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  1. happy

    happy Guest

    you can take a look for this web sites

    http://www.imanway.com/vb/forumdisplay.php?f=90

    http://www.geocities.com/islamone_l/index.htm

    or read this

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    What is Islam?



    ABOUT THE WORDS "ISLAM" AND "MUSLIM"



    The name of this religion is Islam, the root of which is S-L-M, which
    means peace. The word "Salam," derived from the same root, may also
    mean greeting one another with peace.

    One of the beautiful names of God is that He is Peace. But Islam means
    more than that: it means submission to the One God, and it means
    living in peace with the Creator -- peace within one's self, peace
    with other people, and peace with the environment.

    Thus, Islam is a total system of living. A Muslim is supposed to live
    in peace and harmony with all these segments. It follows that a Muslim
    is any person, anywhere in the world, whose obedience, allegiance, and
    loyalty are to God, the Lord of the Universe.


    IS "MUSLIM" THE SAME AS ARAB?

    The followers of Islam are called Muslims. Muslims are not to be
    confused with Arabs.

    Muslims may be Arabs, Turks, Persians, Indians, Pakistanis,
    Malaysians, Indonesians, Europeans, Africans, Americans, Chinese, or
    other nationalities.

    An Arab could be a Muslim, a Christian, a Jew or an atheist. Any
    person who adopts the Arabic language is called an Arab.

    The language of the Qur'an (the Holy Book of Islam) is Arabic. Muslims
    all over the world try to learn or improve their Arabic, so that they
    may be able to read the Qur'an and understand its meaning. They pray
    in the language of the Qur'an, Arabic. Islamic supplications to God
    could be (and are) delivered in any language.

    There are one billion Muslims in the world; there are about 200
    million Arabs. Among those two hundred million Arabs, approximately
    ten percent are not Muslims. Thus Arab Muslims constitute only about
    twenty percent of the Muslim population of the world.
    -


    ALLAH THE ONE AND THE ONLY GOD


    "Allah" was the Arabic word for God long before the birth of Muhammad,
    peace be upon him.

    Muslims believe that Allah is the name of the One and Only God. He is
    the Creator of all human beings. He is the God for the Christians, the
    Jews, the Muslims, the Buddhists, the Hindus, the atheists, and all
    others. Muslims worship God, whose name is Allah. They put their trust
    in Him and they seek His help and His guidance.


    MUHAMMAD


    Muhammad was chosen by God to deliver His Message of Peace, namely
    Islam. He was born in 570 C.E. (Common Era) in Makkah, Arabia. He was
    entrusted with the Message of Islam when he was at the age of forty
    years. The revelation that he received is called the Qur'an, while the
    message is called Islam.

    Muhammad is the very last Prophet of God to mankind. He is the final
    Messenger of God. His message was and is still to the Christians, the
    Jews and the rest of mankind. He was sent to those religious people to
    inform them about the true mission of Jesus, Moses, Jacob, Isaac, and
    Abraham.

    Muhammad is considered to be the summation and the culmination of all
    the prophets and messengers that came before him. He purified the
    previous messages from adulteration and completed the Message of God
    for all humanity. He was entrusted with the power of explaining,
    interpreting and living the teaching of the Qur'an.


    ISLAM AND NON-MUSLIMS


    Muslims are required to respect all those who are faithful and God
    conscious people, namely those who received messages. Christians and
    Jews are called People of the Book. Muslims are asked to call upon the
    People of the Book for common terms, namely, to worship One God, and
    to work together for the solutions of the many problems in the
    society.

    Christians and Jews lived peacefully with Muslims throughout centuries
    in the Middle East and other Asian and African countries. The second
    Caliph, Umar, chose not to pray in the church in Jerusalem, so as not
    to give later Muslims an excuse to take it over. Christians entrusted
    the Muslims, and as such the key of the Church in Jerusalem is still
    in the hands of the Muslims.

    When Jews fled from Spain during the Inquisition, they were welcomed
    by the Muslims. They settled in the heart of the Islamic Caliphate.
    They enjoyed positions of power and authority. Throughout the Muslim
    world, churches, synagogues and missionary schools were built within
    the Muslim neighborhoods. These places were protected by Muslims
    during bad times and good, and have continued to receive this
    protection during the contemporary crises in the Middle East

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    What is the Qur'ân?


    The Qur'ân is the name given to Allah's speech that He revealed to His
    servant and Messenger Muhammad (peace be upon him); speech that is
    recited as an act of worship, is miraculous, and cannot be imitated by
    man. It is the name of Allah's Book, and no other book is called by
    this name.

