Spiritual Domain

Spiritual Domain

08.09.14
Man’s Need For Faith
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Man’s Need For Faith

Man is weak and vulnerable; many unpredictable forces can affect him, obstructing his desires and goals. He becomes ill, he loses things, he gets hurt, he plans – and he often fails. As man looks at the scale of the universe around him – seas, mountains, the grandeur of the heavens and galaxies – he

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08.09.14
Islam
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Islam

According to Islam, everything that we see, as well as that which we don’t see, in this immeasurable universe – including us – is the domain of one Supreme Being, Allah, the one true God and Master. He exists without need of anything, not born or created, but Who Himself created everything and provides for every

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08.09.14
The Messenger of Islam: Muhammad
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The Messenger of Islam: Muhammad

Muhammad (peace upon him) was the Prophet and Messenger through whom God sent the last divine revelation to humankind. Biblical prophecies on the advent of the Prophet Muhammad are numerous. (ref. Deuteronomy 18:18-19, John 1:19-21 and 16:7-14) He was born around the year 570 C.E. in the Arabian city of Makkah. In the middle of the

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08.09.14
The Books of Islam
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The Books of Islam

God has revealed various Books at different times to guide mankind, such as the Torah, the Gospel and the Psalms given to Moses, Jesus and David. The Qur’an is the last holy book, or scripture; the Word of God, originally transmitted to Muhammad in Arabic by the Angel Gabriel. But it was always meant for all humanity, not for

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08.09.14
Tolerance in Islam
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Tolerance in Islam

There are five divine guidelines that the Qur’an clearly presents to Muslims for building tolerance and understanding among differing religions. • Everyone’s God-given human dignity must be respected, regardless of his or her faith, race, ethnic origin, gender, or social status (ref. Qur’an 17:70). Because everyone is created by God Almighty, the Maker of all, humans must treat

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08.09.14
The Ka’bah
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The Ka’bah

The Ka’bah is the black cubical stone structure in the courtyard of the Great Mosque at Makkah. It was built by Adam and rebuilt by Ibrahim (Abraham) and his son Ismail (Ishmael) as the first place on earth wholly dedicated to the worship of God Almighty, the One True Creator of all. It has been given the

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08.09.14
How Do Muslims Practice Their Faith?
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How Do Muslims Practice Their Faith?

In Arabic Islam means ‘submission’, in other words, submission to the will of God. It also means ‘to enter into peace’, specifically, the peace one finds through submission to God’s will. Muslims accept five primary obligations in life, commonly called the Five Pillars of Islam. In practice, of course, Muslims can be seen observing all

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08.09.14
Understanding the Islamic Calendar
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Understanding the Islamic Calendar

UNDERSTANDING THE ISLAMIC CALENDAR The Islamic calendar is based on a lunar year of 12 full lunar (monthly) cycles, taking 354 days. Each new year in the Islamic calendar thus falls 10 or 11 days earlier according to the 364 day solar calendar. The 12 months of the Islamic year are: 1. Muharram 2. Safar 3. Rabi’ al-Awwal (Rabi’ 1) 4.

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08.06.14
Islam’s Contribution to Human Civilization
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Islam’s Contribution to Human Civilization

Islam’s golden age in science, technology and intellectual culture spanned about 500 years, from the ninth until the 14th centuries. Muslim achievements in these areas greatly influenced the European Renaissance of the 15th and 16th centuries, as well as the birth of modern scientific method in the 17th century. Bertrand Russell, the famous British philosopher, has

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