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WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM/Justice

God is just, does not oppresses anyone; a disgusting and shameful act is not done by Him; all of His acts are in accordance with wisdom and expediency; He does not keep the deeds of pious ones without rewards, He never breaks His promise, never tells a lie, and does not take innocents to hell for two reasons: First Reason Whoever oppresses, or performs a shameful deed is not out ... Read More »

WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM/Monotheism

Monotheism God is one and does not have any partner in creation. God is Almighty of the world of existence and without Him there is no creator who could bestow existence. God has created all existences small and large and in their creation does not require help of anyone because of a several reasons: First Reason Had there been two gods, it would not have been outside of the domain ... Read More »

WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM/Attributes that cannot apply to God

Characteristics that cannot apply to God are called the attributes that cannot apply to God. God’s essence is perfect and does not have any defect and fault; any attribute that could be considered a defect for God is not applicable to Him. 1.5.1. Some Attributes that cannot apply to God A. God is not compounded Everything which is created by two or more components is described as being compounded but ... Read More »

WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM/Characteristics of Essence and Deed

God’s provable characteristics overall could be classified into the following two categories: 1.4.1. Characteristics of Essence The characteristics which are always permanent for God’s essence and their proofs do not require a pause upon anything else are called characteristics of His essence; like knowledge, power and life; these characteristics always have been permanent and their proof does not depend upon anything else, and instead are exactly like His essence. God ... Read More »

WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM/God’s Characteristics

Overall God’s characteristics could be classified into two parts: 1.3.1. Provable Characteristics Every characteristic which exists from real-perfection, increases worth of its object, making its essence more perfect without the condition of not requiring a body and being susceptible to change for the object which is being characterized is called a provable and elegant characteristic like: Knowledge, power, life, speaking, and intention. If we compare two existences with each other ... Read More »

WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM/Theology

This world has a God Who has created it and manages it: None of the phenomenon occurs by itself without a reason. For example if we see a newly built structure we are certain that it has an engineer, mason and laborers and it has been created due to their efforts and endeavors; we never assume that it has been created by itself without any reason. If we placed a ... Read More »

WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM/Acquiring of Knowledge

Islam is a religion of education and knowledge; it requires of Muslims that they should seriously endeavor in acquiring knowledge. Islam considers the worth of individuals in accordance with their education and knowledge; it considers acquiring of education as a general obligation upon all Muslims. Allah has said in the Holy Qur’an: “Are those who know equal with those who know not?” (The Holy Qur’an, 39:9) And say that: “Allah ... Read More »

WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM/Everyone is Responsible

Against this greatest danger that threatens the forthcoming generations into irreligiousness and weakness of belief, all individuals of the community are responsible. Guardians of religion, clergies, fathers, mothers, teachers and scholars, speakers, writers and wealthy people, all are responsible. Yes, we are all responsible and if we do not discharge our obligation in this regard, the future generation would send curses upon us and we would be held accountable on ... Read More »

WHAT EVERYONE SHOULD KNOW ABOUT ISLAM/Childhood and Youth

The best time for nourishment is the period of childhood and adolescence. The fresh page of a mind of a child and a youth is like a photographic film that has not yet been exposed to the light of illumination and is therefore ready for acceptance of any picture upon it. These simple minds, if they could be nourished in a correct manner and if correct thoughts and beliefs could ... 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 »