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DISCOVER ISLAM

Discover Islam Discover Islam In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful. All praise be to God, Lord of the Universe; the Compassion-ate, the Merciful. Sovereign of the Day of Judgement! You alone we wor... What Is Islam And Who Are Muslims? What Is Islam And Who Are Muslims? Based on its linguistic origin, the Arabic word 'Islam' means to achieve peace--peace with God, peace within oneself, and peace with the creations of God through su...

Wer sind die Muslime? Mehr als eine Milliarde Menschen aller Rassen, Nationalitäten und Kulturen überall auf dem Erdball sind Muslime von den Reisfeldern Indonesiens bis zu den Wüsten im Inneren Afrikas, von den Wolkenkr... Was glauben die Muslime? Die Muslime glauben an den einen, einzigen, unvergleichlichen, barmherzigen Gott den einzigen Schöpfer und Erhalter des Universums; an die von Dun geschaffenen Engel; an die Propheten, durch die Sei...

What Do Muslims Believe In? Muslims believe in the One, Unique, Incomparable, Merciful God--the Sole Creator, Sustainer and Cherisher of the Universe; in the Angels created by Him; in the Prophets through whom His revelations we... Why Is Islam Often Misunderstood? Islam is frequently misunderstood and may even seem exotic in some parts of today's world. Perhaps this is because religion no longer dominates everyday life in Western society; whereas, for Muslims, ... Do Islam, Christianity And Judaism Have Different No. The original, unchanged revelations given to Abrahamic and other prophets reaching back to Adam all came from the One True God. This common origin explains their similarities in many beliefs and v... Who Is Muhammad? Muhammad was born in Makkah in the year 570 CE, during the period of history Europeans call the Middle Ages. Muhammad was the son of 'Abd Allah, a noble from the tribe of the

Muhammed Siegel der Propheten Muhammad wurde in Mekka im Jahre 570 abendländischer Zeitrechnung geboren, während der in Europa als das frühe Mittelalter bezeichneten Geschichtsperiode. Während Muhammad heranwuchs, wurde er bekannt... die Verbreitung des Islam Wie hat sich die Verbreitung des Islam auf die übrige Welt ausgewirkt? Innerhalb weniger Jahrzehnte nach dem Tod des Propheten Muhammad (Friede auf ihm) erstreckte sich das Gebiet unter muslimischer O... Was ist Koran? Der Koran ist eine vollständige Niederschrift der genauen Worte, die Gott dem Propheten Muhammad durch den Engel Gabriel offenbarte. Der Koran ist die hauptsächlichste Quelle für den Glauben und die L... Die fünf Säulen des Islam Sie sind die Grundlagen des Lebens als Muslim: Glaube an die Einzigkeit Gottes und das abschließende Prophetentum Muhammads; Verrichten des täglichen Gebets; Sorge für die Bedürftigen und

Quraysh. Muhammad's fat...

Zuwendungen ... Muslimisches Leben

Prophet And A Messenger Of God? How Did Muhammad Become A Prophet And A Messenger Of God? At the age of 40, while engaged in a meditative retreat, Muhammad received his first revelation from God through the Archangel Gabriel. This r... How Did The Spread Of Islam Affect The World? The Muslim community expanded rapidly after the Prophet's death. Within a few decades, the territory under Muslim rule had extended onto three continents-Asia, Africa and Europe. Over the next few ... How Did The Spread Of Islam Affect The World? Most of the important philosophical and scientific works of Aristotle; much of Plato and the Pythagorean school; and the major works of Greek astronomy, mathematics and medicine such as the Almagest o...

in derFamilie Die Familie bildet die Grundlage für die islamische Gesellschaft. Der Frieden und die Sicherheit, die eine festgefügte Familie bieten, werden hochgeschätzt und gelten als entscheidend für das spiritue... Wie sichert Islam die Menschenrechte? Der Koran schreibt die Gewissensfreiheit vor: "Kein Zwang in der Religion, das rechte Handeln ist schon klargeworden gegenüber dem Fehlgehen, und wer den Glauben an die Abgötter verweigert, und er gla... Was sagt der Islam zum Krieg? Wie auch das Christentum erlaubt der Islam' das Kämpfen zur Selbstverteidigung, zur Verteidigung der Religion oder für diejenigen, die gewaltsam aus ihren Heimstätten vertrieben wurden. Für den Kampf ... Wie erhöht der Islam die Stellung der Frauen? Dem Koran nach sind Männer und Frauen vor Gott gleich. Die Frauen werden nicht wegen der Übertretung im Zusammenhang mit dem "verbotenen

What Is The Qur'an? The Qur'an is the very word of God, Almighty. A complete record of the exact words revealed by God through the Angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad. The Qur'an was memorized by Muhammad and his fol... Other Sacred Sources? Apart From The Qur'an Are There Any Other Sacred Sources? Yes, the sunnah, sometimes referred to as the hadi-th, the practice and example of the Prophet, is the second source of inspiration and instr... What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? IMAN The 'Five Pillars' of Islam are the foundation of Muslim life: Faith or belief in the Oneness of God and the finality of the prophethood of Muhammad; Establishment of the daily prayers; Concern fo... What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? SALAH Salah or Prayer Salah is the name for the obligatory prayers that are performed five times a day, and are a direct link between the worshipper and God. There is no hierarchical

Baum" getadelt und ihre Beschwerlichkeiten bei Schwangerschaft ... Wie verhalt sich der Islam zu Christentum? Muslime, Christen und Juden führen alle ihren Ursprung auf den Propheten und Patriarchen Abraham zurück, und ihre drei Propheten sind direkte Nachkommen der Söhne Abrahams Muhammad über den ältesten... Warum wird der Islam oft missverstanden? Der Islam wird häufig mißverstanden und mag in manchen Gegenden der heutigen Welt sogar exotisch erscheinen. Vielleicht ist das so, weil die Religion in der westlichen Welt das Alltagsleben nicht mehr...

authority in Islam an... What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? SALAH A translation of the Adan or Call to Prayer is: God is Great. God is Great. God is Great. God is Great. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except God. I testify that there is none worth... What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? ZAKAH Zakah. The financial obligation upon Muslims. An important principle of Islam is that everything belongs to God, and that wealth is therefore held by human beings in trust. The word zakah means both... What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? SAWM Sawm or Fasting Every year in the month of Ramada-n, all Muslims fast from dawn until sundown-abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations with their spouses. Those who are sick, elderly, or... What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? HAJJ Hajj or Pilgrimage The pilgrimage to Makkah (the hajj) is an obligation only for those who are physically and financially able to do so.

Nevertheless, over two million people go to Makkah each year ... Is Islam Tolerant Of Other Beliefs? Yes. The Qur'an states unequivocally: "There is no compulsion in religion." (Qur'an 2:256) Protection of the rights of nonMuslims to worship is an intrinsic part of Islamic law. It is also stated i... What Do Muslims Think About Jesus? Muslims respect and revere Jesus. They consider him one of the greatest of God's prophets and messengers to humankind. A Muslim never refers to him simply as "Jesus", but always adds the phrase "upon ... Why Is The Family So Important To Muslims? The family is the foundation of Islamic society. The peace and security offered by a stable family unit is greatly valued and seen as essential for the spiritual growth of its members. A harmonious so... How Does Islam Elevate The Status Of Women? According to the Qur'an, men and women are equal before God; women are not blamed for violating the "forbidden tree,"

nor is their suffering in pregnancy and childbirth a punishment for that act. Is... How Do Muslims View The Elderly, Death, And The Af Institutional homes for the elderly are virtually unknown in the Muslim world. The strain of caring for one's parents during this most difficult time of their lives is considered an honor and a blessi... What Does Islam Say About War? Like Christianity, Islam permits fighting in selfdefense, in defense of religion, or on the part of those who have been expelled forcibly from their homes. It lays down strict rules of combat that in... How Does Islam Guarantee Human Rights? Freedom of conscience is laid down by the Qur'an itself: "There is no compulsion in religion. Truth stands out clearly from falsehood; whoever rejects evil and believes in God has grasped the most tru...

Where Can You Get More Information About Islam? Further information about Islam and Muslims can easily be obtained by contacting your local Mosque, the Islamic Center in your area, or by contacting the following: To order your own copy of the Dis...

DISCOVER ISLAM

Discover Islam Discover Islam In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful. All praise be to God, Lord of the Universe; the Compassion-ate, the Merciful. Sovereign of the Day of Judgement! You alone we wor... What Is Islam And Who Are Muslims? What Is Islam And Who Are Muslims? Based on its linguistic origin, the Arabic word 'Islam' means to achieve peace--peace with God, peace within oneself, and peace with the creations of God through su...

