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Caliph
A caliphate (Arabic: خِلافة‎ khilāfah) is a state under the leadership of an Islamic steward with the title of caliph (/ˈkælɪf, ˈkeɪ-/, Arabic: خَليفة‎ khalīfah,  pronunciation (help·info)), a person considered a religious successor to the Islamic prophet Muhammad
Muhammad
and a leader of the entire Muslim
Muslim
community.[1] Historically, the caliphates were polities based in Islam
Islam
which developed into multi-ethnic trans-national empires.[2] During the medieval period, three major caliphates succeeded each other: the Rashidun Caliphate
Rashidun Caliphate
(632–661), the Umayyad Caliphate
Umayyad Caliphate
(661–750) and the Abbasid Caliphate (750–1258)
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Morality In Islam
Morality
Morality
in Islam
Islam
is a comprehensive term that serves to include the concept of righteousness, good character, and the body of moral qualities and virtues prescribed in Islamic religious texts. The underlying idea of Islamic morality is that of love: love for God
God
and love for God's creatures. The idea is that mankind will acquire and follow the body of moral qualities in order to seek God's pleasure and to treat the fellow human beings in the best possible manner.[1][2] Teaching on morality and moral conduct constitute a basic principle of Islam, and the moral themes form a large part of it
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List Of Islamic Texts
اللهPart of a series onMuslim scriptures Revelation
Revelation
from GodTawrat Zabur Injil QuranSix major hadith collectionsSahih Bukhari Sahih MuslimSunan al-Sughra Sunan Abu DawoodJami al-Tirmidhi Sunan ibn MajahOther hadith collectionsName Period (CE)Muwatta Imam Malik  Musnad Ahmad Ibn Hanbal 780–855Sunan Al-Darimi 868Shama'il Muhammadiyah (Shamaail Tirmidhi)9th centurySahih Ibn Khuzaymah 923Ṣaḥīḥ Ibn Ḥibbān 965Al-Mustadrak Alaa Al-Ṣaḥīḥaīn 
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Iman (concept)
Iman (إِيمَان ʾīmān, lit. faith or belief) in Islamic theology denotes a believer's faith in the metaphysical aspects of Islam.[1][2] Its most simple definition is the belief in the six articles of faith, known as arkān al-īmān. The term iman has been delineated in both the Quran
Quran
and the Hadith
Hadith
of Gabriel.[3] According to the Quran, iman must be accompanied by righteous deeds and the two together are necessary for entry into Paradise.[4] In the Hadith
Hadith
of Gabriel, iman in addition to Islam
Islam
and ihsan form the three dimensions of the Islamic religion. There exists a debate both within and outside Islam
Islam
on the link between faith and reason in religion, and the relative importance of either
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Islamic Holy Books
Islamic holy books
Islamic holy books
are the texts which Muslims believe were authored by Allah
Allah
via various prophets throughout humanity's history
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Islamic View Of Angels
In Islam, Angels (Arabic: ملاك malāk; plural: ملاًئِكة mala'ikah) are celestrial beings, created from a luminious origin by God
God
to perform certain tasks He has given them. The Angels from the angelic realm are subordinates in a hierarchy headed by one of the Archangels in the highest heavens.[1] Belief in Angels is one of the six Articles of Faith in Islam.Contents1 Concepts of Angels1.1 As personified creatures 1.2 As abstract concepts2 Angels impeccability 3 Individual Angels3.1 Archangels 3.2 Other Angels and Angel
Angel
groups4 Vision of Angels 5 Distinction between Angels and Jinn 6 See also 7 NotesConcepts of Angels[edit] Islam
Islam
acknowledges the concept of Angels both as anthropomorphic and abstract.[2] As personified creatures[edit] Angels are another kind of creature created by God, known to mankind, commonly dwelling in the heavenly spheres
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Islamic Eschatology
— Events —Death Resurrection Last JudgementJewishMessianism Book
Book
of Daniel KabbalahTaoistLi HongZoroastrianFrashokereti SaoshyantInter-religiousEnd times Apocalypticism2012 phenomenonMillenarianism Last Judgment Resurrection
