In the name of
the merciful and compassionate Lord.
0 thou who art
night except a little the half, or deduct there from a little, and chant the
Verily, we will cast on thee a heavy speech.
the early part of the night is stronger in impressions and more
upright in speech!
Verily, thou hast by day a long employment; but
mention the name of thy Lord,
Devote thyself thoroughly to Him; there is
no Allah but He; then take Him for a guardian!
endure patiently what they say, and
flee from them with a decorous flight.
And leave those who say it is a
lie, who are possessed of comfort; and let them bide for a while.
who bear the throne and those around it celebrate the praise of their Lord,
Believe in Him, and ask pardon for those who believe.
thou dost embrace all things in mercy and knowledge, then pardon those who turn
repentant and follow thy way, and guard them from the torment of
'Our Lord make them enter into the
Garden of Paradise which
thou hast promised to them, and to
those who do well of their fathers, and their wives, and their seed; verily,
thou art the mighty, the wise.
Guard them from evil deeds, for he whom
thou shalt guard from evil deeds on that day, thou wilt have had mercy on, and
that is mighty bliss!
IN the name of the
night when it veils!
And the day when it is displayed!
And by what
forged male and female!
Verily, your efforts are diverse!
As for him
who gives resources
stands in awe of Allah,
And believes in
We will send him easily to ease!
As for him who is
And longs for wealth,
And calls the good a lie,
will send him easily to difficulty!
his wealth shall not avail
Verily, in the creation
of the heavens and the
Earth, and in the succession of
night and day, are signs to those possessed of minds;
who remember Allah standing and sitting
or lying on their sides, and reflect on the creation of the heavens and the
'0 Lord! Thou hast not forged it all in vain.
We celebrate you Lord!
The word 'Islam' is defined as the
surrender to the Will of Allah.
Those that submit to the Will of Allah
abandon the unnatural desires of
Apostasy in Islam
In some interpretations
of an Islamic state, conversion
by Muslims to other religions is forbidden and is termed apostasy.
In Muslim theology, apostasy
resembles the crime of treason, the betrayal of one's own country.
Penalties may include ostracism or even execution if they live or have
lived in an "Islamic State" and are deemed enemies of the state.
analogy, in the age of
nation states, an individual who commits treason (turning state's secrets to a
foreign power, or spies for a foreign power, etc) is subject to severe penalty
- historically, death.
A well known example of a Muslim "apostate"
undergoing persecution is that of Salman Rushdie, whose
novel The Satanic Verses prompted
Khomeini to issue a fatwa (religious opinion) for his execution.
Even though some suspect that Khomeini issued this fatwa more
because of the lampooning of Khomeini himself it could be argued that
Khomeini's motivation for issuing the fatwa is irrelevant as Rushdie's
apostasy was the formal ground for the imposition of the death
"Some of us are
righteous, and some are less
than righteous; we follow
We knew full well that we can never run away from Allah
on Earth and escape.
When we heard the guidance, we believed therein.
Anyone who believes in Allah will never fear any injustice, nor any
Among us are the submitters, and among us are
As for those who submitted, they are on
the right path.
As for the
compromisers, they will be fuel for Gehenna.
If they remain on the
right path, we will bless them with abundant water.
We will surely test
As for him who disregards the message of Allah, Allah will
direct him to ever increasing retribution. "
The language of
the Qur'an has been described as "rhymed prose" as
it partakes of both poetry and prose; however, this description runs the
risk of failing to convey the rhythmic quality of Quranic language, which is
more poetic in some parts and more prose-like in others.
excellence revolved exclusively around eloquent speech and the composition of
beautiful and attractive poetry and literary excellence.
attentive ears among his contemporaries, who not only were articulate users of
the language but held those skilled in the arts of linguistic composition in
Before the rise of Islam, Arabic was mainly a spoken
language with an oral literature of elaborate poetry and, to a lesser extent,
Writing had not yet fully
developed and memorization was the most common means of preserving the
had the power to divide the sea
with his hand and rod, and to let the rock burst forth with water in the
desert, and all his other signs in
a time of magic.
