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 Introductory/General Articles on Islam

 Islam A Brief Introduction
 Introducing Islam
 Islam - An Historic Perspective
 The Basis of Islamic Belief
 The True Religion
 Islam Explained
 Islam - the Easy Way
Jihad Explained
 Sword of Islam
 Moral System of Islam
 What They Say About Islam 
 What They say About Muhammad 
 What They say About Quran 
 U.S. Senate Resolution 43, 1979 
 How to Become a Muslim
 The Islamic Calendar
 World Map - Muslim Distribution
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This page contains introductory and general articles on Islam.

    Islam is the way of life for those who believe in God and want to live a life in worship and obedience to none but God. The reward is forgiveness from God and an everlasting life in the Heaven.

All messengers sent by God invited humanity for worship and obedience of God and God alone. They asked their people to follow their teachings as given by God. This in essence forms the broad, timeless definition of Islam. According to this basis, every Prophet including Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses and Jesus (peace be on them all) were Muslims. In the chain of Prophets starting with the first human being Adam, Muhammad (peace be on him), a descendant of Abraham, is the last messenger from God till the Day of Resurrection.

The Islam that was revealed to Muhammad (PBUH), is the continuation and culmination of all the preceding revealed religions and hence it is for all times and all peoples. This status of Islam is sustained by glaring facts. Firstly, there is no other revealed book extant in the same form and content as it was revealed. Secondly, no other revealed religion has any convincing claim to provide guidance in all walks of human life for all times. But Islam addresses humanity at large and offers basic guidance regarding all human problems. Moreover, it has withstood the test of fourteen hundred years and has all the potentialities of establishing an ideal society as it did under the leadership of the last Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

"Establish regular prayer, enjoin what is just, and forbid what is wrong; and bear patiently whatever may befall you; for this is true constancy. And do not swell your cheek (with pride) at men, nor walk in insolence on the earth, for God does not love any man proud and boastful. And be moderate in your pace and lower your voice; for the harshest of sounds, indeed, is the braying of the donkey." (The Holy Quran, 31:18-19)