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 Allah [Definition]
The Islamic concept of mankind's place in the universe hinges on the notion that Allah, or God God is a term referring to the concept of a supreme being, generally believed to be ruler or creator of, and/or immanent within, the universe.
It was used by Arab Christians in the pre-Islamic Umm al-Jimal inscription A fairly substantial number of Arabian inscriptions survive from the pre-Islamic era; however, very few are in the Arabic alphabet.
Arabic translations of the Bible The Bible (From Greek βιβλια—biblia, meaning "books", which in turn is derived from βυβλος—byblos meaning "papyrus", from the ancient Phoenician city of Byblos which exported papyrus) is the sacred scripture of Christianity.
www.wikimirror.com /Allah

  
 The Islamization of Palestinian Identity:
It reappeared in early Islamic literature with the development of a concept of its sanctity as the land of the prophets where God revealed himself.
The Islamic sanctity of Palestine, according to Hamas, is based on several elements, the most important of which is God’s choice of al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem as the place for the ascension of the Prophet Muhammad to heaven (al-Isra’ wal-Miraj) and as the first qibla (direction of prayer) for the Muslims.
These had been Islamic kingdoms in which the prophets of God had ruled according to the course set by God.
www.dayan.org /d&a-hamas-litvak.htm   (8686 words)

  
 Some Important Facts About Islam
Montgomery Watt, who was Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies at Edinburgh University and Visiting Professor of Islamic Studies at College de France, georgetown University, and the University of Toronto, has done extensive work on the pre-Islamic concept of Allah.
Archaeologists have excavated numerous statues and hieroglyphic inscriptions in which a crescent moon was seated on the top of the head of the deity to symbolise the worship of the moon-god.
According to numerous inscriptions, while the name of the moon-god was Sîn, his title was al-ilah, "the deity", meaning that he was the chief of high god among the gods.
www.mideastnewswire.com /archive/me_islam1.html   (8686 words)

  
 OpinionJournal - Taste
But if the "Judeo-Christian-Islamic" tradition begins to take on the authority of antiquity, remember it got its start not with Moses or Jesus or Muhammad but with Osama bin Laden and George W. Bush.
When Congress added "under God" to the Pledge of Allegiance in 1954, that God was the God of the Judeo-Christian tradition, and to worship him was to stand fast against godless communism.
Many people believe the "Judeo-Christian" tradition is as old as Jesus or Moses, but it is actually a product of the 1930s--when Nazism and fascism marched across Europe, and in the U.S. Father James Coughlin's Christian Front employed the term "Christian" in the service of anti-Semitism.
opinionjournal.com /taste/?id=95001596   (813 words)

  
 Islamic Books and Media Review A History of God
It is a wonderful depiction of Islamic belief and the concept of Tawheed.
One of the landmarks of this program, and I think the reason (Allahu 'Alam) it gave such an accurate and fair portrayal of Islamic belief was that the people interviewed on it, other than Armstrong, were Aminah Mcloud and Maher Hathout, and I'm sure a lot of us know them by their works.
It even goes into how Tawaf is representative of Tawheed and the concept of the brotherhood and sisterhood of humanity in Islam.
www.jannah.org /books/reviews/0728012156.html   (813 words)

  
 Perspectives on the Concept of Love in Islam
Some theologians thought that the attribution of reason or purpose to His deeds leads to the assumption that God is in need of His creatures and He creates them to meet some needs, just like a human being who, say, works to earn money, or studies to learn.
In early kalam (Islamic theology), a heated debate started on the purpose behind God's creations and acts.
According to Islamic sources, Iblis does whatever he does out of arrogance and selfishness, not out of ignorance.
www.al-islam.org /love_in_islam/2.htm   (1598 words)

  
 Islamic Center offers 2 sessions - Tuesday, 01/25/05
Islamic religious beliefs and practices, including the Islamic concept of God and the Five Pillars of Islam— the acknowledgement of God, prayer, the paying of alms, fasting and a pilgrimage to Mecca.
Because of the large number of people who have registered, two sessions will be held at times to be announced after the first class, said Awadh Binhazim, outreach director of the Islamic Center of Nashville, which is sponsoring the course.
• Distortions of Islam and the roots of Islamic fundamentalism.
www.tennessean.com /education/archives/05/01/64599708.shtml?Element_ID=64599708   (260 words)

