DO YOU KNOW ANY THING ABOUT ISLAM???

ABDULLAH alkundry at gmail.com
Thu Apr 24 08:40:26 CEST 2008


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Islam is a total system of living. A Muslim is supposed to live in
peace and harmony with all these segments; hence, a Muslim is any
person anywhere in the world whose obedience, allegiance, and loyalty
are to God, the Lord of the Universe.


The legal sources of Islam are the Qur'an and the Hadith. The Qur'an
is the exact word of God; its authenticity, originality and totality
are intact. The Hadith is the report of the sayings, deeds and
approvals of the Prophet Muhammad. The Prophet's sayings and deeds
are
called Sunnah. The Seerah is the writings of followers of Muhammad
about the life of the Prophet. Hence, it is the life history of the
Prophet Muhammad which provides examples of daily living for Muslims.


Muslims are required to respect all those who are faithful and God
conscious people, namely those who received messages. Christians and
Jews are called People of the Book. Muslims are asked to call upon
the
People of the Book for common terms, namely, to worship One God, and
to work together for the solutions of the many problems in the
society.


Some Basic Islamic Beliefs
1) Belief in God:
Muslims believe in one, unique, incomparable God, Who has no son nor
partner, and that none has the right to be worshipped but Him alone.
He is the true God, and every other deity is false.  He has the most
magnificent names and sublime perfect attributes.  No one shares His
divinity, nor His attributes.  In the Quran, God describes Himself:


 Say, “He is God, the One.  God, to Whom the creatures turn for their
needs.  He begets not, nor was He begotten, and there is none like
Him.”  (Quran, 112:1-4)


Chapter 112 of the Quran written in Arabic calligraphy.


No one has the right to be invoked, supplicated, prayed to, or shown
any act of worship, but God alone.


God alone is the Almighty, the Creator, the Sovereign, and the
Sustainer of everything in the whole universe.  He manages all
affairs.  He stands in need of none of His creatures, and all His
creatures depend on Him for all that they need.  He is the All-
Hearing, the All-Seeing, and the All-Knowing.  In a perfect manner,
His knowledge encompasses all things, the open and the secret, and
the
public and the private.  He knows what has happened, what will
happen,
and how it will happen.  No affair occurs in the whole world except
by
His will.  Whatever He wills is, and whatever He does not will is not
and will never be.  His will is above the will of all the creatures.
He has power over all things, and He is able to do everything.  He is
the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, and the Most Beneficent.  In
one
of the sayings of the Prophet Muhammad , we are told that God is more
merciful to His creatures than a mother to her child.1  God is far
removed from injustice and tyranny.  He is All-Wise in all of His
actions and decrees.  If someone wants something from God, he or she
can ask God directly without asking anyone else to intercede with God
for him or her.


God is not Jesus, and Jesus is not God.2  Even Jesus himself rejected
this.  God has said in the Quran:


 Indeed, they have disbelieved who have said, “God is the Messiah
(Jesus), son of Mary.”  The Messiah said, “Children of Israel,
worship
God, my Lord and your Lord.  Whoever associates partners in worship
with God, then God has forbidden Paradise for him, and his home is
the
Fire (Hell).  For the wrongdoers,3 there will be no
helpers.”  (Quran,
5:72)


God is not a trinity.  God has said in the Quran:


 Indeed, they disbelieve who say, “God is the third of three (in a
trinity),” when there is no god but one God.  If they desist not from
what they say, truly, a painful punishment will befall the
disbelievers among them. Would they not rather repent to God and ask
His forgiveness?  For God is Oft-Forgiving, Most Merciful.  The
Messiah (Jesus), son of Mary, was no more than a messenger...
(Quran,
5:73-75)


Islam rejects that God rested on the seventh day of the creation,
that
He wrestled with one of His angels, that He is an envious plotter
against mankind, or that He is incarnate in any human being.  Islam
also rejects the attribution of any human form to God. All of these
are considered blasphemous.  God is the Exalted.  He is far removed
from every imperfection.  He never becomes weary.  He does not become
drowsy nor does he sleep.


The Arabic word Allah means God (the one and only true God who
created
the whole universe).  This word Allah is a name for God, which is
used
by Arabic speakers, both Arab Muslims and Arab Christians.  This word
cannot be used to designate anything other than the one true God.
The
Arabic word Allah occurs in the Quran about 2700 times.  In Aramaic,
a
language related closely to Arabic and the language that Jesus
habitually spoke,4 God is also referred to as Allah.


2) Belief in the Angels:
Muslims believe in the existence of the angels and that they are
honored creatures.  The angels worship God alone, obey Him, and act
only by His command.  Among the angels is Gabriel, who brought down
the Quran to Muhammad .


3) Belief in God’s Revealed Books:
Muslims believe that God revealed books to His messengers as proof
for
mankind and as guidance for them.  Among these books is the Quran,
which God revealed to the Prophet Muhammad .  God has guaranteed the
Quran’s protection from any corruption or distortion.  God has said:


 Indeed, We have sent down the Quran, and surely We will guard it
(from corruption).  (Quran, 15:9)


4) Belief in the Prophets and Messengers of God:
Muslims believe in the prophets and messengers of God, starting with
Adam, including Noah, Abraham, Ishmael, Isaac, Jacob, Moses, and
Jesus
(peace be upon them).  But God’s final message to man, a
reconfirmation of the eternal message, was revealed to the Prophet
Muhammad .  Muslims believe that Muhammad  is the last prophet sent
by
God, as God has said:


 Muhammad is not the father of any one of your men, but he is the
Messenger of God and the last of the prophets...  (Quran, 33:40)


Muslims believe that all the prophets and messengers were created
human beings who had none of the divine qualities of God.


5) Belief in the Day of Judgment:
Muslims believe in the Day of Judgment (the Day of Resurrection) when
all people will be resurrected for God’s judgment according to their
beliefs and deeds.


6) Belief in Al-Qadar:
Muslims believe in Al-Qadar, which is Divine Predestination, but this
belief in Divine Predestination does not mean that human beings do
not
have freewill.  Rather, Muslims believe that God has given human
beings freewill.  This means that they can choose right or wrong and
that they are responsible for their choices.


The belief in Divine Predestination includes belief in four things:
1)
God knows everything.  He knows what has happened and what will
happen.  2) God has recorded all that has happened and all that will
happen.  3) Whatever God wills to happen happens, and whatever He
wills not to happen does not happen.  4) God is the Creator of
everything.


For more information about Islam
http://www.islam-guide.com/





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