The religious basis of calendars around the world: There are many religious calendars in existence, but each is normally in use in one region of the world — typically by followers of a single religion. Almost all of the world’s religious calendars are based on religion, astrology, or myth: The Baha’i calendar is based on the date that the Bab declared that a new manifestation of God would appear. The Creativity Movement , a racist, sexist and homophobic religious group, bases their calendar on the date when their religious book was published. The Hindu calendar is based on a planetary alignment in BCE. The Jewish calendar is based on their belief in the date of creation. The Mayan calendar was based on the day that they believed that Venus was born. The Muslim calendar is based on year of the hegira — the flight of Muhammad from Mecca to Medina. The significance of 1 CE and 1 AD:
Islam in the News (May 2013)
Pakistan’s top human rights watchdog on Friday expressed “alarm and disappointment” over a declaration by the Council of Islamic Ideology that DNA tests are not acceptable as primary evidence in determining rape cases. The Human Rights Commission of Pakistan described the Council’s decision as “regressive” and “unkind to rape victims”. In a statement, the Commission said: In these circumstances, it would be foolish to not depend on all the evidence that is available, especially something as incontrovertible as DNA test results,” the statement said.
Waman llâhu famâ lahu min hâdin. And whom God leads astray, there is for him no right guide. ‘al-Qur’ân, Sûrah 39, Verse Islâm,, is the religion founded by the Prophet word is sometimes said to mean “peace,” but it is salâm,, that is the word for peace. Islâm means “submission, resignation,” i.e. to the will of God.. Both are from the same root, slm,, “to.
Hesse Kassel Hesse Kassel is an Australian economist. He stopped chasing money and chased women and made children instead. He blogs right here Muslims account for over twenty percent of the population of the world and more than that fraction of prime-aged girls. For religious and cultural reasons these girls tend to be quite inaccessible to outsiders and often have their romantic and sexual choices restricted or simply made on their behalf.
A high proportion of Muslim girls, families, and communities take religious and cultural practices and rules seriously. These practices include an outright ban on romantic and sexual contact with non-Muslim men. That makes them a difficult, but not impossible challenge for an outsider. The journey to success with a Muslim girl is often challenging but can be a rewarding one.
This article attempts to offer some guidance on what a man should expect on this journey. All points are generalizations only, based on the personal experiences of the author, who is not a Muslim.
8 Things To Expect When Dating A Muslim Girl
Hinduism and Islam, A Comparison of Beliefs and Practices by Jayaram V Islam originated in the desert sands of Arabia as a reaction against prevailing native traditions based on the revelations received by Prophet Muhammad. Hinduism originated in the temperate climate of the Indian subcontinent as a result of the synthesis of different indigenous and foreign traditions and in continuation of the prehistoric religious beliefs of lost civilizations.
Although founded by a prophet, in Islam we find echoes of ancient Judo Christian beliefs, with some deviations that are unsettling for both.
That whole “convert to Islam” thing is unwinnable. Convert to Islam and that’s rather beta to sell out just to get married like that and her hamster wiring means you are a chump and you will be taken down a notch and resented.
Lebanon  Some countries, including India, Iran, Iraq, Bangladesh, Algeria, Lebanon, Morocco, Jordan, and Kuwait, allow women to include a clause prohibiting polygyny in marriage contracts. It is difficult to enforce anti-polygyny laws and restrictions in countries with large rural populations. Furthermore, illegal polygyny often occurs in countries with poor social services as women rely on husbands to support them in these situations. Throughout the contracted time, the woman must remain exclusively faithful to the man, and in return he must provide for her financially.
Although this practice is technically legal, it is very highly disputed. This began to change when Muslim women realized they could alter their roles in society by rereading the main religious texts that dictated Muslim society and ethics.
The Origins of Islam
Born into a conservative Muslim family in Australia, she now lives a secret double life and no longer calls herself a believer. The young woman is among a secret group of Australians turning their backs on conservative forms of Islam. However, as her experience shows, leaving the life she has known for so long remains far from easy.
‘Islam in the News’ contains worldwide news concerning Islam and its followers. Further news covering the persecution of minorities, free speech, and some other issues can be found via the hub page.
Dar-al-Jil, , p. Islamic leaders go to extraordinary means to hide the Gospel of Jesus from Muslims. Just as Satan wails at a crucifix at an exorcism – the Islamic cult member normally wails at the sight of the Christian Bible. A false prophet can always be recognized, because he attacks the true prophet.
A false Bible can be recognized, because it contradicts the true Bible. Islam goes one step further. First Islam tries to gain acceptance by attesting to the truth and validity of both the Christian and Jewish holy books. But, it then clearly steps out of the light, exposing itself to its diabolical agenda, by contradicting and falsifying the facts and teachings in both these books. Also, question the “dark side” of a Religion such as Islam that requires you to only recite salah and prayers like the Namaz, in a language Arabic you do not understand.
