What is Islam And Muslim ?

Islam is an Arabic word which means peace, purity from Shirk (associating partners with Allah) , acceptance and commitment. As a religion, Islam stands for the complete submission and obedience to Allah (God Almighty).

Islam is not a new religion, but the same truth that God revealed through all His prophets to every people.

"Say (O Muhammad); We believe in Allah (God Almighty) and that which was revealed To Abraham and Ishmael and Issac and Jacob and the tribes and that which was given to Moses and Jesus and to the prophets from their Lord; we make no distinction between any of them, and to Him (God Almighty) we submit (in Islam). " (Al- Qu'ran 3:84) 

The 5 Pillars of Islam

The specific acts of worship, termed the pillars of Islam, provide the structure of spiritual life.

1. Shahadah - The declaration of faith : is to say ' I bear witness that there is none worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad is His servant and messenger'

2. Salah - Prayers : to establish prayers  prescribed 5 times a day as a duty towards Allah.  It should be stressed that while Allah does not need our prayers we cannot survive without his blessings and guidance.are

3. Siyam - Fasting : in  the month of Ramadhan. This means abstention from food, drink intimate martial relationship from dawn to sunset. It teaches one to love, be patient, unselfish and develops will power.

4. Zakah - Almsgiving :obligatory charity - an annual payment of 2.5% of one's net savings as purifying sum to be spent on poor and needy. 

5. Hajj - Pilgrimage : To make pilgrimage (Hajj)  to the sacred house (Ka'bah), for whoever is able to do so.

 Useful Resources

  E-Books and PDFs

Title

Information

Author

Download Link [PDF file size]

Qu’ran  English Translation – “Noble Quran in the English Language”

The Noble Quran has been translated into the modern English Language.

Dr. Muhammad Taqi-ud-Din Al-Hilali

 

Dr. Muhammad Muhsin Khan

translation-of-the-meanings-of-the-noble-qur-an-in-the-english-language.pdf

[28.5 MB]

 

Qu’ran Tafseer –

Towards Understanding the Quran”

To enable the English reader to understand clearly the meaning and the aim of the Qur'an.

Abul A'la Maududi (R.A)

Volume 1

 Volume 2

 Volume 3

[48 MB]

Basic Islam –

“Towards Understanding Islam”

For both Muslims and our non-Muslim brothers and sisters, It summarises in a very simple way the essential teachings of Islam

Abul A'la Maududi (R.A)

Towards Understanding Islam

[0.7 MB]

 

   Quran Explorer :  Recitation and Translation  in Arabic, English, and Urdu.

Quran Explorer - Interactive Audio Recitations & Translations

Note :  English Audio - select Eng-Pickthal Audio  

           Urdu Audio - select  Urdu- Jalandhry Audio

in the 'Translation' option (top right hand side menu option)

 Welcome to Islam Question & Answer! This site aims to provide intelligent, authoritative responses to anyone’s question about Islam, whether it be from a Muslim or a non-Muslim, and to help solve general and personal social problems.

>Click to enter Islam QA

  Are you eating HALAL?

Take responsibility to check whether you and your family consuming everyday products are Halal . Click on the link below to find out more.

Halal FoodGuide Service

The King Abdul Aziz Public Library - Expansion of Al-Haram Mosque

 

 

The King Abdul Aziz Public Library launch an informative website on the major expansion of Al-Haram Mosque. The website is full of information with breathtaking images and historic videos. The website is in Arabic, French, English & Urdu. Click here


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