thought does conform to some of its … Continue reading The Basics of the Political System in Islam (part 2 of 2): Islam and Democracy

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The Basics of the Political System in Islam (part 1 of 2)

MV: This post is brought to us by IR. IR is a very brilliant site and holds a myriad of information. This post shows how Islam is the complete way of life and how it influences every aspect of life. This post explains how fundamental beliefs of Islam play a pivotal role in the system of governance. Part Two shall be coming soon. Introduction The West makes a natural mistake in their understanding of Islamic tradition, assuming that religion means the same for Muslims as it has meant for most other religious adherents ever since the industrial revolution, and for … Continue reading The Basics of the Political System in Islam (part 1 of 2)

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Tashahhud

The MV: The Tashahhud are the words that you recite in the second and fourth raka’s after the second sajud in Salah. Many people just say these words without holding the knowledge of why we say it and what it is about. It is important to know this information. The translation is from here Arabic text: Transliteration : At Tahiyyaatu lilaahi was Salawaatu wat tayibaatu As Salaamu ‘alaika ayyuhan nabiyyu wa rahmatul laahi wa barakaatuh As Salaamu ‘alainaa wa ‘alaa ‘ebaadillaahis saaliheen, (Hands on knees, raise right forefinger:) Ash hadu allaa ilaah ilallaah Wa ash hadu anna Muhammadan ‘abduhuu wa … Continue reading Tashahhud

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Islam on Bad Conduct

MV: This post is from the book Islam Beliefs and Teachings by Ghulam Sarwar. This post discusses about 10 things that are considered bad in Islam. Hadiths are given to show what and why it is bad. To preform these tasks will only bring you treachery. Lying- as you all know is not telling the truth. The Hadiths state: “Woe to him who tells lies to make people laugh! Woe to him! Woe to him!” (Ahmad, at-Tirmidhi) “It is great treachery that you tell your brother something accepts as truth from you, but you are lying” (Abu Dawud) Backbiting- is … Continue reading Islam on Bad Conduct

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Kalimah-The Declaration of Fath

MV: The First Kalimah is known as Kalimah Tayiab  we may know it as the Shahadah. In Islam their are 6 Kalimas. the First one is the Shahadah. The Shahadah is the declaration of faith and is the most important pillar of Islam. This post is similar to Shahadah (Declaration of Faith) but has a more in-depth meaning. Thanks to nmnonline.net. IMAN means Belief.  That is to have Faith.  To believe that Allah Ta’ala is One.  That He has no partner, no father, mother, wife and so has no son or daughter; and that there is nothing else that is worthy … Continue reading Kalimah-The Declaration of Fath

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The Degrees of Faith in Islam

MV: In Islam Muslims are divided up into three categories, these categories are determined by their amount of faith. The categories are much like the economy classes in a certain way but instead of determining you buy your money you are determined by your Iman (faith). The following is how you are placed in your classes. Muslim Mu’min Mohsin If you are a Muslim you have the faith status of Islam (the lowest level of faith) If you are a Mu’min you are told that you have Iman (faith) If you are a Mohsin you are called to have Ihsan … Continue reading The Degrees of Faith in Islam

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The Life of Muhammad Asad

MV: Muhammad Asad? Who is he? is he important? These are the questions many of you would ask if you read the title of the article. He is not one of so much of importance nor is he of much significance. But none of the less he is an interesting man and to some of you who seek the true meaning of the Quran it will be helpful to look at his work. He was born in a Jewish family but converted to Islam and he wrote the most understandable translation of the Quran. He used many words to give … Continue reading The Life of Muhammad Asad

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Islamic Aspects on Food and Drink

MV: This post is one of the few we have on Food and Drink in Islam. Food is a big part of Halal and Haram. It is important and ethical to know what food give you sin and what food do not. Plain and simple if you stay away form the Haram food, you will stay away from the Hell fire. Food and drink affect our health, growth, and state of mind. Islam has given regulations about our food and drink. Islam aims to establish a healthy and moral society. It allows all wholesome and pure things to be taken … Continue reading Islamic Aspects on Food and Drink

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