Prophet Isa had the power to
bring the dead back to life, to make birds out of clay, to cure those who had
been blind from birth and the leprous, and all his other signs
in a time of medicine.
Prophet Muhammad had the book and his other signs in
a time of
Sharia, Shari-'ah, Shari'a, Shariah,
Islamic law or the Law of Allah
Shariah controls, rules and regulates all public and private
Shariah has regulations for personal hygiene, diet,
sexual conduct, and elements of child
Mainstream Islam distinguishes between
fiqh, which means ' understanding of details' and refers to the
inferences drawn by scholars, and
sharia, which refers to the principles that lie behind the fiqh.
Scholars hope that fiqh and sharia are in harmony in any given case,
but they cannot be sure.
Sharia has certain laws which are regarded as
divinely ordained, concrete and timeless
for all relevant situations (for example, the ban against drinking liquor as an
Sharia also has certain laws which are extracted based on
principles established by Islamic lawyers and judges (Mujtahidun).
sharia as interpreted by Islamic
lawmakers is believed by Muslims to be merely a human approximation of the true
Sharia, which is understood as the
divine and eternal correct path.
In deriving Sharia law, Islamic
lawmakers are not, therefore, actually creating divinely correct or
incorrect actions beyond question,
but rather attempting to interpret divine principles.
Sharia in general
is considered divine, but a lawyer's or judge's extraction or opinion on a
given matter is not.
Again the process and intention of refering to the
Law of Allah is divinely sanctioned.
An Islamic lawyer or judge's
attempts to rule according to Sharia, can be described as 'ruling by Sharia',
but this ruling is not beyond question.
For Sunni Muslims, the primary
sources of Islamic law are the Qur'an, the Hadith or directions of the Islamic
prophet Muhammad ibn
'Abdullāh, the unanimity of Muhammad's
disciples on a certain issue
(ijma), and Qiyas (drawing analogy from the essence
of divine principles).
Qiyas - various forms of reasoning, including by
analogy - are used by
the law scholars (Mujtahidun) to deal with situations where the sources
provided no concrete rules.
consensus of the community,
public interest, and others
were also accepted as secondary sources where the first four primary sources
In Imami-Shi'i law, the sources of law (usul al-fiqh) are the
Qur'an, anecdotes of Muhammad's practices and those of the 12 Imams, and
the intellect (aql).
practices called Sharia today, however, also have roots in local customs
Islamic jurisprudence is called fiqh and is
divided into two parts: the study of the sources and methodology (usul al-fiqh
- roots of the law) and the practical rules (furu' al-fiqh - branches of the
The authority of Sharia is drawn from two primary sources, as
well as two secondary sources.
The first major source is the specific
guidance in the Qur'an, and the second source is the Sunnah, literally the 'Way', i.e. the way that
Muhammad ibn 'Abdullāh lived his
(The compilation of all that
'Abdullāh said, did or approved of is called the Hadith.)
lesser sources of authority is Qiyas, which is the extension by
existing Sharia law to new
Finally, Sharia law can be based on ijma, or consensus.
Justification for this final approach is drawn from the Hadith where
Muhammad states; "My nation cannot agree on an error."
The role of ulema, i.e.
scholars, is critical, since they are the ones who study the Islamic law and
therefore have authority to represent it.
Sharia has largely been
codified by the schools (madhhabs) of Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh).
comprehensive nature of Sharia law is due to the belief that the law must
provide all that is necessary for individual spiritual and physical well-being.
All possible actions of a Muslim are divided (in principle) into five
categories: obligatory, meritorious, permissible, reprehensible, and forbidden.
Fundamental to the
obligations of every Muslim are the Five Pillars of Islam.
Sharia is the social equal
to English common law,
Roman civil law,
Hindu law and the
Law of Moses.
There is a striking legal contractual difference between
Sharia law (Islam) versus English common
law and Roman civil law (Christian).