Wer sind die Muslime? Mehr als eine Milliarde Menschen aller Rassen, Nationalitäten und Kulturen überall auf dem Erdball sind Muslime von den Reisfeldern Indonesiens bis zu den Wüsten im Inneren Afrikas, von den Wolkenkr... Was glauben die Muslime? Die Muslime glauben an den einen, einzigen, unvergleichlichen, barmherzigen Gott den einzigen Schöpfer und Erhalter des Universums; an die von Dun geschaffenen Engel; an die Propheten, durch die Sei...

What Do Muslims Believe In? Muslims believe in the One, Unique, Incomparable, Merciful God--the Sole Creator, Sustainer and Cherisher of the Universe; in the Angels created by Him; in the Prophets through whom His revelations we... Why Is Islam Often Misunderstood? Islam is frequently misunderstood and may even seem exotic in some parts of today's world. Perhaps this is because religion no longer dominates everyday life in Western society; whereas, for Muslims, ... Do Islam, Christianity And Judaism Have Different No. The original, unchanged revelations given to Abrahamic and other prophets reaching back to Adam all came from the One True God. This common origin explains their similarities in many beliefs and v... Who Is Muhammad? Muhammad was born in Makkah in the year 570 CE, during the period of history Europeans call the Middle Ages. Muhammad was the son of 'Abd Allah, a noble from the tribe of the

Muhammed Siegel der Propheten Muhammad wurde in Mekka im Jahre 570 abendländischer Zeitrechnung geboren, während der in Europa als das frühe Mittelalter bezeichneten Geschichtsperiode. Während Muhammad heranwuchs, wurde er bekannt... die Verbreitung des Islam Wie hat sich die Verbreitung des Islam auf die übrige Welt ausgewirkt? Innerhalb weniger Jahrzehnte nach dem Tod des Propheten Muhammad (Friede auf ihm) erstreckte sich das Gebiet unter muslimischer O... Was ist Koran? Der Koran ist eine vollständige Niederschrift der genauen Worte, die Gott dem Propheten Muhammad durch den Engel Gabriel offenbarte. Der Koran ist die hauptsächlichste Quelle für den Glauben und die L... Die fünf Säulen des Islam Sie sind die Grundlagen des Lebens als Muslim: Glaube an die Einzigkeit Gottes und das abschließende Prophetentum Muhammads; Verrichten des täglichen Gebets; Sorge für die Bedürftigen und

Quraysh. Muhammad's fat...

Zuwendungen ... Muslimisches Leben

Prophet And A Messenger Of God? How Did Muhammad Become A Prophet And A Messenger Of God? At the age of 40, while engaged in a meditative retreat, Muhammad received his first revelation from God through the Archangel Gabriel. This r... How Did The Spread Of Islam Affect The World? The Muslim community expanded rapidly after the Prophet's death. Within a few decades, the territory under Muslim rule had extended onto three continents-Asia, Africa and Europe. Over the next few ... How Did The Spread Of Islam Affect The World? Most of the important philosophical and scientific works of Aristotle; much of Plato and the Pythagorean school; and the major works of Greek astronomy, mathematics and medicine such as the Almagest o...

in derFamilie Die Familie bildet die Grundlage für die islamische Gesellschaft. Der Frieden und die Sicherheit, die eine festgefügte Familie bieten, werden hochgeschätzt und gelten als entscheidend für das spiritue... Wie sichert Islam die Menschenrechte? Der Koran schreibt die Gewissensfreiheit vor: "Kein Zwang in der Religion, das rechte Handeln ist schon klargeworden gegenüber dem Fehlgehen, und wer den Glauben an die Abgötter verweigert, und er gla... Was sagt der Islam zum Krieg? Wie auch das Christentum erlaubt der Islam' das Kämpfen zur Selbstverteidigung, zur Verteidigung der Religion oder für diejenigen, die gewaltsam aus ihren Heimstätten vertrieben wurden. Für den Kampf ... Wie erhöht der Islam die Stellung der Frauen? Dem Koran nach sind Männer und Frauen vor Gott gleich. Die Frauen werden nicht wegen der Übertretung im Zusammenhang mit dem "verbotenen

What Is The Qur'an? The Qur'an is the very word of God, Almighty. A complete record of the exact words revealed by God through the Angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad. The Qur'an was memorized by Muhammad and his fol... Other Sacred Sources? Apart From The Qur'an Are There Any Other Sacred Sources? Yes, the sunnah, sometimes referred to as the hadi-th, the practice and example of the Prophet, is the second source of inspiration and instr... What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? IMAN The 'Five Pillars' of Islam are the foundation of Muslim life: Faith or belief in the Oneness of God and the finality of the prophethood of Muhammad; Establishment of the daily prayers; Concern fo... What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? SALAH Salah or Prayer Salah is the name for the obligatory prayers that are performed five times a day, and are a direct link between the worshipper and God. There is no hierarchical

Baum" getadelt und ihre Beschwerlichkeiten bei Schwangerschaft ... Wie verhalt sich der Islam zu Christentum? Muslime, Christen und Juden führen alle ihren Ursprung auf den Propheten und Patriarchen Abraham zurück, und ihre drei Propheten sind direkte Nachkommen der Söhne Abrahams Muhammad über den ältesten... Warum wird der Islam oft missverstanden? Der Islam wird häufig mißverstanden und mag in manchen Gegenden der heutigen Welt sogar exotisch erscheinen. Vielleicht ist das so, weil die Religion in der westlichen Welt das Alltagsleben nicht mehr...

authority in Islam an... What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? SALAH A translation of the Adan or Call to Prayer is: God is Great. God is Great. God is Great. God is Great. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except God. I testify that there is none worth... What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? ZAKAH Zakah. The financial obligation upon Muslims. An important principle of Islam is that everything belongs to God, and that wealth is therefore held by human beings in trust. The word zakah means both... What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? SAWM Sawm or Fasting Every year in the month of Ramada-n, all Muslims fast from dawn until sundown-abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations with their spouses. Those who are sick, elderly, or... What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? HAJJ Hajj or Pilgrimage The pilgrimage to Makkah (the hajj) is an obligation only for those who are physically and financially able to do so.

Nevertheless, over two million people go to Makkah each year ... Is Islam Tolerant Of Other Beliefs? Yes. The Qur'an states unequivocally: "There is no compulsion in religion." (Qur'an 2:256) Protection of the rights of nonMuslims to worship is an intrinsic part of Islamic law. It is also stated i... What Do Muslims Think About Jesus? Muslims respect and revere Jesus. They consider him one of the greatest of God's prophets and messengers to humankind. A Muslim never refers to him simply as "Jesus", but always adds the phrase "upon ... Why Is The Family So Important To Muslims? The family is the foundation of Islamic society. The peace and security offered by a stable family unit is greatly valued and seen as essential for the spiritual growth of its members. A harmonious so... How Does Islam Elevate The Status Of Women? According to the Qur'an, men and women are equal before God; women are not blamed for violating the "forbidden tree,"

nor is their suffering in pregnancy and childbirth a punishment for that act. Is... How Do Muslims View The Elderly, Death, And The Af Institutional homes for the elderly are virtually unknown in the Muslim world. The strain of caring for one's parents during this most difficult time of their lives is considered an honor and a blessi... What Does Islam Say About War? Like Christianity, Islam permits fighting in selfdefense, in defense of religion, or on the part of those who have been expelled forcibly from their homes. It lays down strict rules of combat that in... How Does Islam Guarantee Human Rights? Freedom of conscience is laid down by the Qur'an itself: "There is no compulsion in religion. Truth stands out clearly from falsehood; whoever rejects evil and believes in God has grasped the most tru...

Where Can You Get More Information About Islam? Further information about Islam and Muslims can easily be obtained by contacting your local Mosque, the Islamic Center in your area, or by contacting the following: To order your own copy of the Dis...

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Wer sind die Muslime? Mehr als eine Milliarde Menschen aller Rassen, Nationalitäten und Kulturen überall auf dem Erdball sind Muslime von den Reisfeldern Indonesiens bis zu den Wüsten im Inneren Afrikas, von den Wolkenkr...

Was glauben die Muslime? Die Muslime glauben an den einen, einzigen, unvergleichlichen, barmherzigen Gott den einzigen Schöpfer und Erhalter des Universums; an die von Dun geschaffenen Engel; an die Propheten, durch die Sei...

Muhammed Siegel der Propheten Muhammad wurde in Mekka im Jahre 570 abendländischer Zeitrechnung geboren, während der in Europa als das frühe Mittelalter bezeichneten Geschichtsperiode. Während Muhammad heranwuchs, wurde er bekannt...

die Verbreitung des Islam Wie hat sich die Verbreitung des Islam auf die übrige Welt ausgewirkt? Innerhalb weniger Jahrzehnte nach dem Tod des Propheten Muhammad (Friede auf ihm) erstreckte sich das Gebiet unter muslimischer O...

