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    • #121922

      An Arabic word for submit. Accept Koran or the sword.
      [See the full post at: Islam]

    • #122179

      Articles of faith in Ahamadia Islam

      To believe in the Oneness of Allah
      To believe in all His Angels
      To believe in all His Books
      To believe in all His Prophets
      To believe in the Day of Resurrection
      To believe in the Decree of Allah

      Say, ‘We believe in Allah and in that which has been revealed to us, and that which was revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and Isaac and Jacob and the Tribes, and that which was given to Moses and Jesus and other Prophets from their Lord. We make no distinction between any of them, and to Him we submit.’(Qur’ân 3-85)

    • #122180

      <h2>Place of Angels in Islam</h2>
      All praise belongs to Allah the Maker of the heavens and the earth, Who employs the angels as messengers, having wings, two, three and four. (Quran 35:2)

    • #122181

      The Day of Judgment in Islam

      Day of Judgment is referred to by many names in the Holy Quran, some of which are mentioned below:

      yaum ad din – the Day of Judgment
      yaum al akhir – the Last Day
      yaum al qiyama – the Day of Resurrection
      yaum al fast – the Day of Distinction
      yaum al jami – the Day of Gathering
      yaum al talaqi – the Day of the Meeting
      as sa’at – the Hour (of Doom)
      al qariah – the Calamity


    • #122182

      The British Government and Jihad

      (Government Angreizi aur Jihad)

      By Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
      The Promised Messiah and al-Imam al-Mahdi

      Government Angreizi aur Jihad is an Urdu booklet written in 1900 by Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas, the Promised Messiah and the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama‘at. In this booklet, he refers to the Holy Qur’an and the ahadith (sayings) of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa in order to explain the true nature of the Islamic concept of jihad.

      Glossary of Important Terms

      Allah: Allah is the personal name of God in Islam. To show proper reverence to Him, Muslims often add the word Ta‘ala, meaning “the Most High,” when saying His holy name.

      Adhan: The formal Islamic call to prayer.

      Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama‘at: The Community of Muslims who have accepted the claims of Hadrat Mirza Ghulam
      Ahmadas of Qadian as the Promised Messiah and Mahdi. The Community was established by Hadrat Mirza Ghulam Ahmadas in 1889, and is now under the leadership of his fifth khalifah—Hadrat Mirza Masroor Ahmad (may Allah be his help). The Community is also known as Jama‘at-e- Ahmadiyya. A member of the Community is called an Ahmadi Muslim or simply an Ahmadi.

      Amir: In this booklet Amir refers to the ruler of Afghanistan who held the title of Amir. In general, the Arabic word Amir is used for a leader.

      Avatar: A word that has been adopted in English from Sanskrit and which, literally translated, means incarnation. The Prom-ised Messiahas used the word very strictly in the sense of a spiritual reappearance or second advent. The Islamic belief concerning these concepts does not contain any sense of phys-ical re-birth or transmigration of souls.

      Buruz: A re-advent, second coming or spiritual reappearance.

      Dajjal: An Arabic word literally meaning “the great deceiver.” In Islamic terminology “dajjal ” refers to those satanic forces which would be unleashed in the Latter Days to oppose the Promised Messiahas and al-Imam al-Mahdi. A similar prophecy in the Christian faith about the appearance of the Antichrist refers to the same phenomenon and we have there-fore translated the term “dajjal ” as “Antichrist”.

      Dar-ul-Harb and Dar-ul-Islam: According to certain mullahs,the world is divided into a “zone of war” (dar-ul-harb) and a “zone of Islam” (dar-ul-Islam). A country is considered dar-ul-Islam only when it is ruled by Muslims. The Promised Messi-ahas points out in this booklet that there is no basis for such a
      division in the Holy Qur’an or Hadith.

      Fatwa: A legal ruling issued by an Islamic scholar. The plural is fatawa.

      Frontier Region: In this booklet the term Frontier Region refers to the North Western Frontier Province of India (now Pakistan) and contiguous regions of Afghanistan.

      Ghazi: One who has participated in and survived a religious war. According to Islamic belief, such service earns one Paradise.

      Hadith: The sayings of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa. The plural is ahadith.

      HaZrat: A term of respect used for a righteous and pious person.

      Holy Qur’an: The book sent by Allah for the guidance of all humanity. It was revealed to the Holy Prophetsa over a period of twenty-three years.

      Jihad: The literal meaning of this word is “striving”. The term is used to mean self-purification as well as religious wars in some instances. The true Islamic concept of jihad is explained in this booklet.

      Khalifah: The literal translation of this word is “deputy” or “successor.” The word caliph is a cognate of the word “khal-ifah”.

      Mahdi: The literal translation of this word is “the guided one”. This is the title given by the Holy Prophetsa to the awaited Reformer of the Latter Days.

      Maulavi and Mullah: A Muslim religious cleric.

      Mujaddid: Literally means, “one who rejuvenates”. The plural is mujaddidin. The Holy Prophetsa prophesied the coming of mujaddidin among the Muslims at the beginning of each century of the Islamic era.

      Pashto: A language spoken in the Frontier Region.

