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A Prologue to Islam November 14 th , 2006 By Suhail Niazi Chapter by chapter guide 1. Who am I? 2. Five mainstays of Islam 3. Essential convictions 4. Who is Allah? 5. Who is Muhammad? 6. What is the Quran and Sunnah? 7. Islam and different religions 8. Islamic dress 9. What is taboo in Islam
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An Introduction to Islam November 14 th , 2006 By Suhail Niazi

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Table of substance 1. Who am I? 2. Five mainstays of Islam 3. Essential convictions 4. Who is Allah? 5. Who is Muhammad? 6. What is the Quran and Sunnah? 7. Islam and different religions 8. Islamic dress 9. What is illegal in Islam 10. Muslim Population and divisions 11. Misguided judgments about Islam 12. Inquiries and Answers

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Who am I? What is my experience? What do I do? IT Security Consultant Part-time at MuslimGear Clothing www.MuslimGear.com Webmaster at Beconvinced Islamic site www.Beconvinced.com How could i have been able to I find out about Islam?

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Five Pillars of Islam Shahadah = Faith/Testimony Salat = Prayer Siyaam= Fasting (Ramadan) Zakat = Charity Hajj = Pilgrimage

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Shahadah = Faith/Testimony Faith in One God Testimony of confidence is “There is no God yet God and Muhammed is his Messenger”

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Salat = Prayer Five Daily Prayers from Dawn to Late Evening control a Muslim’s day Prayers include bathing, standing, bowing, prostrating, sitting stances Facing Kabah supplications to God are in Arabic as taught by Muhammed Additional Prayers discretionary Prayers should be possible anyplace Friday petitions to God are done at the Masjid \ Mosque Prayers done to recall and express gratitude toward God for every one of your favors

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Siyaam= Fasting (Ramadan) Fasting is finished 30 days amid the month of Ramadan controlled by the moon locating Means forbearance from eating, drinking, sexual relations, lying, conning, defaming from day break to nightfall time upon the arrival of Fasting for both male and female after the time of pubescence. Pregnant, nursing, sick, old, youngster and voyager are exempted from fasting amid Ramadan.

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Fasting Benefits Piety: Help adherents to achieve devotion. Learn discretion: particularly accommodating to control negative behavior patterns like smoking, intemperate eating, defaming and more Feel the agony of poor starving individuals. Feel the shortcoming of one’s body and the persistent requirement for God’s support. Turned out to be more appreciative to God Bring families, and individuals everywhere throughout the world together (when they quick then break the quick in the meantime)

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Zakat = Charity Required 2.5% philanthropy on yearly reserve funds A Muslim must be a magnanimous individual Removing a stone from the street is philanthropy Greeting a man with a grin is philanthropy

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Hajj = Pilgrimage to Makkah once in life time for capable Muslims About 2.5 million Muslims perform Hajj every year from everywhere throughout the world. Prophet Abraham fabricated the Kabah as the primary spot of love Performing Hajj is a progression of ceremonies that were finished by Abraham, Sarah and Muhammad (peace be upon all of them)

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Basic Beliefs 1. Faith in One God 2. Confidence in all Prophets 3. Faith in all Scriptures 4. Confidence in the Angels 5. Confidence in the Day of Judgment 6. Faith in Predestination

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Who is Allah? Allah is the Arabic name for God Is not sexual orientation particular and is exceptional Tawhid Attributes not care for humankind Sent Prophets with disclosures

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Who is Muhammad? The last Prophet for Muslims Descendant of Ishmael, the first child of Abraham. Conceived in Mecca, Saudi Arabia, in the year 570 C.E. His guardians kicked the bucket early. He never worshiped icons, drank liquor or lied. He filled in as a shepherd and afterward as a dealer. Gotten first disclosure at the age 40 through holy messenger Gabriel. Passed on a characteristic demise in the year 632 C.E at 63 years old

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What is the Quran and Sunnah? Quran Final disclosure sent from God to Muhammed by means of holy messenger Gabriel Sent in 23 years in parts. 114 parts Memorized to save credibility Recited amid the 5 day by day petitions to God Quran can be confused if not read with setting and foundation

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What is the Quran and Sunnah? Sunnah Statements or activities of Muhammad Collected and safeguarded by his buddies Sunnah is the utilization of the Quran Sunnah clarifies the Quran Compiled in books called Hadith

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Islam and different religions Respect for different religions, their Gods and their places of love People of the book have closer likeness Prophets (Adam, Noah, Ibraham, Moses, Jesus) Scriptures ( Torah, Psalms, Gospel) Marriage (Christianity and Judaism) Similar convictions

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Islamic dress Islamic Dress Men and Women every must dress humbly when in broad daylight Men: Navel to the stomach, not tight fitting, wanted to have facial hair to take after custom of Prophets Women: Full body, not tight fitting, Hijab

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Forbidden in Islam Shirk : worshiping anyone/something besides God. Treating folks gravely: not obeying there requests, identifying with them in noisy voice regardless of the fact that they have an alternate confidence. Murder, suicide Stealing Usury \ Interest Gambling Treating neighbors gravely regardless of the possibility that they have an alternate confidence. Infidelity, homosexuality Backbiting Drinking Alcohol, medications Eating pork.

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Where are Muslims situated Between 1.3 – 1.5 Billion Muslims, 2 nd biggest Indonisia biggest Muslim populace Under 20% of Muslims from the center east. Dominant part from Indian sub landmass, Asia and Africa Sunni 89% and Shia 10%. Fundamentally the same Between 500,000 - 600,000 Muslims live in Canada Between 6-7 Million in the United States

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Questions and Answers

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Misconceptions about Islam Muslims are vicious, terrorists and/or fanatics Islam mistreats ladies Muslims adore an alternate God Islam was spread by the sword and is prejudiced of different beliefs All Muslims are Arabs The idea of Polygamy in Islam Muslims are a savage, in reverse individuals

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Warfare in Islam The fights amid Prophet Muhammad’s (peace be upon him) time Do not kill pure regular citizens Women and youngsters should not be hurt Places of love of different religions should not be demolished Water ought not be defiled Green trees ought not be cut Elderly and wiped out ought not be killed Those who surrender must be secured Forgiveness must beat vengeance Killing somebody due to his/her nationality or religion is a wrongdoing

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Equality in Islam All humanity is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no predominance over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any prevalence over an Arab; additionally a white (individual) has no prevalence over a dark (individual) nor a dark has any predominance over a white with the exception of by devotion and great activity .:tsli

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