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INTRODUCTION TO ISLAM
Some Useful Information and Links About Islam on the Internet
DISCLAIMER: We're not claiming to be experts on the Islamic religion. But we're just providing information that we think would be useful.
If there is anything we should add or change, let us know
Today, Islam is the second largest religion on the planet, and the fastest growing one.
Therefore it is important for people to learn more about it. We have posted some information below for those interested.
See more at What is Islam (IslamiCity)
MUSLIM WORLD REACHES ITS HEIGHT IN THE 15TH CENTURY
SOME BASICS ABOUT ISLAM
THE FIVE PILLARS
The profession of faith (Shahada): The belief that "There is no god but God, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of God."
Prayer (Salat): Muslims pray five times a day facing Mecca.
Charity (Zakat): In accordance with Islamic law, Muslims donate a fixed portion of their income to community members in need.
Fasting (Sawm): Muslims fast during the daylight hours of the holy month of Ramadan.
Pilgrimage (Hajj): Every Muslim whose health and finances permit must make at least one visit to the holy city of Mecca.
ISLAMIC ARTICLES OF FAITH
THE HOLY QURAN
DISCLAIMER: We don't claim these books cover every aspect of Islam, or are entirely correct in every way. We are simply suggesting them as a public service.
Some of these translations of the Quran also offer a commentary.
TRANSLATIONS AVAILABLE ONLINE AND FOR PURCHASE
TRANSLATIONS AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE
The Holy Quran by Muhammad Ali
The Essential Koran: The Heart of Islam by Thomas Cleary
The Holy Quran with English Translation and Commentary by Maulana Muhammad Ali
Al-Qur'an, the Guidance for Mankind by Muhammad Farooq-i-Azam Malik
Sublime Quran Original Arabic and English Translation by Laleh Bakhtiar
(Laleh Bakhtiar is the first woman and American to have translated the Quran)
READ THE HOLY QURAN FOR FREE ONLINE
Read the Quran in Arabic and English (Quran.com)
Read the Quran in Arabic and English (Corpus.quran.com)
Read the Quran in Arabic and Listen to Recitation (Islamic Net)
Read the Quran in Arabic and Listen to Recitation (Quran Explorer.com)
SEARCH THE QURAN ONLINE BY TOPIC
COMMENTARY ON THE QURAN
BOOKS TO PURCHASE
The Sacred Path to Islam: A Guide to Seeking Allah (God) & Building a Relationship (Understanding Islam | Learn Islam | Basic Beliefs of Islam | Islam Beliefs and Practices) - by The Sincere Seeker Collection
COMMENTARY ON THE QURAN TO READ FOR FREE ONLINE
Some Key Quotations From the Quran (World Future Fund)
ONLINE TOOLS FOR MUSLIMS
History of Islam (Wikipedia)
A Brief Timeline of Early Islamic History (Wabashcenter)
Islam and Islamic History and The Middle East (Islamicity)
Sunni Definition, Beliefs, & Practices (Britannica)
Sunnis and Shia: Islam's ancient schism (BBC, 1-4-16)
Shia Islam: Origin, History & Founder (Study.com)
WAHABBISM AND SALAFISM
There's a difference of opinion about the Wahabbi movement. We don't claim to take a side.
We are just posting this information below for those interested.
Wahabbism/ Salafi Movement (Wikipedia)
Analysis of Wahabbism (PBS Frontline)
Wahhabist Ideology: What It Is And Why It’s A Problem (Huffington Post, 12-22-16)
The Wahhabi Myth: Debunking the Bogeyman (Muslim Matters, 4-1-07)
TOLERANCE IN ISLAM
There is a history of tolerance in Islam toward other religions.
This could be because of the verse in the Quran that states there should be no compulsion in religion.
"Let there be no compulsion in religion: Truth stands out clear from Error: whoever rejects evil and believes in Allah hath grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold, that never breaks. And Allah heareth and knoweth all things (Quran Verse 2:256)."
Tolerance in Islam - Lessons From History (Islamicity)
Tolerance in Islam (Free Islamic Course)
Religious Tolerance in Muslim History (About Islam)
Tolerance in Islam (Cyberstan)
GENERAL ISLAMIC WEBSITES
Sistani (Arabic, Farsi, English, French, Urdu)
LINDA SARSOUR'S ORGANIZATIONS
MIDDLE EASTERN NEWS SOURCES
THE INFLUENCE OF ISLAM ON MALCOLM X