      Sahib: A term of respect, similar to diverse English terms like Mister, Honourable, and Revered.

      Sahih al-Bukhari: A book of ahadith (the sayings) of the Holy Prophet Muhammadsa compiled by Hadrat Imam
      Muhammad bin Isma‘il Bukhari ra (194H-256H). This book of ahadith is believed to be the most authentic book after the Holy Qur’an.

      Salat: The five daily prayers that are obligatory for Muslims.

      Shari‘ah: Divine religious law.

      Tauhid: The fundamental Islamic belief that there is none worthy of worship except Allah.

      The Holy Prophet: A term used exclusively for Hadrat Muhammad, the Prophet of Islamsa.

      The Promised Messiah: This term refers to the Founder of the Ahmadiyya Muslim Jama‘at, Hazrat Mirza Ghulam
      Ahmadas of Qadian. He claimed that he had been sent by Allah in accordance with the prophecies of the Holy
      Prophetsa about the coming of al-Imam al-Mahdi (the Guided Leader) and Messiah.

      Wali: Literally means “the friend”. In the terminology of Islamic mysticism, wali refers to a very pious person or a
      friend of Allah.

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    • #122183

      Jihad of the Prophet Mosesas and the Prophet Joshua

      “We acknowledge with great regret that Islam’s maulavis have focused on an improper definition of jihad and have taught the Frontier Region’s tribes to unjustly harm this friendly government by spilling the blood of its honourable officers. Nevertheless, we are also disappointed with the ‘mullahs ’ of Europe—namely the Christian priests—for they have inflamed the passions of the ignorant masses with their harsh and unjust
      publications. By bringing up the issue of jihad a thousand times, they have led ignorant Muslims to believe that this is an easy path to Paradise. If these priests were free from ill-will, they should have realised the truth themselves and remained silent after comparing the jihad of the Prophet Mosesas and the Prophet Joshuaas to the jihad of our Holy Prophetsa. Even if we assume that the maulavis are largely responsible for instigating the public to jihad, our sense of fairness compels us to point out that the literature of the priests, which offers almost daily insults to Muslims, also plays a part. It is regrettable that some ignorant people sit to one side after carrying out a mischievous act, leaving the British Government to deal with ensuing diffi-
      culties. In my opinion, an easy way to deal with these problems is to adopt the example of the present Ottoman government”. [Mirza Ghulam Ahmad]


    • #122184

      <h2>Official interpreter and translator for the Prophet Muhammad</h2>
      Prophet Muhammad listened to Zayd’s (Zayd ibn Thabit) recitation of Quran, which he found very clear and accurate, so he ordered him to learn Hebrew in order to facilitate the Prophet’s communication with the Jews.

      Zayd ibn Thabit also learnt Syriac, and became an official interpreter and translator for the Prophet Muhammad.



