- This day have I perfected your
religion for you
- and completed My favour unto
you, and have chosen for you as religion al-Islam
Islam is the world's fastest
growing, yet most misunderstood religion. Why ? Join our discussion
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Islam is professed by about one-fifth of
humanity. People from all walks of life, seeking truth and wholeness, are converting to Islam in significant numbers. In a few years, Islam
will be the religion with the largest number of followers on Earth, superseding
Christianity. Despite these facts, there exist a number of false yet widespread ideas
about Islam. Often, these ideas are the result of ignorance, prejudice, orientalist bias,
missionary polemics or just plain, good old-fashioned propaganda.
A person who is unfamiliar with Islamic teachings
might be surprised to hear that Islam does not rely upon blind faith to make its case, but
rather, encourages us to use our minds. For example, the Qur'an invites us to ponder upon
the wonders of creation, and challenges us with intellectual arguments.
Further study of the Qur'an demonstrates that sound reasoning and scientific knowledge
confirm rather than contradict authentic revelation. Indeed, one of the many unique
aspects of Islam is its ability to satisfy the intellect whilst bringing peace to the
Islam is an Arabic word which means 'Submission
to the Will of God'. A Muslim therefore, is one who submits to the will of God.
Islam is based upon two basic principles. The first principle is that there is none worthy
of worship except God, who is absolutely unique and transcendent. The second principle is
that Muhammad(P) is the final messenger of God, who was sent to all of mankind.
These two principles are mentioned in the testimony of faith - the first pillar of Islam: There
is none worthy of worship but God - Muhammad is the messenger of God. This simple
yet profound truth is the foundation of a perfect, comprehensive and beautiful way of
Islam is not new religion, but a continuation of
the simple and powerful message of pure monotheism revealed by God throughout history.
Islam is the one true religion, preached by all the messengers and
prophets of God, including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus - peace be upon them all.
With the revelation of the Qur'an to God's final and greatest messenger Muhammad(P), the pinnacle of this divinely revealed religion was reached, and the message of
God to mankind completed and perfected. Embracing Islam is the sole means to
fulfilling the purpose of our existence, which in turns leads to the attainment of true
inner peace and eternal salvation.
To provide the reader with an overview of
Islamic beliefs, culture, and civilization, this section presents an eclectic collection
of articles links to introductory material on pertinent topics. Some common myths about
Islam and Muslims are also thoroughly debunked. Core beliefs introduced in this section
are expanded upon in other sections of this site.
What is Islam ?
Myths about Islam
- Who is Allah ? -
Allah is the Arabic word for God. This article by Abu Iman Robert Squires, a
convert to Islam from Christianity, removes the
misconception that Muslims worship a different God than Jews and Christians.
- Islam - A Religion of Terror ? -
The truth about Jihad, suicide bombings, terrorism, and the media
- Myth: In Islam women are inferior to men
- Myth: Islam degrades women
- Myth: Muslims worship Muhammad
- Myth: Muhammad wrote the Qur'an
- Myth: Muslims reject or hate Jesus
- Myth: Islam is a racist, afro-centric
cult (Or: The Nation of Islam are NOT
- Myth: Islam is a religion only for Arabs
- Myth: Islam was spread by the sword
- Myth: Islam tolerates the killing of
- Myth: Islam is intolerant of other
- Myth: In Islam denial of human rights is
- Myth: Islam is fatalistic
- Myth: Islam produces a lazy, uneducated
- Orientalism, Misinformation and
Islam - Excellent article by Abu Iman Robert Squires
- Answering Missionaries - Their
goals and methods, and an index of articles refuting their polemic
- Response to 'An African Asks Some
Disturbing Questions of Islam' by Abdur-Raheem Greene
- The Star and The
Crescent - Contrary to popular belief (even amongst many Muslims, unfortunately) the
Star and Crescent are not authentic Islamic symbols
- Multi-lingual, searchable translations of the
Qur'an. Several collections of Prophetic Traditions. An excellent resource
- Sunnah - The guidance and example of
Science and Civilization
Despite all the negative propaganda regarding Muslim women,
female converts to Islam outnumber their male
counterparts by an estimated ratio of 4:1 !
Marriage and Family
Purification of the Soul
The Hidden World