-According to Muslims, Islam is the final version of God’s Religion. It was revealed to Adam (Alahi Salam).
-Allah finally revealed to a man named Muhammad (PBUH); he is now considered the last Prophet of Islam.
-Islam is an Arabic word which means ‘Surrender’, ‘Obedience’ or ‘Submission’.
-Muslims believe that they should surrender to the will of god.
-This is because Muslims believe that if a person totally obeys the will of Allah, they will achieve peace in themselves.
Belief and Teachings
-The religion with god is Islam. (Quran 3:19 )
-You, who believe, obey God and Messenger. (Quran 4:59 )
-Who can be better in religion than he who submits his whole self to God? (Quran 4:125)
-One of the key beliefs of a Muslim is Tawheed, this is the believe that there is only one god. -Tawheed in Arabic means attributing Oneness to Allah and describing Him as being One and Unique, with no partner or peer in His Essence and Attributes.
Beliefs and teachings
-Say: He is Allah, the one and only!
Allah, the eternal absolute!
He is the father of none, and none is his father.
And there is none like unto him.
Allah. There is no god but he, the living, is the self-subsisting, Eternal. No slumber can seize him or sleep. His are all things in the heaven and on earth.
Risalah is the Arabic word for Messenger. The messengers are prophets but the messenger were given revelations, i.e. Muhammad was given the Qur’an, Jesus was given the bible, Moses was given the Torah and David was given the Psalms.
Muslims recognise the prophets as humans who were chosen to convey a specific mission given by god to guide the humans of that time. Muslims believe that every prophet was given a religion to guide the people of that time. The Qur’an mentions 25 of them but according to Muslim tradition. They each received a book from God: Moses received the Torah; Jesus the gospel; and Muhammad was given the Qur’an. Muslims believe that the Qur’an is an accurate record of God’s message. Even though each of the earlier messages were passed on perfectly in time, people bended the truth to suit their needs. Each one of the also led a good life which set an example to others of how God wanted the people to live
Akhirah (Day of Judgement)
Muslims believe that there is life, before this happens there are two angels who will appear to the deceased and ask two questions about their faith. The people who answer the questions correctly they will be shown their reward, whereas those who get them wrong or denied god will be showed the punishments to come. Then they will wait in a state called Barzakh, which means a barrier, people cannot come back across that barrier to set things right or warn the living.
Last Day of Judgement
Muslims believe that when the universe has completed the purpose for which god made it, he will end it. The Angel Israfil will blow a trumpet to announce the last day and the world will be destroyed. The dead will be resurrected; they will be resurrected back to life by god. The Qur’an suggests that they will be given new bodies. Everyone who has ever lived will be called in front of god for judgement and the book of their life will be given to them. If the book is given in their left hand they will go to hell but if it’s given in their right hand they will go to heaven.
Paradise and Hell
Hell, or Jahannam, is mentioned frequently in the Qur'an and the Sunnah using a variety of imagery. It has seven doors (Qur'an 39:71; 15:43) leading to a fiery crater of various levels, the lowest of which contains the tree Zaqqum and a cauldron of boiling pitch. The level of hell depends on the degree of offenses. Suffering is both physical and spiritual. Being a Muslim does not keep one out of Hell, but it is not clear whether Muslims remain in Hell forever. Non-Muslims (kafir), however, will be punished eternally. A Muslim author on IslamOnline.net...
...Islam and Christian Traditions
Colorado Technical University Online
Professor Justine James
June 17, 2013
Christianity and Islam see recurring themes in beliefs and practices. They share stories from past prophets that declare they know the word of God. God tells prophets about a time before earth and gives them knowledge to spread to man. Life holds sanctity that is not for man to wander and do as their physical bodies might allow. Both Islam and Christian traditions make examples and tell the history of how God desires man to live. There are foretellings of vast destruction when man lives among evils and sin. Muslims say that, like God, Allah will see and end of man and will only accept the faithful into paradise.
