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What does 'Islam' mean ?

 

The very word ‘Islam’ means to ‘submit’, ‘surrender’, and ‘yield’. The significance of the Religion of Islam is characterized in Absolute submission to the ‘Will of God’. A true believer must ever strive to learn and understand ‘God’s’ will, because he knows that God alone is the Lord and Master of all things and He is the owner of Life and death. He is the sovereign and sole Ruler of the Universe.

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Faith and Moral Qualities

When a man is required to believe in God is really required to make himself possessor of the highest moral qualities. He must set before himself the highest and purest deal of which the heart of man can conceive, and make his conduct conform to that ideal. The belief in God brings man closer to Him and makes His existence felt as reality in his life. Then man can feel the presence of Divine Being and realize this truth in every moment of his everyday life and have the

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The Holy Quran Describes Qualities of True Believers

 

The Holy Quran declares “To help believers is incumbent upon Us”. (30:47). Who are the true believers? What are the characters and manners of them? The Holy Quran describes their characters, manners, and qualities in the following clear verses:-

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The Role of Hajj in Strengthening Equality and Fraternity Among Mankind

Pilgrimage is a spiritual provision for the Muslim. It fill his soul with obedience, fear of God, repentance from sins, love for the memory of the struggle between right and wrong; and it reminds him of the overthrow of the idols and establishment of the worship of the One God. The pilgrimage fills his heart with the brotherly feeling because it bids him remember that all his brother Muslims are facing towards the same sacred spot; that he is one of a great company of

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The Holy Quran – Eternal Guidance Suited to All times and Climes

 

Quran correctly interprets life, guides humanity in the right path and keeps the torch of progress burning ever-fresh and bright through all ages to come. When such a complete and well formulated Divine constitution guarantees preservation of its original purity there will be no longer be need for further revelation. The Holy Quran speaks clearly on this point in the following verses:

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The Applicability of Islam in Varying Conditions of Life

Islam is a complete system of life suited to all times and clime and acceptable to all those dwell under the sun. It is but natural for such a universal message to adapt itself to varying conditions of life. Islam is not only a message which become historically effective and vocal through the Prophet at a certain period of time, but equality a message which was proclaimed in every period of history through different media of divine guidance.

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The Status of Woman in Islam

There are various talks and writings about the status of woman in Islam. Some of them hold the opinion that Islam degrades the woman offers her a lesser fortune in life and empowers the man to marry her or divorce her when it pleases him. Some others deal with the high status of woman in Islamic legislations. There are also long talks and writings about one or two

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The Unique Character of the Holy Quran

In order to understand the real nature of the Quran, it is essential to know the fact that it is a Unique Book, quite different from the usual books in all aspects. Its style and method of explaining things, its central idea and its aim and object are also different from those of other books one commonly reads. The Quran does not contain information, ideas and arrangements about specific themes arranged in a literary order. That is why a common reader, on his first

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Moderation of the Islamic Regulations

God has invested man with body and soul so that he may appreciate materialist things as well as moral values. Having been created in this dual content, material and spiritual, man’s instincts and emotions ought then to be rightly recognised. We have to admit that man is full of desire to eat, drink, dress, marry, move about, to be moved by friendship and enmity. If man was created in purely material guise, lacking in spiritual capacities and moral values, he would have

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The Message of the Quran

The Quranic assertion is that salvation is the result of devotion to Almighty God and righteous living. It does not rest on any racial or group affiliation or on the observance of any custom or ceremonial. The acceptance of this principle opened the door of alvation to every human being. The Quran declared that the primary aim of the true religion is to direct mankind to Oneness of God and universal brotherhood. At the time of the advent of the Quran  the religious

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