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Family life in Islam

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Islam gives each family member an important role to play. So fathers and mothers take care of the children and give them an Islamic upbringing; children are to listen and obey, and respect the rights of fathers and mothers, on a basis of love and respect.

In this article, we find out about the role of Islam in organizing and protecting the family by comparing with the situation of the family before Islam, and what it is in the west in modern times.

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Life in a Hijab

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Guide to understanding Islam

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This book is a brief guide to understanding Islam. It consists

of three chapters.

The first chapter,Some Evidence for the Truth of Islam,” answers some important questions which some people ask:
-Is the Qur’an truly the literal word of God, revealed by Him?
– Is Muhammad (Peace Be Upon Him) truly a prophet sent by God?
– Is Islam truly a religion from God?

In this chapter, six kinds of evidence are mentioned:
1) The Scientific Miracles in the Holy Qur’an: This section discusses (with illustrations) some recently discovered scientific facts mentioned in the Holy Qur’an, which was revealed fourteen centuries ago.
2) The Great Challenge to Produce One Chapter Like the Chapters of the Holy Qur’an: In the Qur’an, God challenged all human beings to produce a single chapter like the chapters of the Qur’an. Ever since the Qur’an was revealed, fourteen centuries ago, until this day, no one has been able to meet this challenge, even though the smallest chapter in the Qur’an (Chapter 108) is only ten words.
3) Biblical Prophecies on the Advent of Muhammad , theProphet of Islam: In this section, some of the Biblical prophecieson the advent of the Prophet Muhammad  are discussed.
4) The Verses in the Qur’an That Mention Future Events Which Later Came to Pass: The Qur’an mentioned future events which later came to pass, for example, the victory ofthe Romans over the Persians.
5) Miracles Performed by the Prophet Muhammad: Many miracles were performed by the Prophet Muhammad. Thesemiracles were witnessed by many people.
6) The Simple Life of Muhammad (sas): This clearly indicates that Muhammad  was not a false prophet who claimed prophethood to attain material gains, greatness, or power.
From these six kinds of evidence, we conclude that:
-The Qur’an must be the literal word of God, revealed by Him.
-Muhammad  is truly a prophet sent by God.
-Islam is truly a religion from God.
If we would like to know if a religion is true or false,we should not depend on our emotions, feelings, or traditions. Rather, we should depend on our reason and intellect. When God sent the prophets, He supported them with miracles and evidence whichproved that they were truly prophets sent by God and hence thatthe religion they came with is true.

The second chapter, “Some Benefits of Islam”, mentions some of the benefits that Islam provides for the individual, such as:
1) The Door to Eternal Paradise
2) Salvation from Hellfire
3) Real Happiness and Inner Peace
4) Forgiveness for All Previous Sins.

The third chapter, “General Information on Islam”, provides general information on Islam, corrects some misconceptions about it, and answers some commonly asked questions, such as:
-What does Islam say about terrorism?
-What is the status of women in Islam?

 

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Importance of Sunnah & Hadiths

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There are two main fundamental sources of knowledge in Islam – The Qur’an and the Hadeeth. Often people associate Islam with teachings and commandments of only Qur’an; this is true for both Muslims and non-Muslims. However this attitude of ignoring the Hadeeth or Sunnah has lead to many misunderstandings about the already misunderstood way of life, Islam. Best example being that of the perception of Islam promoting hatred. Such doubts and baseless allegations arise mostly due to partial study of Islamic literature.

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One God, Its existence & False gods: A common sense analysis

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In simple words, god is something that is worshiped because people expect something in return from it. With this definition, everyone in this world has gods. Some have direct gods like idols, man-gods or heroes. Others have abstract gods like society, money, race, etc.

In this video, A.R.Green asks us to use common sense to realize the existence of God, and then examines other false-gods whether they are really worth worshiping or are they themselves dependent.

A Must Watch For Everyone !! ScanIslam’s Highly Recommended !!

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Understanding Islam

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Why did God give us and intellect? What does Islam really mean? What was the real religion of the prophets before us? All that and more is answered very clearly in this video!

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Meaning of word ‘Islam’

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What is true Freedom? Are we enslaved? What is Islam? What is right and what is wrong? All this and more in this video with Abdur-Raheem Green!

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Who is Allah?

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There is a very common misconception among non-Muslims and even many Muslims that Islam is about believing in a God named Allah. However ‘Allah’ is only the Arabic word for ‘The God’. It not a distinctly personified God.

In this video, A.R.Green takes us on the journey of understanding the concept of Allah universally with respect to all religions and hence making us realize that grave sin of equaling God to some other creation by worshiping it besides God.

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Polygamy in Islam (Audio)

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What you’re denying are false gods anyway

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Most of the times, people turn to atheism because the concept of God which is presented to them by their parents or society doesn’t make sense at all. Rejecting such a wrong concept is appreciated, but we must understand that what we’re denying were false gods anyway. The search for True God should not end there.

In this video, A.R.Green asks us to use common-sense to understand the existence of God and clears the difference between false gods and True God.

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