——–In the name of God, the Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy——–
Praise belongs to God, Lord of the Worlds,
The Lord of Mercy, the Giver of Mercy
Master of the Day of Judgement
It is You alone we worship; it is You alone we ask for help
Guide us to the straight path:
The path of those You have blessed, those who incur no anger and who have not gone astray
(The Qur’an, Chapter 1)
What is Islam?
Islam is the world’s second largest religion and the fastest growing major religion in the world, with over 1.8 billion followers or 24.1% of the global population, known as Muslims.
The core beliefs of Islam are (1) there is only one God (known in Arabic as “Allah”), and that there is not worthy of worship except Him, and (2) that the message to worship Him alone has been conveyed by messengers including (but not limited to) Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, Jesus, and the final messenger Muhammad (peace be upon them all).
The word Islam is an Arabic word which can be translated as “submission”, referring to submission to the will of God and obedience to His law.
What is the Qur’an?
The Qur’an is the final revelation from God, revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) over a 23 year period. Unlike the scriptures revealed to other Prophets, the Qur’an has been preserved in its entirety meaning that the revelation that is present today is exactly the same, letter for letter, as that which was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) 1400 years ago.
Miracles of the Qur’an
The Qur’an contains many miracles, a very small selection of which can be found on the following links:
– The Qur’an and embryology: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nuAfmJ3LS4s
– Literary miracles of the Qur’an: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b5Y5gMc_XZo
Who is the Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him)?
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was born in the Arabian city of Makkah in 570 CE. He was an orphan, having lost his father even before his birth, and was therefore raised by his grandfather and later his uncle. Like many Arabs at the time, he could not read or write. As he was growing up, he became known throughout Makkah for honesty and integrity, becoming known as “As-Sadiq Al-Amin” (The Truthful, Trustworthy one). He received revelation aged 40, after which he began to propagate the message of Islam until he passed away aged 63.
How to find out more about Islam?
– To find out more information about the Islamic concept of God, please visit: https://iera.org/god/
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