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The Religion of Islam

Islam began in Arabia when the Prophet Muhammad (Mohammad, Mohammed) heard the word of God. Muhammad was born in Mecca in 570AD. When he was 40 he was called to become God's messenger. At a time when the Arabs had many beliefs and gods, Muhammad taught that there was only one god - Allah (which is God in Arabic).


The Angel Gabriel appeared to Muhammad and taught him the verses of Holy Quran (Koran), the Holy Book of Islam.


The most important message of the Holy Quran is that God is the creator of the world and controls everything in it. Muslims are called upon to surrender to the will of God. They must live according to the rules of the Holy Quran and perform the five main duties of Islam - called the Five Pillars of Faith.


The word Muslim (Moslem) means "one who gives himself to God" in Arabic. Islam means "submission or obedience to God".


Islam gives guidance to all aspects of life. Muslims cannot eat pork. Other meats must be halal (allowed) - the animals are slaughtered in a way that gives the least pain, and "In the name of God" is recited before it is killed. Muslims should not drink alcohol. They should not fight except for Islam. They must not gamble. Muslims should give to the poor and less fortunate and must be kind to strangers.








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RUKAYAT from Nigeria
17:59 08/11/2011
 
ASALAM ALAYKUN WARAMOTULLAHI WABARAKATU,DEAR MUSLIM SISTER IN ISLAM, LET US HAVE FAITH IN ALLAH.BECAUSE ALLAH IS SUFFICIENT FOR U & ME. RAMADAN MUBARAK
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hazel from Malaysia
03:35 08/10/2011
 
Alhamdulliah...it's great to bump into this site as Islam is explained truthfully and not being lied about, like in most sites... May all muslims celebrate Ramadan Al-Mubarak with an open heart and much patience. Wasalam...
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Sukurat sheu from Nigeria
10:31 08/01/2011
 
Ramadan mubarak,may almighty grant all our heart desires dis ramadan.maa salam
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mohamud from Malaysia
12:11 07/26/2011
 
I really appreciate this post I just like to say thsnks for every one post this it is very important to always remember the people what is the islam and also it good for unbelievers to know what is the reality of islam where it was came from originally, another way it also important to know every single person how responsible his self and should know who create and what exactly create da person dat is what all about am gong to comment this post again i get thank them 4 those post this macha allah post.................
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Lynn from Louisiana, US
20:03 06/19/2011
 
Thank you for posting this! With all the anti Islam hatred out there, it is refreshing to see that the religion does NOT teach the heartless killing some claim. I have Muslim friends and they're decent people, kind and helpful. I'm saddened by the growing tide of "Islamaphobia" ... fear of Muslims.
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Omar Taha from Qatar
10:20 08/29/2010
 
assalamo alaikum to dear brothers and sisters
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mohammed anwarullah from India
15:54 08/14/2010
 
assalmwa alaikum to all dear friends many happy ramadan kareem to all muslim
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Md. Sabbir Hossain from Bangladesh
08:01 08/13/2010
 
Allah is allmighty.Get ready to get Heaven by Ramadan
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bhuiyan
22:26 08/11/2010
 
hi
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Reyna from California, US
01:28 08/10/2010
 
Yes ,Leylah but it would be better if you cooked it yourself ...


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