Was ist Koran? Der Koran ist eine vollständige Niederschrift der genauen Worte, die Gott dem Propheten Muhammad durch den Engel Gabriel offenbarte. Der Koran ist die hauptsächlichste Quelle für den Glauben und die L...

Die fünf Säulen des Islam Sie sind die Grundlagen des Lebens als Muslim: Glaube an die Einzigkeit Gottes und das abschließende Prophetentum Muhammads; Verrichten des täglichen Gebets; Sorge für die Bedürftigen und Zuwendungen ...

Muslimisches Leben in derFamilie Die Familie bildet die Grundlage für die islamische Gesellschaft. Der Frieden und die Sicherheit, die eine festgefügte Familie bieten, werden hochgeschätzt und gelten als entscheidend für das spiritue...

Wie sichert Islam die Menschenrechte? Der Koran schreibt die Gewissensfreiheit vor: "Kein Zwang in der Religion, das rechte Handeln ist schon klargeworden gegenüber dem Fehlgehen, und wer den Glauben an die Abgötter verweigert, und er gla...

Was sagt der Islam zum Krieg? Wie auch das Christentum erlaubt der Islam' das Kämpfen zur Selbstverteidigung, zur Verteidigung der Religion oder für diejenigen, die gewaltsam aus ihren Heimstätten vertrieben wurden. Für den Kampf ...

Wie erhöht der Islam die Stellung der Frauen? Dem Koran nach sind Männer und Frauen vor Gott gleich. Die Frauen werden nicht wegen der Übertretung im Zusammenhang mit dem "verbotenen Baum" getadelt und ihre Beschwerlichkeiten bei Schwangerschaft ...

Wie verhalt sich der Islam zu Christentum? Muslime, Christen und Juden führen alle ihren Ursprung auf den Propheten und Patriarchen Abraham zurück, und ihre drei Propheten sind direkte Nachkommen der Söhne Abrahams Muhammad über den ältesten...

Warum wird der Islam oft missverstanden? Der Islam wird häufig mißverstanden und mag in manchen Gegenden der heutigen Welt sogar exotisch erscheinen. Vielleicht ist das so, weil die Religion in der westlichen Welt das Alltagsleben nicht mehr...

Wer sind die Muslime?

DISCOVER ISLAM
Discover Islam Discover Islam In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful. All praise be to God, Lord of the Universe; the Compassion-ate, the Merciful. Sovereign of the Day of Judgement! You alone we wor...

What Is Islam And Who Are Muslims? What Is Islam And Who Are Muslims? Based on its linguistic origin, the Arabic word 'Islam' means to achieve peace-peace with God, peace within oneself, and peace with the creations of God through su...

What Do Muslims Believe In? Muslims believe in the One, Unique, Incomparable, Merciful God--the Sole Creator, Sustainer and Cherisher of the Universe; in the Angels created by Him; in the Prophets through whom His revelations we...

Why Is Islam Often Misunderstood? Islam is frequently misunderstood and may even seem exotic in some parts of today's world. Perhaps this is because religion no longer dominates everyday life in Western society; whereas, for Muslims, ...

Do Islam, Christianity And Judaism Have Different No. The original, unchanged revelations given to Abrahamic and other prophets reaching back to Adam all came from the One True God. This common origin explains their similarities in many beliefs and v...

Who Is Muhammad? Muhammad was born in Makkah in the year 570 CE, during the period of history Europeans call the Middle Ages. Muhammad was the son of 'Abd Allah, a noble from the tribe of the Quraysh. Muhammad's fat...

Prophet And A Messenger Of God? How Did Muhammad Become A Prophet And A Messenger Of God? At the age of 40, while engaged in a meditative retreat, Muhammad received his first revelation from God through the Archangel Gabriel. This r...

How Did The Spread Of Islam Affect The World? The Muslim community expanded rapidly after the Prophet's death. Within a few decades, the territory under Muslim rule had extended onto three continents--Asia, Africa and Europe. Over the next few ...

How Did The Spread Of Islam Affect The World? Most of the important philosophical and scientific works of Aristotle; much of Plato and the Pythagorean school; and the major works of Greek astronomy, mathematics and medicine such as the Almagest o...

What Is The Qur'an? The Qur'an is the very word of God, Almighty. A complete record of the exact words revealed by God through the Angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad. The Qur'an was memorized by Muhammad and his fol...

Other Sacred Sources? Apart From The Qur'an Are There Any Other Sacred Sources? Yes, the sunnah, sometimes referred to as the hadi-th, the practice and example of the Prophet, is the second source of inspiration and instr...

What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? IMAN The 'Five Pillars' of Islam are the foundation of Muslim life: Faith or belief in the Oneness of God and the finality of the prophethood of Muhammad; Establishment of the daily prayers; Concern fo...

What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? SALAH Salah or Prayer Salah is the name for the obligatory prayers that are performed five times a day, and are a direct link between the worshipper and God. There is no hierarchical authority in Islam an...

What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? SALAH A translation of the Adan or Call to Prayer is: God is Great. God is Great. God is Great. God is Great. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except God. I testify that there is none worth...

What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? ZAKAH Zakah. The financial obligation upon Muslims. An important principle of Islam is that everything belongs to God, and that wealth is therefore held by human beings in trust. The word zakah means both...

What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? SAWM Sawm or Fasting Every year in the month of Ramada-n, all Muslims fast from dawn until sundown--abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations with their spouses. Those who are sick, elderly, or...

What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? HAJJ Hajj or Pilgrimage The pilgrimage to Makkah (the hajj) is an obligation only for those who are physically and financially able to do so. Nevertheless, over two million people go to Makkah each year ...

Is Islam Tolerant Of Other Beliefs? Yes. The Qur'an states unequivocally: "There is no compulsion in religion." (Qur'an 2:256) Protection of the rights of non-Muslims to worship is an intrinsic part of Islamic law. It is also stated i...

What Do Muslims Think About Jesus? Muslims respect and revere Jesus. They consider him one of the greatest of God's prophets and messengers to humankind. A Muslim never refers to him simply as "Jesus", but always adds the phrase "upon ...

Why Is The Family So Important To Muslims? The family is the foundation of Islamic society. The peace and security offered by a stable family unit is greatly valued and seen as essential for the spiritual growth of its members. A harmonious so...

How Does Islam Elevate The Status Of Women? According to the Qur'an, men and women are equal before God; women are not blamed for violating the "forbidden tree," nor is their suffering in pregnancy and childbirth a punishment for that act. Is...

How Do Muslims View The Elderly, Death, And The Af Institutional homes for the elderly are virtually unknown in the Muslim world. The strain of caring for one's parents during this most difficult time of their lives is considered an honor and a blessi...

What Does Islam Say About War? Like Christianity, Islam permits fighting in self-defense, in defense of religion, or on the part of those who have been expelled forcibly from their homes. It lays down strict rules of combat that in...

How Does Islam Guarantee Human Rights? Freedom of conscience is laid down by the Qur'an itself: "There is no compulsion in religion. Truth stands out clearly from falsehood; whoever rejects evil and believes in God has grasped the most tru...

Where Can You Get More Information About Islam? Further information about Islam and Muslims can easily be obtained by contacting your local Mosque, the Islamic Center in your area, or by contacting the following: To order your own copy of the Dis...

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Discover Islam In the name of God, the Compassionate, the Merciful. All praise be to God, Lord of the Universe; the Compassion-ate, the Merciful. Sovereign of the Day of Judgement! You alone we worship; and to You alone we turn for help. Guide us to the straight path; the path of those whom You have favored; not of those who have incurred Your wrath, nor of those who have gone astray. Amen.

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WHAT IS ISLAM AND WHO ARE MUSLIMS?
What Is Islam And Who Are Muslims? Based on its linguistic origin, the Arabic word 'Islam' means to achieve peace--peace with God, peace within oneself, and peace with the creations of God through submission to God and commitment to His guidance. Islam is not a new religion but the final culmination and fulfillment of the same basic truth that God revealed through all His prophets to every people. For a fifth of the world's population, Islam is not just a personal religion but a complete way of living. Over a billion people from all races, nationalities and cultures across the globe are Muslim--from the rice farms of Indonesia to the deserts in the heart of Africa; from the skyscrapers of New York to the Bedouin tents in Arabia. Only 18% of Muslims live in the Arab world; a fifth are found in Sub-Saharan Africa; and the world's largest Muslim community is in Indonesia. Substantial parts of Asia are Muslim, while significant minorities are to be found in the Central Asian republics, India, China, North and South America, Eastern and Western Europe.

Discover Islam What Do Muslims Believe In?

