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  • devas666
    blah blah blah. ... also ... years. ... And ... his ... everything ... who ... a ... because ... God Allah ... Islam ... and ... Abraham, ... of ... law ...
    Message 1 of 3 , Dec 19, 2003
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      --- In deathtoreligion@yahoogroups.com, "hhislam5" <hhislam5@y...>
      wrote:
      > 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 universe exists and functions in the most orderly
      > manner, and that it has survived for hundreds of thousand of
      years.
      > Can we then say that all this is accidental and haphazard? Can we
      > attribute the existence of man and the whole world to mere chance.
      >
      > Man represents only a very small portion of the great universe.
      And
      > if he can make plans and appreciate the merits of planning, then
      his
      > own existence and the survival of the universe must also be a
      > planned policy. This means that there is an extraordinary power to
      > bring things into being and keep them moving in order.
      >
      > In the world then must be a great force in action to keep
      everything
      > in order. In the beautiful nature there must be a Great creator
      who
      > creates the most charming pieces of art produces every thing for a
      > special purpose in life. The deeply enlightened people recognize
      > this creator and call him Allah "God". He is not a man because no
      > man can create or make another man. He is not an animal, nor he is
      a
      > plant. He is neither an Idol nor is He a statue of any kind
      because
      > non of these things can make itself or create anything else. He is
      > different from all these things because he is the maker and keeper
      > of them all. The maker of anything must be different from and
      > greater than things which he makes.
      >
      > There are various ways to know God "ALLAH'' and there are many
      > things to tell about him. The great wonders and impressive marvels
      > of the world are like open books in which we can read about God.
      > Besides, God Himself comes to our aid through the many Messengers
      > and revelations He has sent down to man. These Messengers and
      > revelations tell us everything we need to know about God.
      >
      > The complete acceptance of the teachings and guidance of
      God 'Allah'
      > as revealed to His Messengers Muhammad is the religion of Islam.
      > Islam enjoins faith in the oneness and sovereignty of Allah, which
      > makes man aware of meaningfulness of the Universe and of his place
      > in it. This belief frees him from all fears and superstitions by
      > making him conscious of the presence of the Almighty Allah and of
      > man's obligations towards Him. This faith must be expressed and
      > tested in actions, faith alone is not enough. Belief in one God
      > requires that we look upon all humanity as one family under the
      > universal Omnipotence of God the Creator and Nourisher of all.
      Islam
      > rejects the idea of chosen people, making belief in God and good
      > actions the only way to heaven. Thus, a direct relationship in
      > established with God, without any intercessor.
      >
      > Islam is not a new religion. It is, in essence, the same message
      and
      > guidance which Allah revealed to all Prophets. Adam, Noah,
      Abraham,
      > Ismael, David, Moses and Jesus (PBUT). But the message which was
      > revealed to Prophet Mohammed (PBUT) is Islam in its comprehensive,
      > complete and final form.
      >
      > The Quran is the last revealed word of Allah and the basic source
      of
      > Islamic teachings and laws. The Quran deals with the basis of
      > creeds, morality, history of humanity, worship, knowledge, wisdom,
      > God-man relationship, and human relationship in all aspects.
      > Comprehensive teaching on which, can be built sound systems of
      > social justice, economics, politics, legislation, jurisprudence,
      law
      > and international relations, are important contents of the Quran.
      > Hadith, the teachings, sayings and actions of Prophet Mohammed
      > (PBUT), meticulously reported and collected by his devoted
      > companions. Explained and elaborated the Quranic verses.
      >
      > THE FUNDAMENTAL ARTICLES OF FAITH IN ISLAM
      >
      > The true faithful Muslim believes in the following Principal
      > articles of faith:-
      >
      > He believes in One God 'Allah', Supreme and Eternal, Infinite and
      > Mighty, Merciful and Compassionate, Creator and Provider.
      > He believes in all Messengers of God without any discrimination
      > among them. Every known nation had a warner or Messenger from God.
      > They were chosen by God to teach mankind and deliver His divine
      > message. The Quran mentions the name of twenty five of them. Among
      > them Mohammad stands as the last Messenger and the crowning glory
      of
      > the foundation of Prophethood.
      > Muslin believes in all scriptures and revelations of God. They
      were
      > the guiding light which the Messengers received to show their
      > respected peoples the Right Path of God. In the Quran a special
      > reference is made to the books of Abraham, Moses, David and Jesus.
      > But long before the revelations has been lost or corrupted. The
      only
      > authentic and complete book of God in existence in the Quran.
      > The true Muslim believes in the Angels of Allah. They are purely
      > spiritual and splendid beings whose nature requires on food, drink
      > or sleep. They spend their days and nights in the worship of God.
      > Muslim believes in the last Day of Judgement. This world will come
      > to an end someday, and the dead will rise to stand for their final
      > and fair trial. People with good records will be generously,
      > rewarded and warmly welcomed to the Heaven of Allah, and those
      with
      > bad records will be punished and cast into Hell.
      > Muslim believes in the timeless knowledge of God and His power to
      > plan and execute His planes and nothing could happen in His
      Kingdom
      > against His will. His knowledge and power are in action at all
      times
      > and command over His creation. He is wise and merciful, and
      whatever
      > He does must have a meaningful purpose. If this is established in
      > our mind and hearts, we should accept with good faith all that He
      > does, although we may fail to under stand it fully, or think it is
      > bad.
      > THE FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM
      >
      > Faith without actions arid practice is a dead end, as far as Islam
      > is concerned. Faith by nature is very sensitive and can be most
      > effective. When it is not out of practice or out of use, it
      quickly
      > loses its liveliness and motivation power.
      >
      > There are five pillars of Islam:
      >
      > The declaration of faith: To bear witness that there is none
      worthy
      > of worship except Allah, and that Mohammad (PBUH) is His Messenger
      > to all human beings till the Day of Judgment. The Prophethood of
      > Mohammad obliges the Muslims to follow, His exemplary life as a
      > model.
      > Prayers: Daily, prayers are offered five times a day as a duty
      > towards Allah. They strengthen and enliven the belief in Allah and
      > inspire man to a higher morality. They purify the heart and
      prevent
      > temptation towards wrong - doings and evil.
      > Fasting the month of Ramadan. The Muslims during the month of
      > Ramadan not only abstain from food, drink and sexual intercourse
      > from dawn to sunset but also sincerity and devotion. It develops a
      > sound social conscience, patience, unselfishness and will - Power.
      > Zakkah: The literal and simple meaning of Zakkah is purity. The
      > technical meaning of this word designates the annual amount in
      kind
      > or coin which a Muslim with means must distribute among the
      rightful
      > beneficiaries. But the religious and spiritual significance of
      > Zakkah is much deeper and more lively. So it has humanitarian and
      > sociopolitical values.
      > Hajj (Pilgrimage to Makkah): It is to be performed once in a
      > lifetime, if one can afford it financially and physically.
    • proleus
      ... Woopy Fucking Doo. Noone who really matters cares about Islam...
      Message 2 of 3 , Dec 20, 2003
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        --- In deathtoreligion@yahoogroups.com, "hhislam5" <hhislam5@y...>
        wrote:
        > WHAT IS ISLAM?
        >

        Woopy Fucking Doo. Noone who really matters cares about Islam...
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