Islamic theology
In Islam, theology is divided into various schools or branches. The main Sunna vs. Sh'ia split was political more than theological, but over time theological differences have developed.Still, differen...
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 ...
Messiah
This amazing passage from the Hebrew Prophets was written over 700 years before the birth of Jesus. It is found in Jewish Bibles today, though it is left out...
Handel - Messiah - Hallelujah Chorus - YouTube
Feb 27, 2009 ... From Andre Rieu's "Live From Radio City Music Hall" in New York City 2004, with the Johann Strauss Orchestra and the Harlem Gospel Choir.
Iman (concept)
Iman (Arabic: الإيمان‎) in Islamic theology denotes a believer's faith in the metaphysical aspects of Islam. Its most simple definition is the belief in the six articles of faith, known as a...
Islam and other religions
Over the centuries of Islamic history, Muslim rulers, Islamic scholars, and ordinary Muslims have held many different attitudes towards other religions. Attitudes have varied according to time, place ...
Principles of the Religion
The theology of Twelver Shias contains five Principles of the Religion known as Uṣūl ad-Dīn. Usul al-dín (أصول الدين) is an Arabic Islamic term which literally translates as 'foundation of the faith',...
Practices of the Religion
In Twelver Shia Islam, the ten Ancillaries of the Faith (furūʿ ad-dīn) (فروع الدين} are the ten practices that Shia Muslims must perform.According to Twelver doctrine, what is referred to as pillars ...
Five Pillars of Islam
The Five Pillars of Islam (arkān al-Islām أركان الإسلام; also arkān al-dīn أركان الدين "pillars of the religion") are five basic acts in Islam, considered mandatory by believers and are the foundation...
Kalam
ʿIlm al-Kalām (Arabic: علم الكلام‎, literally "science of discourse"), often foreshortened to kalām, is an Islamic science born out of the need to establish and defend the tenets of Islamic ...
Mujaddid
A mujaddid (Arabic: مجدد‎), is an Islamic term for one who brings "renewal" (tajdid Arabic: تجديد‎) to the religion. According to the popular Muslim tradition, refers to a person w...
Mu'tazila
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,...
Prophets in Islam
Prophets in Islam (Arabic: الأنبياء في الإسلام‎) are people that Muslims believe were assigned a special mission by God to guide humans. Islamic tradition holds that God sent messengers to e...
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...
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 ...
Persecution by Muslims‎
Religious persecution is the systematic mistreatment of an individual or group of individuals as a response to their religious beliefs or affiliations or lack thereof.The tendency of societies or grou...
Sixth Pillar of Islam
Shi'a Islam tends to incorporate the Sixth pillar of Islam, referring to an addition to the universally held Five Pillars of Islam.
In his book on Islam, Khaled Abou el Fadl says that in earlier t...
Job in Islam
Job (Arabic: أيّوب, Ayyūb‎) is considered a prophet in Islam and is mentioned in the Qur'an. Job's story in Islam is similar to the Hebrew Bible story; but in Islam, the emphasis is paid o...
Athari
Athari (Classical Arabic: أثري; textualism) is a school or movement of traditionalist Islamic scholars who reject Islamic "theology" (kalam) in favor of strict textualism in interpreting the Quran. ...
Al-Jahiz
al-Jāḥiẓ (Arabic: الجاحظ‎) (full name Abū ʿUthman ʿAmr ibn Baḥr al-Kinānī al-Baṣrī أبو عثمان عمرو بن بحر الكناني البصري) (born in Basra, 776 – December 868/January 869) was an Arabic p...
Quranic createdness
Createdness refers to the doctrinal position that the Qur’an is created. The issue of whether the Qur’an is eternal or created became a significant point of contention in early Islam. Mu’tazilite doct...
Mirza Ghulam Ahmad
Mirzā Ghulām Ahmad (Urdu: مرزا غلام احمد‎, Hindi: मिर्ज़ा ग़ुलाम अहमद; 13 February 1835 – 26 May 1908 CE, or 14 Shawal 1250 – 24 Rabi' al-thani 1326 AH) was the founder of the Ahmadiyya ...
Divisions of the world in Islam
The idea of geographical divisions along religious lines i.e. the dur is neither mentioned in the Quran nor in the sayings of the Prophet (called Hadith), which are considered the primary sources in I...
Imam Nawawi's Forty Hadith
Nawawi's Forty (sc. “Forty Hadith”, in Arabic: al-arbaʿīn al-nawawiyyah) is a compilation of forty hadiths by Imam al-Nawawi, most of which are from Sahih Muslim and Sahih al-Bukhari. This collection ...
Adalah
'Adalah (Arabic: عدالة‎) means justice and denotes The Justice of God. It is among the five Shia Principles of the Religion.The Shias believe that there is intrinsic good or evil in things, ...
Ilm al-Kalam
ʿIlm al-Kalām (Arabic: علم الكلام‎, literally "science of discourse"), often foreshortened to kalām, is an Islamic science born out of the need to establish and defend the tenets of Islamic ...
Al-Batin
Al-Batin (الباطن) means "the hidden", and is one of the 99 Names of Allah according to Islam. Reciting the name of Al-Batin is regarded by some Muslims to have the benefit of allowing the speaker to "...