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Hajj
The Hajj
Hajj
(/hædʒ/;[1] Arabic: حَجّ‎ Ḥaǧǧ "pilgrimage") is an annual Islamic pilgrimage to Mecca,[2] the holiest city for Muslims, and a mandatory religious duty for Muslims that must be carried out at least once in their lifetime by all adult Muslims who are physically and financially capable of undertaking the journey, and can support their family during their absence.[3][4][5] It is one of the five pillars of Islam, alongside Shahadah, Salat, Zakat
Zakat
and Sawm. The Hajj
Hajj
is the second largest annual gathering of Muslims in the world.[6] The state of being physically and financially capable of performing the Hajj
Hajj
is called istita'ah, and a Muslim
Muslim
who fulfills this condition is called a mustati
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Islamic Poetry
Islamic
Islamic
poetry is poetry written by Muslims. Islamic
Islamic
poetry has been written in many languages.Contents1 History and origins 2 Islamic
Islamic
poetry in different languages 3 Genres of Islamic
Islamic
poetry 4 ReferencesHistory and origins[edit] Beginning with the migration of Muhammad
Muhammad
and his followers to Mecca (A.D. 622), also known as the Hijrah, the quasidah or ode was a sharp contrast to the sacred Quran. Writers at the time of pre-Islamic poetry were considered to be lacking the knowledge and authority necessary to be writing such poetry, thus leading this period of time to be called the “Age of Ignorance”
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Political Aspects Of Islam
PoliticalHizb ut-Tahrir Iranian Revolution Jamaat-e-Islami Millî Görüş Muslim
Muslim
Brotherhood List of Islamic political partiesMilitantMilitant Islamism
Islamism
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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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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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Spread Of Islam
Early Muslim conquests
Early Muslim conquests
in the years following the Prophet Muhammad's death led to the creation of the caliphates, occupying a vast geographical area and conversion to Islam
Islam
was boosted by missionary activities particularly those of Imams, who easily intermingled with local populace to propagate the religious teachings.[1] These early caliphates, coupled with Muslim
Muslim
economics and trading and the later expansion of the Ottoman Empire, resulted in Islam's spread outwards from Mecca
Mecca
towards both the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans and the creation of the Muslim
Muslim
world
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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
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Islamism
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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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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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Islamic Art
Islamic
Islamic
art encompasses the visual arts produced from the 7th century onward by people who lived within the territory that was inhabited by or ruled by culturally Islamic
Islamic
populations.[1] It is thus a very difficult art to define because it covers many lands and various peoples over some 1,400 years; it is not art specifically of a religion, or of a time, or of a place, or of a single medium like painting.[2] The huge field of Islamic
Islamic
architecture is the subject of a separate article, leaving fields as varied as calligraphy, painting, glass, pottery, and textile arts such as carpets and embroidery. Islamic
Islamic
art is not at all restricted to religious art, but includes all the art of the rich and varied cultures of Islamic
Islamic
societies as well
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Prophets And Messengers In Islam
Prophets in Islam
Islam
(Arabic: الأنبياء في الإسلام‎) include "messengers" (rasul, pl. rusul), bringers of a divine revelation via an angel (Arabic: ملائكة, malāʾikah);[1][2] and "prophets" (nabī, pl. anbiyāʼ), lawbringers that Muslims believe were sent by God
God
to every person, bringing God's message in a language they can understand.[1][3] Knowledge of the Islamic prophets is one of the six articles of the Islamic faith, and specifically mentioned in the Quran.[4] Muslims believe that the first prophet was also the first human being, Adam
Adam
(ادم), created by Allah
Allah
(الله). Many of the revelations delivered by the 48 prophets in Judaism and many prophets of Christianity are mentioned as such in the Quran
Quran
but usually in slightly different forms
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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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Ahl Al-Bayt
Ahl al-Bayt
Ahl al-Bayt
(Arabic: أهل البيت‎, Persian: اهلِ بیت‎), also Āl al-Bayt, is a phrase meaning, literally, "People of the House" or "Family of the House". Within the Islamic tradition, the term refers to the family of the Islamic prophet Muhammad.[1] In Shia Islam
Shia Islam
the Ahl al-Bayt
Ahl al-Bayt
are central to Islam
Islam
and interpreters of the Quran
Quran
and Sunnah. Shias believe they are successors of Muhammad and consist of Muhammad, Fatimah, Ali, Hasan, and Husayn (known collectively as the Ahl al-Kisa, "people of the mantle") and the Imams the Fourteen Infallibles
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