The Concept of Monotheism in Islam

The concept of monotheism (known as ‘tawheed’ in Arabic) is the single most important concept in Islam. Monotheism points to the first of the Ten Commandments, and in Islam everything is built upon the oneness of God. Islam calls humanity away from the worship of any part of creation to the worship of The One and Only True God. No act of worship or devotion has any meaning or value if the concept of monotheism is in any way compromised. Due to its importance, the concept of monotheism (divine unity and singularity) must be properly and fully understood. For ease

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Islamic Beliefs – The Six Major Beliefs in Islam

  Six Islamic Beliefs That Every Muslim Should Know Beside the The Five Pillars of Islam, there are also six Islamic beliefs that every muslim should know and belief. Belief in God The first Islamic beliefs for Muslims is to believe in one, unique, incomparable God, Who has no son nor partner, and that none has the right to be worshipped but Him alone.  He is the true God, and every other deity is false.  He has the most magnificent names and sublime perfect attributes.  No one shares His divinity, nor His attributes.  In the Quran, God describes Himself: Say,

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The Five Pillars of Islam That Every Muslim Should Know

The Five Pillars of Islam That You Need to Know There are five obligatory acts of worship that every Muslim must dutifully carry out. Failure to do so is a grave sin. The edifice of Islam rests upon these five pillars. One cannot be considered a Muslim if he or she denies that any one of these acts is obligatory. Also read: Women in Islam The five pillars of Islam/five obligations of Muslims are as follows: The declaration of faith, to Testify that there is no true deity except God, and that Muhammad is His Messenger’ (Shahadah) To pray five times a

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Messengers and Prophets

God has sent thousands of prophets to humankind. Every nation on earth received a Prophet. They all preached the same message – to worship One God, alone, without partners, sons, or daughters. All the prophets and messengers came for the same purpose, to lead mankind to God. By God, We indeed sent (Messengers) to the nations before you… (Quran 16:63) Verily, We sent (Messengers) to many nations before you (O Muhammad)… (Quran 16:43) A Prophet and a Messenger – Any Difference? The word Prophet (Nabi in Arabic) is derived from the word Naba, meaning news.  God’s message is revealed and the Prophet spreads

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Women in Islam

Oppressed, inferior, and unequal – for many people, these are the first words that come to mind when thinking about women in Islam. These stereotypes confuse Islam with cultural practices and fail to recognize that Islam has empowered women with the most progressive rights since the 7th century. In Islam, women are not inferior or unequal to men. This article presents the actual teachings of Islam regarding the rights, roles, and responsibilities of women, with a special focus on gender equality in Islam. At a time when female children were buried alive inArabiaand women were considered transferable property, Islam honored women

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One God, One Direction, One People

There are more than 1.5 billion Muslims in the world, and each time they pray, they turn their faces in one direction, towards Makkah. The Islamic term for this direction is qiblah. When a Muslim prepares to pray, no matter where he is, he turns towards the qiblah, the direction of the Ka’bah.  The Ka’bah is a small cube shaped building in the courtyard of the mosque known as Masjid Al Haram, in the city of Makkah, in the country of Saudi Arabia. For every nation there is a direction to which they face (in their prayers). So hasten towards all that is good. Wheresoever you may

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