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Islam. Islam (/ˈɪslɑːm/;[note 1] Arabic: الإسلام‎, al-ʾIslām IPA: [ælʔɪsˈlæːm] (


Islam, the Quran, and the Five Pillars All Without a Flamewar: Crash Course World History #13. Cain and Abel in Islam. Cain and Abel (Arabic: هابيل ,قابيل , Qabil and Habil) are believed by Muslims to have been the first two sons of Adam and Eve, although they are not mentioned by their names in the Quran.

Cain and Abel in Islam

The story in the Qur'an[1] is virtually the same as the Hebrew Bible narrative, saying that both the brothers were asked to offer up individual sacrifices to God. God accepted Abel's sacrifice because of Abel's righteousness and Cain, out of jealousy, slew Abel. Muhammad. Names and appellations in the Quran Sources for Muhammad's life Quran A folio from an early Quran, written in Kufic script (Abbasid period, 8th–9th century). The Quran is the central religious text of Islam and Muslims believe that it represents the words of God revealed to Muhammad through the archangel Gabriel.[25][26][27] Although it mentions Muhammad directly only four times,[28][Quran 3:144][Quran 33:40][Quran 47:2][Quran 48:29] there are verses which can be interpreted as allusions to Muhammad's life.[14][n 4] The Quran however provides little assistance for a chronological biography of Muhammad, and many of the utterances recorded in it lack historical context.[29][30]

Centre for the History of Arabic Studies in Europe (CHASE) - Download free content from University of London. Halal vs. Haram. For example, a computer software company may produce products used in gambling.

Halal vs. Haram

A publishing company might print some works that are considered pornographic. Or an agricultural producer might sell its crops exclusively to breweries. Islamic law identifies business activities as haram when they generate profits in unacceptable ways. Haram business activities include the manufacture or marketing of any of these products: AlcoholGambling or gaming activitiesConventional financial servicesPork and pork productsPornography In addition, most Shariah scholars advise against investing in tobacco companies or those involved in weapons and other defense-industry products. Islamic legal scholars use several conventions to determine when a business activity is a core source of revenue and when it is not. A somewhat less stringent rule sets the standard for a core business at 10%, and different Islamic scholars may set different limits. Giving to Charity Part 1.

Giving to Charity Part 2. Inside Islam - The History Channel. Israfil. In religious tradition[edit] Although the name "Israfel" does not appear in the Quran, mention is repeatedly made of an unnamed trumpet-angel assumed to identify this figure: "And the trumpet shall be blown, so all those that are in the heavens and all those that are in the earth shall swoon, except him whom Allah will ; then it shall be blown again, then they shall stand up awaiting.


" —Qur'an (39.68). In Islamic tradition he is said to have been sent, along with the other three Islamic archangels, to collect dust from the four corners of the earth,[4] although only Izra'il succeeded in this mission.[5] It was from this dust that Adam was formed. [unreliable source?] According to Sunni traditions reported by Imam Al-Suyuti, the Ghawth or Qutb, who is regarded among Sufis as the highest person in the rank of siddiqun (saints), is someone who has a heart that resembles that of Archangel Israfil, signifying the loftiness of this angel. In 19th-century Occultism[edit] Jobs. Use of Money. Discourses in the Intellectual Traditions, Political Situation, and Social Ethics of Muslim Life.

The Institute of Ismaili Studies. Professor Azim Nanji assumed the role of Director of the Institute in the autumn of 1998.

The Institute of Ismaili Studies

In autumn 2008, he took up an appointment in the Abbasi Programme in Islamic Studies at Stanford University.Previously, he was Professor and Chair of the Department of Religion at the University of Florida and has held academic and administrative appointments at various American and Canadian universities. Professor Nanji has authored, co-authored and edited several books including: The Nizari Ismaili Tradition (1976), The Muslim Almanac (1996), Mapping Islamic Studies (1997) and The Historical Atlas of Islam (with M. Share Your Ramadan Story. Ramadan serves many purposes, but one of the main things is that it is a wonderful opportunity to practice Da’wa.

Share Your Ramadan Story

I may not even have become a Muslim if it hadn’t been for Ramadan. One of my Muslim friends knew that I was interested in Islam and sensed that I was close to making a decision. But what I needed first was to see Muslims in action. I was more than a little nervous when I went to her house. I didn’t know what to expect; I didn’t know if I was dressed properly; I didn’t know if I would be asked to participate in any way. I didn’t even know if I was late or early because I had no concept of waiting until after sunset to break the fast. There were many women there that night, and no men, which surprised me a little although I was aware that Muslims often segregated the sexes.

The American Muslim (TAM) Altmuslim - global perspectives on Muslim life, politics, and culture. 9 Things You Didn't Know About The Prophet's Mosque. Seeing a scene of impeccable beauty, we often hear the term “Heaven on Earth!”

9 Things You Didn't Know About The Prophet's Mosque

But there is only one place that literally has the right to proclaim itself heaven on Earth. There, deep in the mosque of the Prophet (masjid Nabawi), covered by green carpets and the tears of millions, lies a “garden from the gardens of paradise.” It is a place known to every Muslim who has ever lived, yet there's still much we don't know about it. Ramadan - Susan Lynn Douglass. The Fast of Ramadan: The Inner Heart Blossoms - M. R. Bawa Muhaiyaddeen.

Women and Gender in Islam: Historical Roots of a Modern Debate - Leila Ahmed. The Rights of Women in Islam - Asgharali Engineer. Understanding Women in Islam: An Indonesian Perspective - Syafiq Hasyim. Women and Islam: Social conditions, obstacles and prospects.