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Welcome to all brothers and sisters in Islam and to all non-Muslims who are interested. This is some introductory information for all those curious to learn more about our way of life.
What is Islam all about?
Islam is the religion of the oneness of God, of belief in all of His prophets and messengers (peace be upon them), belief in the angels, belief in the Hereafter, belief in His holy scriptures, and belief in predestination. Islam is an Arabic word which means "submission (to God)".
The condition of the Muslim in his worship is fear of God's wrath and hope in His mercy. These two are like the wings of a bird and they guide us to righteousness.
Entering the Religion of Allah is easy
The Shahada is our testimony of faith, it is the testimony of the oneness and uniqueness of Allah. The one who utters the words "La ilaha illaAllah, Muhammad ar-rasool Allah" (There is no god except God and Muhammad is His Messenger), while believing them firmly in his/her heart, has entered Islam. It is not necessary to recite it before witnesses, you can do it by yourself and don't have to tell anyone else.
The Shahada is the necessary condition of success in the Hereafter.
It was narrated by Mu'adh ibn Jabal:
The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "O Mu`adh! Do you know what Allah's Right upon His slaves is?" I said, "Allah and His Apostle know best." The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "To worship Him (Allah) Alone and to join none in worship with Him (Allah). Do you know what their right upon Him is?" I replied, "Allah and His Apostle know best." The Prophet (ﷺ) said, "Not to punish them (if they do so). (Bukhari 7373)
Allah appreciates those who remember Him
The Prophet (ﷺ) said:
"Allah Almighty says: Whoever comes with a good deed will have the reward of ten like it and even more. Whoever comes with an evil deed will be recompensed for one evil deed like it or he will be forgiven. Whoever draws close to me by the length of a hand, I will draw close to him by the length of an arm. Whoever draws close to me the by length of an arm, I will draw close to him by the length of a fathom. Whoever comes to me walking, I will come to him running. Whoever meets me with enough sins to fill the earth, not associating any idols with me, I will meet him with as much forgiveness."
Practicing Islam is easy
The five daily prayers
The salah (ritual prayer) is the means by which Muslims draw closer to Allah and seek protection in Him from the evil of sin.
The first prayer of the day is the Fajr prayer, it is observed between dawn and sunrise.
The second prayer is the Dhuhr prayer, it is observed between midday and the afternoon.
The third prayer is the Asr prayer, it is observed between afternoon and sunset.
The fourth prayer is the Maghrib prayer, it is observed between the sunset and dusk.
The fifth prayer is the Isha prayer, it is observed between dusk and midnight.
There are other voluntary prayers along with these.
The sawm (ritual fasting) is the third pillar of Islam and one of the greatest acts of worship. Giving up your desire and your food for the sake of Allah is a virtuous deed of especially high value. Muslims are obligated to fast for 30 days of the year during the month of Ramadan.
The fast is different from other acts of worship because it is difficult. This is the reason why it will cause those who used to practice it to be rewarded handsomely on the Day of Judgment.
Fasting begins at the start of Fajr time and lasts until the start of Maghrib. In this time, you cannot eat or drink anything and you can't touch your partner with desire.
The zakat (charity) is an obligation upon the Muslims who possess wealth to give to those who do not. 2.5% of your wealth is contributed yearly to help those in need and it is a part of caring for the poor and needy that is central to our religion.
The Hajj is the pilgrimage to Mecca that Muslims must perform at least once in their lifetimes if they are able. The Kaaba, which is located in Mecca, is the holiest site in Islam.
Dua (supplication) is not among the five pillars of Islam but its importance merits it being mentioned here. Dua is the most powerful tool of the Muslim and a great way of drawing closer to Allah. The one who wants to make Dua simply raises his hands and calls upon Allah for whatever he wants or needs. The Prophet (ﷺ) said: "Dua is worship". Allah accepts the Dua of everyone, if you are patient, sincere and call upon Him alone.
Character and morals
The Muslim should hold himself or herself to a higher standard than the rest of society when it comes to embodying an upright character, morality and virtue. Islam enjoins truthfulness, kindness, caring for the needy, obedience to parents, upholding ties to family, speaking that which is good, defending the oppressed, and much more of good and upright behavior we find in the Qur'an and the Prophetic tradition.
And Allah knows best. There is a lot more to be known than this and much more can be said. I might edit this later and add more information in sh
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In the name of God, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
Welcome to the /islam/ board on anon.cafe. This is a board for Muslims to talk, to discuss religious matters and to enjoy each other's company.
Please stay polite and use common sense when making posts.
You can discuss moderation, make suggestions, banners, etc. in this thread.
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Indoanon here, just found out about this board. Is this board still alive? If not then where do you people hangout?
