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Islam in Brief

Islam in Brief

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ISLAM
IN BRIEF
Osaid al-Houtary
 
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WHAT IS ISLAM?
1. The Arabic word ‘Islam’ simply means ‘submission’, andderives from a word meaning ‘peace’ (
sal
m
). In a religiouscontext it means complete submission to the will of God. ‘Allah’is the Arabic name for God, which is used by Arab Muslims andChristians alike.2. Islam is not a new religion, but the same truth that Godrevealed through all His Prophets to every people. Muslimsbelieve that there is only one religion which is (
al-
 
 Monotheism and all the Messengers and the Prophets called forthis religion. And God’s final Message to man, a reconfirmationof the eternal message and a summing-up of all that has gonebefore was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (
) throughGabriel (
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).3.
 
Muslims are One billion people which means fifth of theworld's population. Arabs represent only 18% of Muslims.4.
 
Islam is both a religion and a complete way of life.
WHAT DOES ISLAM CONSIST OF?
Islam Consist of:1.
 
Belief . (the act of the heart)2.
 
Doing righteous good deeds. (the acts of the organs)More than 50 verses in the Qur’an indicate that the way toParadise is consist of the aforementioned two steps:
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And give glad tidings to those whobelieveanddo righteous good deeds, that for them will be Gardens underwhich rivers flow [Paradise].
 
(Qur’an: 2: 25)
 

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