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PostSubject: Facts About Islam   Sun 29 Jul - 23:29


1.Islam" means "peace through the submission to God".

2."Muslim" means "anyone or anything that submits itself to the will of God".

3.Islam is a complete way of life that governs all facets of life:moral, spiritual, social, political,

economical, intellectual, etc.

4.Allah is not the God of Muslims only. He is the God of all people and all creation. Just because people refer to God using different terms does not mean that they are different gods. Spanish people refer to God as "Dios" and French people refer to God as "Dieu", yet they are all the same God. Interestingly, most Arab Jews and Arab Christians refer to God as "Allah". And the word Allah in Arabic appears on the walls of many Arab churches.

5.The Islamic concept of God is that He is loving, merciful, and compassionate. But Islam also teaches that He is just and swift in punishment. Nevertheless, Allah once said to Prophet Muhammad, "My mercy prevails over my wrath." Islam teaches a balance between fear and hope,protecting one from both complacency and despair.

6.Muslims do not believe in the concept of "vicarious atonement" but rather believe in the law of personal responsibility. Islam teaches that each person is responsible for his or her own actions. On the Day of Judgment Muslims believe that every person will be resurrected and
will have to answer to God for their every word, thought, and deed.Consequently, a practicing Muslim is always striving to be righteous.

7.The word "jihad" does not mean "holy war". Instead, it means the inner struggle that one endures in trying to submit their will to the will of God. Some Muslims may say they are going for "jihad" when fighting in a war to defend themselves or their fellow Muslims, but they only
say this because they are conceding that it will be a tremendous struggle. But there are many other forms of jihad, which are more relevant to the everyday life of a Muslim such as the struggles against laziness,arrogance, stinginess, or the struggle against a tyrant ruler or against the temptation of Satan, or against one's own ego, etc.

8. Zaid RadiAllahu Anhu is the only Sahabi whose name is mentioned in the Quran (Surah Ahzaab)

9. Rasulullah (SAW) made duaa to Allah Subhanaho Wa Taala that, He
strenghten Islam with Umar bin Al-Khattab or Umar bin Hisham i.e. Abu
Jahl. Allah accepted the duaa in favour of Umar bin Al-Khattab (RA).

10. Abu Bakr (RA) received the title 'As-Siddeeq' on readily saying
that he accepted Rasulullah (SAW)'s Night Journey (Mairaaj) to the
Heavens when the Kuffar asked for his opinion.

11. Ali bin Abi Talib (RA) walked all the way from Makkah to Madeenah,
at the time of Hijrah, while hiding from the pursuing Quraish.

12. Abu Ayyub Al-Ansari (RA) was blessed by Allah to be the first host of Rasulullah (SAW) in Madeenah.

13. Rasulullah (SAW) called Yahya (AS) son of Zakariyyah (AS) 'Shaheed bin Shaheed' meaning 'Martyr son of Martyr'.

14. Uthman bin Affan (RA) did not fight in the battle of Badr as he
stayed home to take care of his sick wife Ruqayyah (RA), daughter of
Rasulullah (SAW). She died shortly before Madeenah received the news of
Victory for the Muslims in the battlefield.

15. All of Rasulullah (SAW)'s children died before him except for his daughter, Fatimah (RA).

16. Amr bin Thabit (RA) became a muslim during the battle of Uhud, and
died as a martyr in the same battle. When asked about him, Rasulullah
(SAW) said that he was from the People of Paradise, even though he had
not prayed a single salaah.

17. Zaid bin Harith (RA) accompanied Rasulullah (SAW)when he went Taif.

18. The cause of Abu Lahab's death was the wife of his brother Abbas
(RA), Umul-Fadl (RA). on hearing about the defeat of non-muslims at
Badr, he started abusing a muslim servant, so she took a log and hit
him, which caused his skull to crack. He died a few days later because
of it.

19. Ameer ul Mumineen Uthman RA. had given the duty of collecting and
compiling the first holy Quran to Zaid Ibn Thaabit RA., who fulfilled it
by the help of other companions and off course the help of Allah. Zaid
RA. once said that "By Allah, if they had asked me to move a whole
mountain from its place, it would have been easier than the task of
compiling the Quran which they ordered me to fulfill".

