This section presents articles that will help the true truth seeker to understand the religion of Al-Islam. Articles discussing the basic tenets of the religion, religious philosophy, and Islamic history as well as articles dispelling common myths, propaganda and deliberate misinformation are also presented. In this open season of outrageous attacks against Al-Islam and Muslims, it is very important that the true truth seeker be able to ascertain truths from falsehood. The articles in this section will help in that process.
Islam means submission to the will of Allah, The Almighty Creator. In 1994, I accepted Islam as my spiritual path and way of life. I became a Muslim. That was a cherished moment and the start of a spiritual journey that changed my life—wonderfully and profoundly.
The impact of what I’ve gained through practicing Islam is far-reaching. It is a blessing that has renewed and improved me and I am eternally grateful to Allah, al-Hadi—The One who faithfully continues to guide aright until the goal is finally attained. Indeed, all glory and praise is due to al-Hadi for His guidance.
Islam is like an ocean—vast in its depth and far-reaching in its width and impact. It is a mercy given to all humankind by Allah, al-Kareem, (The Most Generous), and it is both simple and complex, very fulfilling yet somewhat insatiate, enough to satisfy one’s spiritual needs, yet keeps one wanting and reaching for more of its goodness. For anyone who embraces it with a pure heart and a keen intellect, it spawns an endless beneficial evolution of the soul.
Allah is known also as al-Khaaliq, The One who creates something from nothing; The One who creates both the inner and the outer in just proportions; The One who brings things into existence from a state of non-existence; and The One who has the power to change things back and forth between the states of existing and non-existing. He is the Fashioner of everything (Al-Musawwir) and studying His beautiful names (known in Arabic as Asma ul husna “The Most Beautiful Names”), is one way to dive deeper into the study of Islam’s beautiful ocean and will necessarily cultivate a deeper love for Him. Imagine the rewards that comes with that.
Narrated by Abu Huraira, Prophet Muhammad, may the peace and blessings of Allah be upon him, said, “Allah has ninety-nine names, i.e. one-hundred minus one, and whoever knows them will go to Paradise.” (Sahih Al-Bukhari 50:894). Therefore, I pray this book will help us know and remember Allah’s beautiful names. And I pray that the knowledge we gain from it becomes a source to help us earn good in this world, and good in the Hereafter. And I pray that it makes us better and more inspired believers. Ameen.
May Allah will shower all of us with His love, mercy, blessings and forgiveness as we take the journey of knowing Him more deeply.
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The Qur’an firmly prohibits Muslim friendship and alliance with a Jewish-Christian alliance. Yet around the world of Islam today most governments violate that divine prohibition. They, their supporters and followers, pay a price for such conduct. They lose their Islam and become, instead, part of the Euro-Jewish/Euro-Christian alliance that is waging war on Islam. It is the first such alliance ever to have emerged in history, and it wages that war on behalf of the Euro-Jewish State of Israel. Both the Qur’an and Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings of Allah Most High be upon him) have provided information that makes it possible for us to locate Gog and Magog within the ranks of those two actors, i.e., Euro-Christians and Euro-Jews, who wage that war on Islam.
Suriname’s Shaikh Ali Mustafa and I climbed a hill in Morvant (in my native Caribbean island of Trinidad) to the top where a Christian Church was located, and we then sat down to catch our breath (mine more than his) and to eventually participate in what we expected to be a friendly Christian-Muslim exchange of views.
(The following interview was given by Imam W. Deen Mohammed for the radio broadcast of the Harvey Islamic Center on WNDZ-750 AM radio.)
FASTING FOR ALLAH
Imam Karim: We are thankful to have with us today, Imam W. Deen Mohammed. He is going to talk to us about Ramadan. As-Salaamu-Alaikum, Bro. Imam.
Imam Mohammed: Wa Alaikum As-Salaam.
Imam Karim: Could you tell us the significance of fasting during the Month of Ramadan?
Imam Mohammed: Yes. We fast during the Month of Ramadan from the beginning of dawn until the sunset. And after sunset we break our fast with food, preferably with fruits. It is the tradition of the Prophet (the prayers and the peace be upon him) to eat dates.
QUESTION: What is the Muslim position, or what would be our position on the stock market? —California
WDM: The stock market, in my estimation, is an investment. You're speculating. You're not involved in any usury.
I'm sure that we can't live without speculation if we are going to be dealing with people. The businessman has to speculate.
If I speculate that this commodity is going to sell better than this one, or that this commodity has a better chance than another one and I choose the one I think will be running best this year or for the next two or three years or whatever, and then I invest money in that stock, that's not gambling. That's speculation. That's not usury and it's not gambling.
Speculation, however, is strictly forbidden in matters that G_d has decided. But when it comes to trying to foresee the future for a particular commodity that's going to be produced or that's on the market, that's wise—you have to do that. And there's nothing immoral or un-Islamic about it at all.