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Human Rights in Islam

Islamic Literature

Excerpt: Since God is the absolute and the sole master of men and the universe, and since He has given each man human dignity and honor, and breathed into him of His own spirit, it follows that men are essentially the same. In fact, the only differences between them are such artificial ones as nationality, color, or race. Thus, all human beings are equal and form one universal community that is united in its submission and obedience to God. And at the center of this univ...

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Life after Death

Islamic Literature

Excerpt: The question of whether there is a life after death is not an issue of scientific concern, for science only deals with the classification and analysis of sense data. While man has been conducting scientific inquiries and research, in the modern sense of the term, for only the last few centuries, he has been familiar with the concept of life after death since time immemorial.

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The Status of Woman in Islam

By: Jamal A. Badawi

Islamic Literature

Introduction: The status of women in society is neither a new issue nor is it a fully settled one. The position of Islam on this issue has been among the subjects presented to the Western reader with the least objectivity. This paper is intended to provide a brief and authentic exposition of what Islam stands for in this regard. The teachings of Islam are based essentially on the Qur'an (God's revelation) and Hadeeth (elaboration by Prophet Muhammad). The Qur'an and the ...

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The Muslim's Belief

By: Shaikh Muhammad

Islamic Literature

Excerpt: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Preface of Shaykh Abd al Aziz Ibn Baz Praise belongs to Allah alone; peace and blessing on the last Prophet, his family and his Companions. I was introduced to the valuable and concise treatise on the Muslim's belief prepared by our brother, the great scholar Shaikh Muhammad As - Saleh al - Uthaimin. I listened to it all and found that it covers the creed of the Sunnites and the mainstream majority of the Muslim...

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The Concept of Worship in Islam

Islamic Literature

Excerpt: The concept of worship in Islam differs from that found in other religions, and is therefore subject to misunderstanding. In general, worship is understood to mean the observance of certain rituals: praying, fasting, giving charity, and other good works. In Islam, however, worship is much more - it is one's entire life. As many Muslim scholars have said: Worship is an all - inclusive term for those internal and external sayings and actions of a person that are p...

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Herbs and Apples

By: Helen Hay Whitney
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What They Say about Muhammad

By: WAMY Series on Islam

Islamic Literature

Excerpt: During the Crusades, all sorts of slanders were leveled against the Prophet Muhammad. With the birth of the modern age, which is characterized by a greater degree of religious tolerance and freedom of thought, there has been a change in the approach of western authors who study the Prophet's life and characters. A sampling of their views is given below.

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Prophethood in Islam

Islamic Literature

Excerpt: The concept of prophethood is found in the three great monotheistic religions of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. In Islam, however, it has a special status and significance.

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The Gentle Grafter

By: O. Henry
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Family and More : Enemies or Friends?

By: Helena Harper

Who influences us in our lives? How do they influence us? Whom do we call an enemy? Whom do we call a friend? And why? Why do we have relationships at all? These are the questions Helena Harper eloquently asks in her collection of poems that examines the relationships in her own life. She has had to rethink her definition of 'enemy', not least because her father was English and her mother German and they met in the aftermath of World War II in Germany. She has also been ...

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Gender Equity in Islam

By: Jamal A. Badawi

Islamic Literature

Introduction & Methodology: When dealing with the Islamic perspective of any topic, there should be a clear distinction between the normative teachings of Islam and the diverse cultural practices among Muslims, which may or may not be consistent with them. The focus of this paper is the normative teachings of Islam as the criteria to judge Muslim practices and evaluate their compliance with Islam. In identifying what is Islamic, it is necessary to make a distinction betw...

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Gender Equity in Islam

By: Jamal A. Badawi

Islamic Literature

Introduction & Methodology: When dealing with the Islamic perspective of any topic, there should be a clear distinction between the normative teachings of Islam and the diverse cultural practices among Muslims, which may or may not be consistent with them. The focus of this paper is the normative teachings of Islam as the criteria to judge Muslim practices and evaluate their compliance with Islam. In identifying what is Islamic, it is necessary to make a distinction betw...

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Safahat

By: Mehmet Âkif, 1873-1936
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The Two Eids and Their Significance

By: Abdul Majeed Ali Hassan

Islamic Literature

Excerpt: Women and children going out to attend ?Eid prayer // 3: Taking different routes to and from musallaa // 4: The time of ?Eid prayers // 5: The athaan and iqaamah for salaatul ?Eidayn // Description Of The ?Eid Prayer: // 1: Sunnah before or after the ?Eid prayer: // 2. The takbeer during salatul ?Eidayn // 3: Recitation of Qur?aan in ?Eid prayers // 4: The khutbah of salatul ?Eid // 5: Congratulating one another on the days of ?Eid // 6: Whoever misses salatul ?...

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The Muslim's Belief

By: Shaikh Muhammad

Islamic Literature

Excerpt: In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful Preface of Shaykh Abd al Aziz Ibn Baz Praise belongs to Allah alone; peace and blessing on the last Prophet, his family and his Companions. I was introduced to the valuable and concise treatise on the Muslim's belief prepared by our brother, the great scholar Shaikh Muhammad As - Saleh al - Uthaimin. I listened to it all and found that it covers the creed of the Sunnites and the mainstream majority of the Muslim...

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The Koran

By: Transcribed by the Prophet Muhammad

Islamic Literature

Excerpt: The Opening. In the name of Allah, the Beneficent, the Merciful. // [1.1] All praise is due to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds. // [1.2] The Beneficent, the Merciful. // [1.3] Master of the Day of Judgment. // [1.4] Thee do we serve and Thee do we beseech for help. // [1.5] Keep us on the right path. // [1.6] The path of those upon whom Thou hast bestowed favors. Not (the path) of those upon whom Thy wrath is brought down, nor of those who go astray.

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What They Say about the Quran

By: G. Margoliouth

Islamic Literature

Excerpt: Humanity has received divine guidance through two channels: the word of Allah and the prophets who were chosen by Him to communicate His will to humanity These channels have always functioned together, and if one is ignored or neglected, the will of Allah cannot be known with any degree of accuracy. The Hindus neglected their prophets and focused all of their attention on their books, which proved to be only word puzzles that eventually were no longer understood...

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Insan Ve Din

By: Ahmed Hulusi

Islamic Literature

Excerpt: Ustad Ahmed Hulusi?nin yay?nlanm?? tum eserlerini ve Ingilizce, Almanca, Frans?zca, ?spanyolca, Rusca, Flemenkce, Arnavutca ve Svahilice mevcut cevirilerini ...

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The Concept of Worship in Islam

Islamic Literature

Excerpt: The concept of worship in Islam differs from that found in other religions, and is therefore subject to misunderstanding. In general, worship is understood to mean the observance of certain rituals: praying, fasting, giving charity, and other good works. In Islam, however, worship is much more - it is one's entire life. As many Muslim scholars have said: Worship is an all - inclusive term for those internal and external sayings and actions of a person that are p...

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Prophethood in Islam

Islamic Literature

Excerpt: The concept of prophethood is found in the three great monotheistic religions of Christianity, Judaism, and Islam. In Islam, however, it has a special status and significance.

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