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Unformatted text preview: Islam 101 American Edition compiled by Dr. Ishaq Zahid March 2004 The Sabr Foundation, P.O. Box 958, Mount Pleasant, SC 29464 Website: http://www.sabr.com , Email: webmaster@sabr.com I seek refuge in Allah from the rejected Satan. In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Kind. Contents 1. Islamic Theology and Its Rituals 3 2. What They Say About Muhammad (peace be on him) 7 3. Allah in the Bible 11 4. Statements of Muslim World Leaders on Sept 11, 2001 Tragedy 13 5. Human Rights in Islam 14 6. Bible and Terrorism 15 7. Recent Great Tragedies 16 8. Tolerance, Respect and safeguard for Non-Muslims 17 9. Guilt by Association (The Executive Summary of Report published by CAIR) 18 10. A short List of Recommended Websites, Books, Video 19 Cover Picture: Masjid Omar ibn Al-Khattab, Los Angeles, CA, http://www.islam.org/Culture/Mosques/america/USA_MasjidOmar.htm "My choice of Muhammad to lead the list of the world's most influential persons may surprise some readers and may be questioned by others, but he was the only man in history who was supremely successful on both the religious and secular level." Michael H. Hart, THE 100: A RANKING OF THE MOST INFLUENTIAL PERSONS IN HISTORY, New York: Hart Publishing Company, Inc., 1978, p. 33. 2 Islamic Theology and Its Rituals Key Words: Allah, Islam, Muslim, Muhammad, Quran, Shahada, Salat, Ramadhan, Zakat, Hajj, Shariah ALLAH- for Muslims the greatest and most inclusive of the Names of God, an Arabic word of rich and varied meaning, denoting the one who is adored in worship, who creates all that exists, who had priority over all creation, who is lofty and hidden, who confounds all human understanding. It is exactly the same word that the Jews, in Hebrew, use for God (eloh), the word which Jesus Christ used in Aramaic when he prayed to God. God has an identical name in Judaism, Christianity and Islam; Allah is the same God worshipped by Muslims, Christians and Jews. "He is God, the One God Independent and sought by all; He begets not, nor is begotten, and there is none like unto Him" (The Holy Qur 'an - Chapter 112 - Al-Ikhlas- Sincerity of Faith) Islam teaches that all faiths have, in essence, one common message: the existence of a Supreme Being, the one and only God, whose Sovereignty is to be acknowledged in worship and in the pledge to obey His teaching and commandments, conveyed through His messengers and prophets who were sent at various times and in many places throughout history. Islam , An Arabic word, rich in meaning. One important dimension is the "commitment to submit and surrender to God so that one can live in peace"; Peace (S alam) is achieved through active obedience to the revealed Commandments of God, for God is the Source of all Peace. Commitment to Islam entails striving for peace through a struggle for justice, equality of opportunity, mutual caring and consideration for the rights of others, and continuous research and acquisition of knowledge for the better protection and utilization of the resources of Creation. utilization of the resources of Creation....
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