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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Introduction to Ulum al-Quran

Definition of 'Ulum al-Qur'an

The knowledge of 'Ulum al-Qu'ran, or 'The Sciences of the Qur'an', deals with the knowledge of those sciences that have a direct bearing on the recitation, history, understanding and implementation of the Qur'an. It is, therefore, a vast field of Islamic scholarship, and one that if of primary

Thus, for example, with regards to recitation, 'Ulum al-Qu'ran deals with the science of pronunciation (tajwid), the different methodologies of reciting the Qur'an (the qira'at), the blessings of reciting the Qur'an, and the etiquette of its recitation.   >>More<<

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Da`wah: To whom and to what?

This article was taken from my IOU Tutorial Assistant Mr.

The title of this article may seem a bit odd to some. That is because the answers to these two questions are quite well known to anyone who is active in giving da`wah and teaching. However, I want to focus on something more important than the typical answers that may be given to these questions, as a reminder for myself and my brothers and sisters who are active in the field of giving da`wah and teaching.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

What is Islam ?

Islam is an Arabic word and it connotes submission, surrender and obedience. As a religion, Islam stands for complete submission and obedience to Allah (God).

Islam, in fact, is an attributive title. Anyone who possesses this attribute, whatever race, community, country or group he or she belongs to, is a Muslim. According to the Qur'an (the Holy Book of the Muslims), among every people and in all ages there have been good and righteous people who possessed this attribute - and all of them were and are Muslims.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Who is Muslims ?

A Muslim is someone who has submitted to Allah. One submits to Allah by confession of the Shahada or the 5 pillars of faith.  Besides the five major beliefs or doctrines in Islam, there are these are observances in Islam which are foundational practices or duties every Muslim must observe.

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Details of the Five Pillars

Now let us see what code of conduct Muhammad (blessings of Allah and peace be upon him) has taught as ordained by God Almighty. The first and foremost things in this respect are the 'Ibadah (or worships) - the primary duties which must be observed by each and every person professing to belong to the Muslim community. 'Ibadah is an Arabic word derived from 'Abd (a slave) and it means submission. The concept of 'Ibadah is very wide. All your activities are 'Ibadah if they are in accordance with the law of God and your ultimate objective is to seek the pleasure of God. A set of formal 'Ibadah (worships) are thus the pillars on which the edifice of Islam rests in other words The five pillars of Islam are the foundation of Muslim life: