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Introduction to Islam. By : Faiza Mubin Alvi. Contents. Islam and Muslims : the terms Some Fundamental concepts of faith Concept of God Creation and purpose of man on earth Guidance from God - prophets and books Concept of accountability on the Day of Judgement The mercy of God.

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Introduction to Islam

By : Faiza Mubin Alvi


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Contents

  • Islam and Muslims: the terms

  • Some Fundamental concepts of faith

    • Concept of God

    • Creation and purpose of man on earth

    • Guidance from God - prophets and books

    • Concept of accountability on the Day of Judgement

    • The mercy of God


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Islam & Muslim

  • Submission or surrender

  • Peace

  • Total and complete submission to our Creator - resulting in inner and outer peace.

  • MUSLIM: one who submits to the command of God therefore attaining peace.


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Concept of God

  • Allah : the name

  • Creator and creation

  • Al-Fatihah and Al-Ikhlas

  • 99 names

  • Closest to us- no intermediaries

  • Tawhid and Shirk


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Al- Ikhlas

  • The Sincerity, Oneness Of Allah

  • Say: He is Allah, the One and Only;

  • Allah, the Eternal, Absolute;

  • He begetteth not, nor is He begotten;

  • And there is none like unto Him.


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    Al-Fatihah

    In the name of Allah Most Compassionate, Most Merciful

    • All praises are due to Allah, the Lord of the worlds.

    • The Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful.

    • Master of the Day of Judgement.

    • You alone do we worship and You alone do we seek help from.

    • Guide us to the straight path.

    • The path of those on whom You have bestowed Your blessings, not of those who have incurred Your wrath nor those who are astray.


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    Universe made subservient to man

    Humans created from a single soul

    Equality of mankind

    Lessons learned in Paradise

    Satan avowed enemy to man

    Humans are prone to sin

    How to attain forgiveness

    Two paths

    Creation of Man


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    O mankind! reverence your Guardian-Lord, who created you from a single person and created from it his mate, and from the two of them twain scattered (like seeds) countless men and women;- reverence Allah, through whom ye demand your mutual (rights), and (reverence) the wombs (that bore you): for Allah ever watches over you.

    Surah 4:1


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    Purpose of man from a single person and created from it his mate, and from the two of them twain scattered (like seeds) countless men and women;- reverence Allah, through whom ye demand your mutual (rights), and (reverence) the wombs (that bore you): for Allah ever watches over you.

    • Vicegerent on earth

    • To use and not abuse the universe

    • To worship him alone- ‘ibadah

    • The earth a field for the hereafter


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    Guidance from God from a single person and created from it his mate, and from the two of them twain scattered (like seeds) countless men and women;- reverence Allah, through whom ye demand your mutual (rights), and (reverence) the wombs (that bore you): for Allah ever watches over you.

    • We are promised guidance

    • Every nation received guidance

    • Prophets and Books

    • Those who follow guidance shall have no fear nor shall they grieve


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    The Prophets from a single person and created from it his mate, and from the two of them twain scattered (like seeds) countless men and women;- reverence Allah, through whom ye demand your mutual (rights), and (reverence) the wombs (that bore you): for Allah ever watches over you.

    • Chosen by Allah

    • Humans

    • Best people of their time

    • Made mistakes but no sins

    • Same religion different law

    • We make no difference between them


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    Muhammad (saws) from a single person and created from it his mate, and from the two of them twain scattered (like seeds) countless men and women;- reverence Allah, through whom ye demand your mutual (rights), and (reverence) the wombs (that bore you): for Allah ever watches over you.

    • A servant and messenger of God

    • Born 570, received revelation 610 went to Madinah 622, died 630 CE

    • Lived and died within recorded history

    • Life and message preserved till today

    • The best example to be followed


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    The Qur’an from a single person and created from it his mate, and from the two of them twain scattered (like seeds) countless men and women;- reverence Allah, through whom ye demand your mutual (rights), and (reverence) the wombs (that bore you): for Allah ever watches over you.

    • The very word of God

    • Revealed to Muhammad (saws) through Gabriel over a period of 23 years

    • Written down immediately as revealed

    • Preserved as it is in original language

    • The miracle of the last Prophet


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    Miracles of the Qur’an from a single person and created from it his mate, and from the two of them twain scattered (like seeds) countless men and women;- reverence Allah, through whom ye demand your mutual (rights), and (reverence) the wombs (that bore you): for Allah ever watches over you.

    • Challenges us to prove it wrong

    • Only book not outdated

    • Scientific evidence

    • Unimitable with a unique combination of poetry and prose

    • Preserved - no editions, no revisions


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    Accountability from a single person and created from it his mate, and from the two of them twain scattered (like seeds) countless men and women;- reverence Allah, through whom ye demand your mutual (rights), and (reverence) the wombs (that bore you): for Allah ever watches over you.

    • Answerable because of freedom of choice

    • Qur’an prompts to think, reflect, ponder

    • Every thought, action and deed judged

    • Complete justice done

    • Judged on the basis of faith - we cannot see inside the hearts


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    The Mercy of God from a single person and created from it his mate, and from the two of them twain scattered (like seeds) countless men and women;- reverence Allah, through whom ye demand your mutual (rights), and (reverence) the wombs (that bore you): for Allah ever watches over you.

    • God’s mercy surpasses everything else

    • We earn His mercy

    • Repentance should be sincere

    • God does not need anything from us

    • No change since the day of Adam


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