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WHAT IS ISLAM?

Source - saaid.net

   WHAT IS ISLAM? Can we find an explanation of the great universe? Is there any convincing interpretation of the secret of existence? We realize that no family can function properly without a responsible head, that no city can prosperously exist without sound administration, and that no state can survive without a leader of some kind. We also realize that nothing comes into being on its own. Moreover, we observe that the uni...

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ISLAM and the AIM of LIFE

Source - saaid.net

  ISLAM and the AIM of LIFE What is your purpose in life? What is the rationale behind our life? Why do we live in this life? These questions frequently intrigue people who try to find accurate answers. People provide different answers to these questions. Some people believe the purpose of life is to accumulate wealth. But one may wonder: What is the purpose of life after one h...

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Religion or Mythology

Many religions claim to steel myths from other, while history can easily prove the facts!     Generation after generation; adapting new habits, knowledge, and myths. It is funny what makes knowledge on the same line with mythologies. Many nations concentrate on discoveries and economies; however, keeps a red line when it comes to belief. Why are many religious habits unquestionable if they are true? People hear a...

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Why are so many modern British career women converting to Islam?

Source - Daily Mail

  Why are so many modern British career women converting to Islam? Tony Blair’s sister-in-law announced her conversion to Islam last weekend. Journalist Lauren Booth embraced the faith after what she describes as a ‘holy experience’ in Iran. She is just one of a growing number of modern British career women to do so. Here, writer EVE AHMED, who was raised as a Muslim before rejecting ...

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Christianity

Source - Dr. Zakir Naik

    Christianity is a Semitic religion, which claims to have nearly 1.2 billion adherents all over the world. Christianity owes its name to Jesus Christ (peace be on him). The Holy Bible is the sacred scripture of the Christians: a)  The Bible is divided into two parts, the Old Testament and the New Testament. The Old Testament is the Holy Scripture of the Jews and contains records of all the prophets of the Jews that came bef...

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Judaism

Source - Dr. Zakir Naik

    (I) INTRODUCTION TO JUDAISM: Judaism is one of the important Semitic religions. Its followers are known as Jews and they believe in the prophetic mission of Prophet Moses (pbuh). (II) CONCEPT OF GOD IN JUDAISM: (i) The following verse from the book of Deuteronomy contains an exhortation from Moses (pbuh): "Shama Israelu Adonai Ila Hayno Adna Ikhad" It is a Hebrew quotation which means: "Hear, O Isr...

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Hinduism

Source - Dr. Zakir Naik

  INTRODUCTION TO HINDUISM:   The most popular among the Aryan religions is Hinduism. ‘Hindu’ is actually a Persian word that stands for the inhabitants of the region beyond the Indus Valley. However, in common parlance, Hinduism is a blanket term for an assortment of religious beliefs, most of which are based on the Vedas, the Upanishads and the Bhagavad Gita. II INTRODUCTION TO HINDU SCRIPTURES. There are several ...

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Buddhism

Source - Dr. Zakir Naik

    BUDDHIST SCRIPTURES:   Historical criticism has proved that the original teachings of Buddha can never be known. It seems that Gautama Buddha’s teachings were memorized by his disciples. After Buddha’s death a council was held at Rajagaha so that the words of Buddha could be recited and agreed upon. There were differences of opinion and conflicting memories in the council. Opinion of Kayshapa and An...

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Sikhism

Source - Dr. Zakir Naik

    Introduction Sikhism is a non-Semitic, Aryan, non-Vedic religion. It is a religion that has the sixth largest following in the world. Some consider it as an offshoot of Hinduism. It was founded by Guru Nanak at the end of the 15th century. It originated in the area of Pakistan and North West India called Punjab, meaning the land of the five rivers. Guru Nanak was born in a Kshatriya (wa...

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Zoroastrianism

Source - Dr. Zakir Naik

  Introduction Zoroastrianism is an ancient Aryan religion that originated in Persia more than 2500 years ago. Though it has relatively few adherents, less than one hundred and thirty thousand in the whole world, it is one of the oldest religions. Zoroaster was the founder of Zoroastrianism, also commonly known as Parsi-ism. It is also known as the religion of fire worshippers and Magianism. Parsi Scriptures consist of Dasatir and Vesta...

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PROVING THE EXISTENCE OF ALLAH (SWT) TO AN ATHEIST

Source - Dr. Zakir Naik

  Normally, when I meet an atheist, the first thing I like to do is to congratulate him and say, " My special congratulations to you", because most of the people who believe in God are doing blind belief - he is a Christian, because his father is a Christian; he is a Hindu, because his father is a Hindu; the majority of the people in the world are blindly following the religion of their fathers. An atheist, on the other hand, ev...

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ISLAM IN NORTHERN IRELAND

Source - John Anthony McVeigh

I live in a small sectarian divided town, Protestants on one side and Catholics on the other side, I was born Catholic and Im proud of my Family Irish Culture, but there does not seem to be many muslims in Northern Ireland if anyone wants to talk with me please contact me. I read some of the Qur'an and its shattered my beliefs I dont know which direction to turn and theres no muslims that I know of in my town.

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US Latinas seek answers in Islam

Source - Christine ArmarioContributor to The Christian Science Monitor

  It surprises many of their friends and family, but some young US Latinas say Islam offers women more respect. UNION CITY, N.J. Jasmine Pinet sits on the steps outside a mosque here, tucking in strands of her burgundy hair beneath a white head scarf, and explaining why she, a young Latina, feels that she has found greater respect as a woman by converting to Islam. "They're not gonna say, 'Hey mami, how are you?' " Ms. Pinet sa...

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Latino women finding a place in Islam

Source - Carmen Sesin - NBC News

UNION CITY, N.J. — On a hot summer day, Stefani Perada left work for the day in West New York, N.J., and stepped outside in her long jilbab, the flowing clothes worn by many Muslim women. Meanwhile, other Latinas in the mostly Hispanic neighborhood were taking advantage of the warm day, walking around in shorts and midriff-exposing halter tops. Perada, 19, who converted to Islam just over a year ago, is still trying to become acclimated t...

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FRUSTRATIONS OF A MUSLIM CONVERT

Source - Michael Young - IslamForToday.com

  FRUSTRATIONS OF A MUSLIM CONVERT The miracle of the increasing number of converts is not only that people are finding the light of Islam in an age of such darkness but that they are coming to the faith despite the actions of some of its believers. Introduction I have been a Muslim for over two years now. Whilst I am deeply satisfied with Islam on an intellectual and theological level, much too often I have been far from happy in my exp...

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