    • #122185

      The Quran

      1- Al-Fatihah (The Opening)
      2- Al-Baqarah (The Cow)
      3- Al-Imran (The Famiy of Imran)
      4- An-Nisa (The Women)
      5- Al-Maidah (The Table spread with Food)
      6- Al-An’am (The Cattle)
      7- Al-A’raf (The Heights)
      8- Al-Anfal (The Spoils of War)
      9- At-Taubah (The Repentance)
      10- Yunus (Jonah)
      11- Hud
      12- Yusuf (Joseph)
      13- Ar-Ra’d (The Thunder)
      14- Ibrahim (Abraham)
      15- Al-Hijr (The Rocky Tract)
      16- An-Nahl (The Bees)
      17- Al-Isra (The Night Journey)
      18- Al-Kahf (The Cave)
      19- Maryam (Mary)
      20- Taha
      21- Al-Anbiya (The Prophets)
      22- Al-Hajj (The Pilgrimage)
      23- Al-Mu’minoon (The Believers)
      24- An-Noor (The Light)
      25- Al-Furqan (The Criterion)
      26- Ash-Shuara (The Poets)
      27- An-Naml (The Ants)
      28- Al-Qasas (The Stories)
      29- Al-Ankaboot (The Spider)
      30- Ar-Room (The Romans)
      31- Luqman
      32- As-Sajdah (The Prostration)
      33- Al-Ahzab (The Combined Forces)
      34- Saba (Sheba)
      35- Fatir (The Orignator)
      36- Ya-seen
      37- As-Saaffat (Those Ranges in Ranks)
      38- Sad (The Letter Sad)
      39- Az-Zumar (The Groups)
      40- Ghafir (The Forgiver God)
      41- Fussilat (Explained in Detail)
      42- Ash-Shura (Consultation)
      43- Az-Zukhruf (The Gold Adornment)
      44- Ad-Dukhan (The Smoke)
      45- Al-Jathiya (Crouching)
      46- Al-Ahqaf (The Curved Sand-hills)
      47- Muhammad
      48- Al-Fath (The Victory)
      49- Al-Hujurat (The Dwellings)
      50- Qaf (The Letter Qaf)
      51- Adh-Dhariyat (The Wind that Scatter)
      52- At-Tur (The Mount)
      53- An-Najm (The Star)
      54- Al-Qamar (The Moon)
      55- Ar-Rahman (The Most Graciouse)
      56- Al-Waqi’ah (The Event)
      57- Al-Hadid (The Iron)
      58- Al-Mujadilah (She That Disputeth)
      59- Al-Hashr (The Gathering)
      60- Al-Mumtahanah (The Woman to be examined)
      61- As-Saff (The Row)
      62- Al-Jumu’ah (Friday)
      63- Al-Munafiqoon (The Hypocrites)
      64- At-Taghabun (Mutual Loss &amp; Gain)
      65- At-Talaq (The Divorce)
      66- At-Tahrim (The Prohibition)
      67- Al-Mulk (Dominion)
      68- Al-Qalam (The Pen)
      69- Al-Haaqqah (The Inevitable)
      70- Al-Ma’arij (The Ways of Ascent)
      71- Nooh
      72- Al-Jinn (The Jinn)
      73- Al-Muzzammil (The One wrapped in Garments)
      74- Al-Muddaththir (The One Enveloped)
      75- Al-Qiyamah (The Resurrection)
      76- Al-Insan (Man)
      77- Al-Mursalat (Those sent forth)
      78- An-Naba’ (The Great News)
      79- An-Nazi’at (Those who Pull Out)
      80- Abasa (He frowned)
      81- At-Takwir (The Overthrowing)
      82- Al-Infitar (The Cleaving)
      83- Al-Mutaffifin (Those Who Deal in Fraud)
      84- Al-Inshiqaq (The Splitting Asunder)
      85- Al-Burooj (The Big Stars)
      86- At-Tariq (The Night-Comer)
      87- Al-A’la (The Most High)
      88- Al-Ghashiya (The Overwhelming)
      89- Al-Fajr (The Dawn)
      90- Al-Balad (The City)
      91- Ash-Shams (The Sun)
      92- Al-Layl (The Night)
      93- Ad-Dhuha (The Forenoon)
      94- As-Sharh (The Opening Forth)
      95- At-Tin (The Fig)
      96- Al-‘alaq (The Clot)
      97- Al-Qadr (The Night of Decree)
      98- Al-Bayyinah (The Clear Evidence)
      99- Az-Zalzalah (The Earthquake)
      100- Al-‘adiyat (Those That Run)
      101- Al-Qari’ah (The Striking Hour)
      102- At-Takathur (The piling Up)
      103- Al-Asr (The Time)
      104- Al-Humazah (The Slanderer)
      105- Al-Fil (The Elephant)
      106- Quraish
      107- Al-Ma’un (Small Kindnesses)
      108- Al-Kauther (A River in Paradise)
      109- Al-Kafiroon (The Disbelievers)
      110- An-Nasr (The Help)
      111- Al-Masad (The Palm Fibre)
      112- Al-Ikhlas (Sincerity)
      113- Al-Falaq (The Daybreak)
      114- An-Nas (Mankind)

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    • #122186

      <h2>What Quran said about itself</h2>

      • It is not possible for any human being that Allah should speak to him unless (it be) by revelation, or from behind a veil, or (that) He sends a messenger, so He inspires him with what He wills …” [42:51]
      • “And  Qur’an is a Revelation from the Lord of the worlds, which the trustworthy Angel (Jibril) has brought down; upon your heart (O Muhammad) that you may be a warner in plain Arabic language.” [26:192-195]
      • “Whoever is an enemy of Jibril (let him perish), for indeed he has brought this (Qur’an) down to your heart, by Allah’s permission ….” [2:97]
      • “No falsehood can approach it from before or behind it; it is sent down from One full of Wisdom, Worthy of all praise.” [41:42]
      • “And he does not speak of his own desires; rather it is only an inspiration sent down to him. He was taught by one Mighty in Power.” [53:3-5]
      • “Those who disbelieve ask: Why is not the Qur’an revealed at once? Thus (it is sent down in parts) so that We may strengthen your heart, and We have revealed it to you, gradually, in stages.” [25:32]
      • “We have without doubt sent down the Message; and We will assuredly guard it (from corruption.) [15:9]
      • “It is not a narrative which could be forged, but a verification of what is before it and a distinct explanation of all things…” [12:111]

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    • #122187

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    • #122188
      Hasan Frank

      <h2>Islam is a Political Ideology and not a Religion</h2>
      “Islam is not even a religion; it is a political system that uses a deity to advance its agenda of global conquest.” – Republican lawmaker John Bennett- 2014.

      Quran say that Mohammad is the perfect life pattern for all Muslims. Hadith portrait him as a perfect father, husband, judge, leader, warrior, businessman and politician. 

      Koran 2:193 Fight them [Kafirs] until there is no more discord and the religion of Allah reigns absolute, …

      Muslim 001, 0031 Mohammed: “I have been ordered to wage war against mankind until they accept that there is no god but Allah and that they believe I am His prophet and accept all revelations spoken through me. …

      Bukhari 4, 52, 196 Mohammed: “I have been directed to fight the Kafirs until every one of them admits, ‘There is only one god and that is Allah.’

      Islam is a totalitarian system in history

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