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Cool things you should know about Islam

Ted September 5, 2018

Islam is one of the most practised faiths in the world. Although the religion has been around for a while, Islam has been subjected to manipulation and demonisation by many to meet interests that concern politics, economics and the society. Here are some interesting things that you need to know about Islam. Islam believes Jesus […]

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Cool things you should know about Islam

Ted September 5, 2018

Islam is one of the most practised faiths in the world. Although the religion has been around for a while, Islam has been subjected to manipulation and demonisation by many to meet interests that concern politics, economics and the society. Here are some interesting things that you need to know about Islam. Islam believes Jesus […]

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Things You Should Know About Islam

Ted September 5, 2018

There are several important things to know about Islam. Even though an individual doesn’t consider themselves a Muslim, it is always beneficial to know about all types of religions. Due to the diversity of the world, and the fact that there are many different factors surrounding the importance of religion, including the differences between countries, […]

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Cool things you should know about Islam

young muslims

Islam is one of the most practised faiths in the world. Although the religion has been around for a while, Islam has been subjected to manipulation and demonisation by many to meet interests that concern politics, economics and the society.

Here are some interesting things that you need to know about Islam.

Islam believes Jesus was a prophet sent by God

This belief varies from one sect of Islam to the other, but it is widely believed that Jesus was sent by God in that particular time and region to lead the people there. In the Qur’an, he is called Isa.

As a matter of fact, Isa is mentioned 187 times in the Qur’an, which is more than the number of times Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) is mentioned.

Hadhrat Maryam (peace be upon her)

Islam also believes in Mary, or Hadhrat Maryam (peace be upon her). She is considered in the faith as a woman of God. Immaculate Conception as well as the birth of Jesus, her devotion to God as an attestation to Mary’s beauty is also something that is widely considered and believed in Islam. Mary has been mentioned in the Qur’an 70 times, which is more than the number of times she’s been mentioned in the New Testament. She is also the only woman to be mentioned in the Qur’an.

Muslim women and rights

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It is said that Prophet Muhammed (peace be upon him) married a woman that was older than him. She was also a businesswoman who was renowned in the time period for her success and wealth. With the introduction of Islamic laws in the middle east, girls were required to be educated as it was a sacred duty while marriage needed the consent of the woman to legitimise the contract. The Qur’an also encourages both Muslim men as well as women to seek knowledge.

Islam isn’t restricted to only Shi’a and Sunni

Many people believe there are only two branches of the faith. If the majority of Muslims identify themselves as Shi’a, the minority wouldn’t be Sunni by default. There are other Muslims that identify themselves as Ahmadi, Baha’i or even Ismaili. The core ideology in every branch is mostly the same.

The word Allah

The word Allah is associated all around the world with Islam, but the trust is, Allah simply means God in Arabic. It is believed that the Qur’an was revealed to Gabriel in the Arabic language. That is why you will find Christians that live in the middle east using the word Allah to refer to their God as well.

Things You Should Know About Islam

Islam

There are several important things to know about Islam. Even though an individual doesn’t consider themselves a Muslim, it is always beneficial to know about all types of religions.

Due to the diversity of the world, and the fact that there are many different factors surrounding the importance of religion, including the differences between countries, races, languages and above all religion, the fact that it has the power not only to start a war but also end it, is, plays a significant role in this setting we call life.

Why is it important to learn about the religion that is involved with a large scale of war? Well, perhaps because it is a religion that people tend to overlook, rather than try to understand.

Herewith, are five things you need to know about Islam to be able to understand it better as a religion of millions of people all around the world and possibly, even in your own country.

About Islam

What Does Islam mean?

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Islam is Arabic, which is also the language that is spoken by most Muslims throughout the Middle East and Africa.The Quran is written in Arabic.
The meaning of Islam means to surrender to Allah, the god, revealed by the prophet, Mohammed.

The Quran

The book Islam is called the Quran, which means recitation. The Quran is the central religious word of Islam. All Muslims believe the book to be a revelation, which was given to them by Allah, whom they know as their god or the higher power of faith. They also believe the Quran to be the only unedited book in religion, compared to any other religion, which is why it is made believable to them.

It is also believed that the Quran was revealed to Muhammad, through an angel named Gabriel, by Allah.
The revelation that was given was given over the course of 23 years, which ended when Mohammad died and left to his companions. They were knowledgeable about the Quran and preserved, which was kept the same up until today.

The chapters in the Quran are referred to as suras, and the verses, ayahs.The first sura is known as the ideal embodiment of Islam and is repeated continuously in prayers, as well as in a time of praise.

Why Islam and Christianity Gets Compared with One Another

In Islam, Christ in Christianity is replaced by Mohammad. In the Quran, Islam has nearly the same old testament than that of which can be found in the Bible. The Muslims, however, do not believe in the new testament.
While Christians believe that Jesus is the Messiah, which means the saviour of sin and Gods son, the Muslims believe that Mohammed is theirs.