WER SIND DIE MUSLIME?
Mehr als eine Milliarde Menschen aller Rassen, Nationalitäten und Kulturen überall auf dem Erdball sind Muslime — von den Reisfeldern Indonesiens bis zu den Wüsten im Inneren Afrikas, von den Wolkenkratzern New Yorks bis zu den Beduinenzelten in Arabien. Nur 18% der Muslime leben in der arabischen Welt. Ein Fünftel findet man in Afrika südlich der Sahara, und die größte muslimische Gemeinschaft auf der Erde ist in Indonesien. Beträchtliche Teile Asiens sind muslimisch, während bedeutsame Minderheiten in Indien, China, Rußland, Nord- und Südamerika sowie Ost- und Westeuropa leben.

deutsch Was glauben die Muslime?

WAS GLAUBEN DIE MUSLIME?
Die Muslime glauben an den einen, einzigen, unvergleichlichen, barmherzigen Gott — den einzigen Schöpfer und Erhalter des Universums; an die von Dun geschaffenen Engel; an die Propheten, durch die Seine Offenbarungen der Menschheit überbracht wurden; an den Tag des Gerichts und die individuelle Verantwortlichkeit für das Tun; an Gottes völlige Autorität über das Schicksal, sei es gut oder schlecht; und an das Leben nach dem Tod. Muslime glauben, daß Gott Seine Gesandten und Propheten zu allen Menschen geschickt hat, und daß Gottes abschließende Botschaft an die Menschheit, eine Bestätigung der ewigen Botschaft und eine Zusammenfassung all dessen, was vorausgegangen war, dem letzten Propheten Muhammad (Friede auf ihm) durch den Engel Gabriel überbracht wurde.

Wer sind die Muslime? Muhammed Siegel der Propheten

WHAT DO MUSLIMS BELIEVE IN?
Muslims believe in the One, Unique, Incomparable, Merciful God--the Sole Creator, Sustainer and Cherisher of the Universe; in the Angels created by Him; in the Prophets through whom His revelations were brought to humankind; in the Day of Judgment and in individual accountability for actions; in God's complete authority over destiny, be it good or bad; and in life after death. Muslims believe that God sent his messengers and prophets to all people beginning with Adam (Adam) and including Noah (Nuh), Abraham (Ibrahim), Lot (Lut), Ishmael (Isma'il), Isaac (Ishaq), Jacob (Ya'qub), Joseph (Yusuf), Job (Ayb), Moses (Musa), Aaron (Harun), David (Dawud), Solomon (Sulayman), Elias (Ilyas), Jonah (Yunus), John the Baptist (Yahya), and Jesus ('Isa); peace be upon them all. God's final message to humanity, a reconfirmation of the eternal message and a summing up of all that has gone before, was revealed to the Last Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) through the Archangel Gabriel. One becomes a Muslim by believing and proclaiming that "There is none worthy of worship except God, and that Muhammad is the Messenger of God." By this declaration the believer announces his or her faith in all God's messengers, and the Scriptures (in their pristine original form) that these messengers brought.

What Is Islam And Who Are Muslims? Why Is Islam Often Misunderstood?

WHY IS ISLAM OFTEN MISUNDERSTOOD?
Islam is frequently misunderstood and may even seem exotic in some parts of today's world. Perhaps this is because religion no longer dominates everyday life in Western society; whereas, for Muslims, Islam is life. Muslims make no artificial division between the secular and the sacred. For quite some time Islam was thought of as some "Eastern" religion, but with the increasing number of Muslims living in the West, Islam is gradually being perceived as a global faith. Muslims are not thought of as strangers with unusual practices, but are being welcomed as part of the mosaic of life in the West. In many cases, Islam is not just viewed as an acceptable religion, but as a desired way of living.

What Do Muslims Believe In? Do Islam, Christianity And Judaism Have Different

DO ISLAM, CHRISTIANITY AND JUDAISM HAVE DIFFERENT
No. The original, unchanged revelations given to Abrahamic and other prophets reaching back to Adam all came from the One True God. This common origin explains their similarities in many beliefs and values. Abraham is mentioned in the Qur'an as one of the great Prophets and was honored with the title, "Friend of God." Abraham and his eldest son, Ishmael, were commanded by God to build a place of worship, the Ka'bah, in what is today the city of Makkah, Saudi Arabia. The Ka'bah is a simple stone construction erected as a sanctuary for the worship of the One God. The Qur'an states that God commanded Abraham to summon all humankind to visit this place, and when pilgrims go there today they say "At your service, O Lord," in response to Abraham's call. The Ka'bah is the central place of worship toward which all Muslims face in prayer to God, Almighty.

Why Is Islam Often Misunderstood? Who Is Muhammad?

WHO IS MUHAMMAD?
Muhammad was born in Makkah in the year 570 CE, during the period of history Europeans call the Middle Ages. Muhammad was the son of 'Abd Allah, a noble from the tribe of the Quraysh. Muhammad's father died before Muhammad's birth, and his mother, Aminah died shortly afterwards. Muhammad was raised by his uncle, Abu Talib. As he grew up, Muhammad became known for his truthfulness, generosity and sincerity, earning the title of al Amin, the trustworthy one. Muhammad was frequently called upon to arbitrate disputes and counsel his fellow Makkans. Muhammad was of a contemplative nature, and had long detested the decadence of his society. It became his habit to meditate from time to time in the Cave of Hira' near the summit of Jabal al Nur, the 'Mountain of Light' near Makkah.

Do Islam, Christianity And Judaism Have Different Prophet And A Messenger Of God?

MUHAMMED SIEGEL DER PROPHETEN
Muhammad wurde in Mekka im Jahre 570 abendländischer Zeitrechnung geboren, während der in Europa als das frühe Mittelalter bezeichneten Geschichtsperiode. Während Muhammad heranwuchs, wurde er bekannt für seine Wahrhaftigkeit, seinen Großmut und seine Aufrichtigkeit und erwarb sich den Beinamen al-Amin, der Vertrauenswürdige. Muhammad war von nachdenklichem Wesen und hatte seit langem den Niedergang seiner Gesellschaft verabscheut. Mit vierzig Jahren, während einer meditativen Zurückgezogenheit, empfing Muhammad seine erste Offenbarung von Gott durch den Engel Gabriel. Diese Offenbarungen dauerten dreiundzwanzig Jahre lang an und sind als der Koran bekannt. Muhammad fing an, die Worte vorzutragen, die er von Gabriel gehört hatte, und die Wahrheit zu predigen, die Gott ihm offenbarte. Die Leute von Mekka waren tief verstrickt in ihre Unwissenheit und wandten sich auf alle erdenkliche Weise gegen Muhammad und die kleine Schar seiner Anhänger. Diese frühen Muslime erlitten schlimme Verfolgungen. Im Jahre 622 gab Gott der muslimischen Gemeinschaft die Anweisung auszuwandern. Dieses Ereignis, die Hidschra, „Auswanderung", bei der sie Mekka verließ und sich in die etwa 420 km nördlich gelegene Stadt Medina begab, stellt zugleich den Anfang der muslimischen Zeitrechnung dar. Medina bot Muhammad und den Muslimen die sichere und fruchtbare Zuflucht, von wo aus der Islam gedeihen konnte. Nach einigen Jahren kehrten der Prophet und seine Anhänger nach Mekka zurück, wo sie ihren Feinden vergaben und den Islam endgültig einrichteten. Bevor der Prophet mit 63 Jahren verstarb, war der überwiegende Teil Arabiens muslimisch, und innerhalb eines Jahrhunderts nach seinem Tod hatte sich der Islam von Spanien im Westen bis China im Osten verbreitet.

Was glauben die Muslime? die Verbreitung des Islam

DIE VERBREITUNG DES ISLAM
Wie hat sich die Verbreitung des Islam auf die übrige Welt ausgewirkt? Innerhalb weniger Jahrzehnte nach dem Tod des Propheten Muhammad (Friede auf ihm) erstreckte sich das Gebiet unter muslimischer Oberhoheit über die drei Kontinente Asien, Afrika und Europa. Zu den Ursachen für die schnelle und friedliche Verbreitung des Islam gehörte die Einfachheit seiner Lehre der Islam ruft zum Glauben an nur einen der Anbetung würdigen Gott. Der Islam weist die Menschen auch immer wieder an, ihr Denkvermögen und ihre Beobachtungsgabe zu gebrauchen. Während sich die muslimische Zivilisation entwickelte, nahm sie das Erbe früherer Völker auf, wie das Ägyptens, Persiens und Griechenlands. Die Synthese von östlichen und westlichen Ideen und von neuem und altem Denken führte zu großen Fortschritten auf verschiedensten Wissensgebieten. Gelehrte innerhalb der islamischen Tradition entwickelten Kunst, Architektur, Astronomie, Geographie, Geschichte, Sprache, Literatur, Medizin, Mathematik und Physik und taten sich auf diesen Gebieten hervor. Viele bedeutende Verfahren wie Algebra, die arabischen Ziffern und das Konzept der Null (entscheidend für die Fortentwicklung der Mathematik) gelangten über muslimische Gelehrte ins mittelalterliche Europa. Hochkomplizierte Instrumente, die erst die europäischen Entdeckungsreisen ermöglichten, wurden entwickelt, darunter das Astrolabium, der Quadrant und gute Navigationskarten.

