Hijab in Islam | Modesty and Dignity for Moslem Woman

“Every religion has its characteristic, and the characteristic of Islam is modesty.” This statement made some 1400 years ago by the Prophet Muhammad is just as relevant today as it was then. The Prophet lived in turbulent times, when slavery, debauchery, drunkenness and sexual abuse was rife; when poor women could be maltreated without redress and wealthy women could live totally without morals if they wished, without much criticism. When the Prophet was a teenage boy he was one of the founder members of a society of Knights of Justice created by his uncle, determined to bring protection and fair

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Kindness to Animals in Islam – What the Prophet Says

What Prophet Muhammad Says About Kindness to Animals When we mention the religion of Islam, often the first word that comes to mind is peace.  The word Islam is derived from the infinitive ‘sa-la-ma‘ which also is the root for the word salam, which means peace. Islam is a way of life that promotes peace, dignity, respect, tolerance, justice and mercy. All of these qualities are tempered with serenity (calmness) that comes from submission to Allah. Perhaps the greatest of these qualities is mercy. Also read: Islamic beliefs It is one of the overriding themes throughout the Qur’an. Certainly, We have brought

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Organizational Structure of Islam

Islam places great emphasis on the individual’s relationship with God. The framework for this relationship follows the guidelines set out by the Qur’an and Sunnah. This relationship, in turn, defines a Muslim’s relations with everyone, which brings about justice, organization, and social harmony. The Qur’an says   Verily the most honorable of you with God are the most pious among you.(Qur’an 49: 13) The wise, the pious, the knowledgeable in Islam, and the true in practice are Islam’s natural leaders. Islam is not specific as to who can become a scholar. Anyone with enough intelligence, study, and determination can strive

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The Free Will of the Human Being

An important aspect of Islam is that every human being has the free will to choose between right and wrong. God, The Giver, has honored humanity with this great gift. It comes with heavy responsibility, and on the Day of Judgment, we will be accountable for our use of this gift. Human free will does not in any way contradict the fact that God, The Witness, knows everything that will ever occur in creation. Someone might ask, “If God knows that I am going to commit a sin tomorrow, then it is unavoidable that I do so because God’s knowledge

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Science and Technology

One of the hallmarks of Islam is its complete harmony with science. A Muslim considers conflict between scientific facts and religion to be impossible. Religion comes from God, The First and The Last, and so does the universe that He alone created. It is impossible for one to contradict the other. A Muslim assumes that a natural explanation can be found for everything in God’s creation- from the formation of the stars and galaxies to the origin and diversity of different species. A Muslim should never rely on miracles to explain natural phenomena. A Muslim believes that miracles are instances

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Male Chauvinism and the Muslim World

Many people perceive Islam as a chauvinistic religion that belittles women. They cite the condition of women in some ‘Muslim’ countries to prove this point.Their mistake is that they fail to separate the culture of a given people from the true teachings of the religion they may profess. It is appalling that today the oppression of women still exists in many cultures around the world. Women in many Third World countries live horrible lives. They are dominated by men and denied many basic human rights. This does not apply to Muslim countries alone, nor does it apply to all Muslim

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