Spiritual Domain

Spiritual Domain

07.30.14
Articles of Faith
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Articles of Faith

There are seven Articles of Faith in Islam. These basic beliefs shape the Islamic way of life. 1  Belief in the Oneness of God There is One God, Supreme and Eternal, Creator and Provider, Who is Merciful and Compassionate. God has neither father nor mother, and no sons or daughters. God has never fathered anyone, nor

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07.28.14
Denominations
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Denominations

Muslims belong to one of the two major branches of allegiance in Islam — the majority are Sunni (comprising more than 90% of believers) or Shi’ah. The basic difference between the two is that the Shi’ah School believes in the necessity for a spiritual leader from the Family of the Prophet Muhammad, hence a religious structure. The Sunni School on the

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07.27.14
Islamic Law
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Islamic Law

Here is a list of terminologies in Islamic Law and Jurisprudence: Halal – that which is permitted by God the Law-Giver; Mustahabb – that which is loved by God but is not obligatory and is rewardable; Makruh – that which is disliked, but is a lesser degree than Haram; and Haram – that which is prohibited. Anyone who engages in Haram

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07.26.14
Dress & Dietary Requirements
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Dress & Dietary Requirements

In Islam, clothing has two purposes; to cover the body and to modestly beautify one’s appearance. Men are to dress modestly, not imitating women. Women’s clothing must cover all of the body including the head, and should not be tight or transparent. For a Muslim, there are two types of food and drink; Halal (lawful)

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06.24.14
Hadith
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Hadith

This is a body of literature that comprises the sayings, teachings, behaviour and silent approvals of the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). Muslims try to emulate the character of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) in their daily lives and use the Hadith as a key source to that end. The Qur’an together with authentic Hadith constitute

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