Muhammed Siegel der Propheten Was ist Koran?

WAS IST KORAN?
Der Koran ist eine vollständige Niederschrift der genauen Worte, die Gott dem Propheten Muhammad durch den Engel Gabriel offenbarte. Der Koran ist die hauptsächlichste Quelle für den Glauben und die Lebenspraxis jedes Muslims. Er handelt von allem, was uns als Menschen betrifft — Weisheit, Glauben, Anbetung und Gesetz — aber sein Grundthema ist die Beziehung zwischen Gott und Seinen Geschöpfen. Zugleich bietet

die Verbreitung des Islam Die fünf Säulen des Islam

DIE FÜNF SÄULEN DES ISLAM
Sie sind die Grundlagen des Lebens als Muslim: Glaube an die Einzigkeit Gottes und das abschließende Prophetentum Muhammads; Verrichten des täglichen Gebets; Sorge für die Bedürftigen und Zuwendungen an sie geben; Selbstreinigung durch Fasten; und die Wallfahrt nach Mekka für diejenigen, die dazu körperlich und finanziell imstande sind. Schahadah oder Glaubensbekenntnis „Nichts ist der Anbetung würdig außer Gott, und Muhammad ist Gottes Gesandter." Diese Glaubensbekundung nennt man die Schahadah, einen einfachen Satz, den alle Gläubigen aussprechen. Die Bedeutung dieser Bekundung ist der Glaube, daß der einzige Zweck des Lebens darin besteht, Gott zu dienen und gehorsam zu sein, und dies wird erlangt durch die Befolgung der Lehren und Verhaltensweisen des letzten Propheten Muhammad. Salah oder Gebet Salah ist die Bezeichnung für das Gebet, das zu fünf Tageszeiten verrichtet wird und eine unmittelbare Verbindung zwischen dem Betenden und Gott bedeutet. Zu diesen fünf rituellen Gebeten gehören Verse aus dem Koran, und sie werden in arabischer Sprache, der Sprache der Offenbarung, gesprochen. Persönliche Gebete können indes in der jeweils eigenen Sprache und zu jeder beliebigen Zeit erfolgen. Zakah oder Spenden geben Ein wichtiger Grundsatz des Islam ist, daß alles Gott gehört, und daß folglich Reichrum dem Menschen nur anvertraut ist. Das Wort Zakah bedeutet sowohl „Reinigung" als auch „Wachstum". Einen Anteil für die Bedürftigen beiseite zu legen reinigt unser Vermögen, und wie beim Zurückschneiden der Pflanzen führt es zur Ausgewogenheit und neuem Wachstum........ Saum oder Fasten Jedes Jahr im Monat Ramadan fasten alle Muslime, die dazu imstande sind, vom Beginn der Morgendämmerung bis zum Sonnenuntergang — durch Enthaltsamkeit vom Essen, Trinken und der geschlechtlichen Beziehung mit dem Ehepartner. Wenn auch das Fasten gesundheitlich gut tut, ist es doch hauptsächlich ein Weg der Selbstreinigung und der Selbstbeherrschung. Während der Fastende sich, auch wenn es nur kurzzeitig ist, von den weltlichen Genüssen trennt, richtet er sich auf seinen eigentlichen Lebenszweck hin aus, indem er sich andauernd der Gegenwart Gottes bewußt ist. Hadsch oder Wallfahrt Die Wallfahrt nach Mekka, Hadsch, ist nur für diejenigen eine Pflicht, die dazu körperlich und finanziell imstande sind. Trotzdem kommen jedes Jahr mehr als zwei Millionen Menschen von allen Teilen der Erde nach Mekka, was den Angehörigen der unterschiedlichsten Nationen eine einmalige Möglichkeit der Begegnung bietet. Die alljährliche Hadsch beginnt im zwölften Monat des islamischen Mondjahres. Die Wallfahrer tragen besondere Kleidung: einfache Gewänder, die alle Unterschiede der Klasse und Kultur aufheben, so daß alle gleich vor Gott dastehen. Zu den Riten der Hadsch, die auf Abraham zurückgehen, gehört das

siebenmalige Umschreiten der Kaaba und der siebenmalige Gang zwischen den Hügeln Safa und Marwa, wie es Hagar (Abrahams Frau) bei ihrer Suche nach Wasser tat. Später stehen die Wallfahrer miteinander in der weiten Ebene von Arafat (eine große Wüstengegend außerhalb von Mekka) und beteiligen sich am Gebet um Gottes Vergebung, was oftmals als eine Vorausschau auf ' den Tag der Auferstehung betrachtet wird. Den Abschluß der Hadsch bildet ein Fest, der Tag des «ldu-l-adha», das überall in muslimischen Gemeinden mit Gebet und Austausch von Geschenken begangen wird. Dieser Tag und «ldu-l-fitr», der Festtag am Ende des Ramadan, sind die beiden Feiertage des islamischen Kalenders.

Was ist Koran? Muslimisches Leben in derFamilie

PROPHET AND A MESSENGER OF GOD?
How Did Muhammad Become A Prophet And A Messenger Of God? At the age of 40, while engaged in a meditative retreat, Muhammad received his first revelation from God through the Archangel Gabriel. This revelation, which continued for twenty-three years, is known as the Qur'an. Muhammad began to recite the words he heard from Gabriel and to preach the truth which God had revealed to him. The people of Makkah were steeped in their ways of ignorance and opposed Muhammad and his small group of followers in every way. These early Muslims suffered bitter persecution. In the year 622 CE, God gave the Muslim community the command to emigrate. This event, the hijrah or migration, in which they left Makkah for the city of Madinah, some 260 miles to the North, marks the beginning of the Muslim calendar. Madinah provided Muhammad and the Muslims the safe and nurturing haven in which the Muslim community grew. After several years, the Prophet and his followers returned to Makkah, where they forgave their enemies and dedicated the Ka'bah to the worship of the One God. Before the Prophet died at the age of 63, the greater part of Arabia was Muslim, and within a century of his death, Islam had spread to Spain in the west and as far east as China.

Who Is Muhammad? How Did The Spread Of Islam Affect The World?

HOW DID THE SPREAD OF ISLAM AFFECT THE WORLD?
The Muslim community expanded rapidly after the Prophet's death. Within a few decades, the territory under Muslim rule had extended onto three continents--Asia, Africa and Europe. Over the next few centuries this Empire continued to expand and Islam gradually became the chosen faith of the majority of its inhabitants. Among the reasons for the rapid and peaceful spread of Islam was the simplicity of its doctrine--Islam calls for faith in only One God worthy of worship. Islam also repeatedly instructs human beings to use their powers of intelligence and observation. As Muslim civilization developed, it absorbed the heritage of ancient civilizations like Egypt, Persia and Greece, whose learning was preserved in the libraries and with the scholars of its cities. Some Muslim scholars turned their attention to these centers of learning and sought to acquaint themselves with the knowledge taught and cultivated in them. They, therefore, set about with a concerted effort to translate the philosophical and scientific works available to them, not only from the Greek and Syriac languages (the languages of eastern Christian scholars), but also from Pahlavi, the scholarly language of pre- Islamic Persia, and even from Sanskrit, an ancient Indian language.

Prophet And A Messenger Of God? How Did The Spread Of Islam Affect The World?

HOW DID THE SPREAD OF ISLAM AFFECT THE WORLD?
Most of the important philosophical and scientific works of Aristotle; much of Plato and the Pythagorean school; and the major works of Greek astronomy, mathematics and medicine such as the Almagest of Ptolemy, the Elements of Euclid, and the works of Hippocrates and Galen, were all rendered into Arabic. Furthermore, important works of astronomy, mathematics and medicine were translated from Pahlavi and Sanskrit. As a result, Arabic became the most important scientific language of the world for many centuries and the depository of much of the wisdom and the sciences of antiquity. The achievement of scholars working in the Islamic tradition went far beyond translation and preservation of ancient learning. These scholars built upon and developed the ancient heritage before passing it on to the West. Muslims excelled in art, architecture, astronomy, geography, history, language, literature, medicine, mathematics, and physics. Many crucial systems such as algebra, the Arabic numerals, and the very concept of the zero (vital to the advancement of mathematics), were formulated by Muslim scholars and shared with medieval Europe. Sophisticated instruments that would make possible the later European voyages of discovery were invented or developed, including the astrolabe, the quadrant and navigational charts and maps.