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Vinegar & Other Considerations In Modern Times
Muhammad was pretty fond of vinegar despite it being the result of the breakdown of alcohol. He even came up with an entire halal vinegar-making distillation process (Takhammur/Takhallul processes) that was meant to prevent the vinegar-makers from having access to the alcoholic juice during the alcohol distillation. Such processes seemed more to be for the benefit and consideration of the workers so that they would not run afoul of the laws of the land during the time period (by producing alcohol) rather than out of religious necessity since vinegar was traditionally produced in what would be considered small/"home brew" batches. In the age of industrial processes that effectively separate the worker from his ability to sin by producing the vinegar products of wines/grains in processes where it would be extremely difficult to produce and the vinegar producers themselves are generally of the company sort that are reputable/not known for imbibing in the alcohols used to produce their vinegars, should such considerations for the halal vinegar-making process still be taken into account to protect the individual from sin outside of homebrew application using halal measures?
Are there any other food production or sin-related measures that /islam/ would take into consideration with modern times separating the purely religious reasonings that should be absolutely followed from the practical application reasonings that were implemented for the protection of the individual?
Disclaimer: I'm a Christian of the old faith branches so I understand religious significance in modern times and this is all just philosophical.
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Questions That Don't Deserve Their Own Thread.
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/islam/'s team for the Infinity Cup 2020
Hello, my Islamic friends,
I was wondering if you would be interested in joining us for the Infinity Cup
2020, if not as a team of your own at least as friendly spectators. We'd love to have you with us.
Come to https://anon.cafe/icup/
if you want the details. It's a virtual soccer competition among boards.
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Islamic Fitness & Self-Improvement thread
The strong believer is more beloved to Allah than the weak believer.
(Sahih Muslim 2664)
It is encouraged by the Sunnah of the Prophet (peace be upon him) to exercise, maintain physical health and a strong body. The Prophet (peace be upon him) and his companions (may Allah be pleased with them) were skilled in the arts of running and fighting, and they were extremely physically tough.
Therefore this thread is intended to exchange tips, experiences and information regarding the topics of health, diet, fitness and exercise.
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I am a Mexican who have a direct Muslim ancestry and I want some advice. For you see, my parents emigrated here from Iraq and settled in the south.
My whole life was very traditional but there is a predicament. For some odd reasons, my parents choce to raise me and my sister as local Roman Catholics. This was unbeknownst to me for my whole life up until my adulthood.
They said they wanted us to have a normal life, yet I always felt like I didn't belong.
Truth is, my faith is with God but I want to know more about Allah. I've been studying Iraqui Arabic but I'm not sure if I should. My parents, specially my father, says he won't stop me yet he says he expects me to "do the right thing".
What can I do? Please, I need some help from native brothers.
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Any reverts here? I am very interested in Islam and can see myself likely reverting within the near future. For those of you who did revert, how did you find a good mosque, and were they accepting of newcomers? I am a somewhat introverted person, so I am mainly worried that I would feel awkward in such an environment even though I do have a genuine interest.
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The Holy Quran القران الكريم
Post your favorite recitations.
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Accepting Islam after getting kidnapped.
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Qur’an and Context
I’m not a Muslim, but I have been exploring Islam over the last few months with another non-Muslim friend of mine, and on the topic of the Qur’an, my friend has said that he finds it hard to believe that something like the Qur’an was intended to be a scripture of universal application given the fact that what happens is so contextually linked and that you basically need to read tafsir half the time to understand what a certain verse is actually in reference too (for example with “kill them where you find them...”). Basically his criticism is that you’d expect it to have more clarity and not so tightly tied into context to such an extent that you can’t even tell half the time they’re talking about something that happened after Mecca was retaken, or whether this happened after the battle of Badr, etc. I find this very strange about the Qur’an as well, and am curious why it is like this, and how it can be properly understood by many Muslims who have no access to the tafsir.
I’m not here to really argue against the Qur’an, I’m mainly curious to here an explanation for this
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Halal meat explanation
So why do Muslims have to slaughter animals in a particular way? What's the difference in meat that has been instantly slaughtered?
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I found this video about a really knowledgeable man trying to spread the untold true history, since as we know the history is written by the winner :
It got me my mind firing, what do you think about it ?
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Pardon me if the question may sound rude to you, but it piqued my interest.
What are Islam's views on aliens, other planets and the possibility of life existing outside of Earth?
I ask you this because I've heard from a less than credible source that Islam considers other inhabited planets as possessing their own prophets and that all races will converge to the same worship, but I was interested in the topic nonetheless.
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WHEN WILL THE HELP OF ALLAH COME?!
WHEN WILL THE HELP OF ALLAH COME?
TELL ME WHEN WILL THE HELP OF ALLAH COME?
"VERILY, THE HELP OF ALLAH IS NEAR" IS NOT A GODDAMN ANSWER
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How's the Holy Month going so far for you guys?
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Hey, I just put up a thread for learning Arabic up on >>>/lang/
Has anyone here mastered Fusha yet? What have your experiences been? I'm just getting started with it, though I think I can read pretty well.