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Islamic Guide

"Say: We believe in Allah and what was revealed to us and what was revealed to Abraham and Ishmael and to Isaac and Jacob and his descendants, and the teachings which Allah gave to Moses and Jesus and to other Prophets. We make no distinction between them; and to Him do we submit"
(Al-Qur'an 3:83)

What do you really know about Islam? To discover the plain and honest truth please view the following.

Animal Welfare in Islam

A referenced summary of the kind and compassionate Islamic teachings regarding animal welfare.

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Marriage: The Sacred Institution

This commentary provides the true Islamic perspective on holy matrimony, blowing away many of the myths attributed to Islam concerning forced marriage.

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Status of Women in Islam

This article by Dr Jamal A.Badawi explores the real status of Womenkind in Islam and the emancipation they enjoyed from its advent.

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Tolerance in Islam

Many mistakenly believe that Islam does not tolerate other religions present in the world. This article discusses some of the foundations the Prophet (pbuh) himself laid in dealing with people of other faiths, with practical examples from his lifetime.

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Why Does Islam Prohibit Usury?

'The most hated sort of money-making, and with the greatest reason, is usury, which makes a gain out of money itself and not from the natural use of it-for money was intended merely for exchange, not for increase at interest. And this term interest, which implies the birth of money from money, is applied to the breeding of money, because the offspring resembles the parent. Wherefore of all modes of money-making, this is the most unnatural.' Aristotle 350BC

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Islam & the Prohibition of Alcohol

Explaining what lies behind this 1400 year old injunction, outlawing for Muslims the drinking, manufacture and trade in alcohol.

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The Last Sermon of the Final Messenger

Also known as the Farewell Sermon or in Arabic as Khutbatul-Wada and related in most authentic books of hadith, the Prophet (pbuh) delivered the original convention on freedom, equality and human rights.

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Islam: A Religion of Terror?

Could it be possible that Islam, whose light ended the Dark Ages in Europe, now propounds the advent of an age of terror? Could a faith that has over 1.3 billion adherents the world over, actually advocate the killing and maiming of innocent people?

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The Qur'an: Final Revelation to Mankind

God Almighty says in the Holy Qur'an 'Had We revealed this Qur'an upon a mountain, surely you would have seen it humble itself and crumble out of the fear of Allah. Such are the parables We put forward to mankind so that they may reflect' (Al-Qur'an 59:21)

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Life After Death

God Almighty states in His final Revelation 'Every soul shall taste death, and We shall make a trial of you with evil and good, and to Us you will be returned.' (Al-Quran 21:35)

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Demonstrating the compassion of our Lord, the Prophet(pbuh) said, 'Allah has written down the good deeds and the bad ones. Then he explained it [by saying that]: He who has intended a good deed and has not done it, Allah writes it down with Himself as a full good deed, but if he has intended it and has done it, Allah writes it down with Himself as from ten good deeds to seven hundred times, or many times over. But if he has intended a bad deed and has not done it, Allah writes it down with Himself as a full good deed, but if he has intended it and has done it, Allah writes it down as one bad deed.' [Related in Bukhari]