How Did The Spread Of Islam Affect The World? What Is The Qur'an?

MUSLIMISCHES LEBEN IN DERFAMILIE
Die Familie bildet die Grundlage für die islamische Gesellschaft. Der Frieden und die Sicherheit, die eine festgefügte Familie bieten, werden hochgeschätzt und gelten als entscheidend für das spirituelle Gedeihen ihrer Angehörigen. Eine harmonische Gesellschaftsordnung beruht auf der Existenz von Großfamilien. Kinder werden geschätzt und verlassen das Elternhaus selten bevor sie heiraten. Die Eltern werden in der islamischen Tradition hochgeachtet, und es gilt als Ehre und Segen, sich um die betagten Eltern zu kümmern. Die Mütter werden ganz besonders geehrt: Der Koran lehrt, daß die Mütter, weil sie durch Schwangerschaft, Geburt und Aufziehen der Kinder manches zu ertragen haben, besondere Rücksicht und Güte verdienen. Im Koran heißt es: „Und Wir haben den Menschen über seine beiden Eltern angewiesen, — es hat ihn seine Mutter getragen, in Schwäche über Schwäche, und seine Entwöhnung ist in zwei Jahren, — sei Mir dankbar und deinen beiden Eltern, bei Mir ist das endgültige Sein." (Koran 31:14) Eine muslimische Heirat ist sowohl eine heilige Handlung als auch eine rechtliche Übereinkunft, bei der jeder Partner legitime Bedingungen einbringen darf. Folglich ist die Ehescheidung, obwohl unüblich, nur als letzte Lösung erlaubt. Die Heiratsgebräuche sind ansonsten von Land zu Land sehr verschieden.

Die fünf Säulen des Islam Wie sichert Islam die Menschenrechte?

WIE SICHERT ISLAM DIE MENSCHENRECHTE?
Der Koran schreibt die Gewissensfreiheit vor: „Kein Zwang in der Religion, das rechte Handeln ist schon klargeworden gegenüber dem Fehlgehen, und wer den Glauben an die Abgötter verweigert, und er glaubt an Allah, der hat sich schon am stärksten Haltegriff festgehalten, bei dem es kein Brechen gibt, und Allah ist hörend, wissend." (Koran 2:256) Leben, Ehre und Eigentum aller Bürger in einer muslimischen Gesellschaft gelten als unantastbar, gleich ob jemand Muslim ist oder nicht. Rassismus oder Sexismus sind Muslimen unverständlich, weil der Koran auf folgende Weise von der Gleichheit der Menschen spricht: „Ihr, die Menschen, Wir haben euch ja geschaffen von einem männlichen und einem weiblichen Wesen, und Wir haben euch Völker und Stämme gemacht, damit ihr einander kennt, der edelste von euch bei Allah ist ja der am meisten gottesfürchtige von euch, Allah ist ja wissend, kundig." (Koran49:13)

Muslimisches Leben in derFamilie Was sagt der Islam zum Krieg?

WAS SAGT DER ISLAM ZUM KRIEG?
Wie auch das Christentum erlaubt der Islam' das Kämpfen zur Selbstverteidigung, zur Verteidigung der Religion oder für diejenigen, die gewaltsam aus ihren Heimstätten vertrieben wurden. Für den Kampf sind strenge Regeln fesgtelegt, zu denen die Verbote gehören, Zivilpersonen zu schaden und Feldfrucht, Bäume und Vieh zu vernichten. Aus der Sicht der Muslime würde die Ungerechtigkeit triumphieren, wenn es nicht gute Menschen gäbe, die bereit sind, ihr Leben für eine gerechte Sache zu wagen. Im Koran liest man: „Und kämpft mit denjenigen auf dem Weg Allahs, die mit euch kämpfen, und übertretet nicht, Allah liebt ja nicht die Übertreter," (Koran 2:190) „Und kämpft mit ihnen, bis es keine Verführung mehr gibt und die Religion für Allah ist, und wenn sie aufhören, so gibt es keine Feindschaft, außer gegen die Unrechthandelnden." (Koran 2:193) „Und wenn sie dem Frieden zugeneigt sind, so seid ihr ihm zugeneigt und vertraut auf Allah, Er ist ja, Er, der Hörende, der Wissende." (Koran 8:61) Krieg ist darum die letzte Möglichkeit und unterliegt strengen Bedingungen nach dem heiligen Gesetz. Der oft mißverstandene und übermäßig gebrauchte Ausdruck Dschihad bedeutet wörtlich „ganzer Einsatz" und nicht „Heiliger Krieg" (ein Ausdruck, den es im Koran gar nicht gibt). Dschihad als islamisches Konzept kann es im persönlichen Bereich geben — innere Bemühung gegen das Böse und das Ego, Einsatz für Anstand und das Gute im Bereich der Gesellschaft und Einsatz im Kampf, falls und wo erforderlich.

Wie sichert Islam die Menschenrechte? Wie erhöht der Islam die Stellung der Frauen?

WIE ERHÖHT DER ISLAM DIE STELLUNG DER FRAUEN?
Dem Koran nach sind Männer und Frauen vor Gott gleich. Die Frauen werden nicht wegen der Übertretung im Zusammenhang mit dem „verbotenen Baum" getadelt und ihre Beschwerlichkeiten bei Schwangerschaft und Geburt gelten auch nicht als Strafe dafür. Der Islam sieht eine Frau, ob alleinstehend oder verheiratet, als eigenständiges Individuum an, mit dem Recht selbst Eigentum und Vermögen zu besitzen und darüber zu verfügen. Der Bräutigam übergibt der Braut ein Hochzeitsgeschenk zu ihrer eigenen persönlichen Verwendung, und sie kann ihren eigenen Familiennamen beibehalten, statt den ihres Ehemannes anzunehmen. Die Rollen von Männern und Frauen sind einander ergänzend und zusammenwirkend. Rechte und Verantwortlichkeiten beider Geschlechter sind insgesamt angemessen und ausgewogen. Sowohl Männer als auch Frauen haben sich auf einfache, bescheidene und ehrsame Weise zu kleiden. Besondere traditionelle Frauenbekleidung, wie man sie in manchen muslimischen Ländern antrifft, entstammt oft eher örtlichem Brauchtum statt religiösen Grundsätzen. Ebenso spiegelt die Behandlung der Frauen in manchen Gegenden der muslimischen Welt kulturelle Sitten wieder, die mit den wahren islamischen Lehren nicht immer übereinstimmen oder ihnen sogar zuwiderlaufen. Der Prophet Muhammad sagte: „Derjenige von den Gläubigen ist am vollkommensten im Glauben, der am besten im Umgang und am freundlichsten zu seiner Frau ist."

Was sagt der Islam zum Krieg? Wie verhalt sich der Islam zu Christentum?

WHAT IS THE QUR'AN?
The Qur'an is the very word of God, Almighty. A complete record of the exact words revealed by God through the Angel Gabriel to the Prophet Muhammad. The Qur'an was memorized by Muhammad and his followers, dictated to his companions, and written down by scribes, who cross-checked it during the Prophet's lifetime. Not one word of its 114 surahs (parts or chapters) has been changed over the centuries. The Qur'an is in every detail the same unique and miraculous text that was revealed to Muhammad fourteen centuries ago. The Qur'an is the principal source of every Muslim's faith and practice. It deals with all subjects that concern us as human beings, including wisdom, doctrine, worship and law; but its basic theme is the relationship between God and His creatures. At the same time, the Qur'an provides guidelines for a just society, proper human conduct and equitable economic principles.

How Did The Spread Of Islam Affect The World? Other Sacred Sources?

OTHER SACRED SOURCES?
Apart From The Qur'an Are There Any Other Sacred Sources? Yes, the sunnah, sometimes referred to as the hadi-th, the practice and example of the Prophet, is the second source of inspiration and instruction for Muslims. Belief in the sunnah is part of the Islamic faith. A few examples of the Prophet's sayings (Hadith): "God has no mercy on one who has no mercy for others." "None of you truly believes until he wishes for his brother what he wishes for himself." "He who eats his fill while his neighbor goes without food is not a believer." "God does not judge you according to your bodies and appearances but He looks into your hearts and observes your deeds." "One Muslim should do six acts of kindness to another: he should greet him when he meets him; accept his invitation when he gives one; say 'God have mercy on you' when he sneezes; visit him when he is ill; follow his bier when he dies; and like for him what he likes for himself." "A man walking along a path felt very thirsty. Reaching a well he descended into it, drank his fill and came up. Then he saw a dog with its tongue hanging out, trying to lick up mud to quench its thirst. The man saw that the dog was feeling the same thirst as he had felt, so he went down into the well again and filled his shoe with water and gave the dog a drink. God forgave his sins for this action. The Prophet was asked: 'Messenger of God, are we rewarded for kindness towards animals?' He said, 'There is a reward for kindness to every living being.'" "O People, listen to me in earnest, worship God, perform your five daily prayers (Salah), fast during the month of Ramadan, and give your wealth in Zakah. Perform Hajj if you can afford to. Know that every Muslim is the brother of another Muslim. You are all equal. Nobody has superiority over others except by piety and good action." (from The Prophet's Last Sermon).