20. Abdullah Ibn Masood RA. was the first Muslim to read the Quran
publicly near the Kaaba in Makkah, after the Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi
Waa Sallam.



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PostSubject: Re: Facts About Islam   Mon 30 Jul - 22:04

21. Bilaal RA./was an African. His name was Bilal ibn Rabah, or Bilal the Abyssinian... was the first Muezzin chosen by RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam.

22. RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam had four daughters ZAINAB,
RUQQAYYAH, UMM KULTHOOM AND FATIMA RadiAllahu Taala Anhun and three sons QASIM, TAYYAB OR TAHIR, AND IBRAHIM, but all the sons died in their infancy.

23. Did you know that the original name of the holy city of Madinah was "YATHRIB"

24. Rasool Allah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallams' father's name was ABDULLAH and his mother's name was AAMINAH.

25. Khadijah RadiAllahu Anha was the first person and the first woman
to take shahada and accept Mohammad Sallallahu alaihi Wa Sallam as the Prophet and Messenger of Allah, followed by Zaid Bin Haritha RA., Ali
Ibn Abi Talib RA. and Abu Bakar Siddique RA.

26. The first Hafiz of Quran was Uthman bin Affan (RA, offcourse after RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam.

27. Ali RadiAllahu Anhu Said that he heard The Prophet Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam say "TALHA(RA) AND ZUBAIR(RA) ARE MY NEIGHBORS IN PARADISE"

28. Did you know that Rasoolallah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa Sallam performed only one Hajj in his lifetime.

29. Usamah Bin Zaid(RA) was the son of Zaid Bin Harith(RA)and his wife Barakah(RA)(known also by the name of Umm Ayman(RA))

30. If all Quraans in the world today were destroyed, the original Arabic would still remain, because millions of Muslims, called Huffaz have memorized the text of the Quraan letter for letter from beginning to end, every word and syllable. Also, chapters from the Qur'an are precisely recited from memory by every Muslim in each of the five daily prayers.


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PostSubject: Re: Facts About Islam   Tue 31 Jul - 10:33

31. The Islamic calender is based on the phases of the moon, with it being approximately 11 days shorter than the 365 days of the year in the Georgian calender. Hence, the dates of our festivals (Eid -ul-Fitr and Eid-ul-Adha) move through the year.

32. Adam Alayhis salam was approximately 30 Ziraa tall. Ziraa is a measurement and one Ziraa is approximately half a metre.



33. The Majority of muslims do not live in the middle East. The most
populous muslim country is Indonesia, the 4th largest country in the
world with approximately 184 million muslims



34. The splitting of the Moon was was one of the greatest miracle of
RasoolAllah Sallallahu Alaihi Wa sallam. When Sayyiduna Rasulullah
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) was 52 years old, the leaders of the
disbelievers of the Quraish tribe came to him and said, "If you are a
Prophet, then split the moon into two parts." Sayyiduna Rasulullah
(sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) dearly wanted the people to convert to
Islam, especially his close friends and relatives. He prayed, raising up
his hands, and the moon split into two equal halves. Each part of the
moon was seen above different mountains. The disbelievers said,
"Muhammad (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam) has performed magic." They did not accept Islam.



35. The Ummah of Sayyiduna Rasulullah (sallal laahu alaihi wasallam),
are more than that of all the Ummahs of all the other Ambiya put together.



36. It is obligatory on every Muslim to love Rasulullah (Sallallaahu
Alaihi wasallam). The sign of love for him is to adapt his way of life
and always remember him.



37. According to the Qur'an, the Kaaba was first built by the Ibrahim Alaihi Salaam and and his son Ismail Alaihi Salaam.



38. Muslims do not worship the Kaaba; the Kaaba is simply a focal point for prayer ordered by Allah Subhanaho Wa Taala..



39. Prominent Kuffar like Abu Jahl would secretly listen to the verses of the Holy Quran because they were fascinated by it.