  
 [Islam-Online- Economy]
Islamic economics is expected to do so through a new development concept and strategies, including a fresh approach to the issues of investment criteria, planning strategy, foreign aid, choice of technology, economic power, consumers' sovereignty, and the role of public policy.
Among the economic conditions are infaq (spending in the way of God), the prohibition of interest (riba), the fulfillment of covenants and trusts, the enforcement of justice, the encouragement of enterprise, and the concern for the environment.
The nonperformance of mainstream economics on crucial fronts, plus the recent collapse of the socialist alternative in the former Soviet Union and Eastern Europe, leaves a vacuum that many Muslim scholars, including Akram, think Islamic economics, bestowed with divine wisdom, alone is qualified to fill.
www.islamonline.net /IOL-english/qadaya/economy4/economy-2.asp   (260 words)

  
 New England International and Comparative Law Annual - 1997 - Iranian Women
The Islamic Revolution at its core was nothing more than a reactionary attempt by a threatened class (namely the clergy) fearing a loss of material, legal, and moral influence, successfully reasserting itself in order to prevent the transfer of power to a newly created modern bureaucratic state system.
The Islamic Revolution of 1978-1979 brought a one hundred percent reversal in the trend of secularization which the country was experiencing.
Indeed, the clerical revolutionaries at the outset of the revolution suggested that their goals were not aimed at economic transformation, but rather the maintenance and continuation of the law of God, as interpreted by the clerics.
www.nesl.edu /intljournal/vol3/iran.htm   (6395 words)

  
 God
Conflicted interpretations arise regarding the name of "God", and what the name actually means -- often the "true God" concept is mixed with " pagan " or non-infinite personifications of "God" (i.e.
With the exception of a few androgynous Gods like Dionysus and Krishna, most male Gods, especially the "all-powerful" ones like the Judeo-Christian-Islamic God or Allah, Holy Father, Lord or Yahweh, make commandments to repress sexuality.
All current monotheist concepts of a "God" decend from the Abrahamic tradition of YHVH ("I am that I am", "I am the One Who Is," "He who cannot be named").
www.jahsonic.com /God.html   (6395 words)

  
 The Peace Encyclopedia: Islam, Islamic
In the early years of the Tawheed (Islamic conquest of the Arabian peninsula) and in the Fatah (Arab-Islamic invasion and conquest of the upper Middle East and the outside world), a Muslim concept was devised to achieve success against the enemy, Al-Taqiya..
It is a misrepresentation of the Islamic doctrine of marriage:
One must remember that it is only the Islamic countries, which amputate human limbs for trivial offenses, and hang people for the most innocent criticism of the Prophet.
www.yahoodi.com /peace/islam.html   (13558 words)

  
 Islamic Books and Media Review A History of God
It is a wonderful depiction of Islamic belief and the concept of Tawheed.
Few laypersons use the term Judeo-Christian-Islamic tradition; this is phrase coined by the Western intellectuals and scholars of religion who appreciate the roots of Islam and realize its relation to the other two faiths.
One of the landmarks of this program, and I think the reason (Allahu 'Alam) it gave such an accurate and fair portrayal of Islamic belief was that the people interviewed on it, other than Armstrong, were Aminah Mcloud and Maher Hathout, and I'm sure a lot of us know them by their works.
www.jannah.org /books/reviews/0728012156.html   (1124 words)

  
 salvation - OneLook Dictionary Search
(Others maintain that the primary goal of Christians is to do the will of God, or that the two are equivalent.) In many traditions, attaining salvation is synonymous with going to heaven after...
In Christianity, salvation is arguably the most important spiritual concept, second only to the divinity of Jesus Christ.
Salvation, salvation : UltraLingua English Dictionary [ home, info ]
www.onelook.com /?w=salvation&ls=a   (1124 words)

  
 Religion and homosexuality
Some religious people (often considered extremists) who consider homosexuality a sin interpret AIDS as a punishment exacted by God for homosexual behavior, the concept that AIDS is a "gay plague".
In some, including the traditional branches of the Abrahamic religions, homosexuality is a mortal sin; while in others, it is entirely acceptable.
They say that believing homosexuality to be sinful is not incompatible with support for gay rights legislation.
usapedia.com /r/religion-and-homosexuality.html   (224 words)

  
 Offensive War to Spread Islam
Undoubtedly, the concept of an offensive war to spread the faith is a genuine Islamic concept; it is known as a Holy War for the sake of God.
Regarding offensive wars or imposing the Islamic religion on people by war, Muhammad said: "I was commanded to fight people until they say there is no God but the only God, and Muhammad is the apostle of God, and they perform all the Islamic ordinances and rituals."
Muslims are concerned that the popular notion that Islamic wars were nothing more than defensive wars is a deception invented by the people of the West to divert Muslims away from allowing the dream of Holy War to be revived in their hearts.
answering-islam.org /BehindVeil/btv2.html   (11591 words)

