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Islam

This day have I perfected your religion for you
and completed My favour unto you, and have chosen for you as religion al-Islam

[Qur'an 5:3]

 

Islam is the world's fastest growing, yet most misunderstood religion. Why ? Join our discussion forum and share your views !

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 soul.

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 life.

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

Creed

Sources

Science and Civilization

Women

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

Society

Worship

Purification of the Soul

Ethics

The Hidden World

History

Muslim Communities

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