Frequently Asked Questions
Why Muslims worship the Ka’ba in Mecca?
Ka’ba is the Qibla i.e. the direction muslims face during their prayers. It is important to note that though muslims face the Kaaba during prayers, they do not worship the Kaaba. Muslims worship and bow to none but Allah: We see the turning of your face (for guidance) to the heavens: now shall We turn you to a Qiblah that shall please you. Turn then your face in the direction of the Sacred Mosque: wherever you are, turn your faces in that direction. (Quran 2:144) Islam believes in fostering unity For instance, if muslims want to offer prayer, it is possible
How to become a muslim?
The word “Muslim” means one who submits to the will of God, regardless of their race, nationality or ethnic background. Becoming a Muslim is a simple and easy process that requires no pre-requisites. One may convert alone in privacy, or he/she may do so in the presence of others. If anyone has a real desire to be a Muslim and has full conviction and strong belief that Islam is the true religion of God, then, all one needs to do is pronounce the “Shahada”, the testimony of faith, without further delay. The “Shahada” is the first and most important of
What is “Jihad”? – Definition Jihad in Islam Religion
What is Jihad in Islam? While Islam is generally misunderstood in the West, perhaps no other Islamic term evokes such strong reactions as “jihad”. The Arabic word “Jihad”, which is most always mistranslated as “holy war”, simply means “to struggle” or “to exert one’s utmost effort”. It is incorrect to imagine that jihad is synonymous only with fighting or war, for this is but one particular aspect of the term. Jihad is a struggle to do good and to remove injustice, oppression and evil from oneself and from society. This struggle is spiritual, social, economic and political. Indeed, the concept of
Do Muslims worship a different God?
Some people believe that Muslims worship a God that is different from the one worshipped by Christians andJews. This might be due to the fact that Muslims often refer to God as “Allah”. This concept is false, since “Allah” is simply the Arabic word for the One true “God” Who created the universe and all humanity. Let there be no doubt – Muslims worship the God of Noah, Abraham, Moses, David and Jesus. However, it is certainly true that Jews, Christians and Muslims all have different concepts of Almighty God. For example, Muslims – like Jews – reject the Christian
How can you confirm the existence of life after death?
The Quran teaches that the present life is a trial in preparation for the next realm of our existence. A day will come when the whole universe will be destroyed and recreated, and the dead will be resurrected to stand in judgment before Allah: One day the earth will be changed to a different earth, and so will be the heavens, and (men) will be marshalled forth, before Allah, the One, the Irresistible; (Quran 14:48) The Day of Resurrection will be the beginning of another life,one that will be eternal. It is then that every person will be fully compensated by
How does the Quran does not differ from other scriptures?
It is an article of faith for every Muslim to believe in all the prophets and messengers of Allah and all unadulterated revelations of God. Some of these scriptures are still extant today but not in their pristine form as a result of human alteration. The Qur’an is the only divine scripture which has stood the test of time because Allah has taken upon Himself the responsibility of preserving it. He, the Exalted says: Indeed, it is We who have sent down the Reminder [i.e. the Qur’an], and indeed, We will be its guardian. (Quran 15:9) Other revealed scriptures before