  
 The Basis of Christian Ethics
Finally, the Christian’s concept of God is fuller even than the Islamic concept, for though Islamic theology recognizes the personhood and, nominally, the infinity of God, it fails to attribute to Him the fullness of His divine characteristic of love.
While it is true that many “Christian” denominations today still use the familiar words and phrases that are traditional with Christianity when referring to God, we must realize that by these terms they often mean things entirely different from the traditional concepts.
The Christian’s faith in God, however, unlike the faith of modern man, is a rational faith.
www.craton.net /ethics/part1.htm   (11591 words)

  
 Heaven - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
While the concept of heaven (malkuth shamaim - Kingdom of Heaven) is well-defined within the Christian and Islamic religions, the Jewish concept of the afterlife, sometimes known as "olam haba", the world to come, was never set forth in a systematic or official fashion as was done in Christianity and Islam.
In Christianity, heaven is a return to the pre-fallen state of humanity, a second and new Garden of Eden, in which humanity is reunited with God in a perfect and natural state of eternal existence.
The concept of heaven was imported into Judaism from Zoroastrianism, perhaps by the prophet Daniel through his exposure to the Zoroastrian Magi of the court of Darius I.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Heaven   (1954 words)

  
 AS Institute of Philosophy, Sociology and Law
Adherents of this conception reveal the philosophical foundations of "the Islamic art", its aesthetic principles, and explain the essence of "the Islamic art" on the basis of the consistent monotheism of the Muslim religion and by the essence of the Islamic doctrine about God.
Unlike dominating in the literature interpretation of muslim philosophy as identical to the Eastern peripatetizm the author includes into this concept philosophy of keiam and sufizm.
Renaissance of the originality of Muslim philosophy is in its treatment to Koran which has been a guide book and source of revelation for each century.
www.phillaw.aznet.org /earst/edition2.htm   (1954 words)

  
 Comparative Index to Islam : SUBJECT-OBJECT DILEMMA
The Subject-Object Dilemma is a major philosophical problem for the Islamic concept of God.
According to Islamic teachings, the 99 most beautiful names of Allah are the attributes of God and, since God is eternal, His attributes must also be eternal.
The problem is : if God is Eternal (name #95.
answering-islam.org /Index/S/subject_object_dilemma.html   (165 words)

  
 Speaking of Faith Violence and Crisis in Islam
According to Cornell, the concept of law in Islam is expressed by the related terms of sharia — meaning the "way" or method set out by God — and fiqh — the "understanding" or the practice of this method of understanding.
Theoretically, all Islamic law is divine because it is inspired by the word of God in the Qur'an; experientially, most Islamic legal decisions are based on the hadith of the Sunna.
While hadiths tend to provide a law-centered view of Islam, the Qur'an stands in contrast, providing a word-centered approach in that the divine word allows human consciousness to experience the knowledge of God.
speakingoffaith.publicradio.org /programs/2004/09/30_crisisinislam/index.shtml   (165 words)

  
 National Security - Listed Entities
Apart from the teachings of Asahara, the sect's beliefs are based on an eclectic selection of Tibetan Buddhism, the apocalyptic aspects of Shiva, the Hindu god of destruction, the Zen masters, Isaac Asimov's science fiction, and the Judeo-Christian concept of Armageddon.
The Islamic Army of Aden is a Yemen based radical Islamic organization which advocates the overthrow of the Yemeni government and the creation of an Islamist theocracy in Yemen based on Sharia'h (Islamic law).
Guided by the goal of creating an Islamist theocracy based on Islamic law, the AIAIs objective is the unification of all Muslims in the region under the banner of creating a greater Somalia.
www.psepc-sppcc.gc.ca /national_security/counter-terrorism/Entities_e.asp   (165 words)

  
 Islamica Community Forums - Critically Interperting Qawwali
Qawwali emerged from sufi literary tradition...and one of the recurrent themes in many devotional literary works by sufi authors has been the concept of metaphorical love for God.
If the singer were to adopt the masculine voice, it would imply that the object of his affection was a woman...effectively feminizing God, which was, and for the most part, continues to be completely unacceptable in Islamic and Judeo-Christian tradition.
Part of it probably has to do with the fact that many of these Qawwali songs are addressed to God...the asheq, the deevana is generally singing to the beloved, the metaphorical object of the singer's affection, which represents God.
www.islamicaweb.com /archive/t-33383   (454 words)