Traditions of Christianity and Islam can relate to each other by commemorating a higher power as known as God. The higher power in Christianity is known as God, while the higher power in Islamic traditions is known as Allah. In Islamic traditions, Allah shouldn't be confused with the God known in Christianity because the word Allah is translated as "the God" in Arabic. Christian and Islamic traditions have cosmogony, eschatology, afterlife, moral codes, and duties that serve the purpose in their existence. Both Islamic and Christian traditions will see some similarities and recurring prophecies that exist in...
...wondered where all of this knowledge came from the first place? Sometimes, right?? Do you know that 100% of our knowledge came from Allah SWT and in the Qur’an had already stated about the knowledge? It is not 100% clear though, because Allah SWT wants us to think about His knowledge. Allah had stated that even if we use up all the trees on earth as pens and oceans as the ink, we still can’t cover or write down all of His knowledge. If any research conducted by professors or researchers all over the world, they will refer to the one and only – the Qur’an. Then they do know that all of their studies are already stated in the Qur’an itself. That is why many professors and researchers had choose Islam as the way of their life because they had discover that the Qur’an is real and the main source of Islam.
THE CONTENT OF THE QUR’AN
• Al-Qur’an consists of 114 Chapters (surahs) and about 6235 verses (ayats).
• Al-Qur’an is the miracle of Prophet Muhammad SAW.
• It is the proof of the prophet hood of Muhammad SAW.
• It is a miracle. [refer to the next page]
The number of chapters and verses in the Qur’an are stated at every page of the Qur’an. If you don’t believe it just count by yourself every single page in the Qur’an. The Qur’an also contains the miracle and the proof of the prophet hood of Prophet Muhammad SAW. As we all know, the Qur’an consists of history and future. So, the...
...Note taking and note making is one of the most fundamental and important tasks that students must do. It cannot be doubted that a student that takes notes during lectures is more likely to achieve a higher grade compared to a student that does not. However, note taking might not have the positive effect the student wants if it is not done properly. “What to note down, how much to note down and how detailed the notes should be, takes time to develop” (Open University Malaysia [OUM], 2011, p. 92). Thus, this essay will focus on explaining the different methods of note making, how to take notes from printed materials and ways to develop good note taking skills during lectures. But first, an important question needs to be addressed. Why even take notes in the first place?
This is without a doubt an easy question to ask, considering the fact that most students have access to the lecture notes and text books which might be heavier than they would prefer it to be. However, it is a common misconception, made by countless number of students, to be under the impression that their text books would cover everything they need to know (Coacher, 2011). Everything that might be evaluated in assessments might not be in the textbook and it is unlikely that one would recollect everything discussed in every lecture of each...
...Islam Revision notes
What does Islam teach about good and evil?
The problem of evil and suffering is one of the common reasons people give for not believing in God.
There are two types of evil:
• natural evil - suffering caused by events that have nothing to do with humans, and which are to do with the way the world is, eg, natural disasters such as volcanic eruptions, floods or earthquakes
• moral (or human) evil - suffering caused by humans acting in a way that is considered morally wrong eg, bullying, murder, rape, theft or terrorism
Human evil and natural evil can often work together, with human evil making natural evil worse – or better! For example, the suffering caused by an earthquake or floods can be made worse by people looting, but it can be made more bearable by people showing compassion and making personal sacrifices to help those who are suffering.
It is important to remember that: 'evil' is a cause of suffering; 'suffering' is a result of evil.
• Everyone is born with a natural instinct to understand the difference between right and wrong (fitrah). They also have free will, and they must choose between right (the guidance of Allah) and wrong (following the temptations of Shaytan, the devil).
For Muslims life is a period of testing and temptations. People have to find their own solutions to these problems. Allah has said that he will forgive anyone who sincerely...