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Islamic Culture
PoliticalHizb ut-Tahrir Iranian Revolution Jamaat-e-Islami Millî Görüş Muslim
Muslim
Brotherhood List of Islamic political partiesMilitantMilitant Islamism
Islamism
based inMENA region South Asia S
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Prophetic Biography
In Islam, Al-sīra al-Nabawiyya (Prophetic biography[1]), Sīrat Rasūl Allāh (Life of the Messenger of God[2]), or just Al-sīra are the traditional Muslim
Muslim
biographies of Muhammad
Muhammad
from which, in addition to the
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Five Pillars Of Islam
Sunni
Sunni
theological traditionsIlm al-KalamAsh'ari1 Maturidi Sunni
Sunni
Murji'ah Traditionalist2Shi'a Twelver3PrinciplesTawhid Adalah Prophecy Imamah QiyamahPracticesSalah Sawm Zakat Hajj Khums Jihad Commandin
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Predestination In Islam
Sunni
Sunni
theological traditionsIlm al-KalamAsh'ari1 Maturidi Sunni
Sunni
Murji'ah Traditionalist2Shi'a Twelver3PrinciplesTawhid Adalah Prophecy Imamah QiyamahPracticesSalah Sawm Zakat Hajj Khums Jihad Commandin
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God In Islam
In Islam, God
God
(Arabic: الله‎, translit. Allāh, contraction of الْإِلٰه al-ilāh, lit. "the god") is indivisible, the God, the absolute one, the all-powerful and all-knowing ruler of the universe, and the creator of everything in existence within the universe. Islam
Islam
emphasizes that God
God
is strictly singular (tawḥīd ): unique (wāḥid ), inherently One (aḥad ),[1] also all-merciful and omnipotent.[2] According to Islamic teachings, beyond the Throne[3] and according to the Quran, "No vision can grasp him, but His grasp is over all vision: He is above all comprehension, yet is acquainted with all things."[4][5] The Surat 112 Al-'Ikhlās (The Sincerity) says: "He is God, [who is] One. God, the Eternal Refuge
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Islam And Children
The topic of Islam
Islam
and children includes the rights of children in Islam, the duties of children towards their parents, and the rights of parents over their children, both biological and foster children. Also discussed are some of the differences regarding rights with respect to different schools of thought.Contents1 In the Qur'an 2 Muhammad 3 Breast-feeding 4 Orphaned children 5 Rights of children 6 Rights of parents 7 Marriage7.1 Consent 7.2 Age of marriage8 Adoption and fostering 9 See also 10 Notes 11 References 12 External linksIn the Qur'an[edit] The Qur'an
Qur'an
uses various terms for children (e.g. Arabic terms dhurriyya; ghulām; ibn; walad; walīd; mawlūd; ṣabī; tifl; saghir), but, according to Avner Giladi, the context seldom makes it clear whether it is exclusively referring to non-mature children, or simply offspring
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Tafsir
Tafsir
Tafsir
(Arabic: تفسير‎, translit. Tafsīr, lit. 'interpretation') is the Arabic word for exegesis, usually of the Qur'an. An author of tafsir is a mufassir (Arabic: مُفسّر‎; plural: Arabic: مفسّرون‎, translit. mufassirūn). A Qur'anic
Qur'anic
tafsir attempts at providing elucidation, explanation, interpretation, or commentary for clear understanding and conviction of God's will.[1] Principally, tafsir deals with the issues of linguistics, jurisprudence, and theology. In terms of perspective and approach, tafsir can be broadly divided into two categories, namely tafsir bi-al-ma'thur (lit. received tafsir) which is transmitted from the early days of Islam
Islam
through the prophet Muhammad
Muhammad
and his companions, and tafsir bi-al-ra'y (lit
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Sunnah
Sunnah
Sunnah
(sunnah, سنة, Arabic: [sunna], plural سنن sunan [sunan]) is the verbally transmitted record of the teachings, deeds and sayings, silent permissions (or disapprovals) of the Islamic prophet Muhammad, as well as various reports about Muhammad's companions.[1][2] The Quran
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