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Islamic Guide

"Say: We believe in Allah and what was revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and to Isaac and Jacob and his descendants, and the teachings which Allah gave to Moses and Jesus and to other Prophets. We make no distinction between them; and to Him do we submit"
(Al-Qur'an 3:83)

What do you really know about Islam? To discover the plain and honest truth please view the following.

Islam at a Glance

A brief overview of the main beliefs and practices within Islam.

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Islam: A Religion of Terror?

Could it be possible that Islam, whose light ended the Dark Ages in Europe, now propounds the advent of an age of terror? Could a faith that has over 1.3 billion adherents the world over, actually advocate the killing and maiming of innocent people?

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Animal Welfare in Islam

A referenced summary of the kind and compassionate Islamic teachings regarding animal welfare.

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Marriage: The Sacred Institution

This commentary provides the true Islamic perspective on holy matrimony, blowing away many of the myths attributed to Islam concerning forced marriage.

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The Last Sermon of the Final Messenger

Also known as the Farewell Sermon or in Arabic as Khutbatul-Wada and related in most authentic books of hadith, the Prophet (pbuh) delivered the original convention on freedom, equality and human rights.

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Status of Women in Islam

This article by Dr Jamal A.Badawi explores the real status of Womenkind in Islam and the emancipation they enjoyed from its advent.

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Why Does Islam Prohibit Usury?

'The most hated sort of money-making, and with the greatest reason, is usury, which makes a gain out of money itself and not from the natural use of it-for money was intended merely for exchange, not for increase at interest. And this term interest, which implies the birth of money from money, is applied to the breeding of money, because the offspring resembles the parent. Wherefore of all modes of money-making, this is the most unnatural.' Aristotle 350BC

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Islam & the Prohibition of Alcohol

Explaining what lies behind this 1400 year old injunction, outlawing for Muslims the drinking, manufacture and trade in alcohol.

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The Islamic Concept of God

In Islam God is Unique and beyond comprehension, He has no partners or associates. According to Islamic belief, Almighty God 'does not beget nor was He begotten' - neither literally, allegorically, metaphorically, physically or metaphysically. He is Absolutely Unique, Supreme and Eternal.

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The Qur'an: Final Revelation to Mankind

God Almighty says in the Holy Qur'an 'Had We revealed this Qur'an upon a mountain, surely you would have seen it humble itself and crumble out of the fear of Allah. Such are the parables We put forward to mankind so that they may reflect' (Al-Qur'an 59:21)

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What is Islam?

The word "Islam" is an Arabic word that means "submitting and surrendering your will to Almighty God". The word comes from the same root as the Arabic word "salam", which means peace.

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Life After Death

God Almighty states in His final Revelation 'Every soul shall taste death, and We shall make a trial of you with evil and good, and to Us you will be returned.' (Al-Quran 21:35)

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'We have recorded the fate of every human being; it is tied to his neck. On the Day of Resurrection we will hand him a record that is accessible. Read your own record. Today, you suffice as your own reckoner. Whoever is guided, is guided for his own good, and whoever goes astray does so to his own detriment. No person will bear the sins of anyone else.' [Al-Qur'an 17:13-15]