Spiritual Domain

    Spiritual Domain

    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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    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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