What Is The Qur'an? What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? IMAN

WHAT ARE THE FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM? IMAN
The 'Five Pillars' of Islam are the foundation of Muslim life: Faith or belief in the Oneness of God and the finality of the prophethood of Muhammad; Establishment of the daily prayers; Concern for and almsgiving to the needy; Self-purification through fasting; and The pilgrimage to Makkah for those who are able. Iman or Faith "There is none worthy of worship except God and Muhammad is the messenger of God." This declaration of faith is called the shahadah, a simple formula that all the faithful pronounce. The significance of this declaration is the belief that the only purpose of life is to serve and obey God, and this is achieved through the teachings and practices of the Last Prophet, Muhammad.

Other Sacred Sources? What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? SALAH

WHAT ARE THE FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM? SALAH
Salah or Prayer Salah is the name for the obligatory prayers that are performed five times a day, and are a direct link between the worshipper and God. There is no hierarchical authority in Islam and there are no priests. Prayers are led by a learned person who knows the Qur'an and is generally chosen by the congregation. Prayers are said at dawn, mid-day, late-afternoon, sunset and nightfall, and thus determine the rhythm of the entire day. These five prescribed prayers contain verses from the Qur'an, and are said in Arabic, the language of the Revelation. Personal supplications, however, can be offered in one's own language and at any time. Although it is preferable to worship together in a mosque, a Muslim may pray almost anywhere, such as in fields, offices, factories and universities. Oftentimes visitors to the Muslim world are struck by the centrality of prayers in daily life.

What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? IMAN What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? SALAH

WIE VERHALT SICH DER ISLAM ZU CHRISTENTUM?
Muslime, Christen und Juden führen alle ihren Ursprung auf den Propheten und Patriarchen Abraham zurück, und ihre drei Propheten sind direkte Nachkommen der Söhne Abrahams — Muhammad über den ältesten Sohn Ismael, und Moses und Jesus über Isaak (Friede auf ihnen allen). Die Muslime achten und ehren Jesus ganz besonders. Sie sehen ihn als einen der größten von Gottes Propheten und Gesandten an. Ein Muslim spricht nie einfach von „Jesus", sondern fügt immer den Satz hinzu „Frieden auf ihm". Der Koran bestätigt seine Jungfrauengeburt, und ein besonderes Kapitel des Korans heißt „Maria" und ehrt die Mutter Jesu. Jesus wurde auf wundersame Weise geboren, durch die selbe Macht, die Adam ohne Vater ins Dasein brachte: „Das Gleichnis von Jesus ist ja bei Allah wie das Gleichnis von Adam, Er schuf ihn aus Erdreich, dann -sprach Er zu ihm: Sei!, und er war." (Koran 3:59) Während seiner prophetischen Sendung vollbrachte Jesus viele Wunder. Der Koran berichtet, daß, er gesagt hat: „Ich bin schon zu euch gekommen mit einem Zeichen von eurem Herrn, ich schaffe etwas für euch aus Lehm wie die Gestalt des Vogels, dann hauche ich in es, und es wird ein Vogel mit der Erlaubnis Allahs, und ich lasse den Blindgeborenen genesen und den Aussätzigen, und ich lasse den Gestorbenen lebendig werden mit der Erkubnis Allahs..." (Koran 3:49) Weder Muhammad noch Jesus kamen, um die grundsätzliche Lehre vom Glauben an den einen Gott zu ändern, die von den früheren Propheten gebracht worden war, sondern sie bestätigten und erneuerten sie.

Wie erhöht der Islam die Stellung der Frauen? Warum wird der Islam oft missverstanden?

WARUM WIRD DER ISLAM OFT MISSVERSTANDEN?
Der Islam wird häufig mißverstanden und mag in manchen Gegenden der heutigen Welt sogar exotisch erscheinen. Vielleicht ist das so, weil die Religion in der westlichen Welt das Alltagsleben nicht mehr bestimmt, während für die Muslime der Islam das Leben ist. Die Muslime ziehen keine künstliche Trennung zwischen weltlich und heilig. Für eine ganze Zeitlang galt der Islam als eine „orientalische" Religion, aber mit der wachsenden Zahl von Muslimen im Westen wird der Islam langsam als globaler Glaube gesehen. Muslime werden nicht länger als Fremde mit ungewöhnlichem Verhalten betrachtet, sondern als Teil des Lebensmosaiks im Westen willkommen geheißen. Vielfach gilt der Islam nicht mehr nur als eine akzeptable Religion, sondern als eine erwünschte Lebensweise.

Wie verhalt sich der Islam zu Christentum?

WHAT ARE THE FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM? SALAH
A translation of the Adan or Call to Prayer is: God is Great. God is Great. God is Great. God is Great. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except God. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except God. I testify that Muhammad is the messenger of God. I testify that Muhammad is the messenger of God. Come to prayer! Come to prayer! Come to success! Come to success! God is Great! God is Great! There is none worthy of worship except God.

What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? SALAH What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? ZAKAH

WHAT ARE THE FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM? ZAKAH
Zakah. The financial obligation upon Muslims. An important principle of Islam is that everything belongs to God, and that wealth is therefore held by human beings in trust. The word zakah means both "purification" and "growth." Our possessions are purified by setting aside a proportion for those in need and for the society in general. Like the pruning of plants, this cutting back balances and encourages new growth. Each Muslim calculates his or her own zakah individually. This involves the annual payment of a fortieth of one's capital, excluding such items as primary residence, car and professional tools. An individual may also give as much as he or she pleases as sadaqa-h, and does so preferably in secret. Although this word can be translated as "voluntary charity" it has a wider meaning. The Prophet said, "Even meeting your brother with a cheerful face is an act of charity." The Prophet also said: "Charity is a necessity for every Muslim." He was asked: "What if a person has nothing?" The Prophet replied: "He should work with his own hands for his benefit and then give something out of such earnings in charity." The Companions of the Prophet asked: "What if he is not able to work?" The Prophet said: "He should help the poor and needy." The Companions further asked: "What if he cannot do even that?" The Prophet said: "He should urge others to do good." The Companions said: "What if he lacks that also?" The Prophet said: "He should check himself from doing evil. That is also an act of charity."

What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? SALAH What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? SAWM

WHAT ARE THE FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM? SAWM
Sawm or Fasting Every year in the month of Ramada-n, all Muslims fast from dawn until sundown--abstaining from food, drink, and sexual relations with their spouses. Those who are sick, elderly, or on a journey, and women who are menstruating, pregnant or nursing, are permitted to break the fast and make up an equal number of days later in the year if they are healthy and able. Children begin to fast (and to observe prayers) from puberty, although many start earlier. Although fasting is beneficial to health, it is mainly a method of selfpurification and self-restraint. By cutting oneself from worldly comforts, even for a short time, a fasting person focuses on his or her purpose in life by constantly being aware of the presence of God. God states in the Qur'an: "O you who believe! Fasting is prescribed for you as it was prescribed to those before you that you may learn self-restraint." (Qur

What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? ZAKAH What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? HAJJ

WHAT ARE THE FIVE PILLARS OF ISLAM? HAJJ
Hajj or Pilgrimage The pilgrimage to Makkah (the hajj) is an obligation only for those who are physically and financially able to do so. Nevertheless, over two million people go to Makkah each year from every corner of the globe providing a unique opportunity for those of different nations to meet one another. The annual hajj begins in the twelfth month of the Islamic year (which is lunar, not solar, so that hajj and Ramada-n fall sometimes in summer, sometimes in winter). Pilgrims wear special clothes: simple garments that strip away distinctions of class and culture, so that all stand equal before God. The rites of the hajj, which are of Abrahamic origin, include going around the Ka'bah seven times, and going seven times between the hills of Safa and Marwa as did Hagar (Hajir, Abraham's wife) during her search for water. The pilgrims later stand together on the wide plains of 'Arafat (a large expanse of desert outside Makkah) and join in prayer for God's forgiveness, in what is often thought as a preview of the Day of Judgment. The close of the hajj is marked by a festival, the 'Id al Adha, which is celebrated with prayers and the exchange of gifts in Muslim communities everywhere. This and the 'Id al Fitr, a festive day celebrating the end of Ramada-n, are the two holidays of the Islamic calendar.

