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What is the philosophy behind the importance of night Prayer in Islam?

What is the philosophy behind the importance of night Prayer in Islam?

One of the most recommended worships and Ibadah is night prayer. There are 11 Rak’ats for night prayer, five prayers which each have two Rak’ats and a single prayer which has one Rak’a. There are so many benefits for the night prayer which appear in this world and the worlds after death, that we will mention some of them. There are some recommended and Mostahab prayers that are called Nafilah ... Read More »

What is the philosophy behind the importance of Jihad and struggling with ego?

What is the philosophy behind the importance of Jihad and struggling with ego?

In Islam, there are two kinds of “Jihad” and struggling or battling, one is with the external enemies and that is with those who are fighting with Islam, but it must be noted as an important point that Islam has never ordered its followers to kill every one that does not believe in Islam, because you know that nowadays some anti-Islam criticize Islam and accuse it of having some harsh ... Read More »

What is the philosophy of emphasis on Pondering in Islam?

What is the philosophy of emphasis on Pondering in Islam?

In the religion of Islam i.e. in the holy Quran and the Narrations of the infallibles, there is so much emphasis on “pondering”. If you see in different parts of the holy Quran, you can find so much blaming on those who do not ponder, or those who have chosen their religion and belief out of only following their ancestors, and this shows the importance of pondering from Islamic perspective. ... Read More »

How does Someone Become a Muslim?

How does Someone Become a Muslim?

The basic requirement to become a Muslim is to say, “Ashhadu an laa ilaaha illa Allah wa ashhadu anna Muhammadan rasul Allah,” which means, “I testify that there is no God but Allah and that Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah.” Anyone who says this phrase joins the ranks of the Muslim nations. However, saying this only begins the long physical and spiritual journey to practice all aspects of Islam ... Read More »

Who are the Muslims?

Who are the Muslims?

Muslims are the followers of the religion of Islam, i.e. those who submit to the will of Allah as explained in the Qur’an and the sayings of Prophet Muhammad (S), the Messenger of Islam. The Muslim population today is about 1.2 billion and is spread over a vast range of races, nationalities, and cultures. Approximately 18% of the Muslims live in the Arab world, but the majority live in Asia ... Read More »

What is Islam?

What is Islam?

“Islam” means “submitting or surrendering one’s will to the will of Allah”.2 Mankind naturally submits to Allah; this instinct was born with him on the day of his creation. In reality, the entire universe – the stars, the planets, and the oceans – submits to the will of Allah through its ordered workings. Modern science calls this phenomenon “the laws of nature,” but these laws of nature, from an Islamic perspective, ... Read More »

What is the Viewpoints of Islam and Christianity Regarding Allah?

What is the Viewpoints of Islam and Christianity Regarding Allah?

The distinguishing feature of Islam is its insistence on absolute monotheism and the forbidding of anything, at all, to be associated with God. This includes the refusal of the idea that Jesus (peace be upon him), the Messenger of God, was God. Allah says in the Qur’an: Surely they have disbelieved who say that Allah is the Messiah [Jesus], the son of Mary. But the Messiah said, “O Children of ... Read More »

Why did Allah send Different Prophets and Different Religions?

Why did Allah send Different Prophets and Different Religions?

The way of Allah is one, and because the final messenger, Prophet Muhammad (S), has come, there should be no dispute as to what is the right way to follow. However, throughout history, different messengers with slightly different messages were sent to different peoples because the religious needs of humanity were growing and developing just as the human race was itself growing and developing, and also because different civilizations needed ... Read More »

what is the philosophy behind the prohibition of Backbiting in Islam?

what is the philosophy behind the prohibition of Backbiting in Islam?

Backbiting is a prohibited act in Islam; this forbidden act is translated in the jurisprudential books as following: To talk about your brother or sister in faith in words that if he/she hears that, he/she will be upset. Backbiting can be committed through talking, painting, pointing, writing etc. The holy Quran says about backbiting in chapter Hojorat verse 12: يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا اجْتَنِبُوا كَثِيرًا مِّنَ الظَّنِّ إِنَّ بَعْضَ الظَّنِّ ... Read More »