...JOURNAL – NOTE TAKING AND UNIVERSITY STUDENTS WITH LEARNING DIFFICULTIES : WHAT SUPPORTS ARE NEEDED? (Ann Maydosz and Sharon A Raver, Old Dominion University)
Lecture notes play an important role in preparing for examinations, as it may ensure the success of students. Many students do not have adequate note-taking skills, and this contribute a lot to the creation of incomplete and unrelated notes (Kiewra, 2002). Researchers suggest that the act of note-taking can engage students in learning tasks and deepen their understanding and ability to apply new material (Katayama & Crooks, 2003). Note-taking offers three important premises for university students. First, the act of note-taking may have an influence on the encoding function of the brain, which engages the learner’s attention and subsequently moves the information into long-term memory. Secondly, note-taking will make the students less dependent on their instructor’s notes, as they contain personally meaningful information that might help in the recall process. Thirdly, it may help students with learning difficulties.
To begin with, note-taking is essential to the student’s academic success (Kiewra & Benton, 1988; Titsworth, 2001). In taking notes, students relate lecture topics to their own background knowledge, which in turn may increase their...
...Should a Student Take Notes During College?
When students reach college-level academics, note taking becomes a major role in the effective learning of college students. Studies have shown that effective note taking results in higher academic grades. There are a high number of students in colleges today that are receiving poor grades due to failing tests or quizzes over material that was taught to them but not remembered. The vast majority of these students have poor note taking skills. There are many advantages of effective note taking and different ways to take effective notes.
Students that are earning marginal or poor grades either do not take notes or fail to take effective enough notes. Have these students not been taught on how to take effective notes? Students, who take effective notes during lecture, are more likely to learn and remember subject matter better than students who do not take notes. A lot of students today are simply not taking notes during class. During an observation of a class of thirty students, only three or four students actually took notes during the lecture. These three to four students are receiving above a 3.5 grade point average. The rest of the students paid attention to the lecture, but did not write or type anything down as notes....
... Taking notes during lectures is very beneficial to students in a number of ways. One, which is to remember and it will save student time relying on memory later on. You can be an amazing listener, but unless you have good note taking skills, it will be hard for you to remember what the teacher said in previous lectures. For notes to become useful, they should be well structured and you can go through them over and over so that the information remains fresh days prior to the exam.
Reviewing and pre-reviewing are two main steps students should do before they step into the next class. It is very beneficial for students to review the notes previously taken notes to help link between what has been previously taught and what is to come next class. This does not take much time but it will help keep the information fresh in the students minds. Also, skimming through the textbook before getting into the classroom will help students become acquainted with the main notions and concepts and this, in turn, will make it easy to follow with the teachers lecture. Moreover, usually, most students feel hesitated whether to jot down some notes or not; this happens when they do not know if the information is important or not. In this case, the best way is to take those notes when you are in doubt. The reason is that it is better to write too much than not enough.
This is where not knowing...
...1. Definition of Polygamy
Polygamy means a system of marriage whereby one person has more than one spouse. Polygamy can be of two types. One is polygyny where a man marries more than one woman, and the other is polyandry, where a woman marries more than one man. In Islam, limited polygyny is permitted; whereas polyandry is completely prohibited.
Now coming to the original question, why is a man allowed to have more than one wife?
2. The Qur'an is the only religious scripture in the world that says,"marry only one".
The Qur'an is the only religious book, on the face of this earth, that contains the phrase `marry only one'. There is no other religious book that instructs men to have only one wife. In none of the other religious scriptures, whether it be the Vedas, the
Ramayan, the Mahabharat, the Geeta, the Talmud or the Bible does one find a restriction on the number of wives. According to these scriptures one can marry as many as one wishes. It was only later,
that the Hindu priests and the Christian Church restricted the number of wives to one.
Many Hindu religious personalities, according to their scriptures, had multiple wives. King Dashrat, the father of Rama, had more than one wife. Krishna had several wives.
In earlier times, Christian men were permitted as many wives as they wished, since the Bible puts no restriction on the number of wives.
It was only a few centuries ago that the Church restricted the number of...