Spiritual Domain

    Spiritual Domain

    02.06.24
    Haram Sharif: The Noble Sanctuary
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    Haram Sharif: The Noble Sanctuary

    My first prayer ever was performed in 1977 in Masjid Al Aqsa, Jerusalem. That was also the first time I ever told anyone I was a Muslim. Many people don’t know about the history of the sacred Dome of the Rock and Al Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem. This happens to be the holy month of

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    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

    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. Rabi’ al-Thani (Rabi 2)

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