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Surely, those who believe (in the Qur'an), And those who follow the Jewish (scriptures), And the Christians,
the converts; anyone who (1) believes in God, and (2) believes
in the Last Day, and (3) leads a righteous life, shall have their reward with their Lord: on them Shall be no fear, nor shall they grieve. (Qur'an 2:62)
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ISLAM - Total submission to GOD = ALLAH
ISLAM = PEACE
"Say (O Muhammad): He is Allah, (the) One. Allah the Eternal Absolute [Allah- the Self-Sufficient Master, Whom all creatures need]. He begets not, nor was He begotten. And there is none co-equal or comparable unto Him."
(Qur'an: 112: 1-4, Translation of the meaning)
ISLAM AT A GLANCE
The Arabic word "Islam" means peace, submission, and obedience. The religion of Islam consists of the complete acceptance of the teachings and guidance of God as revealed to His Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).
A Muslim is one who believes in God and strives for the total reorganization of one's life according to the guidance revealed by God-the Qur'an-and sayings of the Prophet. A Muslim also works to create a human society on the same basis. "Muhammadanism" is a misnomer for Islam and offends its very spirit, for it implies that Muslims have deified and worship Muhammad, as the Christians did with Jesus Christ. This practice is condemned in the Qur'an and is totally foreign to the Islamic belief structure. The word "Allah" is the .More>>
The word "Islam" is derived from the Arabic root "SLM" which means, among other things, peace, purity, submission and obedience. "Islam" means submission and total devotion to God alone. Similarly, the word Muslim is used in the Qur'an to describe one who submits to the will of God, and devotes his worship to Him alone. The Qur'an considers Abraham, David, Moses, Jesus, Muhammad, and all other messengers and prophets, as Submitters, including any of their true followers. Muslims believe in the first commandment in the Old Testament, the New Testament, and in the Qur'an the Final Testament.
The Five Daily Prayers
he five daily prayers are the first act of worship enjoined in Islam. The Prophet (Peace Be Upon him) said: "Prayer is the first thing one will be questioned about on the Day of Judgment."
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