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1 An Introduction to Islam By InterFaith Cultural Organization INTERFAITH CULTURAL ORGANIZATION

2 INTERFAITH CULTURAL ORGANIZATION ALLAH The God The One and Only Compassionate Most Just and Merciful

3 INTERFAITH CULTURAL ORGANIZATION Obligations in Islam Five Daily Ritual Prayers Treating Parents With Utmost Care and Respect Invite to good and prohibit the evil Charity to The Poor and Needy Fasting in The Month of Ramadan

4 INTERFAITH CULTURAL ORGANIZATION Five Pillars of Islam 1.The declaration "There is no God but Allah and Muhammad is His prophet." 2.Five prayers each day 3.Giving charity ( general rate: 2 1/2% of income annually ) 4. Fasting during month of Ramadan, daylight hours. 5.Pilgrim ; Every Muslim man and woman (if physically and economically able) should try to make the pilgrimage to Mecca at least once in their life-timePilgrim ;

5 INTERFAITH CULTURAL ORGANIZATION Statement of Faith (Iman) 1.Belief in God (Allah) 2.Belief in the ProphetsProphets 3.Belief in the Holy BooksHoly Books 4.Belief in AngelsAngels 5.Belief in the Day of Judgment 6.Belief in the Decrees or the Predestination of God (Allah)

6 INTERFAITH CULTURAL ORGANIZATION Prohibitions in Islam Injustice and Prejudice Associating Partners to Allah Alcohol and Drugs Gambling and Lies Fornication and Adultery

7 INTERFAITH CULTURAL ORGANIZATION To Become a Muslim It is necessary and sufficient to accept; "There is no God but Allah and Mohammad (peace be on him) is the servant and messenger of Allah"

8 INTERFAITH CULTURAL ORGANIZATION Jesus & Mary in Islam Muslims believe, respect and revere Jesus (peace be upon him), and await his Second Coming. They consider him one of the greatest of God’s Messengers to mankind. The Quran confirms his virgin birth (A Chapter of the Quran is entitled “Mary”), and Mary is considered one of the purest women in all creation.

9 INTERFAITH CULTURAL ORGANIZATION The Virgin Mary (Quran 3: 42-7) “Be hold!” the Angel said, “God has chosen you, and purified you, and chosen you above the women of all nations. O Mary, God gives you good news of a word from Him, whose name shall be the Messiah, Jesus son of Mary, honored in this world and the Hereafter, and one shall speak to the people from his cradle and in maturity, and shall be of the righteous.” She said: “ O my Lord! How shall I have a son when no man has touched me? ” He said: “ Even so; God creates what He will. When He decrees a thing, He says to it, ‘Be!’ and it is.”

10 INTERFAITH CULTURAL ORGANIZATION Does “ISLAM” Tolerate Other Beliefs? “God forbids you not, with regards to those who fight you not for [your] faith nor drive you out of your homes, from dealing kindly and justly with them; for God loves those who are just” (Quran, 60:8)

11 INTERFAITH CULTURAL ORGANIZATION Muslim Population in the World Billion Muslims in The World 10% Arabs Over 9 Million Muslims in North America Second Largest Religion Practiced in The World Fastest Growing Religion in The World

12 INTERFAITH CULTURAL ORGANIZATION Some Terminologies in Islam Mosque Azan Kaba Qur’an Ravza-i Mutahhara Sunnah Imam

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16 The Holy Quran 114 Chapters Exact Words of God (Allah) Revealed to Prophet Mohammed Through Angel Gabrielle Dictated to Companions Written by Scribes

17 INTERFAITH CULTURAL ORGANIZATION Translation of Fatiha In the name of God, Most Gracious, Most Merciful. Praise be to God, the Cherisher and Sustainer of the Worlds; Most Gracious, Most Merciful; Master of the Day of Judgment. Thee do we worship, and Thine aid we seek. Show us the straight way, The way of those on whom Thou hast bestowed Thy Grace, those whose (portion) is not wrath, and who go not astray. astray

18 INTERFAITH CULTURAL ORGANIZATION The Angels of (God) Allah Gabriel Mikhail Israfeel Izraeel

19 INTERFAITH CULTURAL ORGANIZATION Prophets in the Qur'an Adam Idris (Enoch) Nuh (Noah) Hud (Heber) Saleh (Shelah) Ibrahim (Abraham) Lut (Lot) Ismail (Ishmael) Ishaq (Isaac) Yaqub (Jacob) Yusuf (Joseph) Shoaib (Jethro) Harun (Aaron) Muhammad Isa (Jesus) Musa (Moses) Daud (David) Sulayman (Solomon) Ayub (Job) Ilyas (Elias) Zulkifl (possibly Ezekiel) Al Yasa (Elisha) Yunus (Jonah) Zakariya (Zechariah) Yahya (John the Baptist)

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