40.According to Islamic governments there are over 1.2 billion Muslims
in the world today. The Muslim population of Russia alone is over 50
million. In other words, at least one out of every six persons in the
world is Muslim, which is one of the reasons why



41.the name “Muhammad” is the most common name in the world...



42.At least one of Prophet Muhammad’s wives was African. Her name was Maria the Copt. Two of the Prophet’s wives were Jewish...their names were Raihanah and Safiyah...



43.Albania is the only European country whose population is over 90%
Muslim. It is on the Adriatic Sea, and borders Greece and Yugoslavia...



44.Former pop star Cat Stevens is an Islamic scholar currently living in England. His Muslim name is Yusuf Islam.


45.To find the Gregorian equivalent to any Muslim calendar date (i.e., 1
Muharram of any year), multiply 970,224 by the Muslim year, point off
six decimals, and add 621.5774. The whole number will be the Gregorian
year and the decimal multiplied by 365.24 will be the first day of the
Muslim year.



46.The Majority of Muslims do not live in the middle East. The most
populous muslim country is Indonesia, the 4th largest country in the
world with 184 million muslims. There are more muslims in India than the
combined population of Syria, Iraq, Jordan, Palestine and the whole of
the Arabian Peninsula.



47.The following English words are borrowed from Arabic: Algebra, Zero,
Cotton, Sofa, Rice, Candy, Safron, Balcony. And even 'alchohol' derives
from Arabic : al-kuhl meaning powder. These are just a few mentioned
here.



48.The first treatise on smallpox and measles was written by Abu Bakr
alrazi (c.864-925,known to Europe as Rhazes). (Due to this) Inoculation
agianst smallpox became a common practise in muslim lands. Despite this ,Scientific text book credit the invention of a smallpox vaccine to
Edward Jenner.(1749-1823).



49.Early Oxbridge students studied books written by muslims on mathematics, medicine, chemistry, optics and astronomy.



50.Adelard of Bath (a city in the UK) was a leading scholar of the
middle ages. what made him famous was translating the word of muslim
scientists from Arabic to Latin!



51.The 1860 city records of Cardiff (UK) show a masjid in operation in a
converted building at 2 Glynrhondda St. Yemani sea men on their trips
between Aden (in Yemen) and Cardiff founded this masjid.



52.The first purpose built masjid is claimed to be in Woking (South of
England) with money provided by the ruler of Bhopal, in India (the Shah
Jehan masjid was built in 1889).



53.The grand doors of our prophets (salAllahu alayhi wasalam) masjid in
Medina weigh 2 and half tonnes each! Enormous quantities of "sag wood"
was gathered from all over the world and shipped to the united kingdom
to be dryed in computerised furnaces (the traditional drying process
would have taken many years!). Even then , it took 5 months to dry the
wood! the wood was then shipped to Barcelona (Spain), Where the main
body of the doors where made. And finally the French even paid their
little part, as the brass ornamentation was carried out in the city of
Roi (France). Next time you visit the holy masjid, keep this entirely in
mind!



54.# It was only in 1932 the Kiswah (cloth of the Ka'bah) was wholly made by Saudis (citizens of Saudi Arabia).



55.The roof top of our Prophet's (SalAllahu alayhi wasalam) masjid in
Madina is designed to be strong enough to carry addtional floors in the
future.



56.Some verses in the Koran refer to man being equal to woman.
Mathematically, the number of times the word "man" appears in the Koran is 24. The number of times the word "woman" appears in the Koran is also 24.



57. The Holy Quran has 30 parts



58.The Holy Quran has 114 surahs



59.Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem is repeated 114 times in the Quran.



60.All except for Surat “Al Tawbah” start with Bismillah al-Rahman
al-Raheem.and Surat “Al Namel, No. 27” has Bismillah Al-Rahman Al-Raheem in its body



61.Al-Baqarah is the longest surah in the Quran while Al-Kawthar is the shortest surah in the Quran



62.Milk is the best drink mentioned in the Quran while, Honey is the best food thing mentioned in the Quran



63.The best month is Ramadan while,The best night is the Night of Power in Ramadan (Laylat al Qadr)




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