  
 Faith : search word
Summarizing the New Testament concept of faith, it is a reliance upon God's self-revelation, especially in the sense of confidence in the promises and fear of the threats that are written in Scripture.
Faith rests immediately on, "Thus saith the Lord." But in order to this faith the veracity, sincerity, and truth of God must be owned and appreciated, together with his unchangeableness.
Sometimes, faith means a belief in the existence of God, and can be used to distingish individual belief in God from belief in God within religion.
www.searchword.org /fa/faith.html   (2158 words)

  
 Faith - Open Encyclopedia
Summarizing the New Testament concept of faith, it is a reliance upon God's self-revelation, especially in the sense of confidence in the promises and fear of the threats that are written in Scripture.
Faith rests immediately on, "Thus saith the Lord." But in order to this faith the veracity, sincerity, and truth of God must be owned and appreciated, together with his unchangeableness.
Sometimes, faith means a belief in the existence of God, and can be used to distingish individual belief in God from belief in God within religion.
open-encyclopedia.com /Faith   (2158 words)

  
 Replies
A state of constant struggle exists between the “universal Islamic concept” and the state of jahiliyya: “a struggle between faith and disbelief, faith in the one God and polytheism.” The only way jahiliyya can be effectively replaced is through Islam.
All societies that do not follow the “universal Islamic concept” are in a state of jahiliyya.
While Qutb affirmed the "peaceful character" of the Islamic faith in one of his books, he doesn’t rule out the use of militant jihad, or holy struggle, in the battle against jahiliyya.
www.freerepublic.com /focus/fr/872045/replies?c=35   (2158 words)

  
 REL 165 - SUFISM
Sufism and Islamic society: Sufis as Social Functionaries and the Concept of Spiritual Chivalry (futuwwah)
Sufism between tradition and modernity will be analyzed within the context of contemporary Islamic world and its struggle to come to terms with its own tradition and legacy on the one hand, and modernism, on the other.
In this part, we will focus on the early and later representatives of Sufism such as Hasan al-Basri, Rabi’ah al’Adawiyyah, and Hujwiri, their contributions to the development of Sufi ethics and literature, and the role the Sufis have played in Islamic history in various fields ranging from philosophy and sciences to arts, politics and economics.
www.holycross.edu /departments/religiousstudies/ikalin/Syllabi/Sufism.htm   (1362 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Allah
The Islamic concept of mankind's place in the universe hinges on the notion that Allah, or God, is the only true reality.
The Qur'an condemns and mocks the pre-Islamic Arabs for attributing daughters to Allah( sura 53 :19.) The term God (capitalized in English language as a proper noun) is often used to refer vaguely to a Supreme Being.
Mentioned in the Quran (Sura 53:20), Allāt (a contraction of pre-Arabic *al-ilahat the Goddess) was a pre-Islamic Arabian fertility goddess who was one of the three chief goddesses of Mecca.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Allah   (1362 words)

  
 Modern or Primitive: The Future of Human Rights at Stake : Melbourne Indymedia
A modern version of this is found in the phrase, "The Devil made me do it." In other words, believing in a god concept, or using a god concept, is a type of avoidance behavior.
In our modern 21st Century, on March 20, 2003, a strong Christian President of the United States went to war in a predominately Islamic country after praying to this ancient and primitive Jewish god of Jerusalem; where he hopes they will have the freedom to choose, including which religion they want to practice.
This religious hoax was a way to help insure the continuance and acceptance of this type of primitive legal system (the Patriarchal system), which included a father-figure giving property to his children (made by him in his image).
melbourne.indymedia.org /print.php?id=86524   (2181 words)

  
 Taqwa - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Taqwa is a concept in Islam that is interpreted by some Islamic Scholars as God consciousness.
Having Taqwa allows a person to be constantly aware of both God's presence and attributes and a reminder of their relationship and responsibility to God as his creation and servant.
Or, put simply, to have Taqwa means to be aware of God's presence as you move through life.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Taqwa   (330 words)

  
 Dhimmi Watch: UK Muslim: “Women’s Rights” Has No Legitimacy In Islam
Listed below are some of the points frequently raised by the western intelligentsia to undermine the Islamic laws and values pertaining to women while promoting the alternative "woman's rights".
If stripping your clothes off to appeal to the male gender is a symbol of liberation, then the lap dancers, strippers, porn actresses and the likes must epitomise the concept of a liberated woman.
It is the Islamic laws that shape the relationship in terms of designating rights and obligations between the two genders at various positions.
www.jihadwatch.org /dhimmiwatch/archives/005813.php   (5498 words)

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