God in Islam
In Islamic theology, God (Arabic: الله‎ Allāh) is the all-powerful and all-knowing creator, sustainer, ordainer and judge of the universe. Islam emphasizes that God is strictly singular (taw...
Discovery of oldest Qur’an fragments could resolve enigmatic history of holy text
For the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, the idea that the Qur’an is a seventh century text disseminated by Islam’s founder, the Prophet Muhammad, is neither news, nor particularly controversial. But in ...
Allah
Allah (/ˈælə/ or /ˈɑːlə/; Arabic: الله‎ Allāh, [ʔalˤˈlˤɑːh]) is the Arabic word for God (al ilāh, literally "the God"). The word has cognates in other Semitic languages, including Alah or El...
Quran
The Quran (/kɔrˈɑːn/ kor-AHN; Arabic: القرآن‎ al-qur'ān, [qurˈʔaːn], literally meaning "the recitation"; also romanised Qurʾan or Koran) is the central religious text of Islam, which Muslim...
Hadith
Hadith (/ˈhædɪθ/ or /hɑːˈdiːθ/; Arabic: حديث‎) in Islamic religious use is often translated as "prophetic traditions", meaning the corpus of the reports of the teachings, deeds and say...
Oneness of God (Islam)
Tawhid (Arabic: توحيد‎ tawḥīd, meaning doctrine of "the oneness" of God; also transliterated as Tawheed and Tauheed) is the concept of monotheism in Islam. It is the religion's most fundamen...
Names of God in Islam
The names of God in Islam (or the 99 names of Allah; Arabic: أسماء الله الحسنى‎ ʾasmāʾ allāh al-ḥusnā) are the names by which Muslims regard God. Among other places, they are described in th...
Salat
Salāt ("prayer", Arabic: صلاة‎ ṣalāh or gen: ṣalāt; pl. صلوات ṣalawāt) is the practice of ritualistic prayer in Islam as opposed to dua, which is the Arabic word for supplication. Its import...
Comparative theology
Comparative theology is a branch of Christian theology which studies the religious diversity and its comparison, as well as theological reflection upon it. Comparative Theology requires the introduct...
Abrahamic religions
Abrahamic religions (also Semitic religions) are monotheistic faiths of West Asian origin, emphasizing and tracing their common origin to Abraham or recognizing a spiritual tradition identified with h...
Discovery of oldest Qur’an fragments could resolve enigmatic history of holy text
For the world’s 1.6 billion Muslims, the idea that the Qur’an is a seventh century text disseminated by Islam’s founder, the Prophet Muhammad, is neither news, nor particularly controversial. But in ...
Ayah
Ayah (/ˈɑːjə/; Arabic: آية‎ āyah; plural: ayat (English), آيات āyāt (Arabic)) means "evidence" or "sign". In the context of Islam's principal scripture, the Qur'an, ayah is used to mean "ver...
Avicennism
Avicenna (/ˌævəˈsɛnə/; Latinate form of Ibn-Sīnā (Persian: پور سینا / ابن سینا‎‍; Arabic: ابن سینا‎‍), full name Abū ʿAlī al-Ḥusayn ibn ʿAbd Allāh ibn Al-Hasan ibn Ali ib...
Hadith of Muhammad's inheritance
Muhammad's inheritance is a well-documented and controversial topic, both then and at the present.
Muhammad's inheritance did not occur as is prescribed in the Qur'an, since Abu Bakr, one of Muham...
Ruha d-Qudsha
In Aramaic, Ruha d-Qudsha (רוחא דקודשא in square script; ܪܘܚܐ ܕܩܘܕܫܐ in Syriac script, Rûḥâ ḏ-Qûḏšâ in Latin script) means "the spirit of holiness" (corresponding to Hebrew: רוח הקודש‎, Rûăḥ ha-...
Slavonic Josephus
Slavonic Josephus refers to a set of manuscripts that were once attributed to the ancient historian Flavius Josephus, but have since been mostly discredited. Josephus wrote all of his surviving works ...
Fasid
Fasid (Arabic: فاسد‎) is an Islamic religious concept meaning corruption.In this context, it refers to corruption created by humans, as an embodiment of the 'Left Hand of Allah' (wrath) in r...
World to Come
The world to come, age to come, or heaven on Earth are eschatological phrases reflecting the belief that the "current world" or "current age" is flawed or cursed and will be replaced in the future by ...
Mu'tazili
Mu`tazila (Arabic: المعتزلة‎ al-muʿtazilah) is a school of Islamic theology based on reason and rational thought that flourished in the cities of Basra and Baghdad, both in present-day Iraq,...
Circumcision in the Bible
Religious male circumcision generally occurs shortly after birth, during childhood or around puberty as part of a rite of passage. Circumcision is most prevalent in the religions of Judaism and Islam....
Hadith of Najd
The Hadith of Najd is a famous hadith with several chains of narration about three geographical locations. While all Sunni Muslims accept the group of hadith as authentic, the exact location of the a...
Incident at Antioch
The Incident at Antioch was an Apostolic Age dispute between the apostles Paul and Peter which occurred in the city of Antioch around the middle of the first century. The primary source for the incid...
Kitab al-Umm
The Kitāb al-Umm (Arabic: كـتـاب الأم) is a book of law that is used as an authoritative guide by the Shafi'i school of fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence) within the Sunni branch of Islam. The work was comp...
History of male circumcision
Various reasons have been given for the adoption of circumcision as a practice in different cultures around the world. The oldest documentary evidence for circumcision comes from ancient Egypt. Circum...
Isra'iliyat
In hadith studies, Isra'iliyyat (اسرائیلیات "of the Israelites") is the body of narratives originating from Jewish and Christian traditions, rather than from other well-accepted sources that quo...
Tajwid
Tajweed (Arabic: تجويد‎ tajwīd, [tædʒˈwiːd], meaning "elocution"), sometimes rendered as tajweed, refers to the rules governing pronunciation during recitation of the Qur'an. The term is der...
Ghusl
Ghusl (Arabic: غسل‎ Ġusl , [ˈɣʊsl]) is an Arabic term referring to the full body washing ablution required, if the adult loses the state of body cleanness, in Islam for adults prior t...
Sura
A Surah (/ˈsʊərə/; also spelled Surat, Sura; Arabic: سورة‎ sūrah, plural سور suwar) is a chapter of the Qur'an. There are 114 chapters of the Qur'an, each divided into verses. The chapters o...
At Tawwab
At Tawwaab is one of the Names of Allah. It is part of the 99 Names of God, by which Muslims regard God and which are traditionally maintained as described in the Qur'ān, and Sunnah, amongst other pl...
Kun (Islamic term)
Kun (كن) is an Arabic word for the act of manifesting, existing or being. In the Qur'an, Allah commands the universe to be ("kun!" !كن), and it is (fayakūn فيكون)."Kun fayakūn" has its reference ...