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Title: Islam: The religion of straight-path

Islam The religion of straight-path
  • Prepared By
  • Mohamed Ibrahim
  • Muslim Student Association at MTU

  • What is Islam and Who is the Muslim?
  • Pillars of Islam
  • Pillars of Faith (Iman)
  • What is the Belief in Allah, Last Day etc.
  • Miraculous Nature of the Quran?
  • Equality among people in Islam
  • Prohibitions in Islam
  • Jesus and Mary in Islam
  • Purpose of the Mankind and the accountability

What is Islam?
  • Islam is submission and obedience to the order of
    Allah and His Messenger with love, hope and fear.
  • Islam is the second largest religion Practiced in
    the World
  • 1.3-1.4 Billion Muslims in The World
  • 10 Arabs
  • 6 - 9 Million Muslims in North America
  • Fastest Growing Religion in The World
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Who is the Muslim?
  • It is necessary to accept
  • "There is no God but Allah and Muhammad (peace
    be on him) is the servant and messenger of Allah"
  • Pillars of Islam?

Pillars of Islam?
  • Testimony of Faith
  • Declare in Arabic that "There is no God but
    Allah and Muhammad (peace be on him) is the
    servant and messenger of Allah
  • Establish Prayers Five prayers each day
  • Giving Zakat (charity) .general rate 2.5 of
    saving (not income!!)
  • Fasting during month of Ramadan, daylight hours.
  • Pilgrimage (Hajj)
  • every Muslim man and woman (if physically and
    economically able) should try to make the
    pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their

Statement of Faith (Iman)
  • Iman (Faith) means to believe in the heart, to
    confess by the tongue and to act with the parts
    of the body.
  • By some words and deeds it may increase and by
    some words and deeds it may decrease.
  • It increases by obedience to Allah and good deeds
  • While it decreases by sins and evil acts.

Pillars of Iman (Faith)
  • To believe in
  • Allah
  • His Angles
  • His Messengers
  • His Books
  • The Last Day (Day of Judgment)

What is Belief in Allah?
  • You should believe that Allah is the Sole Creator
    Sustainer Provider and the One in Whose Hand is
    the disposal of all affairs. Everything stands in
    need of Him, but He stands in need of none. He is
    the Only One Who is worthy of being worshipped.
    He has the Best Names and Perfect Attributes.
  • Tawhid (Monotheism) vs. Shirk (assocating someone
    with Allah).
  • Closest to usNO intermediaries!

What is Belief in Last Day?
  • To believe that Allah has ordained a fixed term
    for everything, and a term for this world. He
    will assuredly raise the dead from their graves
    and will account for everyone their deeds in this
  • On that Day of Resurrection, rewards and
    punishments will be assigned. Every one will be
    justly rewarded or punished.

The Prophets
  • Chosen by Allah
  • Humans
  • Best people of their times
  • We make no difference between them

Muhammad (Peace and Blessings be upon him)
  • A servant and messenger of Allah
  • The last Prophet to the mankind.
  • His Life and His message preserved till today
  • The best example to be followed
  • One of His miracles is the Quran

The Quran
  • Revealed to Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon
    him) through Gabriel (Angle of Revelation) over a
    period of 23 years.
  • Preserved as it is in original language (Arabic)
  • It was memorized by thousands of people during
    the lifetime of Muhammad (peace be upon him) and
    then this memorization was passed down from
    teacher to student for generation after
    generation, from mouth to ear and from one nation
    to another.
  • Today every single Muslim has memorized some
    part of the Quran in the original Arabic language
    that it was revealed in over 1,400 years ago,
    even though most of them are not Arabs.

Miraculous nature of Quran
  • Preserved from corruption
  • Verily We it is We Who have sent down the
    Dhikr (i.e. the Quran) and surely, We will guard
    it (from corruption). Chapter 15, Verse 9
  • Challenges us to produce the like
  • Say "If the whole of mankind and Jinns were to
    gather together to produce the like of this Quran
    they could not produce the like thereof, even if
    they backed up each other with help and support
    Chapter 17, Verse 88

Miraculous nature of Quran
  • No mistakes in grammar, meaning and context
  • Haven't the unbelievers considered if this was
    from other than Allah, they would find within it
    many contradictions? Chapter 4 Verse 82
  • Scientific evidences Scinetific_Evidences.mht
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Equality among people
  • Islam respect a human for being a human not for
    any other reason.
  • Islam dose not distinguish between two races, or
    two groups of people, or between two colors.

Equality among people
  • "O Mankind! We have created you from a male and
    female, and made you into nations and tribes,
    that you may know one another. Verily, the most
    honorable of you in the sight of Allah is he who
    has most taqwa (fear of Allah) among of you.
    Verily, Allah is All-Knowing, All-Aware.
    Chapter 49, verse 13
  • Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) addressed
    the people signifying that concept during the
    last pilgrimage, saying "O People! Your God
    (Allah) is one your father is one no preference
    of an Arab neither over non-Arab nor of a
    non-Arab over an Arab or red over black or black
    over red except for the most righteous. Verily
    the most honored of you is the most righteous."

Prohibitions in Islam?
  • Associating Partners to Allah
  • Killing and Injustice
  • Disobeying Parents
  • Alcohol and Drugs
  • Fornication and Adultery
  • Gambling and Lies
  • Interest

Jesus and Mary in Islam
  • Muslims believe, respect and revere Jesus (peace
    be upon him), and await his Second Coming. They
    consider him one of the greatest of Gods
    Messengers to mankind. The Quran confirms his
    virgin birth.
  • (A Chapter of the Quran is entitled Mary), and
    Mary is considered one of the purest women in all

The Virgin Mary (peace be upon her)
Chapter 3 Verses 42-43
Purpose of mankind
  • To worship Allah alone- ibadah
  • The earth is a working field for the hereafter
  • Paradise is the Eternity life
  • Paradise is at the end of the Straight-Path

  • Every thought, action and deed will be judged
  • Hell is a real place prepared by Allah for those
    who do not believe in Him, rebel against His
    laws, and reject His messengers.  
  • Hell is an actual place, not a mere state of mind
    or a spiritual entity. 
  • The horrors, pain, anguish, and punishment are
    all real, but different in nature than their
    earthly counterparts. 
  • Hell is the ultimate humiliation and loss, and
    nothing is worse than it

  • Our Lord!  Surely, whom You admit to the Fire,
    indeed You have disgraced him, and never will the
    wrongdoers find any helpers. (Quran 3192)
  • Know they not that whoever opposes and shows
    hostility to Allah and His Messenger (Muhammad),
    certainly for him will be the Fire of Hell to
    abide therein?  That is the extreme disgrace.
    (Quran 963)

The Mercy of Allah
  • Allahs mercy surpasses everything else
  • We earn His mercy
  • Repentance remove all sins BUT,
  • Repentance should be sincere
  • Those who follow guidance shall have no fear nor
    shall they grieve

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