In both English common law and
Roman civil law lawfully executed and valid
contracts can not be revised
without the consent of both parties.
At the apex of legal protection for
people of the descendent Western legal systems a number of laws give
consumers a legal right to cancel
contracts in specific transactions within a short time after the consumer
signs the contract without giving the seller or other party a reason or having
to show legal cause.
"Buyer's Remorse" clauses in consumer
contracts are not universal.
The trend in Western corporate culture is
to eliminate consumer rights.
One method is to write contracts with
Arbitration clauses wave
the right of redress through the legal system of the jurisdiction.
Sharia law if one party to a contract feels the contract is unjust he may ask
the Sharia law authority to change the terms, modify or invalidate the contract
on the grounds that fairness and justice under Sharia law requires the equal
enrichment of both participants to the contractual
Crime and Islam Sharia requires a very high level of proof for the most serious
crimes and punishments.
If proof is not as specified then the crime
must be considered a lesser crime.
A major myth is that judges in
Islamic nations have fixed punishments for all crimes.
The judge under
Sharia is not bound by precedents, rules, or prior decisions as in English
Hadd crimes, the most serious crimes in Sharia law, are
making war upon Allah and His
messengers, theft, adultery,
defamation, false accusation of adultery or fornication, robbery and
consumption of intoxicants.
These are considered crimes against
Tazir crimes are acts which are
punished because the offender
disobeys the word and Law of
Tazir crimes are crimes against society.
crime is one of retaliation.
If you commit a Qesas crime, the
victim has a right to seek retribution
The concept of retribution was found in the first
statutory "Code of
Hammurabi" and in the Law of Moses in the
form of "an eye for an eye."
Muslims add to that saying "but it is better to forgive."
Contemporary common law is filled with the assumptions of
The American justice system has adopted a retribution model
which sets fixed punishments for each crime.
The American federal code
contains "mandatory minimum" sentences for drug dealing.
have fixed punishment for drug, violence and the use of particular
Qesas crime is simple retribution: if one commits a crime he
knows what the punishment will be.
Diya has its
roots in Islamic law and dates to the time of the prophet Mohammad when there
were many local families, tribes and clans.
The prophet Mohammad was
able to convince several tribes to take a monetary payment in retribution for
damage to the clan or tribe.
Diya is paid by the offender to the victim
if he is alive.
If the victim is dead, the money is paid to the
victim's family or to the victim's
clan or tribe.
assumption is that victims will be compensated for their loss.
English common law, the victim or family must sue the offender in a civil
tort action for damages.
Qesas law combines the process of criminal and
civil hearings into one, just as the "civil law" is applied in many nations on
Qesas crimes are compensated as restitution under common law and
Qesas crimes require compensation for each crime committed.
Math and Islam
"Mechanical methods can suggest the truth of
mathematical propositions, which
then may be rigorously proven by mathematical
Decimal system is dependent upon
the Arabic numerical system.
Algebra was first fully developed by Al
Khwarism, the "father of algebra".
Al-Tusi is the "father of
Sunni Islam is the world's largest
religious denomination, followed by Catholicism.
Both Sunnism and
Shi'aism are the end products of several centuries of competition between
Both sects used each other to further cement their own
identities and doctrines.
The schism occurred in a debate over who were
the true adherents to the Sunnah, the prophets tradition.
caliphate is a state under the leadership of an Islamic steward considered to
be the successor to Muhammad ibn 'Abdullah.
Sunni rulers embarked on
sweeping conquests that extended the caliphate.
The last caliphate
ended with the fall of the Ottoman
Empire in World War
Sunnis emphasize the all
encompassing power of Allah in the material world while
Shi'a value martyrdom
and sacrifice to turn the dark into light.
2009 Sunni Muslims constitute 90% of the world's Muslim
The color green has a number
of traditional associations in Islam.
Green is used in several national
flags as a symbol of Islam.
Comoros, Iran, Mauritania, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Sri
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