All Muslims, Arab and non-Arab alike, are obliged to pray in Arabic. Even if you do not understand a single word. Muslims are also required to read the Qur’an in Arabic, in order to attain any graces at all from Allah.
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It is for you that I write my testimony. I myself have always been dedicated to finding the truth, and many extraordinary events have transpired which led me there. I am certain that the miraculous occurrences in my life have all been due to that pure dedication which is readily available to all of us, and not in any way due to skill or accomplishment of my own.
Praise be to God, for I asked, and He gave. I sought, and He helped me find.
Mohammed, “the Praised One”, the prophet of Islam and the founder of Mohammedanism, was born at Mecca (20 August?) A.D. Arabia was then torn by warring factions. The tribe of Fihr, or Quarish, to which Mohammed belonged, had established itself in the south of Hijas (Hedjaz), near Mecca, which.
As Noldeke remarks, Mohammed’s acquaintance with those two dogmas was superficial; even the clauses of the Creed that referred to them were not properly known to him, and thus he felt that it was quite impossible to bring them into harmony with the simple Semitic Monotheism ; probably, too, it was this consideration alone that hindered him from embracing Christianity Sketches from Eastern History, The number of prophets sent by God is said to have been about , , and of apostles , According to the Sunni, the Prophets and Apostles were sinless and superior to the angels , and they had the power of performing miracles.
Mohammedan angelology and demonology are almost wholly based on later Jewish and early Christian traditions. The angels are believed to be free from all sin ; they neither eat nor drink; there is no distinction of sex among them. They are, as a rule, invisible, save to animals, although, at times, they appear in human form. The principal angels are: Gabriel , the guardian and communicator of God’s revelation to man ; Michael , the guardian of men ; Azrail, the angel of death, whose duty is to receive men’s souls when they die; and Israfil, the angel of the Resurrection.
In addition to these there are the Seraphim , who surround the throne of God , constantly chanting His praises; the Secretaries, who record the actions of men ; the Observers, who spy on every word and deed of mankind ; the Travellers, whose duty it is to traverse the whole earth in order to know whether, and when, men utter the name of God ; the Angels of the Seven Planets; the Angels who have charge of hell ; and a countless multitude of heavenly beings who fill all space.
The chief devil is Iblis, who, like his numerous companions, was once the nearest to God , but was cast out for refusing to pay homage to Adam at the command of God. These devils are harmful both to the souls and to the bodies of men , although their evil influence is constantly checked by Divine interference.
Besides angels and devils , there are also jinns, or genii, creatures of fire, able to eat, drink, propagate, and die; some good , others bad , but all capable of future salvation and damnation.
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The Harvard Pluralism Project An April survey by CAIR found 69 percent of Muslims in America saying it is “absolutely fundamental” or “very important” to have Salafi similar to radical Wahhabi Islamic ideology teachings at their mosques 67 percent of respondents also expressed agreement with the statement “America is an immoral, corrupt society”.
Moorthy Muthuswamy The Qur’an tells us: The Qur’an demands that we fight the unbelievers, and promises “If there are twenty amongst you, you will vanquish two hundred: This subject is highly important not only because of Islam’s expansion and the coming together of its leaders from around the world, but also because certain Muslim leaders, anxious to rectify Islam’s bad rep, are making statements such as, “There are 1.
The god of Muslims is revealed as a tyrant who demands Muslims and all others submit to him. Whereas in the New Testament, Jesus revealed to Christians a God who is a loving Father, who wants us to come to Him via free will.
He thinks that one such area of tension was a consequence of what he sees as the egalitarian nature of Islamic doctrine. Islam from the first denounced aristocratic privilege, rejected hierarchy, and adopted a formula of the career open to the talents. Lewis however notes that the equality in Islam was restricted to free adult male Muslims, but even that “represented a very considerable advance on the practice of both the Greco-Roman and the ancient Iranian world”.
To the pagan peoples of western Arabia he had brought a new religion which, with its monotheism and its ethical doctrines, stood on an incomparably higher level than the paganism it replaced. He had provided that religion with a revelation which was to become in the centuries to follow the guide to thought and count of countless millions of Believers.
It constituted a formal agreement between Muhammad and all of the significant tribes and families of Yathrib later known as Medina , including Muslims, Jews , and pagans. To this effect it instituted a number of rights and responsibilities for the Muslim, Jewish, and pagan communities of Medina bringing them within the fold of one community-the Ummah.
International Forum for Islamic Dialogue Islamic Economics Another area where Islamic scholarship is a work is in the field of economics. This has included trying to come up with an economics model that is 1 theoretically consistent with Islamic teachings, and 2 practically workable as well. Part of the basic teachings of Islam with regard to economics is clear:
The significance of 1 CE and 1 AD: The division between BC/BCE and AD/CE is not based on religious considerations. Nothing of a religious nature happened during 1 BCE and 1 CE — in fact nothing of truly momentous importance happened at all, to our knowledge.