    The connection between the Creator and his Creation is by way of His
    Messengers, and these Messengers only know what Allah wants from them
    by way of revelation, either directly or indirectly. The rational mind
    cannot dismiss the possibility of revelation, since nothing is
    difficult for the all-powerful Creator

    revelation is a communication between two beings: one that speaks,
    commands, and gives, and another who is addressed, commanded, and
    receives. Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) - as with every Prophet
    - never confused himself with the One who gave the revelation to him.
    As a human being, he felt his weakness before Allah, feared Allah's
    wrath if he should disobey, and hoped for Allah's mercy.

    Proves why it is impossible that Mohammad (Pbuh) wrote the Quran :
    1. No matter how brilliant or insightful a person might be, there is
    no way that he could discuss the happenings of nations lost to
    antiquity, issues of belief and Divine Law, the rewards and
    punishments of Heaven and Hell, and future events, all in such great
    detail without any contradiction and with a most perfect style and
    literary form. The Prophet (peace be upon him) had never once read a
    book nor met with any historian
    2. The Qur'ân makes to the disbelievers a stern challenge that they
    will never be able to produce a chapter similar to it. Such a
    challenge would never have come from the Messenger (peace be upon him)
    3. The Qur'ân, in some places, sternly rebukes Muhammad (peace be upon
    him) where he acted upon his own judgment in something and did not
    decide on what is best. The Qur'ân clarified the truth and showed the
    error of the Prophet (peace be upon him).
    4. Many verses of the Qur'ân begin with the imperative verb "Say!" As
    a matter of fact, this occurs more than three hundred times,
    addressing Muhammad (peace be upon him) and directing him with respect
    to what he should say. He, thus, did not follow his own desires; he
    followed only what was revealed to him.
    5. Complete harmony exists between what the Qur'ân says regarding the
    physical world and what has been discovered by modern science. This
    has been a source of amazement for a number of contemporary western
    researchers.
    ====================================================
    Who was Muhammad?

    Muhammad (peace be upon him) was born in Makkah in the year 570,
    during the period of history Europeans called the Middle Ages.
    Muhammad was the son of Aamenah and Abdullah, from the tribe of
    Quraysh. He was a direct descendant of Ishmael, the eldest son of
    prophet Abraham. Muhammad's father died just before he was born, and
    his mother passed away when he was six. He was raised by this
    grandfather, the chief of Makkah; and upon his grandfather's death,
    Muhammad came under the care of his uncle, Abu Talib.

    Muhammad was a shepherd in his youth. As he grew up, he became known
    for his truthfulness, generosity, and sincerity; earning the title of
    al Amin, the trustworthy one. Muhammad was frequently called upon to
    arbitrate disputes and counsel his fellow Makkans.

    At age 25, Muhammad married Khadijah, an honorable and successful
    businesswoman. They were blessed with two sons and four daughters. It
    was an ideal marriage and they lived a happy family life.

    Muhammad was of a contemplative nature and had long detested the
    decadence and cruelty of his society. It became his habit to meditate
    from time to time in the cave of Hira' near the summit of Jabal an-
    Nur, the "Mountain of Light" on the outskirts of Makkah.
    How did Muhammad become a Messenger of God?

    At the age of 40, while engaged in a meditative retreat, Muhammad
    received his first revelation from God through the Archangel Gabriel.
    This revelation, which continued for twenty three years, is known as
    the Qur'an

    Muhammad began to share the revelations he received from God with the
    people of Makkah. They were idol worshippers, and rejected Muhammad's
    call to worship only One God. They opposed Muhammad and his small
    group of followers in every way. These early Muslims suffered bitter
    persecution.

    In 622, God gave the Muslim community the command to emigrate. This
    event, the hijrah or migration, in which they left Makkah for the city
    of Madinah, some 260 miles to the North, marks the beginning of the
    Muslim calendar.

    Madinah provided Muhammad and the Muslims a safe and nurturing haven
    in which the Muslim community grew. After several years, the Prophet
    and his followers returned to Makkah and forgave their enemies. Then,
    turning their attention to the Ka'bah (the sanctuary that Abraham
    built), they removed the idols and rededicated it to the worship of
    the One God. Before the Prophet died at the age of 63, most of the
    people of Arabia had embraced his message. In less than a century,
    Islam had spread to Spain in the west, as far east as China.
     
    happy, May 6, 2007
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  2. happy

    Lew Guest

    happy wrote:
    > ABOUT THE WORDS "ISLAM" AND "MUSLIM"


    Muslin is a wonderful, if plain fabric, very comfortable to wear and durable.
    When you wear muslin you are suffused with a sense of home, comfort and
    peace. The great prophets, Jesus, Mohammed and Bob Dobbs, all wore muslin.
    If Satan existed and were not a figment of human imagination invented to
    excuse our own evil, he would probably not wear muslin. Muslin is wonderful.

    --
    Lew
     
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