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This page will help you discover the beautiful religion of Islam.

Discover various topics from the meaning of Islam, description of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ, about love, marriage issues, business transactions, parent-children relationship, and more.

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Islam

Academics explaining the meaning of Islam.

Interesting definition of Islam by Dr Mark Hanson of Zaytuna College, US. Glossary: "Deen" means "religion".

The words "Islam" and "Muslim" explained grammatically by Dr Timothy Winter of Cambridge University, UK.

A short but informative video clearing some misconceptions about Islam like sharia, jihad, and hijab - by Huffpost's Wajahat Ali.

Muslim

Muslims are people who practice the religion of Islam. The word "Muslim" derives from Arabic and means "submitter (to God)".

Fundamentals of Islam

Islam is

  1. to testify there is no God but Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah,
  2. to establish prayer,
  3. to give charity,
  4. to fast the month of Ramadan, and
  5. to perform Hajj pilgrimage to Makkah if you are able to do so.

Faith is to believe in

  1. Allah (God),
  2. His angels,
  3. His books,
  4. His messengers,
  5. the Last Day,
  6. and to believe in fate, its good and its evil.

Adhan (Call to Prayer)

Adhan is the Islamic call to prayer recited by a muezzin at prescribed times of the day. The root of the word is ʾadhina أَذِنَ meaning "to listen, to hear, be informed about".

Prayer (Salah)

The daily obligatory prayers collectively form the second of the five pillars  in Islam, observed five times every day at prescribed times.

These are 

  1. Fajr (observed at dawn), 
  2. Zuhr (observed at noon), 
  3. Asr (observed late in the afternoon),
  4. Maghrib (observedafter sunset),
  5. and Isha (observed at dusk).

Salah can be performed either in solitude, or collectively (known as jama'ah). When performed in jama'ah, worshippers line up in parallel rows behind a leader, known as the imam.

Special prayers are exclusively performed in congregation, such as the Friday prayer and the Eid prayers, and are coupled with two sermons each, delivered by the imam.[2]

Masjid al-Haram in Makkah

A video of Muslims praying in congregation at Masjid al-Haram (Sacred Mosque).

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

Descriptions of the Prophet ﷺ

Description of his appearance by Sheikh Omar Suleiman

How Sheikh Hamza Yusuf describes the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

Description of this demeanor by Sheikh Omar Suleiman

How Sheikh Hamza Yusuf describes the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ

The Prophet’s Mosque in Medina

An inside look of the Masjid Nabawi.

All about Love

Description of Love

The different levels of love by Shaykh Hamza Yusuf

Love between Spouses

How to be considerate of each other by Ustadh Nouman Ali Khan

Don’t make your wife cry by Mufti Ismail Menk

Family

Be good to your Parents

Go back to your Parents by Shaykh Yasir Qadhi. Glossary: Allah (God), Jannah (Paradise), Sahabi (Companion of the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ), Bay’ah (Oath of allegiance), Jihad (Struggle - in the context of this video, it’s to go to war).

Parenting

Islamic Finance

Against usury/interest

Why Riba (Usury/Interest) is prohibited in Islam

The wisdom behind the prohibition of usury

Business Concepts in Islam