Battle of Karbala, Brooklyn Museum Husayn, Ali’s younger son and brother to Hasan, initially resisted calls to lead the Muslims against Muawiyah and reclaim the caliphate. Yazid asked Husayn to swear allegiance bay’ah to him. Ali’s faction, having expected the caliphate to return to Ali’s line upon Muawiyah’s death, saw this as a betrayal of the peace treaty and so Husayn rejected this request for allegiance. There was a groundswell of support in Kufa for Husayn to return there and take his position as caliph and imam, so Husayn collected his family and followers in Medina and set off for Kufa.
En route to Kufa, he was blocked by an army of Yazid’s men which included people from Kufa near Karbala modern Iraq , and Husayn and approximately 72 of his family and followers were killed in the Battle of Karbala. They view Husayn as the defender of Islam from annihilation at the hands of Yazid I. Husayn is the last imam following Ali whom all Shiah sub-branches mutually recognize.
Imamate of the Ahl al-Bayt[ edit ] Main article: Imamah Shia doctrine Zulfiqar with and without the shield. Muhammad gave them to Ali, saying that one of them was Zulfiqar , which became the famous sword of Ali and a later symbol of Shiism. Early Sunnis traditionally held that the political leader must come from the tribe of Muhammad—namely, the Quraysh tribe. The Zaydis narrowed the political claims of Ali’s supporters, claiming that not just any descendant of Ali would be eligible to lead the Muslim community ummah but only those males directly descended from Muhammad through the union of Ali and Fatimah.
Will the Antichrist and his Beast government come from Islam?
Some give me a list of reasons why I am wrong in my articles to think that the Antichrist will come from Christianity or Judaism. They send me reasons from other Bible prophecy teachers why the idea that Bible prophecy teachers thought the Antichrist will come from the Roman Empire was wrong and why he will really come from Islam. Although I respect the Bible prophecy teachers that are now teaching this I do not believe that the Antichrist and his Beast government will come out of Islam.
I will start with a slightly modified excerpt from my article on Islam:
Islam (/ ˈ ɪ s l ɑː m /) is an Abrahamic monotheistic religious group teaching that there is only one God and that Muhammad is the messenger of God. It is the world’s second-largest religion and with over billion followers (or % of the world’s population), most commonly known as Muslims. Muslims make up a majority of the population in 50 countries.
Muslim] who was slain in battle was sure to go to Paradise. He said, also, that the man who was the first to board a vessel had one slave over and above his share, and that when they sprang to the deck of an enemy’s ship, every sailor held a dagger in each hand and a third in his mouth; which usually struck such terror into the foe that they cried out for quarter at once.
It is a hard fight. It’s extremely difficult, day after day, when you face people and say, “If Sharia law is taken to its logic this is what things are going to look like” and you come across people who say, “You got it all wrong. I wasn’t used to arguing with vice presidents. People who are viewed as “insulting” Islam are regularly threatened with violence, including death. This happens inside and outside Islamic countries, occurring in the form of legal sanctions in the former, with efforts to institutionalize such prohibitions everywhere, so that Islam could not be criticized even, for instance, in the United States.
Yet most of the genuine insults to Islam these days come from Muslims themselves. If anyone’s purpose was to discredit Islam by vicious actions done in its name, there is now abundant evidence that this is the program of many Muslims, including several internationally recognized Islamic states. In April , the radical Islamic group in Nigeria, Boko Haram “Education is forbidden” kidnapped girls out of a government school in the north of the country.
The leader of the group, Abubakar Shekau, subsequently asserted, in a videotaped message, that the girls were now slaves and would be sold as slaves.
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He affirmed and confirmed them as the Word of God. Since Muslims believe the Quran to be the Word of God, then it is actually their God – “Allah” – testifying to the integrity and truthfulness of the Jewish and Christian Scriptures existing in Muhammad’s lifetime. There are about 12 verses in the Quran that specifically mention the Gospel. The Arabic word for Gospel is “Injil”. Additionally a large number of other Quranic verses testify to the truth of the Gospel.
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Muslim , the word for an adherent of Islam, is the active participle of the same verb form, and means “submitter” or “one who surrenders”. The word sometimes has distinct connotations in its various occurrences in the Quran. In some verses, there is stress on the quality of Islam as an internal spiritual state: This term has fallen out of use and is sometimes said to be offensive because it suggests that a human being rather than God is central to Muslims’ religion, parallel to Buddha in Buddhism.
God is described in chapter of the Quran as: In Islam, God is beyond all comprehension and thus Muslims are not expected to visualise or anthropomorphise him. Angels in Islam Muhammad receiving his first revelation from the angel Gabriel. Belief in angels is fundamental to the faith of Islam. The Arabic word for angel Arabic: Angels do not possess any bodily desire and are not subject to temptations such as eating, drinking or procreation.
Angels’ duties include communicating revelations from God, glorifying God, recording every person’s actions, and taking a person’s soul at the time of death. Muslims believe that angels are made of light. They are described as “messengers with wings—two, or three, or four pairs: He [God] adds to Creation as He pleases