What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? SAWM Is Islam Tolerant Of Other Beliefs?

IS ISLAM TOLERANT OF OTHER BELIEFS?
Yes. The Qur'an states unequivocally: "There is no compulsion in religion." (Qur'an 2:256) Protection of the rights of non-Muslims to worship is an intrinsic part of Islamic law. It is also stated in the Qur'an: "God does not forbid you, with regard to those who do not fight you for (your) faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them; for God loves those who are just." (Qur'an 60:8) This is why non-Muslim societies and religious places of worship have flourished all over the Islamic world. History provides many examples of Muslims' tolerance towards other faiths. For instance, prior to the Spanish Inquisition, Jews and Christians lived and prosperred in Andalus (Spain) for centuries under Muslim rule. Islamic law also permits non-Muslims to set up their own courts and implement family and personal laws administered by their chosen religious authorities.

What Are The Five Pillars Of Islam? HAJJ What Do Muslims Think About Jesus?

WHAT DO MUSLIMS THINK ABOUT JESUS?
Muslims respect and revere Jesus. They consider him one of the greatest of God's prophets and messengers to humankind. A Muslim never refers to him simply as "Jesus", but always adds the phrase "upon him be peace." The Qur'an confirms his virgin birth, and a special surah of the Qur'an is entitled "Mary." The Qur'an describes the Annunciation as follows: "'Behold (O Mary!)' The Angel said, 'God has chosen you, and purified you, and chosen you above the women of all nations. O Mary, God gives you good news of a word from Him, whose name shall be the Anointed (Masih or Messiah), Jesus son of Mary, honored in this world and in the hereafter, and one of those brought near to God. He shall speak to the people from his cradle and in maturity, and shall be of the righteous.' "She said: 'O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man has touched me?' He said: 'Even so; God creates what He wills. When He decrees a thing, He says to it, "Be!" and it is.'" (Qur'an 3:42-7) Jesus was born miraculously through the same power that had brought Adam into being without a father: "Truly the likeness of Jesus with God is as the likeness of Adam. He created him of dust and then said to him, 'Be!' and he was." (Qur'an 3:59) During his prophetic mission, Jesus performed many miracles. The Qur'an tells us that he said: "I have come to you with a sign from your Lord: I make for you out of clay, as it were, a figure of a bird, and breathe into it and it becomes a bird by God's leave. And I heal the blind, and the lepers, and I raise the dead by God's leave." (Qur'an 3:49) Neither Muhammad nor Jesus came to change the basic doctrine of the belief in One God, brought by earlier prophets, but to confirm and renew it. In the Qur'an, Jesus is reported as saying that he came: "To attest the law which was before me. And to make lawful to you part of what was forbidden to you; I have come to you with a sign from your Lord, so fear God and obey me." (Qur'an 3:50) The Prophet Muhammad said: "Whoever believes that there is none worthy of worship but God, alone without partner, that Muhammad is His messenger, that Jesus is the servant and messenger of God, His word which He bestowed on Mary and a spirit proceeding from Him, and that Paradise and Hell are true, shall be received by God into Heaven." (A Hadith from the collections of al Bukhari)

Is Islam Tolerant Of Other Beliefs? Why Is The Family So Important To Muslims?

WHY IS THE FAMILY SO IMPORTANT TO MUSLIMS?
The family is the foundation of Islamic society. The peace and security offered by a stable family unit is greatly valued and seen as essential for the spiritual growth of its members. A harmonious social order is created by the existence of extended families; children are treasured and rarely leave home until the time they marry. Parents are greatly respected in the Islamic tradition. Mothers are particularly honored: the Qur'an teaches that since mothers suffer during pregnancy, childbirth, and child rearing, they deserve a special consideration and kindness. It is stated in the Qur'an: "And we have enjoined upon man (to be good) to his parents. With difficulty upon difficulty did his mother bear him and wean him for two years. Show gratitude to Me and to your parents; to Me is your final goal." (Qur'an 31:14) A Muslim marriage is both a sacred act and a legal agreement, in which either partner is free to include legitimate conditions. As a result, divorce, although uncommon, is permitted only as a last resort. Marriage customs vary widely from country to country.

What Do Muslims Think About Jesus? How Does Islam Elevate The Status Of Women?

HOW DOES ISLAM ELEVATE THE STATUS OF WOMEN?
According to the Qur'an, men and women are equal before God; women are not blamed for violating the "forbidden tree," nor is their suffering in pregnancy and childbirth a punishment for that act. Islam sees a woman, whether single or married, as an individual in her own right, with the right to own and dispose of her property and earnings. A marital gift is given by the groom to the bride for her own personal use, and she may keep her own family name rather than adopting her husband's. Roles of men and women are complementary and collaborative. Rights and responsibilities of both sexes are equitable and balanced in their totality. Both men and women are expected to dress in a way that is simple, modest and dignified; specific traditions of female dress found in some Muslim countries are often the expression of local customs rather than religious principle. Likewise, treatment of women in some areas of the Muslim world sometimes reflects cultural practices which may be inconsistent, if not contrary, to authentic Islamic teachings. The messenger of God said: "The most perfect in faith amongst believers is he who is best in manner and kindest to his wife."

Why Is The Family So Important To Muslims? How Do Muslims View The Elderly, Death, And The Af

HOW DO MUSLIMS VIEW THE ELDERLY, DEATH, AND THE AF
Institutional homes for the elderly are virtually unknown in the Muslim world. The strain of caring for one's parents during this most difficult time of their lives is considered an honor and a blessing. In Islam, serving one's parents is a duty second only to worshipping and it is the parents' right to expect it. It is considered despicable to express any irritation when, through no fault of their own, the old become difficult to handle. It is written in the Qur'an: "Your Lord has commanded that you worship none but Him, and be kind to your parents. If either or both of them reach old age with you, do not say 'uff' to them or chide them, but speak to them in terms of honor and kindness. Treat them with humility, and say, 'My Lord! Have mercy on them, for they did care for me when I was little.'" (Qur'an 17:23-4) Muslims believe that the present life is only a trial preparation for the next realm of existence. Basic articles of faith include: the Day of Judgment, Resurrection, Heaven and Hell. When a Muslim dies, he or she is washed, usually by a family member, wrapped in a clean white cloth, and buried with a simple prayer, preferably the same day. Muslims consider this one of the final services they can do for their relatives, and an opportunity to remember their own brief existence here on earth.

How Does Islam Elevate The Status Of Women? What Does Islam Say About War?

WHAT DOES ISLAM SAY ABOUT WAR?
Like Christianity, Islam permits fighting in self-defense, in defense of religion, or on the part of those who have been expelled forcibly from their homes. It lays down strict rules of combat that include prohibitions against harming civilians and against destroying crops, trees and livestock. As Muslims see it, injustice would be triumphant in the world if good people were not prepared to risk their lives in a righteous cause. One reads in the Qur'an: "Fight in the cause of God against those who fight you, but do not transgress limits. God does not love transgressors." (Qur'an 2:190) "And fight them until persecution is no more, and religion is for God. But if they desist, then let there be no hostility except against wrongdoers." (Qur'an 2:193) "If they seek peace, then you seek peace. And trust in God for He is the One that hears and knows all things." (Qur'an 8:61) War is therefore the last resort, and is subject to the rigorous conditions laid down by the sacred law. The often misunderstood and overused term jihad literally means "struggle" and not "holy war" (a term not found anywhere in the Qur'an). Jihad, as an Islamic concept, can be on a personal level--inner struggle against evil within oneself; struggle for decency and goodness on the social level; and struggle on the battlefield, if and when necessary.

How Do Muslims View The Elderly, Death, And The Af How Does Islam Guarantee Human Rights?

HOW DOES ISLAM GUARANTEE HUMAN RIGHTS?
Freedom of conscience is laid down by the Qur'an itself: "There is no compulsion in religion. Truth stands out clearly from falsehood; whoever rejects evil and believes in God has grasped the most trustworthy hand-hold that never breaks. And God is All-Hearing and All-Knowing." (Qur'an 2:256) The life, honor and property of all citizens in a Muslim society are considered sacred whether the person is Muslim or not. Racism and sexism are incomprehensible to Muslims, for the Qur'an speaks of human equality in the following terms: "O mankind! We created you from a single soul, male and female, and made you into peoples and tribes, so that you may come to know one another. Truly, the most honored of you in God's sight is the greatest of you in piety. God is All-Knowing, All-Aware." (Qur'an 49:13)

What Does Islam Say About War? Where Can You Get More Information About Islam?

WHERE CAN YOU GET MORE INFORMATION ABOUT ISLAM?
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